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Volcan Mountain

Perfect weather! The first half was a little steeper than I was expecting, but a great workout for sure. Being able to see out to…

Valerie conquers Volcan!

We arrived at 8 am after a two hour drive into Julian…total hike time 2 hours…I wish all the hikes were like this one! We…

Volcan Mountain

Went up the fireroad and took the 5 oaks trail down. Beautiful day, windy and cold at the top.

Volcan Mountain

Great hike great day. This was our second of 2 six pack of peaks hikes For the day.  Very easy and very enjoyable. Lots of…

Volcan & Manzanita Trees

This is such a short hike that we decided to also add Woodson Mountain on the same day to make it worth the trip from…

Volcan Mountain Peak

Did you know Volcan Mountain was on the short list for the Hale Telescope, but the prize went to Palomar Mountain? I didn’t until I…

Apple Season

Anyone who has never hiked, this should be the first trail you do. We spent the night in Julian then hiked the next day. There…

Volcan 2nd peak of the day

In my honest opinion not too many views ory favorite hike but there is a nice bench where you can sit and get a view…

Turd Floater

Surprisingly more shade than expected the first half of the trail. Alot steeper than expected but the breeze at the higher elevation felt great. Wide…

Volcan Mountain

Hikw 2 of 3. Quick solo hike to Volcan Mountain, second of today. Good leg work, a little over 5 miles but it worth it.…

The Volcan

Trail was good. weather was warm. Plenty of people and friendly. Nice breeze at the top. Over all was just enough when doing two trails…

Volcan

Start early to avoid the heat, especially if you’re bringing a dog. We took the 5 oaks trail for a little more shade. Highly recommend…

Volcan Mountain, my sixth peak!

after summiting Cuyamaca Peak, i Started my hike at 1:30pm at Volcan Mountain Wilderness preserve. At this time, my husband and I are tired from…

Volcan – 14 of 18

Volcan up and Five Oaks down. Impossible to get a selfie in landscape format and capture the benchmark, lol.

Volcan peak

This was a pleasant hike. The weather was perfect and my kids and I had a blast.

Trail Boss

Great Trail Run. Short but steep.

Volcan Views

Nice views of San Diego County from here!  We could see so many peaks!

Volcan Mountain

Took the Five Oaks trail on the way up and saw a bald eagle perched atop a tree.  It was surveying the valley below.  When…

Volcan Mtn Sunrise

Decided to tackle two San Diego trails today so I started at sunrise.  I was the only one on the mountain and saw a few…

AM32108

This hike is a pleasant hike, no too bad at all, terrain is great, nice little stroll on a Sunday morning!

AM32108

Of all the hikes I have done this was by far the easiest.  Started at 630 in the morning which made the hike even more…

Sunrise on Volcan Mountain

Very well maintained trail, wide, flat, decent amount of shade. This was a 0530 hike on a Friday and saw 5 people. Took about two…

Volcan

Caught the surprise at summit a d was just amazing views! Would hike it again!

First of Many, Let the Trails begin

Ascended on the Five Oaks trail and took in the views. I would recommend descending the Five Oaks Trail and ascending the main trail. There…

Mt. Volcan Hike

First time hiking Mt. Volcan.  Started the hike @1:30 PM in 90-degree heat so it was pretty warm but brought plenty of water.  I was…

Volcan Mountain

Trail is very well maintained!!  We went on a Tuesday and only met a handful of people on the trail.  Started the hike at 10am…

Getting closer

My 3rd San Diego hike of  the Six Pack. The weather was nice only came across from maybe 4 hikers. Loved the telescope up there.…

Vivid Vulcan

We did 2 summits this day so started early. This was a prettier hike than I thought it would be. Cool trailhead markers and really…

Volcan Mountain

Well maintained trail, thankfully a nice cool breeze kicked in since this was my second summit in one day.  Beautiful trail, I saw a coyote,…

Volcan Mountain

Volcan Mountain is a nice, short, quick hike. Started early at 08:00 and the sun was still hiding behind the clouds.  It was a beautiful…

Volcan-o Men on a Mountain

My friend and I had took a day trip to San Diego to hike two different SoCal 6-Pack peaks (originally Volcan Mountain and Cuyamaca Peak).…

Lots of wildlife!

