California Poppies in Bloom



These walks repeat every week this month at the same location, day, and time.


10:00 am

CROWN POINT AREA BECKONS. Start out your week with beautiful scenic views of Mission Bay and nearby homes as a guest leader takes the group on a moderate to moderate-plus flat walk for about 2 hours with a pause for coffee or yogurt. Take I-5 to Grand Ave. and go west to Lamont St., turn left on Lamont St., then right on Crown Point Dr. to meet at the west end of the parking lot by the park’s southern end restrooms. To use public transit, take the trolley to Old Town and board the #9 bus at 9:10, get off at La Cima Dr. and walk 3 blocks east to the parking lot. Rain cancels. Kathy L. (858) 484-0349.

10:00 am

La Playa or harbor. Join peripatetic leaders Mark, Rob, Jackie or Sally as we alternate walking around either America’s Cup Harbor to admire what’s new in the marina OR follow the historic La Playa Trail along the shore past yacht clubs and amazing homes. The Casual+ pace walks on flat surfaces are approximately 3 miles for about 1.5 hours. Optional eats afterward. Meet to the right of the front door of the Bali Hai. Ample free parking. Served by #28 Bus. Heavy rain cancels. Sally (619) 222-3800.


6:30 pm

Mission Bay Sunsets. Walk leaves promptly at 6:30. Rain cancels. Enjoy the cooler evening air and beautiful views of Mission Bay! Join us for a flat but fairly fast-paced moderate to moderate-plus walk along the shores of Mission Bay. Take I-5 and go west on Clairemont Dr. to meet at the former Visitors Information Center. Teri E. (858) 560-0446 or Jill F. (858) 292-4231.





10:00 am

MISSION BEACH NORTH & SOUTH. Walk the beach or the bay and stop for coffee near the end of this moderate-plus or moderate flat walk. Meet at the Belmont Park ticket booth off of Mission Blvd. To use public transit, ride the trolley to Old Town, and then take the #8 bus at 9:40 to Mission Blvd. arriving at 9:54, and walk across the street. Rain cancels. Kathy L. (858) 484-0349.

10:00 am

SHELTER ISLAND WALK & TALK. Join Sandra, Sally and friends for a casual+ walk from the Bali Hai to the Friendship Bell and back on flat sidewalks (about 2.5 miles round trip; 60+ minutes including pit stop). Breathe delicious ocean air and enjoy dynamic bay and city views from ships to sea lions. Meet new friends to the right of the Bali Hai by the lamp post and hand rails, where we will stretch for a few minutes. Ample free parking. If you're late, drive down the island and join us along the way. Take the #28 bus and walk approximately 3 blocks to the Bali Hai. Optional eats afterward. Heavy rain cancels. Join us - just for the health of it! Sally R. (619) 222-3800.


5:30 pm

Thursday Tromp. Meet in front of Bookstar in Costa Verde Shopping Center at 8650 Genesee Ave. for a friendly walk’n’talk for about 1½ hours at a moderate-plus pace through neighborhoods, parks, and canyon trails all around UTC and UCSD areas. Rain cancels. Kathy T. (858) 539-6888 or Barbara S. (858) 452-8832.




8:15 am

MERRY GO-ROUND. Start from the carousel in Balboa Park and join us on one of the most scenic walks in San Diego. Our moderate-plus walk encompasses the harbor, downtown, Bankers Hill and bridges depending on size of group and mood. Allow 3 hours, which includes a coffee break. To use public transit, take the trolley to 3rd Ave. and C St. At 3rd Ave. and Broadway take the #7 bus at 7:42 or 7:48. Arrive at Zoo Pl. at 8:00 or 8:06. Meet Rick in lot near carousel at Park Blvd. and Zoo Pl. (858) 565-7212.

Eagle Rock near Warner Springs on the PCT


Hike Wednesdays & Saturdays

Time: TBA

Date Contact Information
Jun 2 Irma: or (619) 795-5821
Jun 6 No hike
Jun 9 Bill: (619) 206-5809 or
Jun 13 Mike L: or (858) 455-0738
Jun 16 Bill: (619) 206-5809 or
Jun 20 Ray: or 760-644-1648
Jun 23 TBA
Jun 27 Eva: (619) 283-1872 or
Jun 30 Don: or (760) 670-6862


Noble Canyon Trail





Details e-mailed a day or two before hike. Bring lunch, water, sun screen, rain protection, and lug-soled shoes. “First timers" must call the leader, be well prepared for trail conditions and will be accepted at the leader’s discretion. Hikers must be able to keep pace with the group.

