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Beyond the direct work we do, we want to connect with others and amplify the work.

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We host a variety of outings and events--led by our leaders and in partnership with other organizations.

Come join the fun


Our work happens because of our committed leaders!

Meet our leaders

Our Story. Our mission.


Latino Outdoors is a growing community as a network and volunteer-run organization. Latino Outdoors exists to “connect cultura with the outdoors”.

The focus is on promoting a network of like-minded professionals, supporting outdoor leadership capacity-building opportunities for youth and young adults, and serving as a storytelling platform for defining the ambicultural identity connecting Latino communities and the outdoors.

Help Us Reach our Goals

Yosemite For Families


Mentorship Convenings

We're launching new initiatives and need your help!

We're looking to take families to Yosemite and connect youth to mentorship opportunities with Latino leadership in the field. In addition to our other programming, we need your support to do this! Please contribute to this work.

See what we are working on

We started off strong with our volunteer leaders and community support. Now we need your help in having the resources to implement the programming that will develop our leaders and community in this field. Please Donate!

Upcoming Events

  1. Lassen Volcanic National Park Outing
    February 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Latest Stories & News

Written and photographed by Graciela Cabello, Los Angeles Regional Coordinator, Latino Outdoors. We met in Highland Park, a neighborhood of North East Los Angeles, at 9am on a Saturday morning. Cesar, the bus driver for the charter school Academia Avance, had rallied 37 kids from the school to go on a Latino Outdoors-sponsored day trip to Leo Carrillo State Park in Malibu. He was also willing to drive us and help out for the day. Score! Logistically, I understand it’s … read more

“A photography blog born out of the adventures we’ve yet to have.” We connected with Aviseful through Instagram. They had hashtagged a few with #LatinoOutdoors and we loved the photos they had up. In the spirit of collaboration, we asked if they were interested in sharing a few of their outdoor photos on our blog, and here are the submissions — gorgeous representations of the natural and urban landscapes of L.A and how they interconnect with humans finding beauty in … read more

What is ‘Natural’ ? : Reflections on Green Spaces and Places Listening in on a course in the past month, I had heard the mention of the natural environment and how, some scholars really don’t like that term. Immediately, my gut reaction was pretty visceral. The idea is that everything should be considered our natural environment. When I first heard this notion, I was a bit repelled. Growing up in California, there was a VERY clear divide, in my mind, … read more