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SciHikes: Explore Today!

The perfect opportunity to engage with your world is on a SciHike! Join Jess on custom trips around Southern California to learn, experience, and grow. Each SciHike is different, and draws on local geology, biology, culture, and history to give you a unique perspective about the planet.

  • SciHikes vary in length and activity level
  • Custom outings for groups or special occasions
  • Discounts available for groups of 4 or more
  • Some trips are kid-friendly, so please ask!

Sliding Into The Sea: The Shuddering Slopes of the Palos Verdes Peninsula

This SciHike begins in Palos Verdes and covers the incredible history of the Peninsula and Channel Islands. You'll search for fossils, hike on an active landslide, see ancient volcanic rocks, learn about faults and how the ocean sculpts the land, and witness firsthand how nature can destroy manmade buildings!

  • Activity Level - Easy
  • SciHike Length - 3 Hours
  • Ages - 5 & up
  • Cost - $25 per adult, $15 per child (5-15)

Otherworldly Awe: Drink in the Magic of Devil's Punchbowl

This SciHike takes you right into the middle of the action! Punching through the earth itself between the Punchbowl Fault and the world-famous San Andreas Fault, the towering sandstone monoliths of Devil's Punchbowl are simply spectacular. You'll scramble up rocks, search for the shy gray fox, and gaze into beautiful landscapes that give us evidence of California's violent geologic past. 

  • Activity Level - Moderate
  • SciHike Length - 3 Hours
  • Ages - 8 & up
  • Cost - $30 per adult, $15 per child (8-15)