Check on hike days as weather or unusual conditions may cause the hike to be moved or canceled. If you have any questions, please contact the relevant hike leader as noted. 

Carpool Info: Park on the street in front of the Methodist Church, 2111 Camino del Rio South (west of Texas St.). Be prepared to drive yourself if there are no other carpoolers.



Sunday, June 3

7:15 am

BREAKFAST SPECIAL: SHELTER ISLAND. Let’s take a casual walk along the playa admiring the beautiful boats, birds, homes, and gardens before our optional breakfast. Meet at meter-less spaces in the parking lot at Anchorage Ln and Canon St. (one block south of Shelter Island Dr.) Pat’s Pals (619) 469-6223.




Monday, June 4

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: LIBERTY STATION. Meet Edie at Womble and Truxtun Rds. for a 1-hour casual to moderate walk on flat, paved terrain. We’ll walk the arcades to see what new businesses and attractions are being added to this historic location. We’ll see such diverse attractions as Historic North Chapel, our own Walkabout office, and numerous art galleries and dance studios. Bring money for an optional breakfast afterward. (619) 313-7818.

Wednesday, June 6

10:00 am

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CHULA VISTA. Learn about the historic significance and hear stories of various public, commercial, and residential buildings and sites around downtown Chula Vista, then visit the historic exhibit at the downtown Chula Vista library at the end of the walk. This will be a mostly flat, casual to moderate walk for about 1-½ hours. Meet in front of Fuddruckers at 340 Third Ave., Chula Vista. There is an adjacent 3-hour free parking lot and structure or take the #929 or #701 bus to the intersection of Third Ave. and F St. Rain cancels. Beth C. (619) 265-1577.

Thursday, June 7

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: CORONADO. Let’s take a flat, moderate paced walk through beautiful Coronado with stops to admire the shops, homes, gardens, Hotel Del Coronado and of course the beach. Meet at the west side of 10th St. and Orange Ave. with optional breakfast afterward. Pat K. (619) 469-6223.

Friday, June 8

6:00 pm

MISSION HILLS MEANDER. Join us for great views and picturesque homes of this old neighborhood on a 1-hour casual walk for about 2.5 miles on flat terrain. We will enjoy the late afternoon views. Meet at 1920 Ft. Stockton Dr. From Washington St., go north on Goldfinch St. and west about a mile on Ft. Stockton Dr. Rain cancels. Stan F. (619) 222-3447.



Saturday, June 9

7:15 am

LATE BIRDS. For those of us who can't get up in time for the Sunrise Series, Anna T. will lead a flat 1-hour walk at your own pace around Pacific Beach, followed by an optional breakfast. Take the #30 bus at 6:45 from Old Town, exit at Mission Blvd. Meet in front of Crystal Pier at the west end of Garnet Ave. Rain cancels. (619) 231-7463.

Sunday, June 10

7:15 am

BREAKFAST SPECIAL: BALBOA PARK. The park is beautiful any time of the year with many paths to explore on this flat walk at your own pace. Eating and chatting afterward (Greek?) is optional but great fun. Meet at the carousel on Park Blvd. at Zoo Pl. Pat’s Pals (619) 469-6223.


Monday, June 11

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: LAKE MURRAY. Walk at your own pace for 1 hour on a mostly flat path around the lake. Drive through the main entrance to Lake Murray at the end of Kiowa Dr. off Lake Murray Blvd. Meet in the main parking lot on the left as you approach the lake. Optional breakfast follows. Betty (858) 248-3782.

Tuesday, June 12

10:00 AM

CORONADO’S BEAUTIFUL GARDENS Join Pat K. as we walk at a moderate pace on one of her favorite walks through Coronado admiring some of the gardens that won prizes this year. Meet at the library entrance on Orange between 6th and 7th Sts. For public transit, take bus #901 from 12th and Imperial or #904 from Ferry Landing. (619) 469-6223 or cell: (619) 540-9031.




10:00 am

EXPLORE TIMKEN MUSEUM OF ART. Join us in Balboa Park on free Tuesday for San Diego City & County residents. Be sure to bring your ID. Meet at the front entrance to The Timken museum. This small museum is always free and is home to the Putnam Foundation's globally-important collection of European old masters, 19th century American art and Russian icons. If time permits we can take a stroll through the Botanical Building. For public transit, take the #7 bus. Optional lunch afterward. Janet F. (619) 890-4622.

