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. 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. 2019–2020 Brochure

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.

Upcoming hikes

  • 22 Sep
    San Dieguito River Park (Del Dios Gorge Trail)
    • Sunday, September 22, 2019 9 AM
  • 28 Sep
    Palomar Mountain State Park (Thunder Spring & Chimney Flats)
    • Saturday, September 28, 2019 9 AM
  • 29 Sep
    San Diego River Estuary (San Diego Estuary)
    • Sunday, September 29, 2019 8 AM
  • 5 Oct
    Tijuana River Valley Regional Park (Cathedral Trail)
    • Saturday, October 5, 2019 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 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.