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. We offer hikes throughout the region from September 2016 through June 2017. The 2016-2017 Canyoneer season is made possible with support from proud partner Subaru of America and the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. 

Upcoming hikes

  • 1 Oct
    Rose Canyon Open Space Park (Genesee Ave. Trailhead)
    • Saturday, October 1, 2016 8 AM
  • 2 Oct
    William Heise County Park (Desert View)
    • Sunday, October 2, 2016 9 AM
  • 8 Oct
    Buena Vista Park (Arroyo Vista Trail)
    • Saturday, October 8, 2016 9 AM
  • 9 Oct
    Cabrillo National Monument (Sea Cove Trail)
    • Sunday, October 9, 2016 10 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 brand-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 2016-2017 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. 

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