Outdoor Adventures

Drop Shadow


students hiking

Hiking is a wonderful way to experience some of the natural beauty that San Diego offers. With mountains, desert, and marine environments all within a short drive from campus, there are many diverse locations to enjoy. As with all outdoor pursuits, there are some things to consider and prepare for before heading out on a hike.

In southern California, some of the most beautiful outdoor destinations are very fragile and popular. This is often a recipe for destruction. We recommend following the recommended Leave No Trace practices to minimize your impact on the environment and other users.

Best hikes in San Diego
Local canyons around campus

"We had a great time hiking above Anza Borrego Desert. It was hot, but was such a contrast to USD." - participant