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Day Hike

Group of Pali hikers walk down wide trail
1 Class Session, 1.5 Hours

In this introduction to modern hiking ethics, students learn eco-responsible philosophies such as “Leave No Trace.” Each school selects their focus for a hike, such as visiting our Nature Center, shortened versions of our Forest Ecology and Outdoor Skills classes, birding or one of our many other fun-filled options.

What’s Covered

With an experienced instructor as their guide, students venture out on one of Pali’s many scenic trails, enjoying the sights, sounds, smells, textures and even tastes that the San Bernardino National Forest has to offer. Hikes can range from relatively flat and moderately strenuous to steeper and more rigorous, depending on the requests of the group.

Lessons & Activities


Students venture out on one of Pali’s many scenic trails, periodically stopping to rest, hydrate and experience the forest in new ways.

Leave No Trace

While on their hike, students learn the principles of Leave No Trace, an ethical guide to hiking, backpacking and camping. They practice abiding by these guidelines, such as planning ahead & preparing for their hike, staying on designated trails and disposing of trash in appropriate receptacles.


Pali instructors add their own flare to each hike, incorporating nature games, forest ecology, art in nature or a visit to the reptiles in the Nature Center as part of their trek.

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Accelerate your students’ learning with our exciting curriculum. Learn more about this hands-on, experiential education activity today.

Pali instructor speaks to students seated on a log in woods
Raving Reviews

What People Are Saying

I loved my experience at Pali. In my time as an instructor, I was able to develop many skills in the classroom as a teacher and as a leader. I would highly recommend this position for anyone who would like to start a career in the Outdoor Education Industry.

Alicia G., Instructor

Thank you so much for an incredible week. The kids are jazzed; parents are more jazzed. Your team is incredible, and the planning and execution for a top notch science/outdoor education/leadership camp is celebrated. We are so glad we found you.

Danielle V., Teacher

Impressive! This is our first time to Pali. I have taken students to four other SoCal science camps and I would highly recommend Pali and plan to return next year.

Janice K., Educator

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