Guided Hikes with the Canyoneers


Are you interested in taking your troop on local nature hikes but not sure where to go or what to do with them on the walk? Come to a hike given by the Natural History Museum Canyoneers! Complete Schedule here There are only 3 on the schedule that are here in the South Bay; one October 1st at the Tijuana Estuary, March 25 at Del Rey Canyon and June 16 at Otay Regional Park, but there are many others all over San Diego County every weekend. You’ll learn about local plants and animals and geology on the hike from the knowledgeable leader. No reservations needed.

Canyoneers are San Diego Natural History Museum volunteers trained to teach appreciation of plants and animals in southern California. If you are interested in volunteering as a Canyoneer

Be prepared! Wear comfortable walking shoes and a hat. Hiking boots are recommended for desert and mountain hikes. Bring adequate water and food; even the short or easy hikes can demand liquid and energy resources. You may also wish to bring a jacket, binoculars, and field guides. Bring rain gear if rain is a possibility. Check online at for any changes needed due to closures.

These programs are interpretive nature walks, not endurance hikes, and Canyoneers try to accommodate the desires and abilities of all participants. However, some of the walks can be taxing, especially those in the desert or mountains. If you would like to accompany a more leisurely group, ask the Canyoneer host when you sign in.

Please follow common rules of courtesy and safety. Do not litter the trail or smoke. Dogs or other pets are not permitted on the walks, as they interfere with observing wildlife.
Group tours for scouts, senior citizen groups, clubs, and other organizations may be arranged for Saturdays by calling the Museum two weeks in advance at 619.255.0203. There is a nominal fee of $2 per person. If your group of 10 or more plans to join a regularly scheduled Canyoneer walk on a Saturday or Sunday, please call the number above at least two weeks in advance so that arrangements can be made for a sufficient number of guides.

Additional support provided by the Samuel I. and John Henry Fox Foundation. The San Diego Natural History Museum�s education programs are funded in part by the City of San Diego�s Commission for Arts and Culture and the San Diego County Community Enhancement Program.

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