Ranger/VIP-led Walks

Our park rangers and VIPs lead interpretive walks throughout the park nearly daily. Check the Visitor Center for the latest updates, but walks are generally scheduled:

Guided Walk

Join Cabrillo National Monument park staff for a stimulating 1-hour guided walk around the Upper Monument. This program is suitable for all ages. Plan to meet at the Flagpole near the traffic circle and keep in mind that the walk includes hills (up to the lighthouse and back again). You can expect to learn about Cabrillo National Monuments Kumeyaay, 16th, 19th, and 20th century histories as well as our native flora and fauna.

Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Lighthouse Talk

Join Cabrillo National Monument staff at the traffic circle flagpole for this 1-hour, all age’s program as we discover what life was like for the Keepers of the Light and our restored 19th century Lighthouse.

Sundays, 2:30 p.m.

Fridays, 1:30 p.m.

Nature Walk

Join one of our expert volunteers to explore the flora and fauna of the park. The gentle 45 minute to 1-hour walk will give you insights as to why San Diego County is the most bio-diverse in the continental US. Meet animals and plants and find out how the natives of San Diego, the Kumeyaay, used the landscape resources. The walk includes a stop at the Cabrillo Monument for a spectacular view of the Bay and ends at the whale lookout, where an equally stunning ocean panorama can be enjoyed. From there guests can choose different activities, including a visit of the light house, a hike down the Bayside trail or a tour of the Military History Museum. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover San Diego’s “true nature!”

Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.

Tidepool Walk

Join Cabrillo National Monument staff for a 1-hour guided walk through our Rocky Intertidal Coastline and Tidepools. Suitable for all ages, the walk will start at the Tidepool Trailer near Parking Lot #1. Participants should be sure to check the weather beforehand and wear appropriate shoes for tidepool exploration. Please keep in mind that the tidepool parking lots can fill quickly, and that all visitors are required to park in marked stalls.

Mondays, 1 p.m.

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