Julian Trails

Cold Stream Trail

Cuyamaca  Peak

Sweatwater Loop Trail

 Lower Descanso Creek Trail 0.7 mi
Descanso, CA
    
 Upper Descanso Creek Trail 1.6 mi
Descanso, CA
    
 Airplane Monument Loop 5.0 mi
Descanso, CA
RECOMMENDED ROUTE     
 West Mesa Loop 6.7 mi
Descanso, CA
RECOMMENDED ROUTE     
 Cuyamaca Peak 5.4 mi
Descanso, CA
RECOMMENDED ROUTE     
 Stonewall Peak Loop 5.3 mi
Descanso, CA
RECOMMENDED ROUTE     
 Espinosa Trail 3.4 mi
Descanso, CA
    
 Stonewall Peak Trail 3.6 mi
Descanso, CA
    
 Cold Stream Trail 4.2 mi
Descanso, CA
    
 Espinosa Equestrian Trail 2.2 mi
Descanso, CA
    
 Secret Canyon Trail #4E01 14.3 mi
Descanso, CA
    
 Lookout Fire Road 2.7 mi
Descanso, CA
    
 Monument Trail 1.5 mi
Descanso, CA
    
 Hill Trail 0.3 mi
Descanso, CA
    
 Upper Green Valley Fire Road 3.3 mi
Descanso, CA
    
 West Side Trail 5.7 mi
Descanso, CA
    
 West Mesa Trail 4.0 mi
Descanso, CA
    
 Japacha Fire Road 1.5 mi
Descanso, CA
    
 Fern Flat Fire Road 2.7 mi
Descanso, CA
    
 West Mesa Fire Road 1.2 mi
Descanso, CA
    
 Espinosa Spur 0.3 mi
Descanso, CA
    
 Gunslinger Loop A 0.5 mi
Descanso, CA
    
 Peace Maker Trail #912 2.7 mi
Descanso, CA
    
#1 – Stonewall Peak Trail

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
Note: $10 fee to park car. Stellar views and a variety of terrain in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. Shaded oak lined trail with excellent views to the north, east & south. Want to see some of the bestShow more

Volcan Mountain Trail

#2 – Volcan Mountain Trail

Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve

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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
Volcan Mountain Trail is located near the old mining town of Julian. The trail follows an old road to the summit and this pleasant day hike provides excellent vistas.Show more

Upper Santa Ysabel Creek Trail

  • #3 – Upper Santa Ysabel Creek Trail
Santa Ysabel Preserve

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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 29 m
This hike starts off near a creek and continues through a grassy meadow with lots of cows enjoy the local fare. The hike is mostly flat with a steep incline to the top which has great views of the suShow more

Five Oaks Trail

  • – Five Oaks Trail
Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve

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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
Five Oaks Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Julian, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking,Show more

Stonewall Mine and Lake Cuyamaca via Marty Minshall Trail

  • #5 – Stonewall Mine and Lake Cuyamaca via Marty Minshall Trail
Ah-Ha-Kwe-Ah-Mac/Stonewall Mine Cultural Preserve

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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
Stonewall Mine and Lake Cuyamaca via Marty Minshall Trail is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Julian, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail iShow more

Sill Hill Waterfall Trail

#6 – Sill Hill Waterfall Trail

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 29 m
Sill Hill Waterfall Trail is a 6.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Julian, California that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is pShow more

Red Trail Roost and Agua Dulce Trail Loop

  • – Red Trail Roost and Agua Dulce Trail Loop
Cleveland National Forest

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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
Red Trail Roost and Agua Dulce Trail Loop is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Julian, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primShow more

Vallecito Creek, Arroyo Seco del Diablo, and Arroyo Tapiado Loop

#8 – Vallecito Creek, Arroyo Seco del Diablo, and Arroyo Tapiado Loop

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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Length: 25.6 mi
This park continues to be temporarily closed to camping and vehicular access, which includes all roads within the park, dirt roads, dirt parking lots, and washes. In addition, there are no parking facShow more

Three Sisters Falls Trail [CLOSED]

  •  – Three Sisters Falls Trail [CLOSED]
Cleveland National Forest

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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
Note: This trail is currently closed until June 26, 2020 due to COVID-19. For more information, please see https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/cleveland/alerts-notices This is a great hike with a fun seasShow more

Granite Mountain Trail

#10 – Granite Mountain Trail

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 5 h 3 m
This park continues to be temporarily closed to camping and vehicular access, which includes all roads within the park, dirt roads, dirt parking lots, and washes. In addition, there are no parking facShow more

William Heise Desert View and Canyon Oak Loop Trail

#11 – William Heise Desert View and Canyon Oak Loop Trail

William Heise County Park

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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
William Heise Desert View and Canyon Oak Loop Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Julian, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trShow more

Oriflamme Canyon Trail

  • #12 – Oriflamme Canyon Trail
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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Length: 15.7 mi • Est. 8 h 14 m
This park continues to be temporarily closed to camping and vehicular access, which includes all roads within the park, dirt roads, dirt parking lots, and washes. In addition, there are no parking facShow more

Big Laguna and Sunset Trail

  • #13 – Big Laguna and Sunset Trail
Cleveland National Forest

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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
Big Laguna and Sunset Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Julian, California that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used fShow more

Kelly Ditch Trail

#14 – Kelly Ditch Trail

William Heise County Park

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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 6 h 21 m
Difficult trail for mountain biking. There are many fallen trees on the path forcing you to pick up your bike. This trail is either uphill or downhill (no flat areas). There are many trail logs acrossShow more

Moonlight Canyon

  • #15 – Moonlight Canyon
Agua Caliente County Park

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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 53 m
Moonlight Canyon is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Julian, California that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkShow more

Ghost Mountain Trail to Yaquitepec

  • #16 – Ghost Mountain Trail to Yaquitepec
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 44 m
This park continues to be temporarily closed to camping and vehicular access, which includes all roads within the park, dirt roads, dirt parking lots, and washes. In addition, there are no parking facShow more

Blair Valley Trail

#17 – Blair Valley Trail

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 5 h 10 m
This park continues to be temporarily closed to camping and vehicular access, which includes all roads within the park, dirt roads, dirt parking lots, and washes. In addition, there are no parking facShow more

Big Laguna Lake via Sunset Trail

  • – Big Laguna Lake via Sunset Trail
Cleveland National Forest

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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h
Big Laguna Lake via Sunset Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Julian, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hShow more

Garnet Peak via PCT and Pioneer Mall

  • #19 – Garnet Peak via PCT and Pioneer Mall
Cleveland National Forest

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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
Traced the backpack out & back trail listed on this website: https://www.visitcalifornia.com/attraction/pacific-crest-trail-laguna-mountains. I can not verify the accuracy of this, tried adding this bShow more

Trout Pond to Stonewall Peak

#20 – Trout Pond to Stonewall Peak

Ah-Ha-Kwe-Ah-Mac/Stonewall Mine Cultural Preserve

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Length: 8 mi • Est. 4 h 4 m
Trout Pond to Stonewall Peak is a 8 mile loop trail located near Julian, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watch

 

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