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2021 Hiking Challenge Hikes

  • Stonewall Peak Trail (Cuyamaca Rancho State Park)

    • A 3.9 mile out and back trail located near Julian, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking.
  • Volcan Mountain Summit Trail (SD County Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve)

    • ROUND-TRIP HIKING DISTANCES
      Gateway to Mid-Summit Gate: 3.2 miles
      Gateway to Volcan Summit: 5.4 miles
  • Santa Ysabel Nature Center Loop Trail  aka: Santa Ysabel Loop Trail (SD County Santa Ysabel East Preserve)

    • A 3.9 mile loop trail located near Santa Ysabel, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
  • Kanaka Loop Trail (SD County Santa Ysabel East Preserve) Additional link to hike info click here

    • Santa Ysabel Preserve East-Farmer Road Staging Area (117-411 Farmer Road, Julian, CA 92036) This hike will include an elevation gain and loss of approximately 200 feet in 1/2 mile. The total hike distance will be approximately 5 miles. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed.
  • Upper Creek Trail (SD County Santa Ysabel West Preserve)

    • A 6.9 mile  loop trail located near Julian, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leas
  • Bonus: Inaja Trail (Cleveland National Forest)

    • Elevation Gain: 150 Distance 0.5 mile loop with connecting trail options.  Pets Allowed.  Hike Time.  30 minutes to 2.5 hours. Easy
      This is the perfect bonus hike for a picnic lunch in the Julian Area. Pick up a picnic lunch at any of our great restaurants in Julian and head on out for a family friendly, pet friendly stroll.

Explore some of Julian’s breathtaking hikes in the Julian Hiking Challenge, 2021

Complete the five hikes listed below as part of the 2021 Hiking Challenge by
December 31, 2021.

Everyone who completes the Challenge and submits photos for verification will receive a special certificate, sticker and entered into a raffle to win a Julian Goodie bag of Julian keepsake items and special offers & Freebies– Plus the added bonus of  awesome outdoor adventures! Send selfies to share@visitjulian.com after you finish each hike or all 5 hikes.

The First 300 to complete the challenge will also receive a Julian Hiking Challenge Patch!

Please follow all regulations for each trail as posted by the different agencies.  Always check for hours of operation, alerts or unexpected closures.

Be Sure to Share on Social Media with the Hashtag #JulianHikingChallenge

  • Hiker Photo
  • Hiker Boots Photo
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The Julian Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Ramona Chamber of Commerce Hiking Challenge and  San Dieguito River Conservancy Hiking Challenge for the inspiration to bring to light the many trails of Julian.   Special thanks go out to Eric Jones of the Volcan Mountain Foundation for his expertise and guidance during this and concurrent projects of the Julian Chamber of Commerce.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Each Business Below is Contributing Great Stuff to the Julian Goodie Bags.
We will do a raffle for goodies bags. Everyone who completes the challenge will be entered.

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Crow & Lilac
Crow & Lilac
Home to Add Joy Botanical skincare products
(518) 588-8765Faith's Embroidery
Faith's Embroidery
Home crafted machine embroidery designed gifts for friends and family.
(760) 522-4089Heroes Restaurant
Heroes Restaurant
We're a family owned restaurant that honors our military and first responders!
(760) 765-4600Jeremy's On The Hill
Jeremy's On The Hill
New American Cuisine
(760) 765-1587Julian Hard Cider LLC
Julian Hard Cider LLC
Commitment to Fresh-Pressed Hard Cider
(760) 703-7307Julian Mercantile
Julian Mercantile
Treasures from Around The World. Many "Julian" Items
(760) 765-0280Julian Olde Time Photo
Julian Olde Time Photo
You could be a cowboy, outlaw or a bar wench. With our professional costumes and
(760) 315-8491Julian Tea And Cottage Arts
Julian Tea And Cottage Arts
Unique two story tea shop brimming with a wide range of products.
(760) 765-0832Regulars Wanted Beanery Corporation
Regulars Wanted Beanery Corporation
Coffee Shop / bakery offering full scratch breakfast & lunch w/ many GF options.
(760) 765-2900Sage Real Estate Co.
Sage Real Estate Co.
A Different Kind of Real Estate Company.

Let Us Know You are Taking on the Challenge or Fill Out upon Completion!!
We Can’t Wait to Recognize You!!