Julian Boating, Fishing, Hiking

Boating and Fishing (Hiking)

Lake Cuyamaca Recreation & Park District
Open 7 days a week from 6 am until sunset.
Fishing permits: $8 for adults, $4.00 for kids (8-15) You will need a CA State Fishing License if you are 16 years of age or older.
Motor boat rentals: $50 all day, $30 after 1pm, Rowboats- $20 all day – $17.50 after 1pm
(760) 765-0515 (877) 581-9904
15027 Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036
Email: butch@lakecuyamaca.org or contact@lakecuyamaca.org


13652 Highway 79
Julian, California 92036
Phone: 760-765-3020
Reservations: 888-444-7275

Select hiking trails and day use are currently open at the Green Valley Campground. Updated trail maps and information are available at Paso Picacho and Green Valley Kiosks,
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The popular Stonewall Peak Trail is only open on weekends.
Map and Driving Directions

Azalea Glen Loop Trail – Moderate 4-mil! e loop, gain in elevation 550 ft. Mostly shaded in summer, sheltered in winter. Walk along one of the few year-round streams in this park. Trail head and parking at Paso Picacho campground parking lot.

Conejo Spring Trail– Moderately strenuous 3.5 sometimes steep miles to summit. Gain in elevation 1650 ft. Rugged ascent over the north shoulder of Cuyamaca Peak. Trail is a streambed after heavy rain or snow melt. Connects to paved road leading to summit. Descent to campground by paved fire road. Trail head and parking at Pasa Picacho Campground.

Green Valley Falls Trail – Easy .75 mile one way, suitable for children. Well-marked trail to pretty, seasonal waterfall. Best in spring and early summer. Trailhead and parking located at picnic area parking lot at Green Valley Campground.

Indian Trail – Easy one mile level, scenic, and suitable for children. Self-guiding trail leading to an old Indian village site, plaques describe Indian uses for common plants. Trail head and parking by the flagpole at the park headquarters/museum parking lot.

Juaquapin Trail – Moderate 3 mile scenic loop climbing via East Site Trail with a steepish return by Dyar Spring Trail. Gain in elevation 400 ft. Well-graded trail through oaks, manzanita, chaparral and open meadows and stream with wildflowers and deer. Trail head and parking at turnoff for Museum/Park headquarters or a Sweetwater Bridge.

Paseo Nature Trail – Easy .5 mile loop, scenic, level, and suitable for children. Self-guiding trail with 16 trail signs explaining various natural and cultural resources of the area. Trailhead and parking at north end of picnic area at Paso Picacho campground.

Oakzanita Peak Trail – Moderately strenuous 8 mile loop, gain in elevation 1300 ft. Long steady climb leads to extensive vistas particularly from the peak. Trail has little shade and is hot in the summer. Trail head and parking – first paved parking area when entering Cuyamaca Park from the South on Highway 79. Moderately strenuous 5 mile loop. Gain in elevation 1200 ft. Steady climb leads to extensive vistas, first to the coastline and later over East Mesa. The hike follows the fire road to Arroyo Seco primitive camp, then by cut-off trail to West Mesa Trail and Monument Trail.

Stonewall Peak Trail – Moderate 2 miles each way, steady gain in elevation of 900 ft. Suitable for energetic youngsters. Well graded trail through chaparral, oaks and incense cedar to the summit of Stonewall Peak, last section on exposed ridge but with steps and handrail. Great views from peak. Trail head and parking across from entrance to Pasa Picacho campground at the picnic area. Day use fee.


Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve spans 2,900 acres of beautiful mixed conifer forests, offering one-of-a-kind hikes and breathtaking views of both the coast and the desert on a clear day.
During days of inclement weather, the Santa Ysabel Preserve may be closed.
Guided hikes may be available. Call for information
The preserve is open 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to sunset.

1209 Farmer Road, just off of Wynola Road
Julian, CA 92036
(760) 765-4098 or (760) 814-0208

Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve Website
Volcan Mountain Brochure
County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation

Volcan Trail – 3.2 miles (to mid summit & back) or 5.4 miles (to summit & back) moderate hike through oak woodlands and grass meadow lands. Elevation gain of 800 ft

Five Oaks Trail – A 1.5 mile moderate trail, accessible from Volcan Trail, with a scenic view of the Pacific Ocean and the town of Julian.


