We have made the difficult decision to cancel Canyoneer-led hikes for the remainder of the season (through June) due to social distancing measures and trail closures, and to ensure the safety of all participants.
We would like to thank our volunteer Canyoneers and all hike participants who have hit the trails with us since late last summer. We would also like to recognize the generosity of our corporate partner, Subaru of America, whose commitment to outdoor education provided support for this program and underwrote free nature hikes for local classrooms.
We are currently planning the 2020-2021 hiking schedule, and look forward to seeing you then.
Canyoneers are citizen scientists and volunteers who have had comprehensive training by Museum scientists and local experts on the natural history of the region. Check out our full schedule of hikes between now and June 2020, and hit the trails with the Canyoneers! Look for the Canyoneer sign at the designated parking area. We are always hoping to see wildlife. Please leave dogs at home and come enjoy nature.
Please note: Canyoneers hike rain or shine unless the trail is impassable. The website will be updated by 3:30 PM the day before a cancelled hike. A Canyoneer always shows up at the trailhead just in case.
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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.
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.
The key to a successful and memorable hike is preparation as well as following rules of courtesy and safety. More.
We’re hitting the road—and the trails—with support from Subaru of America, corporate partner of the 2019-2020 Canyoneer season. Keep your eyes peeled for our Subaru Forester, which is used by our researchers, educators, and Canyoneers. You might even see it at the trailhead.