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Meet other local social hiking enthusiasts. Mostly casual social hikes in local parks and along beaches. Come and enjoy exploring different locations throughout San Diego county!

Upcoming events (5+)

Shifted to Sunday 26th! Multi-group Urban Trail Hike- Marian Bear Park ~ 4 miles

Marian Bear Park- Biltmore St access trailhead

Moderate mostly flat trail hike after initial short steep access down from the cul-de-sac at North end of Biltmore St. in North Clairemont. Wonderful initial forest-type canopy over the dirt trail alongside a little creek with ponds, until coming out into the main broad hiking trail in the center of San Clemente Canyon/Marion Bear Park. Many huge sycamores and oaks in this City open-space park with a wide main trail and small stream with some ponds that may have minnows and maybe some orange crawdads if you are lucky/observant enough and go in the wetter winter season. Some birds so if you bring binos you may be able to ID different species. We saw a big hawks soaring overhead last time, and previously a little skink on trail- SKINK not skunk. Great place to exercise walk and commune with nature for a little while as we tune out any noise from H52 which runs along the North side of San Clemente Canyon. There is some poison oak growing under the trees nearby and off the trail, but we don't venture off the trail or into any bushes so we don't touch it. Meet us BY 1pm at the North end of Biltmore St, at the trailhead post on the sidewalk by the bench there. Early parking in the cul-de-sac, later comers please park up the hill by Capehart St.. Please don't block anyone's driveway! We have a bunch coming from hiking groups also. Quite a big friendly group usually assembles there for this casual fun local hike. Be on time! Dress appropriate for the weather/temp ( any rain cancels ) and wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring a bottle of water and your camera, hat and sunscreen, binos if you like to see birds up close. Park bathroom is about halfway along this hike. None at trailhead. You are solely responsible for your safety and well being on any event posted by this group! No organizer/host of this group is in any way liable for any injury or misfortune that could occur. Rsvp YES here confirms your acceptance of responsibility.

Free Fitness Fun Brisk Bay Walk - 5.4 miles! Get out early and active midweek!

Come exercise your body as well as unwind your mind on this early 5.4 mile social fast walk along beautiful Mission Bay. Most everyone has great fun on these fast walks and makes friendships there over time. We had requests for more of these brisk group walks so now they are every Wednesday evening at 5:30 PT with the recent time change. We start from the MBay Visitor's Center off Highway 5 just at the Southwest end of Clairemont Dr crossing over I5. Meet at South side of building by old faded blue painted Bell on tall pole. Come away from that TV and your easy chair, come out stretch those legs in the fresh evening air? Usually some friendly fast walkers from other local groups accompany us there... Most people will go the total 5.4 mile brisk walk to South Shores and back. We may see a nice sunset along the way, very enjoyable sharing that stimulating exercise /visual experience with our lively social camaraderie and maybe some light improv as well. Have any jokes to share? Dress appropriate for the weather/temperature (any rain cancels) and wear very comfortable walking shoes. Bring a smile, bottle of water, snacks, maybe a joke ( I need some new material ). Meet on the south side of the Visitor's Center building BY 5:30pm. We start walking South soon after so you may have to run to catch up if you are late. You are solely responsible for your safety and well being on any event posted by this group! No organizer/host of this group is in any way liable for any injury or misfortune that could occur. Rsvp YES here confirms your acceptance of responsibility.

Free Fitness Fun Brisk Bay Walk - 5.4 miles! Get out early and active midweek!

Come exercise your body as well as unwind your mind on this early 5.4 mile social fast walk along beautiful Mission Bay. Most everyone has great fun on these fast walks and makes friendships there over time. We had requests for more of these brisk group walks so now they are every Wednesday evening at 5:30 PT with the recent time change. We start from the MBay Visitor's Center off Highway 5 just at the Southwest end of Clairemont Dr crossing over I5. Meet at South side of building by old faded blue painted Bell on tall pole. Come away from that TV and your easy chair, come out stretch those legs in the fresh evening air? Usually some friendly fast walkers from other local groups accompany us there... Most people will go the total 5.4 mile brisk walk to South Shores and back. We may see a nice sunset along the way, very enjoyable sharing that stimulating exercise /visual experience with our lively social camaraderie and maybe some light improv as well. Have any jokes to share? Dress appropriate for the weather/temperature (any rain cancels) and wear very comfortable walking shoes. Bring a smile, bottle of water, snacks, maybe a joke ( I need some new material ). Meet on the south side of the Visitor's Center building BY 5:30pm. We start walking South soon after so you may have to run to catch up if you are late. You are solely responsible for your safety and well being on any event posted by this group! No organizer/host of this group is in any way liable for any injury or misfortune that could occur. Rsvp YES here confirms your acceptance of responsibility.

FREE Multi-groups local Urban Trail Casual Fun Hike- Marian Bear Park ~ 4 miles

Marian Bear Park- Biltmore St access trailhead

Moderate mostly flat trail hike after initial short steep access down from the cul-de-sac at North end of Biltmore St. in North Clairemont. Wonderful initial forest-type canopy over the dirt trail alongside a little creek with ponds, until coming out into the main broad hiking trail in the center of San Clemente Canyon/Marion Bear Park. Many huge sycamores and oaks in this City open-space park with a wide main trail and small stream with some ponds that may have minnows and maybe some orange crawdads if you are lucky/observant enough and go in the wetter winter season. Some birds so if you bring binos you may be able to ID different species. We saw a big hawks soaring overhead last time, and previously a little skink on trail- SKINK not skunk. Great place to exercise walk and commune with nature for a little while as we tune out any noise from H52 which runs along the North side of San Clemente Canyon. There is some poison oak growing under the trees nearby and off the trail, but we don't venture off the trail or into any bushes so we don't touch it. Meet us BY 1pm at the North end of Biltmore St, at the trailhead post on the sidewalk by the bench there. Early parking in the cul-de-sac, later comers please park up the hill by Capehart St.. Please don't block anyone's driveway! We have a bunch coming from hiking groups also. Quite a big friendly group usually assembles there for this casual fun local hike. Be on time! Dress appropriate for the weather/temp ( any rain cancels ) and wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring a bottle of water and your camera, hat and sunscreen, binos if you like to see birds up close. Park bathroom is about halfway along this hike. None at trailhead. You are solely responsible for your safety and well being on any event posted by this group! No organizer/host of this group is in any way liable for any injury or misfortune that could occur. Rsvp YES here confirms your acceptance of responsibility.

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