Hike for Mental Health

Nature offers incredible healing powers for our mind and body. Research has shown that blue skies and scenic outdoor views can reduce stress, relieve mental fatigue and increase happiness. A hike on one of San Diego’s beaches or mountain trails is a great way to give yourself a moment to unwind, breathe in some fresh air and enjoy some peaceful moments. And best of all, it’s free!

Luckily, you don’t have to travel far for breathtaking ocean views and great hiking trails in San Diego County:

  • Los Peñasquitos Canyon Trail: Great for a warm day, this 3-mile hike takes you past a river and several waterfalls.
  • Cowles Mountain: This hike is 4.7 miles long and offers an incredible 360-degree view of the city.

For more information, visit: alltrails.com

Hike for Mental Health

The mission of this nonprofit is to increase public awareness of the challenges and suffering faced by those afflicted by mental illness and their families. Visit the website to learn how you can volunteer, join a hike, lead a hike or sponsor a hiker. Funding goes toward scientific research to prevent or treat mental illness and to preserve wilderness trails.

hikeformentalhealth.org