Escape to the Hills

Nov 04 - Nov 06, 2022

$180.00 students / $220.00 non-students

If you’re hungry for adventure, join us at Henry Coe State Park! At 87,000 acres, it’s the largest state park in Northern California. From rolling hills to majestic oak trees, it’s truly one-of-a-kind. Adorned with beautiful sunrises and even better sunsets, the park promises plenty of great hiking and clear night skies. Back at camp, you will have time to build connections with your peers and eat delicious meals prepared by our Trip Leaders.

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Skill Level: Moderate

Activity Level: Beginner

Trip Highlights

  • Overnight camping at the largest Northern California State Park
  • Hiking through hundred-year-old oak trees
  • Access to lake views
  • Leave no Trace education
  • Group Meals
  • Opportunity to learn general camping skills


***A pre-trip meeting will be scheduled in the weeks prior to the trip.  Participants will receive confirmation of pre-trip date and time after registering.

After meeting at the designated time and place, the group will pack-up, do basic introductions, and hit the road.

The group will be stopping for dinner on the road Friday night. (Dinner will not be provided by ASI Poly Escapes on Friday night.)

The group will be camping at Henry Coe State Park.

Activities after arriving include: hiking, making group meals as a unit, getting to know one another, learning about the local flora and fauna, and exploring the park. 

The group will return on Sunday.

Hiking will be minimal to moderate, but it is important to note there may be uneven terrain.  Participants should be prepared to carry a pack containing their water, food, and any group gear distributed.  Participants will be sleeping on the ground, with padding, in sleeping bags, in tents.

What's Included

All transportation and group gear: pots, pans, stoves, tents, water, maps, first aid kits, maps, camp tools, etc.

Meals provided: Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast, Sunday lunch

What to Bring

***A more comprehensive list will be distributed at the trip’s pre-trip meeting by the Trip Leaders.

Good, sturdy hiking shoes with ankle support, sun protection, weather-appropriate clothing, copy of medical insurance card (if applicable,) the capacity to store 2 liters of water, toiletries, a quart-size bag of personal snacks, medications, money for dinner on Friday evening, a bowl or plate and utensils for meals, etc.

The following items will be needed and can be rented for half off at the Rental Center if you have registered for a Poly Escapes Trip: headlamp and batteries, sleeping bag and sleeping bag liner, sleeping pad, trekking pole, etc.

Need Rental Equipment?

The Poly Escapes Rental Center at the Cal Poly Recreation Center has the gear you need for your next adventure! Explore our selection online, then visit the Rental Center to equip your trip.

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