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Volcan Mountain

This was a wonderful hike, I LOVE the cold so it didn’t bother me. However it was veeery windy at the top so be prepared.…

Julian Mountain

Early morning hike. It was cold and windy 39 degrees. The trail was steep then leveled out a bit. Good exercise. The views are amazing.…

Gone with the wind

Today’s hike was very windy. Some areas winds were 20 to30 mph with Gusts of 40 mph

Punishing Winds on Volcan Mountain

Today’s hike to the summit of Volcan Mountain was crazy windy and cold. The trail was beautiful. We went up Volcan Trail and came back…

Volcan Victory

Pretty good incline for the first half of your way up. Bundle up – when you enter the open field near the monument where astronomers…

Windy volcán

Very nice weather, very windy and cold but perfect day

Volcan Mountain

This was my 3rd time climbing Volcan Mountain. The weather was sunny, but the temperature was in the low 50s. There was a nice breeze,…

Up to Volcan Mountain

I started off this wonderful backcountry hike at sunrise. I was only the 2nd vehicle park on the road shoulder. It was a bit chilly,…

Volcan Mountain w/ 4yo Husky

Originally I had planned to hike with a couple buddies but last minute plans came up so I took my dog Monita. Wasn’t really steep.…

Volcan Mountain with MYB

Hiked this trail with my friends America, Theo, and Kathie.  Of course Melissa and Pnut went with us too! Liked the red tree branches and…

Volcan mountain

Hike #2 of my San Diego 6 Pack challenge. This is a fairly easy trail. Ran into some coyotes towards the top. I had let…

Volcan Mountain

Beat the crowd only two other cars when we got there. Still some snow in places. They do have porta potties at the trail head.…

Volcan Venture

Very nice clean porta potties at the gate. Hike starts off steep and stays that way for a while but the top 1/3 is easy.…

Volcan Mountain

I took along my 6 yr old son to hike the Volcan. From the main entrance of the Apple Farms, we hiked started the ascent…

Eat the chip!!

First time doing this hike in general, even if I’m from SD. I thought it was a good hike, not to challenging, your pretty much…

Snow patch

Started our hike at 8am, perfect 50 degree weather. There was a lot of bee activity, but mostly off trail. Only a few patches of…

Volcan Moutain on Super Bowl Sunday

Hiked on Super Bowl Sunday and had great weather, about 68-70 degrees near Julian. Pleasantly surprised there was still some snow near the trail, and…

Volcan Mountain

Beautiful views! Recommend the Five Oaks Trail on the way up and the road on the way back down.

Volcan Fun

First time on this trail. It was very easy to get to the trailhead, and the path was pretty straightforward. It was a perfect day…

PikerHike2

Beautiful winter day.. temperatures in the 60s.  We did encounter small areas of snow from the storm a few weeks ago. I really liked the…

1 down, 5 to go

First hike for the San Diego Six Pack of Peaks. Trail in good condition. Most of the elevation gain in the first half. Weather was…

Perfect day on Volcan Mountain

An absolutely beautiful day for this hike.  A little wind blowing but welcomed after the grind to the peak.  We took the Five oaks trail…

Volcan Mt.

Clear sky , beautiful weather but little windy up there.

Volcan with snow

Not much snow left, it was such a nice sunny day to hike!

Volcan again

Beautiful weather but little windy up there. patchy snow, dogs enjoy snow little bit.

Spock’s favorite mountain

First peak done and it’s an easy one to start off. Beautiful area with a nice drive. Got there around 7am and only a few…

Volcan Mountain

A little muddy from melting snow but mostly dry, all the trails are in excellent condition and very easy to stay on trail. Very long…

Volcan hike

I went on this hike with my boyfriend, and it took us around 2 hours. There was an incline throughout but it wasn’t too difficult…

SoCal six pack success

Beautiful afternoon hike up to volcan to finish my SoCal six pack! Muddy at some spots, wished I caught it when there was snow. Nice…

Hidden Jewels of Julian

Fun day hiking Volcan Mountain. It was a beautiful day weather-wise. We heard a coyote barking/talking quite a bit, it was really cool. A little…

Volcan Mountain

Some snow and mud, not bad though. Weather was great, about 61 degrees.