Thursday, June 14

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: NATIONAL CITY. We’ll take a moderate 1-hour flat walk to check out the National City Marina and then on to Pepper Park. We hope to see a cargo ship unloading cars or lumber and people fishing off the pier. Bring money for an optional breakfast afterward. Take I-5 south to the Mile of Cars Way/Bay Marina Dr exit, turn right (west) and then make a left at signal into the restaurant parking lot where we’ll meet. Frances (619) 479-3962.

Friday, June 15

5:00 pm

SUNSET CLIFFS VIEWS. For public transit, take bus route 923 from downtown at Broadway & 5th OR route 35 from Old Town Transit Center and transfer to 923 in O.B. at Cable & Voltaire Sts. We’ll start the walk right after the bus arrives at Sunset Cliffs Blvd. and Point Loma Ave. (not to be confused with West Point Loma Blvd.) Our casual walk will last about 1 hour so bus riders may catch the return bus (last bus departs @ 6:36). We’ll walk along Sunset Cliffs Blvd. with the Pacific Ocean on one side and interesting homes on the other. Spectacular views. Count on fresh cool breezes from the ocean. Stan F. (619) 222-3447.

Sunday, June 17

7:15 am

BREAKFAST SPECIAL: MISSION BEACH. Let’s walk along the boardwalk to enjoy the ocean waves reflecting the rising sun. We also might go north or south as we explore the variety of homes from old beach cottages to modern multi-story residences including a boat house. Optional breakfast afterward. Meet at the merry-go-round on Mission Blvd. near Mission Bay Dr. Pat’s Pals (619) 469-6223.




Monday, June 18

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: SOUTH SHORE. Meet at the South Shores Boat Launch just east of Sea World on Mission Bay. Hopefully we’ll see some rabbits and the great sea birds there. Take I-5 to Sea World Dr. and go west to the South Shores Boat Launch Ramp area. Watch for the sign, it is not very prominent. We’ll meet at the restrooms at the boat launch. Optional breakfast follows this moderate, flat 1-hour walk. Winnie (858) 278-4003.

Tuesday, June 19

2:00 pm

SOUTH NORTH PARK. Enjoy the final days of spring with a stroll through a quiet neighborhood at the south end of North Park. Meet Evelyn K. at the corner of 32nd and Kalmia St. for a casual-to-moderate, mostly flat, 1-1/2 hour walk. Bus #2 stops at 30th and Juniper St. (619) 461-6095.

Thursday, June 21

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: Sunset Cliffs. We’ll take a 1 hour, flat walk at your own pace. Take I-8 West toward the beach. Turn left onto Sunset Cliffs Blvd, then slight right to stay on Sunset Cliffs Blvd for 1.7 miles to Point Loma Avenue, turn left and park on the street. Meeting place is Sunset Cliffs Blvd. and Point Loma Ave. Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. Fusa (619) 223-6947.

Friday, June 22

6:00 pm

MISSION HILLS MEANDER. Join us for great views and picturesque homes of this old neighborhood on a 1-hour casual walk for about 2.5 miles on flat terrain. We will enjoy the late afternoon views. Meet at 1920 Ft. Stockton Dr. From Washington St., go north on Goldfinch St. and west about a mile on Ft. Stockton Dr. Rain cancels. Stan F. (619) 222-3447.

Sunday, June 24

7:15 am

BREAKFAST SPECIAL: PACIFIC BEACH. Before the crowds arrive, walking in Pacific Beach can be delightful. We’ll walk along the ocean admiring the waves on a flat walk at your own speed and then return by the same route. Meet at the west end of Garnet Ave. by Crystal Pier. From Old Town Transit Center, take the #8 bus at 6:30. Rain cancels or postpones. Optional breakfast follows, perhaps overlooking the ocean. Pat's Pals (619) 469-6223.


Monday, June 25

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: Eastern Balboa Park. Meet Mark at the merry go-round off Park Blvd. near the Zoo. We’ll see roses and cacti galore, and much more on this moderate 1-hour walk. We’ll stay on cement paths, cross a bridge and hope for a rose garden in full bloom. Plan for an optional breakfast afterward. Shall we try Greek? (619) 964-3097.

Thursday, June 28

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: MISSION HILLS. We’ll discover what’s new in one of San Diego’s oldest neighborhoods on this moderate 1-hour walk on flat terrain. Meet Connie at Goldfinch St. and Fort Stockton Dr., which is 1 block north of West Washington St. Optional breakfast afterward. (619) 477-8628.



Flashlights should be kept handy on evening or early morning walks. They help you not only to see, but to be seen. In case of emergency please carry ID and medical information.