Julian, CA Trails and Parks

Julian has 73 trails in the vicinity, including 58 hiking trails and 9 for mountain biking. These trails range from 0.2 to 30 miles in length. The most popular trails are Boulder Creek Road, Blair Valley and Cedar Creek Falls Trail. Trails.com member Adam M. recently completed Whale Peak Trail.
  • Boulder Creek RoadView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Julian, CA

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Easy
    •  1.5 hours
    •  24 miles
    •  Guide

    Beautiful views to the west, from well over 3,500 feet, of fog coming in off the ocean. Rolling, chaparral-covered mountain tops strewn with ...

  • Upper Santa Ysabel Creek TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Julian, CA

    •  3.5 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    As San Diego County’s newest (2006) open space park, the Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve is already establishing a reputation as one of the ...

  • Old Banner Toll Road TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Julian, CA

    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Honeycombed hillsides and bits and pieces of rusted equipment—that is the legacy left behind by Julian’s gold-mining heyday over a century ago. ...

  • Cuyamaca Rancho State Park: East LoopView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Julian, CA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  12.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Riders of various ability levels can enjoy this loop. A variety of trail surfaces and the climb up Soapstone Grade Fire Road are challenges for ...

  • Cedar Creek Falls TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Julian, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  2.5 hours
    •  5.25 miles
    •  Guide

    If your dogs like the water, they will love this area. While this is not a hidden hike, it certainly is a gem of San Diego County, even though ...

  • Cuyamaca Rancho State Park: West LoopView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Julian, CA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  13.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Deer. Springs. A 5-mile downhill. Some of San Diego's largest trees. A look at Cuyamaca Park's west and east sides. Need I say more? Well, I ...

  • Cuyamaca PeakView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Julian, CA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  9.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This 9.3-mile loop (with a spur to Cuyamaca Peak) is a great ride if you love to climb. You'll start with 2.7 miles of strenuous uphill pedaling ...

  • Jasper Trail / Grapevine CanyonView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Julian, CA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    An excellent winter ride, this route drops from the juniper, yucca, pinyon and chaparral of the high desert to the willow, creosote and agave ...

  • Volcan MountainView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Julian, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  2–2½ hours
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Rising boldly above the apple orchards outside Julian, Volcan Mountain’s oakand pine-dotted slopes are swept by some of the freshest breezes ...

  • Pictograph TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Julian, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  1.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Blair Valley has attracted human visitors for centuries. High above the desert, its temperatures are more moderate than those of its surroundings. ...

  • San Diego River TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Julian, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Up to 8 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    A trip down the upper San Diego River canyon during the rainy season is a true adventure. Runoff from winter storms fills the rocky riverbed ...

  • Oriflame and Chariot Canyons DriveView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Julian, CA

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Easy to Moderate
    •  2 hours
    •  11.1 miles
    •  Guide

    West of S2 rise the coffee-brown ramparts of the steep and rugged Laguna Mountains, deeply incised with canyons like Oriflame and, over the crest ...

  • Volcan Mountain TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Julian, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  2 hours
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Boldly rising above the apple orchards of Julian, Volcan Mountain’s oakand pine-dotted slopes are swept by some of the freshest breezes found ...

  • Cuyamaca Reservoir TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Julian, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This easy ramble along the scenic shore of Cuyamaca Reservoir visits the Stonewall Mine historic site—not much to look at today, but once the ...

  • William Heise County Park: Kelly Ditch TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Julian, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  4 -5 hours
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Well into spring, the thermometer may be dipping into the chilly 40s and 50s by day. You’re likely to have the trail to yourself. Dress in layers ...

  • Foot and Walker PassView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Julian, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  0.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This short trail provides an excellent orientation to the Blair Valley region, with its layers of human use, from prehistoric (pictographs and ...

  • Ghost MountainView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Julian, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Marshal South was a poet and an early refugee from civilization. He fled with his wife and three children in the 1930s to this remote desert ...

  • The MorterosView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Julian, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A broad, sandy trail leads southeast from the parking lot to the site of a prehistoric village set against the rock-strewn hillside. The slight ...

  • Volcan Mountain Preserve TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Julian, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  2 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Leave your worries and city mentality in the car and enjoy the utter silence and beauty of Volcan Mountain.

  • William Heise County Park: Combined Trails LoopView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Julian, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  2 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    The variety of landscape and difficulty of this combined-trails loop makes this hike a lot like a planned gym workout. You begin in a scenic ...

  • Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve East: Kanaka Loop TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Julian, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  2-3 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    Open to the public since the fall of 2006, these road-width trails through sweeping grasslands, rolling hills, and oak forest require little ...

  • Blair ValleyView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Julian, CA

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Easy
    •  2 hours plus sidetrips
    •  11.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A relaxing drive through two beautiful valleys. See Native American pictographs at the end of beautiful Pictograph Hiking Trail. Visit the site ...

  • Kelly Ditch TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Julian, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  3.5 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Kelly Ditch Trail, completed in 1985, is perhaps the most beautiful pathway yet built in the Cuyamaca-Julian area. This hiking/horse trail ...

  • Sill Hill Waterfall TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Julian, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  4.5 hours
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This hidden grotto and 30-foot waterfall lie within Cleveland National Forest, just outside the west boundary of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. ...

  • Middle Peak TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Julian, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  3 hours
    •  5.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Middle Peak’s north slopes used to feature the “big trees” of the Cuyamaca Mountains—centuries-old sugar pines over 100 feet tall, and plenty ...