Volcan Mountain

It was a beautiful morning to hike Volcan Mountain- only a few others on the trail!

Volcan Mountain

Trip time: 2:43 hrs. Distance: 4.74 miles Ascent: 1,132 feet

Volcan Mtn

Clear crisp, blue clouds and beautiful day. Snow still exist at the top towards the summit.

Volcán Mountain

The hike was a little challenging at the beginning maybe about a quarter of the way up there was a little snow but the higher…

Colder Thank Expected

Cold. Icy. Muddy. Slushy. It was great. Trail was very slippery at times and I was glad I had some good waterproof boots on. My…

V O L C A N M O U N T A I N

Great hike today at Volcan Mountain.  There was quite a bit of snow on the ground but still a great adventure!

Volcan Mountain

At the start it didn’t seem like there was any snow. However, the higher up we went the more snow there was. It wasn’t difficult…

Fantastic snowy hike to Volcan Mountain

Started before sunrise. Trails is covered in fresh snow, microspikes and trekking poles are very helpful. The weather condition is good and windy before you…

Volcan in the Snow

Solo hike. Enjoyed it much more in the snow than when I summited Volcan in the past.

Vulcan vole

Right after the storm the snow covered trail was just gorgeous. I was happy to have my micro spikes but most others used none. Near…

Volcan Snow

Such a pretty hike today. Light covering of snow. Some ice and was cold at the peak with the wind. Very picturesque with the snow…

Vulcan Winter Wonderland

Winter wonderland! Snowy trees all the way up and pretty cold at the top. Could not see any views from the top due to the…

Volcan Mountain

Beautiful but cold! We hiked through rain, sleet, ice wind, snow and mud! I had a great time meeting new friends in the WOOT SD…

Snow Problem

Had a great hike in the snow.  Would like to go on a clearer day.

#2 of 6 Volcan Mountain

It started as a rainy morning, then when we reached closer to the top it became very windy.  Cloudy, foggy, and snow flurries made the…

Volcan Snow Trek!

The hike was beautiful!  It was raining, as expected, when we arrived and very few people there; while muddy, there was some beautiful white sage…

Volcan Mountain

It was raining when we started our hike. The trail was muddy and somewhat slippery. It started to sleet, and eventually snow! Very fun!

Snowy Volcan Mountain

it was a bit muddy and we got sleet and snow near the summit today…had a blast seeing the snow flurries and the views are…

Volcan Mountain

Started about 8AM with a good friend & my dog. As we hiked up we peeled off and took the 5 Oaks trail instead of…

Viewless Volcan

Got one last hike in before the rainy week. The fog was thick and we had no views. The temp was in the mid 30’s…

Volcan Mountain

The trail was well maintained and easy to get to, I would check the weather report before you go, it wanted up being 40 degrees…

Trail Sisters

The weather was beautiful! Blue skies with a nice breeze.

Volcan Mountain

The first 2-1/2 miles was very steep with no breaks. Then when you think “that’s enough” you’re at the summit. It was a glorious day—sunny,…

My first ever summit

Was not expecting to hike uphill for the first 2 1/2 miles but made it and happy to have completed my first summit ever.

Volcan Mtn summit

It was a beautiful day for a hike. The weather was about 65 degrees with a breeze but warm. My 10 year old daughter loves…

The Volcan Vixen

Beautiful Day. 2 SMALL patches of snow left, quickly turning in to mud

Volcan Mtn

It was really beautiful and nice

One of Six :)

I started hiking weekly on Sundays after a backside Potato Chip Rock hike on Veteran’s Day 2020. I am mid 40s and looking to be…

Breathtaking View

The inclines were tough but totally worth it !! Enjoyed the five oak trail on the way down .

Volcan Mountain Hike

Thanks to the Six Pack of Peaks challenge, we were able to discover this hidden gem of a hike. Volcan Mountain offers gorgeous 360 degree…

Volcan Mt

Another beautiful, warm day in the high 80s. It was pretty windy on the way up and at the summit. Views to Mt Woodson and…

Volcan mountain

Beautiful views at the too!  There was some ice on the trail.

Volcan Mtn

Nice hike. Recommend starting early to beat the crowds. Started at 0800 and only saw a few other hikers on the way up. On the…

Fun butt kicker Volcán Mountain

Up hill all the way, great workout! Beautiful forestry path with a tiny patch with snow. Not so crowded, really enjoyed it!! Weather was great…

First peak done!

