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This Hike Has it All!

This is easily one of my favorite San Diego hikes.  It’s got it all!  Ocean views, desert views, trees, open fields, a little history, and…

Volcan

Trail was straightforward, first part was shaded and second half exposed. Fire ants on the ground everywhere. Decent day hike! 7am-930am, not too hot.

Nickel Brewing Trip

Took the 5 Oaks route on the way up. Perfect shade cover and not nearly as steep! Came back down the fire road and it…

Lovely stroll up Volcan Mountain

My daughter and I started our hike at 8am in very warm weather. Overall, the hike was pleasant. We really enjoyed the open fields and…

Volcan Mountain // Pie Adventure

Compared to the previous two hikes (El Cajon and Potato Chip Rock), this hike was pretty easy. Both the main trail and the Five Oaks…

Volcan Mountain // Pie Afterwards

Compared to the previous two hikes (El Cajon and Potato Chip Rock), this hike was pretty easy. Both the main trail and the Five Oaks…

Volcan Mountain

Mollie and I started the hike around 7:30 am. The temperature was quite warm but there was a nice breeze the entire time, so I…

Volcan Mountain

Clear skies and great views. Took five Oaks trail both up and down. Much better option in my opinion.

Beautiful Saturday stroll!

We started early to avoid the heat and it was beautiful! There were a few bugs in some spots but didn’t last too long. We…

🖖 live long and prosper 🖖

We started before 8am to beat the heat and it was worth it! We took the Five Oaks trail up. It was shady and had…

Volcan Mountain

Loved this hike! It was challenging but not too bad. Beautiful warm weather with great visibility. We were confused as to whether we reached the…

Volcan

Hike was great! Get there early or the bugs get bad in the middle.

Vulcan 🖖🏼

Horse flys were attacking my kids and I, they hated the first Mile the rest was great for them.

A sunny Sunday Morning

I started this hike yesterday, a Sunday morning, around 9am. My body was feeling ready for this hike after doing Mount Woodson. It was kind…

Volcan Mt. – live long and prosper :)

Hiked with my sister-in-law’s fiancé, Eric.  Beautiful day, sunny skies and a good breeze at times. The bugs swarmed Eric the entire time and but…

Wecan Volcan

Super fun day out there with friends climbing trees and peaks. We all loved the trail.

Volcan Mountain

Summited Volcan Mountain after Cuyamaca.  Trail was basic, but windy and rainy in parts.  No visibility at top.

Volcano Mountain

Was not prepared for how cold and windy it was going to be when we got to the summit but 100% worth it!

Hike 1: Volcan mountain trail

Great hike. Some areas had some rough inclines, but overall was a decent hike to start the challenge. Because scenery of both west into the…

Volcan Mountain Trail

Stunning view once up top, seeing the other mountains and even the desert a bit

Vulcan Mountain

the weather was clear and sunny with a breeze. My favorite thing was the intermittent patches of shade.

Volcon Fun

Was a pretty easy-going hike, met a great couple with who I wound up hiking Mt. Viejas with!  The best way up and down is…

Volcan Mountain #stayready

Beautiful hike with perfect weather and beautiful wildflowers. Trail is well maintained. It wasn’t too crowded. Took Five Oaks Trail on the way down. Was…

Smooth Sailing

It was a pleasant hike in comparison to the others in this set. It was a nice surprise.

Sooooo many wildflowers

The weather was overcast  as we drove to the trailhead. But as soon as we got there it had cleared, making seeing the city from…

Ice cream for Breakfast!

