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Julian is the small mining town in the San Diego mountains. Pine & oak-covered hills of the San Diego back country. Once the second largest town in the county during the gold-boom of 1869, Julian has since become a rustic mountain retreat.

Located 60 miles northeast of San Diego, Julian is reached by tree-lined country roads that are nearly empty of traffic and uncluttered by commercial development. Cattle grazing on the hillsides, along with fruit orchards and roadside homemade jam stands, create a peaceful pastoral scene.

Julian's country charm and Victorian architecture stretch from one end of town to the other. Main Street retains its original false-front stores and wooden sidewalks. Here you can find handicraft and antique shops, a general store and country-style restaurants. The irresistible aroma of cinnamon and apples also lead you to stores selling homemade pies filled with fruit from local orchards. Accommodations in Julian include charming bed and breakfasts, country inns & historic hotels.
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elevation: 4220' population: 1,300 zip code: 92036


mountain town with apple orchards, oaks & some pines

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San Diego County
East of San Diego
on Hwy.78 @ jct. Hwy.79



  • backpacking
  • camping
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • horseback riding
  • horse carriage rides
  • old mines
  • waterfalls
  • wineries
  • llama pack trips
  • Julian Apple Festival
  • mountain biking
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Anza Borrego Desert State Park
  • Cleveland National Forest
  • Lake Cuyamaca
  • Rancho Cuyamaca State Park
  • Vallecito County Park
  • William Heise County Park
  • Julian Pioneer Museum
  • Jess Martin Park
  • julian campgrounds

    Rancho Cuyamaca State Park
    Burnt Rancheria Campground
    Laguna Mountain Campground
    Vallecito Park Anza Borrego
    William Heise - Julian Camping
    Pinecrest Retreat
    Pinezanita RV Park Camp
    Stage Coach Trails Campground
    Vallecito County Park
    Lake Cuyamaca Camping

    tent camping

    Visitors can relive the gold-mining days of the Old West through tours of the abandoned Eagle and High Peak Mines. Julian celebrates its distinct four seasons with an annual calendar of special events. This mountain mining town is most famous for apple pie, but recently more restaurants, cafes and beer breweries are starting to sprout up.

    nearby towns:
    Mount Laguna
    Borrego Springs
    Warner Springs
    local links:

    Julian Chamber of Commerce
    2129 Main St. Julian, CA 92036

    Eagle Mining Company
    Julian Lodging
    Mount Laguna Trail Map
    San Diego County Trail Map
    Julian Beer Company
    Blue Door Winery
    Julian Grille
    Nickel Beer Company
    Soups & Such Cafe
    Mom's Pie House
    Banner Ranch

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