I saw a lot of wild life, including a coyote, a rattlesnake, two bunnies, 4 deer, numerous hawks and red-headed woodpeckers, one golden finch, 3…

Volcan

Started this hike right before sunrise. It is well defined and relatively easy. The “easy” gives you a chance to really take it all in.…

Dynamic Duo x Volcan Mountain

Started right at 5am and had about 10-15 minutes of headlamp hiking, opted to take the Five Oaks Trail instead of the service road and…

Second of six peaks

Done this hike before it’s always a beautiful hike love all the Manzanita definitely will do it again

My last challenge

Very hot day, but was very nice and quite enjoyed my hike.

Volcan Mountain

Tough, since it’s mainly incline hike, beautiful scenery all the way.

Epic Views of Volcan Mountain

An all uphill hike with the chance of seeing some wildlife. I saw two coyotes at the entrance and there were many signs for other…

sweet and short

The motto on that bench at the top ‘seldom seen’, is that supposed to apply to the views there or to us wandering hikers who…

Dust bowl

This hike was a lot of fun and is pretty short. I suggest that you bring lots of water, because there is SO much dust.…

Volcan Mountain – start early!

This was a very pretty and simple hike. There are neat displays on each side to tell you what peaks you are looking at in…

Don’t take the turn

Hit this hike after Woodson in the AM.  Parking was open and you walk in off of the road to a nice, artistic opening to…

Volcan

Easily marked trail. Not many bugs and nice shades area in the first 2 miles. Very nice views and cool to see.

Volcan mountain⛰

Short hike, but not a walk in the park. Short and spicy! Some shade, definitely start early.

Volcan Mountain

My friends & I went on a hiked in Volcan Mountain ⛰

Independence Day at Volcan

Initially I was planning to hike San Jacinto but due to permits unavailable and the US Forest Service ranger station closed, I decided to head…

July 3rd….Volcan Mt

Trail was pretty well maintained despite COVID. We did come across some poison oak but is was off the trail. Not too many people goig…

Trail in nowhere

Great views at top. Pretty boring hike. In middle of nowhere. The educational stuff at top was neat.

Volcan Mountain

Up hill , well maintained trail, rattlesnake crossed five feet in front of us on the way up, recommend five oak trail on the way…

Volcan Mountain

I love the manzanita trees that provided shade for us on this hot hike.  I was not impressed by the views at the summit .…

Volcan Mountain

We started the trail at about 6am. The weather was perfect going up. Pretty windy at the top but amazing views all around. There was…

Volcan

Very windy at the top, but great views.

Volcan Mountain Hike

Hiked this a friend! It was short but fun. It was windy near the summit.

Volcan Mountain

A delightful hike. Start early to beat the heat if you plan to do this in the summer!

Volcan

Very hot day, trail was in good condition. Not too crowded, a family friendly hike.

Santiago Friday

We left very early and had cool weather and shade on the way up. Started back down before noon to more heat and less shade.…

Vulcan Mountain ⛰

today it was a solo hike for me. It was a beautiful day in the 70s with a light breeze at the top which was…

No Vulcans on Mount Volcan

Hike was great. Uphill all the way, but it’s not too bad, perfect for my skill level as I get more fit. Very windy at…

VOLCAN MTN

Hershey’s Hiking Adventure!!!! HERSHEY’S 2nd SoCal peak ♡♡♡ and wifey’s first peak for the year ♡♡♡♡ I took my wife, nephew, and of course my…

Volcan Mountain

Headed out to Volcan after completing Mt. Woodson. This was a much prettier hike. I really enjoyed the scenery. The dandelions were humongous. It was windy…

Victorious at Volcan Mountain

Beautiful day at  Volcan Mountain. I took the Five Oaks Trail on the way up and the other trail on the way down. Five Oaks…

A Volcan-o of Potential

Beautifully maintained trail with wide groomed path. Rolling hills galore, shaded by cypress, oak and mongoose.

Volcan Mountain surprise

I underestimated this hike.  It was beautiful and a rewarding climb.  the changing landscape made me want to keep turning the next corner and the…

Cold on Volcan (#4)

It was so cold, windy and rainy. Honestly if I hadn’t driven so far I would have not completed the hike. No views whatsoever. At…

Volcan-o of weather!!

Probably coulda picked a different day— it was cold and rainy— but better than blazin hot in my book!! No bugs at all- way less…

Volcan Mountain

Hot Summer Weather – early start was crucial! Beautiful day, virtually alone on the trail.

