Canyoneer Hikes

Get out and explore the region with a free, guided nature hike.

Canyoneers are citizen scientists and volunteers who have had comprehensive training by Museum scientists and local experts on the natural history of the region. There are 75 public hikes offered in the 2017–18 season. Hikes are also offered to local schools at no cost. Learn more.

Upcoming hikes

  • 23 Sep
    Tijuana River Valley Regional Park (Dairy Mart Trailhead)
    • Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:30 AM
  • 24 Sep
    Blue Sky Ecological Reserve (Creekside Trail)
    • Sunday, September 24, 2017 7:30 AM
  • 30 Sep
    Cleveland National Forest (Pacific Crest Trail—Garnet Peak) New!
    • Saturday, September 30, 2017 9 AM
  • 1 Oct
    Balboa Park (Maple Canyon—5 Bridges)
    • Sunday, October 1, 2017 8 AM
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About 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.

New trail guide now available

Can’t make it on one of our hikes? A new trail guide written by the Canyoneers is the next best thing. It details more than 250 trails in the region and highlights our local habitats. More.

Be Prepared / Wilderness Ethics

The key to a successful and memorable hike is preparation as well as following rules of courtesy and safety. More.

Subaru Loves Our Canyoneers

We’re hitting the road—and the trails—with support from Subaru of America, corporate partner of the 2017-2018 Canyoneer season. Keep your eyes peeled for our Subaru Forester 2.5i, which is used by our researchers, educators, and Canyoneers. You might even see it at the trailhead.