San Diego National Wildlife Refuge – Sweetwater River Trail

The San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Across the road from a sprawling strip mall in Rancho San Diego lies a hidden gem of San Diego Hiking. The San Diego National Wildlife Refuge encompasses the majority of San Miguel Mountain (aka Mount Miguel, Mount San Miguel, etc)  and surrounding areas. The Sweetwater River runs along the northwestern edge of the Refuge which provides riparian […] Continue reading →

Volcan Mountain Summit/Five Oaks Trail

Located just north of downtown Julian, the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve is a 3,000 acre Preserve run by the San Diego County Parks and Recreation Department. While many parts of neighboring Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and the Laguna Mountains have suffered from the devastating wildfires of recent years, the unscathed Volcan Mountain offers an increasingly […] Continue reading →