Monterey Camping & Hiking

May 12 - May 14, 2023

$200 students / $240 non-students

What better way to head into the weekend than discovering all that Monterey has to offer! Setup at a local campground before being whisked away to many of the must-see sites along the Central Coast. Enjoy exploring incredible beaches, hiking among giant redwood forests, gazing at constellations, and finding hidden tidepools.


Register on ASI Access

Skill Level: Mild

Activity Level: Beginner

Trip Highlights

  • Coastal hiking
  • Local area exploration
  • Tidepools
  • Marine life exploration

Potential teachable moments:

  • Beginner and Camping Tips
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Cultural and Natural History


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


  • General comfort and ease in water preferred
  • Participants should have the ability to tread water above head height for approximately one minute.
  • Comfortable in the water, swimming up to 100 yards.

What's Included

  • Transportation
  • Group gear: pots, pans, stoves, water filters, tents, maps, GPS, first aid kits, camp tools.
  • Meals: Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday breakfast, lunch.

What to Bring

  • Backpack for day hiking; 25L minimum
  • Sleeping bag (preferably 0 degree)
  • Sleeping pad
  • Headlamp
  • At least 2L of water carrying capacity.
  • Quart-sized bag of personal snacks.
  • Warm upper and lower layers.
  • Active clothes for hiking.
  • Rain jacket
  • Camp clothes
  • Sturdy weatherproof hiking shoes
  • Warm thick wool socks
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses
Need Rental Equipment?

The Rental Center at the Cal Poly Recreation Center has all of the gear you need for your next adventure! ASI Poly Escapes trip participants receive a 50% discount with your reservation. Explore our selection online, then come down to the Rental Center to equip your trip.

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