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Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve

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Farmer Road outside of Julian, Julian, CA 92036
+1 760-765-1065
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Wildcrafting day. Pick plants for their scents. Make bath salts, sugar scrub, and soap.

Janice took great care of us. I brought family and friends. The objective is to hike a bit and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ted T
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San Diego, California
Julian Hiking Adventure

This is a very nice hike, with great views along the way. It is easy to get there and the trail is... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
chriswm2017
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Lake Arrowhead, California
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“nice hike” (3 reviews)
“main trail” (2 reviews)
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Farmer Road outside of Julian, Julian, CA 92036
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"nice hike"
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"main trail"
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"bring lots of water"
in 2 reviews
"summit"
in 8 reviews
"oaks"
in 5 reviews
"exercise"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Janice took great care of us. I brought family and friends. The objective is to hike a bit and gather great smelling plants to add to scrubs, salts and soaps. We succeeded! The headwaters for the San Dieguito River start here. The water contributes to...More

Thank Ted T
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

This is a very nice hike, with great views along the way. It is easy to get there and the trail is easy to follow, with interesting information displays along the way.

Thank chriswm2017
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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
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Reviewed 22 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

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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 12 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
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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
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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
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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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