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Trail of the Month: Volcan Mountain Trail

This hike has views of Iron Mountain, Mount Woodson, and wildflowers in the spring


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Illustrations by Ashleigh Corrin

Difficulty Level
Moderate, Recreational runners in decent shape

Distance
5.5 miles round-trip

Good to Know
Dog friendly
Not stroller friendly
Free parking

Where

The trail starts in the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve (1209 Farmer Road, Julian). Find the trailhead on the gravel road.

 

What to Instagram

The unique gateway designed by local artist James Hubbell

 

Why We Love It

This hike has views of Iron Mountain, Mount Woodson, and beautiful wildflowers in the spring.

 

Where to Refuel

Get pastries and banana bourbon French toast at the Candied Apple Pastry Company (2128 Fourth Street, Julian) or go straight for dessert at the Julian Pie Company (2225 Main Street, Julian).

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