Featured Outings

Refugio State Beach

Solvang and Then Some!
April 26

Rating: O

Visit the brand-new Wildling Museum, a mission, Lompoc, Ballard and of course the town known as Copenhagen of the West. Cost is $79 for Sierra Club members, $89 for non-members. Click here for details.

Hawaiian Adventure
May 9-16

Rating: O

Travel to parts of Oahu that few tourists ever experience. Take four hikes into the tropical rain forest, snorkel at Hanauma Bay State Park and take a surfing lesson too! Cost is $1,395 per person including flight, lodging and ground transportation. Click here for details.

15th Annual Starr Ranch BBQ
May 18

Rating: O

The ranch, on over 4,000 acres set in the foothills east of Rancho Santa Margarita, is used primarily as an educational and research facility for the Audubon Society. BBQ Activities include hiking, bird watching, listening to a live Band, great conversation, special activities, and enjoying tasty food. Often, the Starr Ranch staff are able to have a live video feed from a hawk’s or owl’s nest as the mother feeds her young chicks. Deer often wander through the picnic area during the day. Hamburgers, Veggie Burgers, salads, beans, potato chips, desserts, fresh fruit and all the trimmings will be provided. Click here for details.

Kings River Whitewater Rafting Extravaganza
May 23-25

Rating: O

Come join us for a fun weekend at the Kings River, located a few short hours from Los Angeles. Click here for details.

Santa Cruz Island 'Boatpack'
May 23-26

Rating: O

Spend four days on Santa Cruz Island in the Channel Islands National Park over Memorial Day weekend. Short, easy walk of less than half mile to camping area. Spend time hiking, exploring, learning Island history, and enjoying spectacular ocean views. Cost is $120 per person for Sierra Club members, $127 for non-members. Click here for details.

Wawona Memorial Day Cabin Trip
May 23-26

Rating: O

Rideshare to Yosemite National Park's Wawona area and enjoy moderate hiking to Chilnualna Falls, Glacier Point, the Mariposa Grove. Stay in cabins and enjoy group meals. Cost is $307 per person. Click here for details.

Zion & Bryce Canyon Bus Trip
May 24-27

Rating: O

Join us for a double-header hiking adventure in Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks. In Zion, we will have numerous options for self-guided hiking where we’ll be surrounded by massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red, which soar into a bright blue sky. On a day trip to Bryce Canyon, the leaders will offer shorter and longer hiking options through red forests of hoodoos (unique pillars of rock sculptured by the forces of erosion). We stay three nights in the Bumbleberry Inn in Springdale near Zion. Price includes bus, shared motel room, all admissions, snacks, and driver gratuity. Depart early Sat. from Redondo Beach and return Tues. night. Cancellation penalty is $40. If you cancel less than 30 days before departure, you will only receive a refund if the trip is full. Send 2 business-size SASEs, H&W phones, email, and check to PVSB Sierra Club for $391 to Dave Hixson, 15120 Polly Ave., Lawndale, CA 90260. Click here for details.  

Epic Arizona Adventure
May 31-June 4

Rating: O (20s & 30s Section)

Come on out and join the Sierra Club 20s & 30s Section as we hop on our steel horse (that's a bus for all you non-Bon Jovi fans) and ride off into the Arizona desert. This 5-day/4-night camping/lodging road trip aboard our chartered bus will start off with two star-filled nights of camping and some breathtaking hiking at the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, an absolutely mandatory destination on everybody’s bucket list. We'll also explore the Lower Antelope Canyon, a picturesque slot canyon that will have you snapping selfies nonstop as the light and shadows create spectacular colors across the beautifully carved sandstone canyon walls. We’ll finish our trip by hiking among the stunning red rock scenery of Sedona. Cost is $419 per person. Click here for details.

39th Annual Hawaiian Islands Hiking Adventure: Maui: The Valley Isle
June 14-21

Rating: O (Backpacking Committee)

Spend eight days experiencing the unique and outstanding natural beauty of Maui. Hike into awesome Haleakala National Park's moonscape crater, with its vast array of colors and cinder cones. Traverse diverse vegetation zones, and meet the one-of-a-kind silversword! Enjoy moderate hikes or optional 11-mile Haleakala Super Hike that goes in, across and out of the crater. Cost is $1,345 for Sierra Club members and $1,479 for non-members before April 1 Click here for details.

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary Fall Festival
Sept. 27

Rating: O

Join us from 3-6 pm for wine, cheese, hors-doeuvres, festive lunch and music in this sanctuary deep in Modjeska Canyon. Our guide will lead a nature walk through the winding pathways and gardens to look for the resident tortoise, Henry, and many other birds and animals. Live music will feature Patti Barnes, vocalist/keyboards, among others. $25 for Sierra Club members, $35 for non-members. Click here for details.

A Journey up Highway 395
October 9-13

Rating: O

Join Felicia and Paul as we travel far up into the Owens Valley exploring its history, beauty and often neglected attractions. Venues we are looking into include Manzanar, the Eastern California Museum, Bodie Ghost Town, Mono Lake, Devils Post Pile, Mammoth Hot Springs, Red Rock Canyon, Railroad Museum, including a possible step on guide for a portion of the drive up. Click here for details.

[Refugio State Beach, header image by Dan Valdez]