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.
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.
relatively easy hike. Def take the side trail up and dirt road back. Not super secluded from civilization but views are nice.
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!!
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.
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.
A great hike! Go when it is cool out for the most fun.