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Experience the breathtaking beauty of San Diego's mountain and ocean trails from Torrey Pines Reserve to Canyon Trails to Black Diamond Mountain. With SD Explorer, embark on a private hiking adventure that not only traverses beautiful landscapes but also creates a personalized and unforgettable outdoor experience.


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Additional Details

  • 2-hour tour

  • Guided Hiking Tours are offered on a first-reserve, first-serve basis

  • Open to explorers of all ages, with a maximum group size of 10

  • After clicking "Book Online Now" you will be prompted to choose your trail location and tour time

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

  • Transportation not included

Group Hiking Tour


Torrey Pines Reserve | Mission Trails | Tecolote Canyon Trails 

Embark on an unforgettable group hiking adventure with SD Explorer, where we blend the thrill of exploration with the joy of shared experiences. Our carefully curated hikes offer something for everyone, from the scenic tranquility of Torrey Pines to the adventurous spirit of Mission Trails and the ecological diversity of Tecolote Canyon.


Each trail option has been selected for its unique beauty and ability to cater to various skill levels, ensuring a rewarding experience whether you're a seasoned hiker or just looking for a leisurely stroll with stunning views.

Your journey with us is more than just a hike; it's an all-inclusive outdoor experience. We provide knowledgeable guides who are not only versed in navigating but also in bringing to life the natural and cultural history of each trail.


Expect well-organized tours, with safety as our top priority. We handle all the essentials, including first aid equipment and hydration supplies. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm and a camera (and the items detailed for safety) to capture the breathtaking landscapes. Join SD Explorer for a group hiking experience that promises to leave you with lasting memories and a deeper appreciation for the great outdoors.

Starting at $55/ person


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Most Dynamic Hike

Mission Trails: Urban Wilderness at Your Fingertips

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.


Explore Diverse Trails and More:
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.


Embrace Nature and Wildlife:
Apart from the adventure, the park is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, offering excellent birdwatching opportunities. Lake Murray adds to the allure with boating activities, and the Kumeyaay Lake Campground provides a perfect overnight nature escape.


Ask your guider about the the 5 Peak Challenge and have your achievement captured with selfies! Mission Trails is not just a hike; it's an experience that brings the wilderness to the city's doorstep.

Meeting Point:

Mission Trails Regional Park, Corte Playa Catalina Entrance - click the link for a map

Mission Trails Park, 5198-5190, Corte Playa Catalina, San Diego, CA 92124

Additional Details

  • 2-hour tour

  • 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

  • Private guide and tailored hiking itinerary

  • After clicking "Book Online Now" you will be prompted to choose your tour location and date

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

Torrey Pines Reserve | Mission Trails | Canyon Trails

Private Hiking Tours

A private hiking experience for groups of up to 8, choose any of our trails!

Experience the exclusivity and personal touch of SD Explorer's private hiking tours, a bucket list item for many and a unique, curated experience we highly recommend! Led by our knowledgeable tour guides, each private tour offers undivided attention and a tailored experience that perfectly aligns with your interests and hiking level.


Whether you choose the serene paths of Torrey Pines or the exhilarating routes of the Mission Trails, our well-maintained trail options and knowledgable guides help to ensure a memorable adventure.


Your journey with us begins with a history of the area, followed by a nice stretch warm-up to prepare you for the hike. As you embark on your tour, expect more than just a walk through nature. Our guides will lead you around one of the most popular trails, sharing insights and stories that bring the landscape to life.

Flat rate of $449 for up to 8 participants

The Ultimate Hiking Experience


A scenic guided hike for groups of up to 8, lunch included!

Experience an all-inclusive hiking experience: a curated hike along the trails of San Diego's finest trails with an experienced hiking guide complete with snacks and a picnic lunch! 


Walk beneath tall pines and walk through the ocean mist-filled with our guides. Take in dramatic views of Torrey's majestic cliffs. Explore the Reserve and cross this unique, curated experience off of your bucket list!

Guests will be asked if any accommodations are required, and will kick off the experience with a warm-up and stretching session prior to beginning an exciting hike along the Pacific Ocean. 

Starting at $129/person (5 person min.)


Additional Details

  • 3-hour tour

  • Guided Hiking Tours are offered on a first-reserve, first-serve basis, opened to all explorers with groups of up to 8

  • Trail snacks and water included

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

  • Takes place at Torrey Pines Natural Reserve

  • Tours depart weekly from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday.


*This tour is a private experience for groups of 5 or more (no more than 8)

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