Northern California Coast Exploration

Feb 17 - Feb 19, 2023

$220 students / $260 non-students

Discover Northern California’s best beaches, hikes, and mesmerizing giant redwood forests during this coastal exploration. Led by Poly Escapes Trip Leaders, this campout promises can’t-miss adventure and tons of camaraderie. Bring a friend or sign-up solo for a local campout full of long summer nights, great food, and breathtaking sights.  


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Skill Level: Mild

Activity Level: Intermediate

Trip Highlights

  • Beaches 
  • Forests full of giant trees 
  • Starry night skies 
  • Local exploration and insight 
  • Cultural and natural history lessons 
  • Leave No Trace education 


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. 

On Friday, Feb. 17, 2023, after meeting at a designated time and place, the group will pack up, do basic introductions, and hit the road! While on the road, participants will stop for dinner.   

What's Included

  • All transportation 
  • Group gear: Pots, pans, stoves, tents, water, maps, first aid kits, camp tools, etc.  
  • Meals: Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Sunday breakfast and lunch. 

What to Bring

A more comprehensive packing list will be distributed at the pre-trip meeting. Good, sturdy hiking shoes with ankle support, sun protection, weather-appropriate clothing, copy of medical insurance card (if applicable,) the capacity to store two 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 Poly Escapes 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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