William Heise County Park - Canyon Oak Trail - Hiking

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This 929-acre park, full of oak and pine forests and mountain meadows, is the perfect destination for the whole family.

Written by

Taylor Reilly


1.25 miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

39.8 miles


3 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

1 hours

One hour or less


All Seasons

Dog Friendly


Fees Permits


Entrance Fee



The 929-acre William Heise County Park northeast of San Diego, in the Laguna Mountain Range. Sitting at 4,200 feet above sea level, it is one of the few San Diego County Parks that gets snow each year. There are trailer sites, cabins, tent sites, restrooms, and day use picnic areas. The park is full of beautiful oak and pine forests as well as mountain meadows, which make for beautiful photos.

What Makes It Great

The short, 1.25-mile Canyon Oak Trail starts in Area 1 and has a bit of elevation gain. It loops around through beautiful forests, and you may even see a mule deer or wild turkey along the way! For more mileage, take the 2.25-mile Desert View Trail. This trail has a couple scenic overlooks, and will loop back to the Canyon Oak Trail for you to finish out where you started.

Who is Going to Love It

The 1.25 mile Canyon Oak Trail Loop in William Heise County Park is a great hike for the family.

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

The park is located at 4945 Heise Park Road in Julian.

The park is open daily from 9:30 a.m. until sunset.

Written by Taylor Reilly for RootsRated.

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William Heise County Park- Canyon Oak Trail

1626 Frisius Drive
Julian, CA, 92036
33.040707, -116.595265

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