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Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve

  • 1209 Farmer Rd. (trailhead) Map It
  • Julian
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

The Volcan Mountain Foundation and San Diego Parks and Recreation manage this 3,000-acre preserve, where hikes challenge your stamina and views are stunning. A 5-mile trail through the preserve passes through Engelmann oak forest, native manzanita, and rolling mountain meadows to a viewpoint where the panorama extends north all the way to Palomar Mountain. On a clear day you can see Point Loma in San Diego. At the entrance you pass through gates designed by James Hubbell, a local artist known for his ironwork, wood carving, and stained glass. You can see splendid views from the Volcan Summit. Guided hikes on the Sky Island Trail and the Oak Walk Trail are offered regularly.

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1209 Farmer Rd. (trailhead), north of Julian Town, Julian, California, 92036, USA

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  • Free

Published 07/06/2016


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