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Julian, California Map

great easy trail. it took about an hour. excellent view of granite mountain, Blair valley and earthquake valley pretty rocks and lots of flowers.

Completed this hike today at 3:11PM and racked up a whopping 18 RT hiking mileage. It's not 15 RT hiking, like other individual indicated because if you start under the I-8 freeway bridge, it is actually 9 miles to the massive Goat Canyon Trestle after the last train tunnel. Although the entire hike is flat, the long RT hike back takes a toll on your legs and feet, but all good.

3 days ago

Can't beat the 360 view, nothing more rewarding then the view at the end.

Toughest hike I've been on, especially because it was raining and 40 degrees when my friend and I did it. Not for the weak hearted or anyone that is impatient. Make sure to bring lots of water and get an early start. I recommend following the rock formations otherwise finding the waterfall will be a wild goose chase

The rock scrambling was by far the main thing I was looking forward to haha.

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.

Really pretty trail. Just follow the canyon until you can't anymore then go over a bunch of false summits and question your sanity. Definitely some scrambles. Did it form the road...adds about 2 miles. These Anza Borrego hikes are for real.

Almost died... but it was worth it!! Good luck and plz know how to read a map

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.

so much awesome! no one out there. epic views.

13 days ago