We are having our next Pure in the Wild Hike this Sunday March 10th!
Powered by Hike for Beer, we will be tackling Volcan Mountain out in Julian starting at 9am.
Here are the details:
Volcan Mountain via Five Oaks Trail
Length: 4.9 miles
Elevation Gain: 1227 feet
Difficulty: Mellow to Moderate
1107 Farmer Rd, Julian, CA 92036
Volcan Mountain Trailhead on Google
The Volcan Mountain trail begins on a moderately steep service road to get your heart pumping. We’ll veer off onto the Five Oaks trail for the middle portion of this hike and wrap around the side of the mountain for some beautiful views of Volcan Mountain Winery, Menghini Winery, Volcan Valley Apple Farm and Apple Starr Farm, as well as views of Cuyamaca State Park. After hitting a few switch backs and a beautiful mountain top meadow, we’ll connect back to the service road which will lead us into some thick pines and a historical site that once was a potential location for the Palomar Observatory. A few hundered yards past this we can take another pause for the view finder among a small boulder field and peek at the beautiful views to the West of San Diego. If it’s clear, we might be able to see downtown and the ocean. For the last portion of this trail we’ll push up the last portion of the service road to the peak where we’ll get views down into Anza Borrego and over to Laguna. There are picnic tables, a benchmark, a giant carved tree bench, and a lush green Oak forest with tons of shade. Make sure to bring snacks for the top and plenty of water for this hike. We suggest 2 liters.
We will then come back to Pure Project for some refreshing beverages.
Our new Pure in the Wild Shirts will also be on presale this day at the trailhead! The public release of these shirts will be the following Saturday during our can release.