Located near the old mining town of Julian, Vulcan Mountain Trail is perfect for sunny winter day, spring or fall hike. The trailhead is located a few miles north of Julian. The trail follows an old road to the summit, however, about a mile up the road, follow a well marked trail which to the right which parallels the road through old oak groves and pines. The summit is closed during the winter, likely to keep people from damaging the area by playing in the snow.
Excellent vistas and a pleasant day hike. Park on the main road and walk in to the trail head. No water or facilities. Great easy hike for families. Great place for a picnic with sandwiches from Julian.
Free and open to the public.
Bring water and wear sturdy shoes.
There are no restrooms at the site.
From Julian, California, go north from town on Farmer Road about 2.2 miles. Turn right on Wynola Road for about 100 yards, then turn left, back onto the continuation of Farmer Road.
Proceed 100 yards more and park on the shoulder of the paved road by the preserve sign on the right.