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 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…

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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

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 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-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

Volcan Mountain

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

My last challenge

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

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…

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…

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.…

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…

Trail in nowhere

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

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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 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.…

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.…

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…

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…

Volcan Mountain

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

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…

Isolation hike

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

Volcan Mountain

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

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…

Volcan Mountain

Beautiful view from the summit.  Surrounded by golden hills.  A bit windy at the top.  Had a fun time hiking with great friends.

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…

Live Long and Prosper Mountain

A bit muddy in some spots, but not too bad.  A little overheating in the initial ascent, but glad I had those extra layers as…

Live Long and Prosper

It was Rainy Windy and Cold, glad I had plenty of layers! Steady Incline the top, however the trail is lined with these amazing trees…

Volcan

It was very drizzly and foggy. I would like to go back and really see the trail and its surroundings. Loved the entry gate!

Volcan Mountain

Chilly morning after a night of rain. Good hike to have many layers with you. Very windy at the summit but overall a nice and…

Hang On to Your Hat!

Did this after a rainy night camping at William Heise after doing Woodson the previous day. It was cold and very windy, but the sun…

Wind Swept

This one was cold, wet and windy. Trail was in fantastic shape given the conditions. Definitely an easy hike for the fury friends.

Blown Away on Volcan Mountain

I hiked up Volcan Mountain earlier this month. The first 1.5 miles feels never ending and straight up. I didn’t branch off to the Five…

Great workout

The trail was an up hill climb, not horrible, the weather was overcast due to an in coming storm, it was windy and cloudy at…

Volcan Mountain

Light winds at the top, stellar views out to Anza-Borrego and Julian. Took the 5 Oak  Canyon Trail down and really enjoyed it!

Late late late

Late as always to a group hike. Trail was great. It got a little windy at the top. Great views. Went to have pie after

Easy Breezy Volcan Mountain

Really enjoyed this trail… Lots of history! This was my second peak of the day after completing Mount Woodson this morning. Hit a breezy area…

Volcan Mountain

Temps were in the upper 50s, in other words, perfect hiking temp. Got an earlier start (7:30am) to get a jump on later crowds. Trail…

2nd peak on Leap Day

Two peaks in one day, 1st was Hot Spring then Volcan. Awesome view with windy and cold at the summit

Volcan Mountain Reprise

After failing to summit on my first attempt due to snow/ice conditions on New Years Day, made it back to complete this hike. Pretty breezy…

Viewless Volcan

I thought I could get a quiet, uncrowded morning on trail by heading out there while Saturday’s rain was still clearing—accurate. I thought the clouds…

Volcan Mountain-#1, 2020

Gorgeous trailhead with clean porta potties, a plus!  Some bees on Five Oaks section.

Volcan Mountain

Beautiful day for my first peak hike! Hiked with two friends also doing the challenge. Saw some deer and bunnies and Mountain Lion tracks. Beautiful…