Laguna Mountain Volunteer Association (LVMA)
LMVA enhances the outdoor experience of visitors to the Laguna Mountain recreation area through volunteer activities including trail mantenance and patrols, guided hikes and naturalist programs.
(619) 473-8547
3348 Alpine Blvd.
PO Box 1984
Alpine, CA 91901
Email: sabdi@lmva.org
Laguna Mountain Recreation Area Map


The Santa Ysabel Preserves are surrounded by oak woodlands, native grasslands, and fields of wildflowers that portrays a beautiful natural setting during your hiking, biking, and riding adventures within the boundaries of this 3,800-acre preserve. More than 13 miles of multi-use trails wind through the various habitats in this scenic mountain preserve.
The preserve is open 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to sunset.
During days of inclement weather, the Santa Ysabel Preserve may be closed
Guided hikes may be available, please call for information.
(760) 765-4098 or (760) 814-0208
Santa Ysabel Preserves Website

Santa Ysabel East Preserve Trailheads:

Santa Ysabel East Preserve – Farmers Staging Area
500 Farmer Road, just off of Wynola Road
Julian, CA. 92036
– 1 mile north of the Volcan Mountain sign.
Santa Ysabel East Brochure

Santa Ysabel East Preserve – Hwy 79 Trailhead
23000 Hwy 79
Santa Ysabel, CA. 92070
– 1 mile north of the town of Santa Ysabel on Highway 79, just south of the Santa Ysabel Mission
Santa Ysabel East Brochure

Coast to Crest Trail – This moderate 8.5 mile trail takes you through oak woodlands, open meadows and across the Santa Ysabel Creek. Trail starts at either trailhead.

Kanaka Loop Trail – This 7 mile easy to moderate trail takes you through open meadows with an amazing view of Volcan Mountain. Connects to the Coast to Crest Trail. Trail starts at the Farmer Road staging.

Santa Ysabel West Preserve Trailhead:

Santa Ysabel West Preserve – Hwy 78 Staging Area
29510 Hwy 78
Santa Ysabel, CA. 92070
– Approx 1 miles west of the town of Santa Ysabel on Highway 78
Santa Ysabel West Brochure

West Vista Loop – This 4.5 mile moderate trail takes you through oak woodlands, coastal sage scrub and open meadows. Connects to the Coast to Crest Trail. Trail starts off of Highway 79.

Hikes within William Heise County Park


Situated 4,200 feet above sea level in a forest of pines and oaks along the northern extremity of the Laguna Mountain Range, this 929-acre park is one of the few county parks to get snowfall each year.
Trailer sites, cabins, restrooms with showers, a caravan camping area, individual tent sites, a group-tent camping area and a family picnic area are available.
10.75 Miles of Multi-use Non-Motorized Trails.
Day Use Fee (park and hike): $3.00 per vehicle
Camping Reservations: (858) 565-3600
SD County Parks and Recreation general Information: (858) 694-3049
4945 Heise Park Road
Julian, CA 92036
Directions: From the junction of Highway 79 & Pine Hills Road (1 mile west of the town of Julian), head 2 miles south on Pine Hills Rd. to Frisius Rd., then head east for 2 miles. 10.75 Miles of Multi-use Non-Motorized Trails.
Park Brochure
Multi-use Non-Motorized Trails

Hikes along the Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) is a treasured pathway through some of the most outstanding scenic terrain in the United States. Beginning in southern California at the Mexican border, the PCT travels a total distance of 2,650 miles through California, Oregon, and Washington until reaching the Canadian border.

The PCT is one of the original National Scenic Trails established by Congress in the 1968 National Trails System Act. It is administered by the US Forest Service. The Forest Service partners with the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, California State Parks, and the Pacific Crest Trail Association to provide effective management and protection of the trail.

US Forest Service – Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail
Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail Map

Eagle Rock
Eagle Rock via the PCT is a 6.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Warner Springs, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Horseback Riding

Integrity Stables

Integrity Stables, owned and operated by Jennifer Smith, has been bringing the joy, love and adventurous spirit to horse lovers of all ages, with riding instruction, day camps, private training, horse field trips and horse shows to the public since 1995. They offer the absolute BEST in safe and fun horseback adventures to first time riders through those with serious competition goals. We offer well trained horses for lessons, trails and for lease.

(760) 484-2929 / (760) 765-1662
P.O. Box 1841, Julian, CA 92036
Email: integritystables@gmail.com