Started hike around 8AM, and there were enough parking on the side of the road.  There are four portable restrooms right at the start of…

Wild Flower Child

Great hike and amazing views!! Hiked up the Five Oaks Trailhead, and then joined the main trail up to the peak.  Many wild flowers and…

Wild Flower Child

Great hike and amazing views!! Hiked up the Five Oaks Trailhead, and then joined the main trail up to the peak.  Many wild flowers and…

The lone hiker

It was a beautiful day! I got there around 9am, there was only one other car parked near the trailhead. Across the street there were…

Where’s the Volcán? Lol

Overall, the trail was in good condition. The first part of the trail has plenty of shade and is good. The second part is more…

Julian Apple Pie Reward…

My husband and I did Volcan Mountain near Julian. The hike was moderate climb but the views were absolutely amazing! We went first thing in…

Sunday fun Day….1st of 6

Ok, So I was never very good at this whole writing thing. so if any one is reading bear with me. I did this hike…

Volcan Views

My Friend, Cindy, and I started a little after 7am.  It was a perfect time to start.  It wasn’t too crowded.   This hike was…

A Volcan Hello…

Wanted an easy hiking day, and my friend Ted had never done it. We took 5 Oaks on the way up, and the main road…

The little Big mountain

Did this as my second peak in the day and it was tough! Normally it’s a good workout but today it was just super exhausting!…

Windy peak at Volcan Mountain

Beautiful time of year to hike this peak the hills were all green and alive. I brought my dog Tito and he enjoyed it. We…

Volcan Mountain

Started at the bottom of Vocan mountain wilderness preserve and headed out. This time Lynn brought Tito, her lab. At one point in the hike…

Volcan Mt

Nice short hike. Super windy at the peak.

Eat sleep walk repeat

4/4/21 09:48 Volcan Mountain trailhead 10:06 Five Oaks trail 11:13 Volcan Mountain summit 12:14 Hubbell gateway  

Breakfast Hike

Fun hike with the reward of great views and some interesting historical points of interest. The trail is in great shape, and the weather conditions…

Volcan

Parking on the sides. Trail starts at the start of the road. Lots of incline. Mostly under sun, only few have cover. Bring water. Nice…

Volcano 🌋

Lots of history compared to other trails. Great views from the ocean to the west and the Salton Sea to the east. Steady incline from…

Sunrise hied

Decided to hiked this peak early Friday morning to catch a sunrise.   Oh man it was amazing well worth it

Volcan Mountain

Beautiful morning. Saw a couple other groups but not crowded. No wildlife sightings but lots of scat. Finished with lunch in Julian.

360 degree views and apple pie!

The weather was beautiful, 74 degrees with some high clouds.  We took the fire road up and then came down on the Five Oaks Trail…

Breezy w/a view

Buns caught fire upon entry due to incline. Clear an breezy morning, brisk. Enjoyed the scenery. Learned about the area (candidate for Observatory) Exited via…

Volcan Mountain

Beautiful sunny day but very windy on the mountain. Not too busy, parking was off road but plentiful. We went early but it was getting…

Time Capsule

The trail was in excellent shape no mud. Very steep incline starting out but getting to the top and seeing some amazing views is well…

Volcan Mountain

This was a great hike to get back on the trail after a long hiatus. Took the Five Oaks Trail on the way up and…

Melanie Garcia

We accidentally started up the fire road instead of the switchbacks which would have been much easier. Ran into a mountain lion which was terrifying!…

Volcan Mountain Trail

Good little hike. There was a bit if climb at the beginning but was relatively easy after initial climb. Great views at the summit in…

Blustery Day At Volcan Mountain

My friend and I started the hike early at 7:00 am after driving from Imperial Beach, CA.  It was a misty, foggy morning with blustery…

Windy Volcan

Reviews of this hike were a little misleading. Was expecting a more difficult hike to the summit. Instead, the first couple of miles was the…

Volcan Peak

Pretty easy hike, but wet and windy out, super windy at the top.

Volcan Mountain

Accumulation of snow and slush, increasing near summit

Easter Egg Hunt!

Fourth hike of the weekend and it was the perfect trail for that. Dirt trail all the way to the summit, well kept up and…

Easter Egg Hunt

Fourth hike of the weekend and this trail was perfect for that. It’s a dirt path, well kept up with a good steady incline, nothing…

Volcan Mountain

First summit of the six-pack. Beautiful day, not too hot, not many people (went in the afternoon).

