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Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve

Farmer Road, Julian, CA
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A day in the Country

It's like looking through a child's picture book of the ideal pasture. Green and rolling with big... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
San Diego, California
via mobile
Lovely views

Had a great hike with my husband. Easy hike with one or two hills . The trail is open and well... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
San Diego, California
via mobile
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14 Mar 2017
“A day in the Country ”
30 Oct 2016
“Lovely views”
Farmer Road, Julian, CA
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

It's like looking through a child's picture book of the ideal pasture. Green and rolling with big blobs of lichen covered granite boulders and cows lazing about. When you think of San Diego you don't always think of winding country roads surrounded by Oaks and...More

Thank Challenger007
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great hike with my husband. Easy hike with one or two hills . The trail is open and well maintained. Highly recommended

Thank DanielaB
Reviewed 20 March 2016

What a gem for hiking! This is a beautiful hike with rolling hills, a babbling creek, and even grazing cattle Don't get me wrong, it is definitely a workout hiking up and down the hills but just so peaceful and visually relaxing. If you are...More

Thank SoCalAdventureSeeker
Reviewed 17 March 2016

One of the best places to hike in San Diego County. The rolling hills, great views and getting to see the cattle still on the preserve.

Thank R7948DVstephenh
Reviewed 9 January 2016

This preserve is quite beautiful with diverse landscape and hardly anyone else on the trail. I have done several trail runs from the East trailhead to the West trailhead (about 7-9 miles, depending on how you do it) and it is so enjoyable. (I get...More

Thank dlcarson23
Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

They were off in the distance chasing rabbits, that they could not catch. A lovely place for a picnic lunch. I go and get a Dudley's sandwich and just be with nature. Tons of open dpace and eady hiking. During the winter the hills are...More

1  Thank email4saundra1
Reviewed 28 July 2013

The hike from the trailhead is somewhat hilly, but it is worth the ups and downs just for the views. Worth every step.

Thank f16addict
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Beautiful vistas of back country mountains and meadows which easily accessible either by walking or by mountain bike. The preserve is pet friendly as long as dogs are kept on leashes. It is adjacent to open range ranches so don't be surprised if you encounter...More

3  Thank Pentaxian
Reviewed 28 December 2012

The Preserve is just that, a great creek and meadow land home for all riparians. Open range, so you see cattle, sometimes a possessive bull, and lots of birds. A friend came away with a great close up of a Golden Eagle! There are three...More

1  Thank julianart
Reviewed 4 November 2012

Easy to moderate hike, great views. Has some awesome picnic spots. Well marked trail system. Good for those new to hiking. Has a few hills you might want to prepare for. Bring water the hike it self is in the 5 mile range. Started out...More

3  Thank John D
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