Illustrations by Ashleigh Corrin
Moderate, Recreational runners in decent shape
5.5 miles round-trip
Good to Know
Not stroller friendly
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).