Volcan Mountain Trail

MODERATE 154 reviews

Volcan Mountain Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Julian, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1269 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Volcan Mountain Trail is located near the old mining town of Julian. The trail follows an old road to the summit and this pleasant day hike provides excellent vistas.

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27 days ago

Me and my 6 year old son did this hike. The view at the top was awesome. The hike was very easy to navigate, nothing crazy.

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1 month ago

This is probably a pretty good hike, however, I tried to start at 1:30pm and it was way too hot to continue. I know... that's too late to start, but I decided to give it a go. It's pretty steep, and not many flat areas. I'll do it again but in the Fall or early AM.

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1 month ago

Check conditions and pack accordingly... winds were gusting at close to 50mph at the summit.

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1 month ago

I just had a GREAT experience on this trail. Easy to find, beautiful views, few people out. The best part was the Julian Blues festival in the valley below. Such a treat for this hike. You are super exposed on the first part of the hike so I was really struggling with the heat and the incline is steep. Other than that it was great. I'll be back on a cooler day.

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2 months ago

A friend and I thoroughly enjoyed this hike. There's a moderate incline on the way up that provides some good cardio but nothing too strenuous. The trail is wide and in good condition. Views along the way and at the top are beautiful. Will definitely plan to hike this one again.

2 months ago

My first hike in San Diego! It did not dissappoint! Fun day of adventure with my gyspy friends! Blake, David and Debbie!

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2 months ago

Starts out kinda boring as you walk the first part on the fire road . Once you branch out on the Five Oaks trial it gets really nice . The hike up will work your legs but well worth the effort . Lots of big trees flowers and views . You can see well beyond The Salton Sea . It will be winding ( maybe cold ) at the top and watch for snakes as we came a little to close to a Green Mojave on the Summit . Coming back down you can take the fire road but I would recommend going back on The 5 Oaks trial . The fire road is steep rocky and not much to see .

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2 months ago

It was a beautiful and pleasant hike. It started off with a steady continuous upward slope, just enough to keep your heart rate going but not too difficult to the point where you need a break. It has lots of shades, plenty of trees, and you get to see a beautiful scenery once you've reached summit

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2 months ago

It turned out to be such a beautiful day, which made this hike even better! Only saw a handful of people on the trail, but pretty much had it to ourselves. Parked on the road, you walk up a pebble drive past someone's peaceful home which was picturesque itself and you could smell there roses from the distance. The whole hike starting at the beginning by walking through the caved entrance is like walking into a fairytale story. Even with a Redwood forest. We really enjoyed this hike, and along the way a few benches, one dedicated to someone's loved one, with views to enjoy and get your breath back.