Explore the best trails near Julian with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.



wild flowers



nature trips


kid friendly

off road driving

trail running


no dogs


mountain biking

Julian, California Map

A great moderate hike. Weather fantastic. The view was amazing but couldn't quite see the Salton Sea because of the haze.

I loved this hike!! The first mile is pretty steep, after that it's easy to moderate. We saw plenty of wildlife including: hawks, snakes, turkeys, and numerous in-your-face cows.

Good trail!

My dad and I tried this today but we were unable to reach the falls. We could only see them from a distance. I ended up with 5 ticks on me and hopefully I don't get poison oak because it is EVERYWHERE. The brush is so overgrown that the trail was often impossible to follow once you turn off from Milk Ranch Road. I wouldn't go back without a machete and long pants and sleeves. This will challenge you.

Totally worth seeing... Mostly single track that parallels the rail road. I would def recommend taking a spare inner tube as there are rocks, gravel, wood etc on the trail. Round trip from the trail head to the HUGE wooden bridge was 14.6 miles. Also make sure to bring a flashlight as the tunnels are fairly dark. Overall great adventure.

My friend and I hiked to the top at sunrise. Spectacular!

7 days ago

Tranquil trail. Good for flower hunting. Some nice view from the trail end, which requires some bouldering to reach.

Easy hike, but lots of other hikers and Mountain bikers. Over all a must see.

Beautiful walk down the canyon. Take water.

off road driving
10 days ago

14 days ago