Trail To Bay Challenge

Take the challenge by attending three hikes and one cleanup hosted by the Living Coast Discovery Center. 

What is the challenge about? 

The Trail to Bay Challenge is free to join. Every hike will be guided by an educator and you will learn about the rich biodiversity of our local environment, ways to identify native wildlife and plants, and more. The Living Coast cleanups will take place at various locations throughout the year. You will join other families and volunteers passionate about making an impact in their community and help clean up areas near the bay affected by trash and debris. You will also learn ways to conserve our planet, recycle and compost by making small changes in your daily lives.

Groups that complete the Trail to Bay Challenge will get a family four pack valued at $64 (one per household).

We will host several cleanups and hikes throughout the year.

All hikes are open to the Public; RSVP by email  education@thelivingcoast.org

Questions?  Please contact us at 619-409-5908 or email  education@thelivingcoast.org

Most hikes will have two options to accommodate all participants. Click here to see the rankings and descriptions of the various trails to see which location and terrain best fits your family’s abilities and interest

How to Prepare

Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. It is also recommended to bring enough water for the hike, keeping in mind the time of year and temperatures. Dehydration can set in quickly, and it is recommended to bring.5 liter of water per mile. Don’t forget to dress for the weather, bring a jacket and dress in layers, if necessary.

Courtesy

Although most sites allow leashed pets, we ask that you keep your pets at home to prevent any disruption to wildlife. Please do not litter or smoke on the trails. Guests of all ages are welcome, but an adult must be present for participants under the age of 18. Please limit phone conversations while on the hike as they are a distraction to your fellow hikers. We ask that these hikes be reserved for families and friends, large groups of 15 or more should inquire about a private hike option by contacting the Living Coast Education Department, education@thelivingcoast.org.

Parking

All locations have free parking, but spots may be limited. It is suggested to plan ahead and arrive early. All hikes will have a designated location for the group to meet along with a large canopy for identification located nearby the parking lot.

Cleanups

Families and friends are encouraged to join the Living Coast Discovery Center for clean-up events once per month. Locations will vary in and throughout Chula Vista. These opportunities will enable citizens to help make a difference in their community. As the host, the Living Coast will provide all necessary tools for the cleanups. Please dress appropriately. Prior to each cleanup, it is recommended you contact the Living Coast to confirm your spot and to receive important details and instructions. If you plan to complete the Trail to Bay Challenge you are required to participate in one clean up event. More information about upcoming cleanups and how to make a reservation can be found here

The Living Coast is proud to partner with the City of Chula Vista on the Trail to Bay Challenge.

Availability description

RSVP to attend hikes by emailing education@thelivingcoast.org 

*Location and times may vary depending on extreme weather conditions. RSVP’d guests will be notified ahead of time. 

Onsite hikes happen every Saturday at the Living Coast Discovery Center. For more information visit our Guest Adventures page.

Saturday May 4th, 2019 8 am - 10:30 am at Mount Miguel

Sunday May 19th, 2019 8 am - 10:30 am at Mount Miguel

Saturday June 15th, 2019 9 am - 10:30 am at Morrison Pond

Saturday July 6th, 2019 9 am - 10:30 am at Rice Canyon

Saturday August 18th, 2019 9 am - 10:30 am at Otay Valley Regional park

Saturday September 14th, 2019 9 am - 10:30 am at Morrison Pond

Saturday September 28th, 2019 9 am - 10:30 am at Rice Canyon

Saturday October 12th, 2019 8 am - 10:30 am at Mount Miguel

Saturday October 20th, 2019 9 am - 10:30 am at Otay Valley Regional Park

Saturday November 9th, 2019 9 am - 10:30 am at Morrison Pond

Saturday December 14th, 2019 9 am - 10:30 am at Mount Miguel

Age/Grade Level
Family
Cost Range
Free
Time of Day
Morning
Opportunity type
Out-of-school Programs
Area of Interest
Earth Science/Ecology
Financial Support or Scholarship Available?
No
NGSS Aligned?
No
Location Address:
*Location and times vary. RSVP’d guests will be notified ahead of time. , Chula Vista, California
Contact Name:
Jenni Paulus
Email:
education@thelivingcoast.org
Telephone:

Trail To Bay Challenge

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We offer fun and educational Wildlife Day Camps year-round for kids.

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PreK – Kindergarten

Half Day 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$87 for 3 day session (Members $78)

$58 for 2 day session (Members $52)

 

Slithering Snakes N’ Leaping Lizards

June 10 – 11

Flashy Splashy

June 12 – 14

Sea Wild Bee Wild

June 17 – 18

Nose to Toes

June 19 – 21

Pacific Explorer

June 24 – 25

Web Footed Friends

June 26 – 28

Big Blue

July 1 – 3  

Tale of Tails

July 8 – 9

Animal Snackers

July 10 – 12

Little Gardeners

July 15 – 16

Favorite Friends

July 17 – 19

Tortuguitas

July 22 – 23

New! Habitat Heroes

July 24 – 26

 

 

1st – 3rd Grade

Half Day 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$145 for 5 day session (Members $130)

Full Day 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

$260 for 5 day session (Members $234)

 

NIU (Half Day Only)

June 10 – 14

Wild N’ Wacky California

June 17 – 21

Zoo Clues

June 24 – 28

New! Planet Protectors (3 Day Only)

July 1 – 3

Risky Fishiness

July 8 – 12

Wild Life

July 15 – 19

Survivor in the Saltmarsh

July 22 – 26

 

4th – 6th Grade

Full Day 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

$270 for 5 day session (Members $243)

 

Science of Sailing

June 17 – 21

Paddle the Pacific

June 24 – 28 or July 22 – 26

New! Surfing the Seas

July 8 – 12

Kayaks to Keepers

July 15 – 19

 

6th – 10th Grade

Full Day 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

$260 for 5 day session (Members $234)

 

New! Jr. Counselor

Every Week

 

7th – 12th Grade

Full Day 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

$160 for 2 day session (Members $144)

 

Keeper 101

June 13 – 14

July 1 – 2

July 15 – 16

July 17 – 18

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