Volcan

Beautiful hike with gorgeous views. Nice weather could see lavender along the way. Lots of wind once in the vicinity of the binoculars but overall…

Volcan Mountain

started this one around 930 after I did potato chip. Drive was about 45 mins away. Overall beautiful hike, many mention rattlesnakes but we didn’t…

Short and sweet

Short hike that registers 4.9 but we somehow managed to do 5.9 miles in 3.5 hours. Maybe because we did the five oaks trail there…

Volcan Mountain

I started the hike at 7:45am and I finished at 11am. Took me longer cause I like to take my time. The hike is really…

Yellow Brick Road

Great hike to push yourself in a short distance. Unique view and area to hang out up top. Awesome view of Salton Sea!!

Volcan Mountain

Took the loop to the summit. Lots of cars at the trailhead but only ran into a few on the trail. The hike was enjoyable…

Volcan

Spring hike, cool sunny day

Volcan

Warm spring morning. Not many hikers due to pandemic

Volcan Mountain

Great short little hike! We took Five Oaks trail up and came down Volcan Mountain Trail.

Halfway there 3 down

A great hike with amazing scenery and views. Started at 6:30 am. A little cloudy but not too bad. Perfect hiking conditions. About 55 degrees.…

Made it to Volcan Mountain!

Beautiful hike! Started at about 9am while it was still cool and not all bugs were awake yet! Super windy at the summit but it…

From the Oaks to the Clouds

Note that you need to park outside of the Volcan Mountain Reserve  on the street. There are apple orchards around the reserve as you walk…

A Volcan Sunrise

I decided to go hike up Volcan Benchmark again now that some of the restrictions have eased. Figured an early morning hike would also reduce…

Volcan Mountain & Five Oaks Trail

Started at 9am and finished at 11:37am. Took a short break at the top to find the summit and to eat and enjoy the view.…

Volcan Mountain

Beautiful day and perfect breezy weather for this hike.

Beautiful Volcan Mountain!

This was a beautiful day to go hiking. The weather was perfect, not many people on the trail. The trail had plenty of shade at…

We hike for Julian Pie!

One of my favorite hikes in SoCal.  It was a beautiful trail, good inclines but not too steep, a great distance, and views in all…

Lost in the fog

Foggy cold morning , disappointed wasn’t much to see from the top .

Volcan

Trail was almost empty. Very beautiful

Mothers Day on Volcan Mountain

We started our hike at 12:00 noon. I was pleased to see the amount of decorations they had at the start of the trail. A…

Mother’s Day on Volcan

I hiked this one back on Mother’s Day with some friends and their kiddos.  And I guess I forgot to log it.  Nice, fairly easy…

Volcan Mountain

Beautiful walk in the wildflowers.  Lupine is in full bloom!

Volcan

Good weather, nice and green, good visibility to Salton Sea. Poppies in bloom at summit.

Cold and Cloudy #6

Cold, cloudy, low visibility, but beautiful winter solitude none the less.  Pretty chill walk up to the top with interspersed snow patches.  Easy day, unsure…

Social Distancing Mt Volcuan

Nature was calling, and Volcan Mountain Wilderness was open.  It was a beautiful sunny day though it was quite windy at the top!

Volcan 🖖🏻

This was our second time hiking Volcan Mountain this year, but the first since accepting this challenge. Didn’t mind too much though because it’s a…

Volcan Mountain

Solo hike, beautiful sunrise. lots of animal tracks. something growled at me 😱. still reasonable snow at top

Isolation hike

Pretty easy hike. Well shaded. Very quiet right now. Good weather. Very little snow on the top. Excellent views

Mt Volcan with Snow

Little cold at the top. Helped a lady find her keys she lost on the trail. Beautiful hike even with the snow.

St. Patty’s Day Volcan Mountain

Started at 7:50 am and it was slightly drizzling. As I got higher, the rain was heavier, but also little snow flurries came down. As…

March Madness

Spooky vibes walking up to the Hubble Gateway in dense fog. Quiet and chilly accent for the most part. Once we broke out into the…

Volcan

Just coming off of a disc replacement.  Good hike to get me started again.

Volcan

WOW,  Beautiful Trial overall.  The first 2 miles are nothing but an incline… up, up and up.  Then you come to a beautiful enchanted forest.…

Volcan Mountain

Fun hike, some nice elevation gain at beginning. Clouds moving in from storm coming. It was probably blowing 30-50 at the top made for an…

Italy to Ireland

This was sweet trail, very different from what I am used to in Southern California.  This time of year at the base it reminded me…