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Three Sisters Waterfalls Trail

Descanso, CA

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Three Sisters Waterfalls Trail is a 4 mile out and back trail located near Julian, California that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing & walking and is accessible from November until June.

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Volcan Mountain Trail
by Leah Neff

2 Completed 1 Reviews

The five oaks trail was great!

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Volcan Mountain Trail
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

Very picturesque setting. Make sure to go in the early hours of the day, much easier hike that way.

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Volcan Mountain Trail
by

1 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful, pretty easy but challenging enough that I felt I got a great workout.

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Volcan Mountain Trail
by

48 Completed 35 Reviews

Nice hike and views

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Oriflamme Loop
by

7 Completed 2 Reviews

Long and hard!

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Volcan Mountain Trail
by

7 Completed 2 Reviews

Good hot today but good hike

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Volcan Mountain Trail
by

10 Completed 2 Reviews

I really enjoyed this trail. It starts off pretty steep but becomes more gradual. Beautiful views and shady trees!

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Kelly Ditch Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Did this as an overnight backpack from Lake Cuyamaca and it was good, coming back the second day was a good climb out of William Heise park. Trail says 5.5 mi. but it felt longer!

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Sunset Mountain Trail
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10 Completed 5 Reviews

A great hike, but a long slog to the top through Harper Canyon. The going is pretty easy near the bottom, but gets progressively steeper as you get higher up. As the wash gets narrower you have to start boulder hopping, so it is slow going and hard on the knees (especially on the descent!). Its worth it though --- the views from the top are spectacular, and if you are looking for a wilderness experience, this is it! I didn't see another soul the entire trip, and the summit register shows the last time the peak was visited was over one month ago. The pads of paper in the can have dates that go back over 15 years --- so not many people visit this peak.

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Sill Hill Waterfall Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

I can't believe it. I was browsing for more hikes to go on in this area and I saw the picture of the shelter I made while hiking this trail, lol. So I actually hiked to the top off the mountain and down the east side rather than turn down this trail. I went in February on a warm day a few days after it snowed. The first hour of the hike was fine till we got to the mud. 2 steps up and 1 slide back lol. Eventually we got to the ice and it was slippery and very steep. Took us almost all day. Beautiful hike though. Try to go about 2 weeks or so after it rains so the ground will harden back up.

P.S. Easy to find Trail Head for this hike BUT almost impossible to find the cutoff to the falls from the trail to the peak.

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