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The Escondido Creek Conservancy strives to provide outdoor opportunities for you and your entire family. Keep checking back for updated lists of our guided hikes, educational seminars, and much more! Follow us on Eventbrite for updates on events that require pre-event registration.


  • Shrub Club: Outdoor Volunteer Crew.
    Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 • 9:00 AM – 12:00PM

Get outside and enjoy our nature with other passionate volunteers. We’ll remove invasive species, fix trails, and make room for native plants and animals to flourish in the Escondido Creek watershed. Volunteer work can be labor intensive but everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace. Locations vary throughout North County but are often along the creek near Elfin Forest or surrounding open spaces in Escondido. Participation counts toward community service hours.

Volunteers must bring water, hat, and good hiking shoes. Long pants are encouraged for working in thick vegetation. Tools and gloves will be provided but please bring your own tools if you have them. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone.



  • Keepin’ It Rural: 5K/10K Run or Hike.
    Saturday, December 5th, 2021 • On-site registration begins at 6:45AMAt Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve.

The Sixth Annual Keepin’ It Rural 5k/10k trail race and hike celebrates North County San Diego’s rural spaces and aims to raise awareness of the importance of preserving an intact environment as a source for the health and well-being of communities and people.


Chip-timed 5K and 10K trail run on single track, dirt trail with water/aid stations. Prizes for top 3 male and female finishers in each distance.


Take leisurely hike through one San Diego County’s most scenic and beautiful spaces, with exclusive access to the Elfin Forest Reserve most people don’t have access to. Dog friendly!


Golden goat team competition and discounted pricing for groups of 5 or more.

Each participant receives a commemorative technical t-shirt, finisher medallion, and complimentary beer (21+).



  • Shrub Club: Outdoor Volunteer Crew.
    Saturday, December 11th, 2021 • 10:30 AM – 1:00PM
    Location: TBD

Get outside and enjoy nature with a hike! More details coming soon.


  • Stargaze at Boulder Outlook: Look at the stars with Planetary Scientits.
    Monday, January 31st, 2021 • 6:00PM – 8:00PM
    Location: Boulder Outlook: The new home of the Conservancy!

View the stars from the new Conservancy HQ in Escondido. More stargazing details coming soon.