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Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve

#6 of 38 things to do in Julian Features Animals
Farmer Road outside of Julian, Julian, CA 92036
+1 760-765-1065
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Awesome Views!

The hike was a bit moderate as it's uphill, but the views were spectacular! Well worth the hike... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
jeans151617
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Oceanside, California
Scenic!

Started about 10:30 and did the 5 oaks trail up, then hiked to the summit. We took our time and... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
TWonderlust
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Oceanside, California
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“main trail” (2 reviews)
“great hike” (3 reviews)
“poison oak” (2 reviews)
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Farmer Road outside of Julian, Julian, CA 92036
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

The hike was a bit moderate as it's uphill, but the views were spectacular! Well worth the hike! Bring lots of water and be prepared for a bit of climate change.

Thank jeans151617
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Started about 10:30 and did the 5 oaks trail up, then hiked to the summit. We took our time and reached it in just over 2 hours. Had a nice picnic lunch there and relaxed before heading back down the mountain. We took the main...More

Thank TWonderlust
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Our seven-year old enjoyed his first hike here, and the broad trail and informative signs made it a wonderful introductory hike.

Thank John J
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The town in Julian is small...I've been up there beginning of the week and end of the week on Veterans day. The views are gorgeous either way.... But Julian was quiet and almost a ghost town beginning of the week as opposed to end of...More

Thank Maxi M
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Sweet little town, we'll worth the trip out of the city. Two things you do not want to miss Warm Hearth and Julian Pies.

Thank Jenice A
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I would recommend this hike on milder days as you will be in the sun some. Take water and watch for poison oak. I went in early May - lots of wildflowers and the views were breathtaking!

Thank sdcalca
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We ended up here after looking for a fairly easy hike. Five Oaks Trail is here and it wasn't too bad. Great Views all the way to the top. Enjoyed it greatly. a nice plus was that Volcan Mountain Winery is right up the road....More

Thank chiggins
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The directions on the official website are not right near the end - they send you up a dead end. Follow Farmer road out of Julian, turn right then left as per their website, but then you need to park almost immediately on the roadside...More

1  Thank EJGulland
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Watch out for the altitude, lots of moderate to difficult climbing, some easy; one split-off trail, great views, pack lots of water/food; Beautiful scenery, peaceful. Saw hawks, lots of birds, oaks. Ends at top, historic area of previous potential observatory telescope site.

Thank amaheske
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Fantastic panoramic views from the top of both the desert and Julian below. The easy hike weaves through Manzanita, sage and wildflowers. Love the custom carved entrance with metal sculptures.

Thank CoastalCruiser27
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Response from JetSettingJackie | Reviewed this property |
It depends if your dog is use to long hikes and steep hills. The trail starts off in a long and windy incline but once towards the top it's so beautiful! Tthere's plenty of shade and spots to relax, be sure to bring plenty... More
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