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Mountain Ridge


Experience the breathtaking beauty of San Diego's mountain and ocean trails from Torrey Pines Reserve to Mission Trails on a hiking adventure with a a local guide. Join us for a personalized and unforgettable outdoor experience.

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Safety is a top priority. We handle all the essentials, including navigation, safety procedures, and first aid equipment.

Local Guides

Our guides are not only versed in navigating but also in bringing to life the natural and cultural history of each trail.

Trails for All Skill Levels

Each trail is chosen for its stunning beauty and versatility, ensuring a rewarding experience for both seasoned hikers and casual walkers.

Eco-friendly Adventures

We're dedicated to preserving the environment with eco-conscious practices that protect San Diego's trails.

La Jolla Hills Hike
La Jolla Group Hike
Guided Hike



Group Hiking Tour

Embark on an unforgettable group hiking adventure with SD Explorer, where we blend the thrill of exploration with the joy of shared experiences. Join our group hiking tours and meet your guide at a predetermined spot where you'll warm up with some stretching. As you explore the trail, your guide will share insights into the region's natural and cultural history, enhancing your experience as you navigate through stunning landscapes.

Locations: Torrey Pines, Mission Trails, Tecolote Canyon

Price: $59.00

Duration: 2 Hours

Participants: 3-10

Additional Details:

  • Lightweight hiking boots or athletic shoes, sunscreen, hats, and/or sunglasses are recommended for maximum comfort

  • Transportation not included

  • Open to explorers of all ages


Private Hiking Tour

On SD Explorer's private hiking tours, you'll embark on a personalized journey through San Diego's most scenic trails. Guided by our expert tour leaders, each hike is tailored to your interests and fitness level. Explore the tranquil paths of Torrey Pines with its stunning ocean views or navigate the historic, rugged terrain of Mission Trails. Experience nature up close, learn about local ecology, and enjoy a unique adventure crafted just for your group.

Locations: Torrey Pines, Mission Trails

Price: $449.00 Flat Rate

Duration: 2 Hours

Participants: Up to 10

Additional Details:

  • Includes a private hiking guide exclusively for your group of up to 8 adventurers, offering the flexibility to customize your itinerary and explore at your own pace

  • Lightweight hiking boots or athletic shoes, sunscreen, hats, and/or sunglasses are recommended for maximum comfort

  • Transportation not included

  • Open to explorers of all ages


Each trail option has been selected for its unique beauty and ability to cater to various skill levels, from the scenic tranquility of Torrey Pines to the adventurous spirit of Mission Trails and the ecological diversity of Tecolote Canyon.




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Mission Trails

Just 8 miles from downtown San Diego, Mission Trails Regional Park offers an expansive natural retreat in the heart of an urban setting. Spanning over 7,000 acres, it stands as one of the largest urban parks in the U.S., boasting a rich variety of activities.

With over 60 miles of trails, the park caters to hikers, runners, mountain bikers, and rock climbers of all skill levels. Families can enjoy a leisurely walk on the Visitor Center Loop Trail, while thrill-seekers can tackle the 5 Peak Challenge, ascending peaks like Cowles Mountain - San Diego's highest point.

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Experience the              advantage


Join SD Explorer for guided hiking tours through San Diego's most stunning landscapes.


From the tranquil trails of Torrey Pines to the rugged terrain of Mission Trails and the diverse ecosystems of Tecolote Canyon, our hikes are designed for all skill levels.


Our experienced guides prioritize safety and enrich each tour with insights into the natural and cultural history of the areas you explore.


With all essentials provided, just bring your spirit of adventure and a camera to capture unforgettable views. Experience nature up close, learn, and leave with lasting memories.

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