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Valley View Truck Trail

MODERATE 48 reviews

Valley View Truck Trail is a 8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near El Cajon, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

Distance: 8.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,332 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

views

wild flowers

bugs

no dogs

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no shade
6 days ago

Good for after work walk!

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no shade
27 days ago

The last two miles have a great view! Steady sloop, not too steep. Liked it, would recommend for a good long walk !

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no shade
2 months ago

nice trail wished i could do it on the 4r

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4 months ago

Nice hike except for all the trash and animal feces left everywhere. I recommend doing this hike in the winter months when it’s cooler outside. The last 2 miles has stunning views and if you are clever you will find a geocaching spot along the way.

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5 months ago

Great trail, towards the last about 2 miles it was beautiful ; be sure you stay to the left when you leave the gate on the north side of the parking lot; I went to the right and added another mile to the total which made it more enjoyable. My total was 9.1 miles and about 4 hours. A fun day! BTW I would recommend boots that can aid in your hike. Have fun!

10 months ago

It's a nise hike, how every watch your steps. there's a lot of poop on the trail.

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11 months ago

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Monday, June 25, 2018

It's a good thing there is not much in the way of scenery along this trail, because you need to keep your eyes down to avoid stepping in one of the hundreds of piles of dog feces. Apparently, a high number of dog owners see no reason to even move their animals away from the center of the trail to do their business, much less pick it up. Other than that, this is a very easy trail. I went over the peak near the end to add some incline and variety and it was worth it.

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Sunday, March 04, 2018

We started at the Horsemill rd entrance at the Crest Ecological trail. nice steady walk or run with hills along the way.

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Thursday, March 01, 2018

It’s not the prettiest trail (fire access road and transient camps with lots of trash at the entrance) but it has good inclines. Also, if you keep going the scenery gets better.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Very pretty and nice service road to walk along. There are ups and downs all along the way to keep it interesting!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Great for trail running! Nice and easy slope. If you head up to the first peak (past the power line towers) bring some hummingbird food to fill up the memorial hummingbird feeder ❤

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

This start next to Smart and Final (previously Vons) on a fire road and has a steady incline to the top. Unfortunately this area has some transients and their camps on the side of the hill in bushes. Even though I have never seen anything bad happen I recommend other women to have a good dog or go with friend. If you want to shorten your hike you can turn around half a mile up where the incline opens up.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

It is a nice and smooth fireroad. The climb was steady but not too steep from the Vons side. Sadly, there is a LOT of trash near the entrance gate. It would be a good clean up project for some organization. I wish I knew who maintained this property.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Easy access; low traffic with nice rolling hills

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