San Diego Trails: Hollenbeck Canyon

San Diego Trails: Hollenbeck Canyon

Hollenbeck Canyon Trail is open to hikers, cyclists and horseback riders.  Dogs are permitted along the trail, and be warned, so is hunting in season, so it’s worth checking out whether it’s hunting season before you set off.  The Hollenbeck Canyon Trail is a loop of around 6 miles, although there are short cuts available which cut it down to half of that, and if you’re feeling particularly energetic you can double it up to 12 miles by extending the Burnt Olive Grove Loop.

Hollenbeck Canyon Trail is part of a 3,200 acre wildlife area which provides a welcome wildlife corridor between Jamul mountains and Olay Mountain. The habitat is largely made up of chaparral, oak woodlands, coastal sage scrub, marshes and grasslands so, as you can gather, there’s plenty of variety for you to hike through. The Hollenbeck Canyon trail is pretty well marked and easy to follow, although you might have to cross a couple of streams so be prepared for that. All in all the Hollenbeck Canyon trail is just a great place to hike offering beautiful panoramic views, what more could you ask for?

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