Julian Trails

Cold Stream Trail

Cuyamaca  Peak

Sweatwater Loop Trail

 Lower Descanso Creek Trail0.7 miDescanso, CA    
 Upper Descanso Creek Trail1.6 miDescanso, CA    
 Airplane Monument Loop5.0 miDescanso, CARECOMMENDED ROUTE     
 West Mesa Loop6.7 miDescanso, CARECOMMENDED ROUTE     
 Cuyamaca Peak5.4 miDescanso, CARECOMMENDED ROUTE     
 Stonewall Peak Loop5.3 miDescanso, CARECOMMENDED ROUTE     
 Espinosa Trail3.4 miDescanso, CA    
 Stonewall Peak Trail3.6 miDescanso, CA    
 Cold Stream Trail4.2 miDescanso, CA    
 Espinosa Equestrian Trail2.2 miDescanso, CA    
 Secret Canyon Trail #4E0114.3 miDescanso, CA    
 Lookout Fire Road2.7 miDescanso, CA    
 Monument Trail1.5 miDescanso, CA    
 Hill Trail0.3 miDescanso, CA    
 Upper Green Valley Fire Road3.3 miDescanso, CA    
 West Side Trail5.7 miDescanso, CA    
 West Mesa Trail4.0 miDescanso, CA    
 Japacha Fire Road1.5 miDescanso, CA    
 Fern Flat Fire Road2.7 miDescanso, CA    
 West Mesa Fire Road1.2 miDescanso, CA    
 Espinosa Spur0.3 miDescanso, CA    
 Gunslinger Loop A0.5 miDescanso, CA    
 Peace Maker Trail #9122.7 miDescanso, CA    

#1 – Stonewall Peak Trail

Cuyamaca Rancho State ParkmoderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(1030)Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 55 mNote: $10 fee to park car. Stellar views and a variety of terrain in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. Shaded oak lined trail with excellent views to the north, east & south. Want to see some of the bestShow moreVolcan Mountain Trail

#2 – Volcan Mountain Trail

Volcan Mountain Wilderness PreservemoderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(710)Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 48 mVolcan Mountain Trail is located near the old mining town of Julian. The trail follows an old road to the summit and this pleasant day hike provides excellent vistas.Show moreUpper Santa Ysabel Creek Trail

  • #3 – Upper Santa Ysabel Creek Trail

Santa Ysabel PreservemoderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(203)Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 29 mThis hike starts off near a creek and continues through a grassy meadow with lots of cows enjoy the local fare. The hike is mostly flat with a steep incline to the top which has great views of the suShow moreFive Oaks Trail

  • – Five Oaks Trail

Volcan Mountain Wilderness PreservemoderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(230)Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 52 mFive Oaks Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Julian, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking,Show moreStonewall Mine and Lake Cuyamaca via Marty Minshall Trail

  • #5 – Stonewall Mine and Lake Cuyamaca via Marty Minshall Trail

Ah-Ha-Kwe-Ah-Mac/Stonewall Mine Cultural PreserveeasyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(158)Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 30 mStonewall Mine and Lake Cuyamaca via Marty Minshall Trail is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Julian, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail iShow moreSill Hill Waterfall Trail

#6 – Sill Hill Waterfall Trail

Cuyamaca Rancho State ParkhardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(68)Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 29 mSill Hill Waterfall Trail is a 6.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Julian, California that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is pShow moreRed Trail Roost and Agua Dulce Trail Loop

  • – Red Trail Roost and Agua Dulce Trail Loop

Cleveland National ForestmoderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(95)Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 19 mRed Trail Roost and Agua Dulce Trail Loop is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Julian, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primShow moreVallecito Creek, Arroyo Seco del Diablo, and Arroyo Tapiado Loop

#8 – Vallecito Creek, Arroyo Seco del Diablo, and Arroyo Tapiado Loop

Anza-Borrego Desert State ParkhardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(42)Length: 25.6 miThis park continues to be temporarily closed to camping and vehicular access, which includes all roads within the park, dirt roads, dirt parking lots, and washes. In addition, there are no parking facShow moreThree Sisters Falls Trail [CLOSED]

  •  – Three Sisters Falls Trail [CLOSED]

Cleveland National ForestmoderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(1950)Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 22 mNote: This trail is currently closed until June 26, 2020 due to COVID-19. For more information, please see https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/cleveland/alerts-notices This is a great hike with a fun seasShow moreGranite Mountain Trail

#10 – Granite Mountain Trail

Anza-Borrego Desert State ParkhardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(37)Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 5 h 3 mThis park continues to be temporarily closed to camping and vehicular access, which includes all roads within the park, dirt roads, dirt parking lots, and washes. In addition, there are no parking facShow moreWilliam Heise Desert View and Canyon Oak Loop Trail

#11 – William Heise Desert View and Canyon Oak Loop Trail

William Heise County ParkmoderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(86)Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 32 mWilliam Heise Desert View and Canyon Oak Loop Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Julian, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trShow moreOriflamme Canyon Trail

  • #12 – Oriflamme Canyon Trail

Anza-Borrego Desert State ParkmoderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(20)Length: 15.7 mi • Est. 8 h 14 mThis park continues to be temporarily closed to camping and vehicular access, which includes all roads within the park, dirt roads, dirt parking lots, and washes. In addition, there are no parking facShow moreBig Laguna and Sunset Trail

  • #13 – Big Laguna and Sunset Trail

Cleveland National ForesteasyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(36)Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 1 mBig Laguna and Sunset Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Julian, California that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used fShow moreKelly Ditch Trail

#14 – Kelly Ditch Trail

William Heise County ParkhardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(37)Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 6 h 21 mDifficult trail for mountain biking. There are many fallen trees on the path forcing you to pick up your bike. This trail is either uphill or downhill (no flat areas). There are many trail logs acrossShow moreMoonlight Canyon

  • #15 – Moonlight Canyon

Agua Caliente County ParkeasyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(31)Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 53 mMoonlight Canyon is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Julian, California that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkShow moreGhost Mountain Trail to Yaquitepec

  • #16 – Ghost Mountain Trail to Yaquitepec

Anza-Borrego Desert State ParkmoderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(42)Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 44 mThis park continues to be temporarily closed to camping and vehicular access, which includes all roads within the park, dirt roads, dirt parking lots, and washes. In addition, there are no parking facShow moreBlair Valley Trail

#17 – Blair Valley Trail

Anza-Borrego Desert State ParkeasyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(41)Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 5 h 10 mThis park continues to be temporarily closed to camping and vehicular access, which includes all roads within the park, dirt roads, dirt parking lots, and washes. In addition, there are no parking facShow moreBig Laguna Lake via Sunset Trail

  • – Big Laguna Lake via Sunset Trail

Cleveland National ForestmoderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(60)Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 hBig Laguna Lake via Sunset Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Julian, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hShow moreGarnet Peak via PCT and Pioneer Mall

  • #19 – Garnet Peak via PCT and Pioneer Mall

Cleveland National ForesteasyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(11)Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 16 mTraced the backpack out & back trail listed on this website: https://www.visitcalifornia.com/attraction/pacific-crest-trail-laguna-mountains. I can not verify the accuracy of this, tried adding this bShow moreTrout Pond to Stonewall Peak

#20 – Trout Pond to Stonewall Peak

Ah-Ha-Kwe-Ah-Mac/Stonewall Mine Cultural PreservehardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(23)Length: 8 mi • Est. 4 h 4 mTrout Pond to Stonewall Peak is a 8 mile loop trail located near Julian, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watchMore