Great hike to knock out as the first of the San Diego peak challenge. A little busy, but still enjoyable

Volcan

Blue bird skies.

Volcan

Gorgeous hike!

2021 Volcan Mountain

This is my first time here and did not disappoint. It is short, steep, and sweet. We did two peaks (this and Mt. Woodson) in…

Volcan Mt

The trails are very nicely maintained. The views up top are beautiful.

Volcan Mt, #1 of 12

First of our 12 peak challenges (San Diego & SoCal). Beautiful day, about 75 degrees with a good breeze at summit. Started about 11:00. Busy…

Volcan 🖖🏽

Beautiful day, small snow patches, and windy at the peak. Huge manzanita 🤩

Volcan Mountain

It was a beautiful hike, we went earlier thinking because the weather had been so hot in San Diego, we’d try to beat the heat…

Volcan

Great weather, we got on the trail early to get ahead of the crowds which was nice.

Volcan

Great quick hike.  A little steep but not bad. Views are amazing

Volcan sunset

*warning* picture overload 🙂 It was a very big day!:) So great to catch up with friends and complete three summits today too. Up at…

Volcan Mountain

This was my second time on Volcan and  is exactly as described on AllTrails as moderate.  Weather was perfect, about 65 to 70 degrees with…

Volcan Mountain

I made it!! Definitely a good choice for my first peak.

Volcan Summit

Moderately strenuous, 70 degrees or so, windy hiking up against the wind, few people on trail, not well shaded, exposure to sun majority of the…

Live Long and Prosper

The drastic elevation was my least favorite. It was windy but the weather was nice. Trail conditions were fair but hiking boots with decent tread…

Volcan Mountain

Second hike of the day after Cuyamaca Peak. The plan was to catch the sunset on our way down. AWESOME!!!!

Volcan Mtn

1/15/2021. Definitely a butt kicker. Hiked it to catch the sunset…oh so beautiful! Not as windy as the last time we went. Lovely views of…

2 in 1 day peak bang out!

The hike for the first half was step dirt then a gradual, not to difficult climb.  At the top of the peak you have amazing…

Volcan? Volcano?

We started the day with Mnt. Woodson and finished the day with Volcan Mountain. It was an easy hike that wound around the hill side…

Volcan Mountain

Beautiful sunny day with some wind. Juat a few spots of remaining snow  as you start to summit. Regular hiking boots were fine for today.…

Volcan

It was super cold and windy. We did not take off our jackets the whole way.

Volcan Mountain

Great Hike with minimal snow. We took the Five Oaks Trail on the way up which provided great views. We stopped at the picnic table…

Volcan Mountain

This was a warmup for Cuyamaca that we did next that day.  It is a really short quick up and down.  5 miles in 1…

Volcan Mnt

Started at Gateway Hiked up fire road Got onto Five Oaks Trail Found Norman Glover Peak Marker No.1 Took fire road back down Weather conditions…

Volcan Apple Pie

It was beautiful day to hike this trail. It was cooler weather but the sun was out. A little bit of ice on the trail.…

Volcan Mountain

Perfect weather. The oaks trail was a gorgeous trail. Went up that and down the service road. Windy at the top. Saw a deer. Beautiful

Volcan Mountain Beauty

We started at 7:30 and it was about 30 degrees. There was patches of ice and snow but not a lot. Only one area had…

Volcan Mountain Beauty

The weather was about 30 degrees when we started at 7:30am. It was breezy at the top of the summit. It was a beautiful day…

First of Six!

This was a great hiking. Getting started early makes all the difference!

First Hike – Volcan Mtn

Great first challenge hike! A few patches of snow lingering along the trail and a few icy/muddy areas. We took the side 5 Oaks  trail…

Volcan Mountain

Sunny day, windy near the summit. It’s very steep the first half. Small patches of ice in a couple spots but easily handled with hiking…

Chilling on Volcan

Nice 5 miles moderate hike. Windy on top but the views were amazing! Took the Five Oaks trail up this time and loved it.

Norman Glover 1938 Volcan No.1

We began the hike at the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve Trailhead gateway and hiked up the old fire road until the lower junction of the…