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The Best Hiking in Jamul

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Top hiking spots in and near Jamul

  • Jamul, California

    Hike Mt. McGinty

    4.8 mi / 1263 ft gain
    Balancing a good workout, gorgeous views, and minimal time commitment, these 4.8-mile steep trail is definitely a San Diego point of interest, and despite its proximity to the city of San Diego, it remains a low trafficked hike. The Hike: Right away the trail weaves you through beautiful vegetati...
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  • Jamul, California

    McGinty Mountain Trail

    4.52 mi / 1280 ft gain
    McGinty Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Jamul, California.
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  • El Cajon, California

    Otay Sweetwater Refuge Trail

    10.23 mi / 689 ft gain
    Otay Sweetwater Refuge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near La Mesa, California.
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  • El Cajon, California

    Sweetwater Trail Loop

    3.14 mi / 121 ft gain
    Sweetwater Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Spring Valley, California.
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  • Jamul, California

    Honey Springs Trail to Hollenbeck Canyon Loop

    6.21 mi / 810 ft gain
    Honey Springs Trail to Hollenbeck Canyon Loop is a loop trail that provides you with the opportunity to see wildflowers and wildlife located near Jamul, California.
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  • Jamul, California

    Hollenbeck Canyon Trail

    4.65 mi / 709 ft gain
    Hollenbeck Canyon Trail is a loop trail that is dog friendly (on-leash) located near Jamul, California.
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  • Jamul, California

    Hike the Hollenbeck Canyon Trail

    4.6 mi / 626 ft gain
    The trail is wide and well maintained. The first mile of the trail is well shaded by oak trees. You'll see stunning rocky peaks and rolling green hills as the trail continues. There are three creek crossings to be aware of. Cleveland National Forest is dog friendly, but bring a leash! Hunting is ...
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  • Jamul, California

    Hollenbeck Canyon Extended Loop

    12 mi / 1673 ft gain
    Hollenbeck Canyon Extended Loop is a loop trail that is dog friendly (on-leash) located near Jamul, California.
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  • Jamul, California

    Honey Springs Trail

    5.39 mi / 551 ft gain
    Honey Springs Trail is an out-and-back trail that is moderately difficult located near Jamul, California.
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  • Jamul, California

    Otay Mountain: Minnewawa Truck Trail to Marron Valley Road

    14.17 mi / 3166 ft gain
    Otay Mountain: Minnewawa Truck Trail to Marron Valley Road is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Dulzura, California.
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  • Jamul, California

    Hiking Otay Mountain

    5.0
    15.3 mi / 2903 ft gain
    The trek begins on the Otay Mountain Truck Trail at Pio Pico Resort & Campground. You can either park and hike the entire trail, or drive up to a point a couple miles and park before the road becomes steep and rough. The distance on here is if you hiked the whole way. If you have a 4-wheel dr...
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  • Jamul, California

    Pio Pico Campground to Otay Mountain via Minnewawa Truck Trail

    12.21 mi / 3136 ft gain
    Pio Pico Campground to Otay Mountain via Minnewawa Truck Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Jamul, California.
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  • Chula Vista, California

    Lower Otay Reservoir: East Side

    4.4 mi / 194 ft gain
    Lower Otay Reservoir: East Side is an out-and-back trail that is good for all skill levels located near Chula Vista, California.
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  • Chula Vista, California

    Hike Mother Miguel Mountain

    5.0
    4.5 mi / 977 ft gain
    At the summit, your work will be rewarded with stunning views from downtown San Diego all the way to Mexico. You can also see the surrounding mountain peaks and the Sweetwater Reservoir.  This is a great hike to do at sunset - but bring a headlamp / flashlight for the hike back down. This trail i...
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  • Chula Vista, California

    Mother Miguel Mountain Via Rock House Trail

    4.0
    4.11 mi / 919 ft gain
    Mother Miguel Mountain Via Rock House Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Chula Vista, California.
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  • Chula Vista, California

    San Diego National Wildlife Refuge

    1.49 mi / 427 ft gain
    San Diego National Wildlife Refuge is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Chula Vista, California.
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