Canyoneer Hikes

Take a hike. Because nature is the best medicine.

Our Canyoneers take getting outside seriously. For 47 years, these volunteer naturalists have offered free, guided hikes throughout the county. While current restrictions on group gatherings are precluding the Canyoneers from leading in-person hikes this fall, they plan to share a curated list of their favorite trails each season so people can explore them on their own or with families. From paved walking paths to adrenalin-inducing climbs with epic views, the trail systems of southern California will not disappoint. Learn how to be prepared and hike responsibly.



Ten Great Hikes for Fall

Posted: September 2, 2020

This fall, scout out some new trails with help from the Canyoneers. Whether you’re looking for a seaside stroll, a nice hike on rolling hillsides, or a tough climb to a peak with a view, there’s a trail for you. Our Canyoneers recommend the top trails where you can stay cool, and stay distanced. Read more.


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Hike responsibly

The key to a successful and memorable hike is preparation as well as following rules of courtesy and safety--especially important during a pandemic. More.

Subaru loves our Canyoneers

We’re hitting the road—and the trails—with support from Subaru of America, a proud partner of the Canyoneers program. Keep your eyes peeled for our Subaru Outback, which is used by our researchers, educators, and Canyoneers. You might even see it at the trailhead.

Meet the Canyoneers

One of the few trail-guide groups nationwide affiliated with a natural history museum rather than a park or reserve, Canyoneers have provided free guided tours in San Diego County since 1973. More.

Trail guide now available

Check out the new trail guide written by the Canyoneers. It details more than 250 trails in the region and highlights our local habitats. More.

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