Hiking trips have essentially the same purpose as camping: nature as classroom/teacher. But hiking trips only last for a day. Hiking trips are a good way to introduce students to the way we teach in WALC. Students get to experience the value of learning from the environment but they still get to come home at the end of the day. After a few hiking trips, they are ready to go camping.


 Fall Semester Juniors
Sense of Place and Balance / Imbalance Spring Semester Juniors
Interconnections and Diversity Fall Semester Seniors Systems Shape Us / Are Shaped by Us Spring Semester Seniors Systems Shape Us / Are Shaped by Us


Marin Headlands (GGNRA)

Muir Woods National Monument


Samuel P. Taylor State Park

San Bruno Mountain

Point Reyes National Seashore

San Francisco Transfer Station

Arrowhead Marsh (Canoeing)

Marin Headlands (GGNRA)

Altamont Landfill

Año Nuevo State Park


(Kayaking in San Francisco Bay)

Butano State Park


Golden Gate National Recreation Area: Marin Headlands

Point Reyes National Seashore

Castle Rock State Park

Chitactac Adams County Park

Angel Island State Park

San Pedro Valley County Park: Montara Mountain

Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve

Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve

Samuel P. Taylor State Park: Lagunitas Creek

Heron's Head Park

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Pillar Point: Tidepools

Golden Gate National Recreation Area: Hawk Hill

Point Reyes National Seashore: Tule Elk Preserve

Año Nuevo State Park: Elephant Seal Preserve

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Sam McDonald County Park

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Butano State Park

Redwood Regional State Park

Bayview Hunters Point Toxic Tour

Eco Village Farm Learning Center



Unit 1 Where We're From: Land, History, and Self Unit 2 Down the River and Through the Land: Interconnections in Our Watershed Unit 3 Earth's Dynamic Balance: Evolution in Our Ever Changing World Unit 4 Struggling for Sustainability: Preservation, Restoration, and Environmental Justice