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Parks & nature in Julian

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“Beautiful spring desert flowers and excellent hiking! You may be lucky enough to see a desert Bighorn Sheep!”
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Park
“Golden hills, oak and pine trees, and no city lights! Great hiking-- try Stonewall peak for a moderate level of difficulty that gets you to a beautiful view.”
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Trail
“The lake is a great place to go fishing or rent a boat for the day. There is also an island next to the lake that has great hiking trails around it. ”
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Park
“Closest to the Zen Den. Easy hikes. Also has cabins and tent sites for camping.”
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Park
“This is a gorgeous Mountain Preserve with nearly 2,900 acres of protected forest. There is a 5-mile hike through the preserve that is rated at moderate to difficult so be prepared, but there are some great views along the way.”
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Park
“The beautiful park offers camping and hiking in an oak woodland forest, with a sprinkling of pines and lovely meadows with creeks. There are over 100 miles of trails which accommodate hikers, bikers, and equestrians. The two family camps, Paso Picacho and Green Valley, are open and on the reservation system spring through fall. Green Valley sits at an elevation of 4,000 feet and has a creek which runs through the middle of the campground. The day use area offers sets of cascades and shallow pools, great for water play on hot days. Green Valley has 81 campsites.”
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Waterfall
“If you're looking for a good and challenging trail with a trees and water, this is the one for you. Well traveled and well marked, you can feel comfortable you won't lose your way but still feel the beauty of nature. There are many trails in San Diego but view with a rewarding pool of water at the end. Of course, this is best for a hot summer when walking under the cold waterfall is a truly transcendental experience.”
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Park
“Go for a little drive and take a couple hikes. Can be very hot in the summer months!!! ”
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Campground
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Park
“This is an amazing hike. It is absolutely beautiful once you get down to the set of three falls. **WATCH OUT FOR POISON OAK**”
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Mountain
“Highest peak in San Diego County. A great 60 or 90 minute hike to a spectacular summit.”
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Campground
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“Enjoy outdoor pool and indoor jacuzzi from natural hot springs. You can pay for the day, hike the Moonlight trail and relax at the jacuzzi afterward. My favorite!”
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