Volcan Mountain Trail

MODERATE 123 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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

5.0 miles 1269 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

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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2 days ago

Good trail!

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17 days ago

Great views!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike! Did this on a chilly winter morning, bring gloves and something to break the wind if it's less than 55 degrees. Great views at the top. Saw 8 deer, beautiful!!

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely love this hike. The first half is a thigh killer because you're quicky increasing elevation but it eases up the second half. The views are worth it all. One of the most breathtaking views, in my opinion, in San Diego.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice less-traveled hike to some beautiful views. Nature trail markers along the way describe wildfires that have hit the area and plants/trees. You can hike up the service road, or take the Five Oaks Trail off-shoot. Both offer great views, though the service road is fairly open to the sun. Parking is on the side of the road. Dog (on-leash) friendly.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

A great hike! Go when it is cool out for the most fun.

1 month ago

a little steep at first but didnt last all that long. view at the top was nice. The trail is wide because its a service road basically. I reccoment taking the side trail, 5 Oaks Trail, because its narrower and feels more like hiking.

hiking
2 months ago

Loved this trail. Spectacular views!

hiking
2 months ago

A fun, fairly quick hike to the top. We visited on a rainy day and the trail was manageable but with a creek running down its center. the incline is easy to moderate at best.

hiking
2 months ago

Fun hike in snow last week and also very beautiful trail!!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike with lots of panoramic views.