The San Diego Chapter of the Sierra Club sponsors hundreds of outings and trips each year. They vary widely in type and difficulty–the choice is yours! All outings are led by Chapter Outing Leaders (COLs) who have been through required training courses.
Outings are published in the Hi Sierran and also posted in the online Outings Calendar. You can sign up to receive an outings listing twice monthly by email. To sign up, click here.
Bus Trips are chapter fundraisers organized to multiple special destinations each year. Each year we organize trips to faraway destinations (usually the Sierra Nevada) for long weekends at Memorial Day (May), July 4th (Independence Day, June-July), and Labor Day (September).
Though participants travel to and from trailheads together on a bus, we split into groups of about 12 (including leader and assistant) for backpacks to separate locations. Some groups establish a basecamp and enjoy dayhikes from one location; other groups move camp each day; other groups employ a combination. Each trip is announced in the Hi Sierran months in advance. Popular trips fill within days; be sure to reserve promptly! For more information on a trip, see the Bus Trips page.
For winter bus trips, visit the Cross-Country Ski Section page.
The County Peaks List is an offering of the Outings Section of the San Diego Chapter of the Sierra Club. It is composed of one hundred peaks located within San Diego County.
Wednesday in the Mountains sponsors outings on Wednesdays.