The Canyoneers

Canyoneers are San Diego Natural History Museum volunteers trained to lead interpretive nature walks that teach appreciation for the great outdoors.

Schedule of free public hikes.

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Exercise both your body and spirit in Monserate Mountain Preserve

Climb to vistas in northern San Diego County

Monserate Mountain Preserve, located in San Diego’s North County, is the second largest of 11 preserves within the 2700-acre Fallbrook Land Conservancy. The preserve began with an acquisition of 225 acres in 2000; more acreage ...

Odds-on favorite for the most scenic hike in San Diego

Thank Guy Fleming for this hike among Torrey pines

Follow the trail as it winds through old groves of Torrey pines and opens up to wonderful ocean views.

Find a return to yesterday in the heart of the city

150 acres of coastal sage scrub provide an important habitat for wildlife

That dropped Ping-Pong ball song would be the wrentit.

Experience dramatic transition in Sloan Canyon

No city hustle here

Dry chaparral becomes lush riparian habitat on this East County hike.

Your destination is the pigeon roost

Hike through this Palomar Mountain forest thick with oaks and conifers

Parts of Fry Creek Trail are reminiscent of forests much farther north.

Your rewards are amazing views and vigorous exercise

Clevenger Canyon is rich in wildflowers and blooming chaparral shrubs in season

Clevenger Canyon is part of the Coast to Crest Trail of the San Dieguito River Parkway, a 70-mile trail that will eventually connect Volcan Mountain with the ocean at Del Mar. The Clevenger Canyon North ...

Best to wake up early for this La Jolla Cove walk

Views of seals, pelicans, and sea lions in their natural habitat

Stroll along one of the most picturesque parts of the San Diego coastline.

Views of San Pasqual Valley and its agricultural preserve

This section of the Coast to Crest Trail is the wildest and most interesting

San Dieguito River Park’s (SDRP) planned Coast to Crest Trail when completed will extend some 70 miles from the coast at Del Mar to Volcan Mountain near Julian. Part of the Coast to Crest Trail ...

Not the highest peak but maybe the best view

A walk among the survivors of the Cedar Fire to Eagle Peak

Enjoy a 360-degree view of the San Diego River canyon and its surrounding peaks.

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