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Jamul, California Map

Awesome hidden gem out in east county. One of the most enjoyable hikes I've been on in a while. There's a part of it where you will need to look at your GPS, otherwise the trail gets a little hard to follow. We made it down just in time before the sun completely set. Only saw 4 other people on the entire trail. Great workout!

Nice little trail,pretty views

6 days ago

Have hiked out here several times over the years. Always enjoy it no matter which way you go. We prefer hiking here when it's cooler as we bring our dog. We have encountered hunters at least twice. Oh, and be careful where you drop your pants as there are a few wildlife cameras that we have noticed. :)

Gorgeous relatively easy loop with some great flowers and mountain views!

Funnest most challenging trail I've done in a while! Gorgeous views and no one on the trails. Be prepared for steep inclines as you get close to Peak, a bit of bouldering, rope climbing to get up into cave and scrambling steep rocks to get to Peak. Well worth it for the relaxing gorgeous views! We added Gaskill Peak to the east, and that trail is overgrown, and very steep. You have to free climb some steep rocks to get to Peak, but was doable and found the geocaching boxes and was able to write in the journal that we made it! We were covered in scratches from the bushes on this trail but was super fun. Combined with Lawson's made it 7.4 miles!

We arrived late so the temperature was starting to go up, it's an easy trail and on the way back we encounter a group of ladies trying to get a horse out of a ravine, so it got a little bit stressful because the horse was on the verge of braking his ankle and we know that doesn't end well. At the end Ismael I think was the name of the horse work with a couple of guys who offered some help and finally got out and sit on the road. We hope that amazing animal is alright!

We saw a couple of white owls which were really big and flew above us.

12 days ago

I loved this hike!! It was an easy drive to get to the trailhead and aside from the first 2 miles of a slightly boring (but still a workout and pretty views as you look back) of an old rocky service road, the remaining mile of pure bouldering is well worth it!!
After we parked at the mile marker, it took us a few minutes to figure out which big gate was the trailhead. It's the one that goes up in elevation! Lol We almost went through the other one that said no trespassing, plus we followed the map and GPS to make absolutely sure.
I would highly recommend wearing climbing gloves and a hat and sunblock as there is not a lot of shade for most of this hike.
Although it isn't a marked trail at all, the first half of the hike is very easy to follow since it's an old service road with a lot of switchbacks. Lots of it reminded me of hiking El Cajon Mt. The real fun begins when you start climbing and bouldering to reach the top! Have fun guys and as always, be careful!

Can anyone give me directions to get to the trail. Tried 3 times to get here and every time we hit a dead end, a closed gate, private property, drive through no trespassing signs. We can get to within 0.5 mi according to the GPS but can never find the trailhead. It seems like there is only 1 road to get there from either side so I don't know what I'm missing.

It was a moderate to strenuous hike but so worth it. Only thing missing is the marker for the top.

15 days ago

Very easy hike. Did the loop going counterclockwise.Took a couple different trails and ended up up being a 6 mile loop. Beautiful morning with the cloud cover. If you go when it's sunny make sure you take lots of water as there is little shade.

18 days ago

Easy trail and surprisingly lush with nice view of the hills and mountains. Mostly exposed. You'll run into a couple official and unofficial forks- stick right until the loop. We did the loop counter-clockwise. Around the middle of the loop is the valley and a fork to a different different trail.