Hollenbeck Canyon Trail

#7 of 90 trails in Cleveland National Forest
Hollenbeck Canyon Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Jamul, CA that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from October until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.4 miles 423 feet Out & Back
dogs on leash birding hiking mountain biking trail running walking horses river views wildlife
Hide Map

From San Diego take CA 94 East to a left on Honey Springs Road. Parking area is on left.

Rich Cranium
1 month ago

9 Completed0 Reviews

Great trail to hike or run. If you take the loop it's roughly 5.72 miles. Taking the loop in a counter clockwise direction you will face one decent climb. Taking the loop in a clockwise direction starts out very easy through a meadow with a gradual climb ending through a shaded area that runs along a creek bed. The clockwise route is great if it is going to be a hot day as the shade is very welcoming toward the end of the hike.

Isaiah Spratt
2 months ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Kevin Raya
2 months ago

5 Completed0 Reviews

William W.
4 months ago

Nice, fairly easy walk through interesting terrain. Worth a visit.

Michaela Bryant
4 months ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

Absolutely beautiful hike! Loved every second of it.

Larry Perez
4 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Well maintained trail, nice and quiet. Great for families and smaller children. Great hike!

T G.
4 months ago

First time hiking this trail on Veteran's Day 2015 and I very much enjoyed it with great hiking friends. We did a huge hiking loop via Cardio Hill and ended with in area with a cool stack of Boulder Rocks.

Dezarai Gonzales
5 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

I love this trail! There is a loop hike that's about 6 miles. Lots to see here and the trail wanders in and out of oak groves. Great Sunday morning hike.

M S.
5 months ago

Loved the challenge and serenity.. Hawks soaring over ..priceless , even saw a coyote near.

Sara Cummings
5 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

We did a loop similar to the one described below: about .3 mi in, we forked left to cross the creekbed, and continued along the exposed trail. We took a side trail straight up to a fantastic vantage point, then came back down the same way and rejoined the trail heading north, I believe. Eventually we were able to turn right and connect back with the actual canyon trail, returning through the trees and along the wash/trail. The whole loop was about 4.6 with our side trip up the hill. Really pretty...and so quiet!

amin G
5 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great easy hike and moderate biking.
Very accessible parking.

Amanda Inglis
6 months ago

19 Completed5 Reviews

Saw a tarantula!

David Covarrubias
7 months ago

11 Completed7 Reviews

Beautiful nature

Kyle Spotts
10 months ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

Nice trail with a lot of options for different hikes. Watch for snakes and bees.

Maria Pablo
11 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Explored the area and the other trails. Beautiful and want to visit during spring.

Daniel Mendoza
1 year ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Trail is heavily eroded with large boulders obscuring much of the trail

Garrick Nugent
1 year ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

The classification of this hike being an out and back is wrong. About 1/2 a mile from the trail head we came to a 'T' intersection. We went left and found ourselves following the dry creek bed for a bit then ascending a long and gradual hill. Half way into the hike we intersected another dry creek bed. like the first it was filled with large oak trees creating a lovely canopy to stop and take a break. The shade was welcome as the first half of the hike was very exposed. Just past the oaks we began to ascend a steep hill that lead to a beautiful scenic view point. Descending quickly, we rejoined the original creek and finished the hike in the shade of gorgeous weathered old oaks. Eventually we arrived back at the 'T' intersection and followed the trail back to the parking area. The hike, a loop, was approximately 6.5 miles long and well worth it.

Kelly Barrett
1 year ago

47 Completed37 Reviews

I'm new to mountain biking so I was walking my bike a bit up some of the steeper hills. Super rad trail though. We took a wrong turn and ended up walking up this huge steep side, then meeting up with a truck trail. Beautiful area to explore and spend the morning. Little to no shade so bring a hat or go earlier in the morning.

Ashley Lunn
1 year ago

5 Completed3 Reviews

Did this trail today with my Shi Tsu. He had a hard time, but this is the best hike I have found so far. The Hills make it just challenging enough. My legs are sore tonight. The beauty was incredible and I will definitely be back.

Claudette Anderson
1 year ago

62 Completed21 Reviews

Great hike, great views. Beautiful oak trees it's just picturesque and peaceful.
Great for family and kids although there are a few rolling hills which might be a little challenge depending on the age of the kids.