Volcan Mountain

Completed Volcan Mountain after mt. Woodson Great weather and not a lot of people in that trail Great views!

Volcan Peak

Beautifully well maintained trail.   The signs looked new and very informative.   It was our 2nd peak of the day, so we were a little tired…

Volcan Mountain

This trail is short in length but it was a good workout for my legs as it is uphill without a break for 2.5 miles…

Walking Butter to the top

Headed out around 10 this morning after a slow and easy start. Walking with a friend and my puppy Miss Butter. She was a trooper…

Volcan to the max

Started our day hiking Mt. Woodson. Once we were done we hiked Mt. Volcan! It wasa  2fer 1 hike day

Walk-in Volcan

this was our second hike for the day so we we’re pretty tired by the end of it but pretty mellow trail not to long…

Planet Volcan

Great hike, tough first mile, cake after that.

Boys Day Trip

This was such a great hike for my son who is 7 and is just starting out hiking.  On the way up we found a…

Volcan Mountain

Second trail of the day, it was a rough start with what felt like a walk straight up with little views but the top didn’t…

Volcan Mountain

Summit #1 of a 2fer weekend.  The perks of hiking on a weekday: little to no crowd.  We mostly had the trail all to ourselves.…

Volcan Summit

Since this trail was short,  my friend and I decided to have a late start. Got to the trailhead around 3pm. We pretty much had…

Chilly Volcan Mountain with Dougal

Total hike took around 4 hours with 2 1/2 hours of actual hiking time. The hike itself took a bit longer than anticipated due to…

Gusts of Wind to 40 mph!

Peak #3 for the San Diego 6 Pack. It is beautiful and people are friendly.  We took Volcan up and 5 Oaks down. Great decision!…

Volcan Mt.

Not bad of a hike, very windy and freezing. Lovely views.

Volcan Mountain

Weather was cold to start early, but beautiful weather and great views. The first part is a little steep for a bit over a mile…

Peak 1: Volcan Mountain

Beautiful hike this morning! It was cold and windy at 8am, 40° with a wind chill factor of about 25°. Love the scenery, especially on…

My Volcan

Soooooo windy and cold but it was clear!! Not crowded at all. Trail was beautiful

Volcan Mountain

One windy and cold hike. Like Cuyamaca, much more traveled than the last time I did it. Went into Julian for lunch and pie!

Volcan Mountain

This peak was sooo windy, loved it though. There was still snow in the ground!

Volcan

Great hike!  I am trying to push myself out of my comfort zone and this was a great starting point.

Air mail Express

Easy hike that was not strenuous. Went up on the side trail and came down on the main trail. Would rank this as a 4…

Volcan Hear We Come

Beautiful trail to Volcan Mountain!  This was my second peak of the day… and I was about ready to quit about 1 mile in, but…

Volcan Round 2

Great day for a hike. Started cool and was breezy at the top but warmed up nicely coming down. GPS will tell you to take…

Volcan Mountain

A fun, fairly easy hike.  Jen & I took the alternate route of Five Oaks trail back down from the summit.  Nice views at the…

Volcan

The day was perfect weather and the hike is a good one for my beginner peak bagging friends.

Volcan Mountain

This was a beautiful hike. There was some snow, a bit of bugs but not unbearable. Challenging but sooo worth it!

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

Volcan Windy Hike

It was windy gust from 20-30 mph.  It was a short  and easy trail of 5 miles.  The wind did not deterred me.  I finished…

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,…

Clear Volcan

Once again on this wonderful mountain with such a beautiful view from the top. Very windy up top, but well worth the sight.

Volcan Mountain

Very windy hike with my friend and my dog Leo. Finished the day with a glass of wine at Volcan Mountain Winery 🙂

Whimsical Wind

Very pleasant hike.  Windy at the top.  Was a little unsure where exactly the summit was but we finally found the marker.

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 Valentine

Started at 7am. It was perfect weather, the way down it was starting to get super crowded! Start early! Great peak to start off with.