Trails and Ales Hiking Series

Collaboration of Nature's Caretakers Repeats Popular "Trails and Ales" Hike Series



San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) has just opened registration for the popular five-month Trails & Ales hiking program, which includes two of San Diego’s most amazing assets: beautiful landscapes and delicious craft beers.

Hikers and beer lovers will join nature caretakers from the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy, Volcan Mountain Foundation (VMF), The Escondido Creek Conservancy, and San Diego Canyonlands for a five-month Trails & Ales Hike series in North County that includes a visit to nearby craft breweries including Plan 9 Alehouse in Escondido, Nickel Beer Company in Julian, The Lost Abbey in Cardiff, Viewpoint Brewing in Del Mar, and Jacked Up Brewery in Escondido.

The Trails & Ales Hike series will be held on Saturdays,October 7November 4December 2February 3, 2018, and March 3, 2018. All events start at 10 AM and all of the hikes are led by local, experienced wildlife educators.

Participation is limited to 26 people who must be 21 or over. The hikes are sold as a series for $100 for members of any of the sponsoring organizations and $150 for nonmembers. The organizations are also offering new-membership specials that include the entire hike series at $125.

On Saturday, October 7, hikers will join the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy to explore Clevenger Canyon South and enjoy craft beer at Plan 9 AlehouseSDRVC'snew Conservation Manager, Jack Hughes, will lead the hike.  

San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy

On Saturday, November 4, hikers will join the Volcan Mountain Foundation to climb Volcan Mountain and cool off at Julian Hard Cider. VMF board member and resident naturalist, Sharyl Massey will co-lead the hike with VMF's Executive Director, Colleen Bradley.

On December 2, hikers will discover Los Cielos Preserve, lead by Jeff Swenerton, a seasoned educator and naturalist of The Escondido Creek Conservancy, followed by a visit to Jacked Up Brewery.

On Saturday, February 3, 2018, participants will explore Annie’s Canyon Trail, followed by a visit to The Lost Abbey, guided by Elayna Flanders, Conservation Education Manager at San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy.   

On Saturday, March 3, 2018, hikers will join San Diego Canyonlands’ Executive Director, Eric Bowlby, on a hike through Gonzales Canyon, followed by a visit to Viewpoint Brewing.

Have questions about Trails & Ales Hike Series? Contact: Jack Hughes, SDRVC Conservation Manager, 858.755.6956

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