Mount Laguna



Mt. Laguna is a wonderful place for any van lifer or camper looking to get into the mountains and see trees in the Cleveland National Forest within San Diego County. The area has several campgrounds, hiking trails, and incredible views of the Anaza-Borrego Desert.  


Mount Laguna is a wonderful place to get away from the city and reconnect with nature. The area has many activities to do, including; hiking, mountain biking, equestrian, camping, and much more.  There is a visitor center and a local store for your needs as well. 

Mountain Biking

Mount Laguna is a very popular mountain biking destination in Souther California. With the number of trails and proximity to San Diego, it can get packed on the weekends with riders.


There are several hiking trails throughout Mt. Laguna, including the Pacific  Crest Trail. A few of the most popular ones are:

  • Pacific Crest Trail (2650 miles)
  • Laguna Mountain Trailhead (1 mile)
  • Garnet Peak (4 Miles)
  • Big Laguna Mountain Loop Trail (10-miles)
  • Red-Tailed and Agua Dulce Trail Loop (5 miles)


There are several campgrounds and RV resorts located around Mt. Laguna Wilderness Area. A few of the most popular ones are:

  • Burnt Rancheria
  • Laguna Lake
  • Woodden Hills Group Campground
  • KQ Ranch RV Resort
  • Pinezanita RV Park & Campground

California Wolf Center

The California Wolf Center, previously known as the Julian Center for Science and Education, was originally founded in 1977 by Paul and Judy Kenis. Starting with just two North American gray wolves, our mission from the start was to teach the public about the importance of wolves in their ecosystem.

It’s a privilege to have Mt. Laguna for our enjoyment, so please practice Leave No Trace principles.


Warner Springs Gliderport

Warner Springs Airport is one of the premier glider ports in Southern California and is located a mile north of Warner Springs. If you have ever dreamed about soaring among the birds and clouds without an engine, then flying in a glider is for you. Located at Warner Springs Airport is Sky Sailing. They offer glider rides, tours, and instructions every day of the week.

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Julian is a beautiful mountain town located in the Cuyamaca mountains. The town dates back to the 1870’s gold rush in the early days of California and has a rich history. As a result, Julian has shops housed in historic buildings, a historic hotel, and many restaurants. It’s also known for its famous apple pies that attract visitors worldwide.

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