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Extended Day Hike

Group of Pali hikers descend trail in a line
2 Class Sessions, 3 Hours

Students gain knowledge, skills, and comfort outdoors through a hike in the wilderness that explores the San Bernardino National Forest. They receive appropriate gear and supplies to prepare them for this 3-hour excursion. Students explore several different types of environments and are rewarded with sweeping views. Teachers can choose the focus of each hike, if desired.

What’s Covered

During this extended excursion, students venture out on Pali’s extensive trail system with an experienced instructor as their guide. Throughout their hike, students may partake in a variety of activities, including learning about the (10) essential items for backpacking, hiking etiquette & Leave No Trace, forest ecology, local plant identification, trail games and creating art out of nature.

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 hiking group walks down forest ledge trail
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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