We offer two different types of ways to experience the mountain during our daytime nature walks. Choose between either an Ecology Walk or a Sensory Walk, both of which are led by trained naturalists who specialize in the local environment.
On your Ecology Walk, your group will learn about the plant and animal life local to the San Bernardino Mountains and take in the stunning geographical features in the area. With many trails on our 250 acres to choose from, your guide can lead you through a vigorous hike, a gentle walk, or something in between as you explore the natural sciences.
With a Sensory Walk, your guide will lead you through using the natural beauty of your surroundings as a tool to quiet your mind. This exploration of all five senses culminates in a scenic “nature sit” at one of our breathtaking vistas.
The mountain comes alive at night in a whole new way. Guided by Pali’s specially trained naturalists, your group will walk under a spectacular view of the stars, learning astronomy along the way. Find out about the nocturnal animals of the San Bernardino Mountains and the unique ecology of the mountain at after dark, and enjoy the splendid views of city lights far in the distance.
Developed and led by our in-house baker, this guided, hands-on experience is a fresh take on our popular, classic Dessert-Making Class. Make something delicious and beautiful while you come together as a group and gain some techniques that you can bring back to your home kitchen. No culinary experience required, and this activity is great for all ages.
Choose from a homemade granola activity, followed by making your own granola bars and trail mix, or learn how to make delicious cookies and cupcakes that work within your dietary guidelines. Whether you’re working with food allergies, a gluten-free diet, a vegan diet, or any other restrictions, your group a deserves delicious dessert! Our chefs and bakers are renowned experts when it comes to making the most enticing dishes for restricted diets.
Our kitchen’s mission is to produce delicious food inspired by the natural beauty of our location, focusing on responsible sourcing and from-scratch nutrition. Join us in making something wonderful together!
While on your Pali Retreat, you’ll enjoy fantastic meals made fresh in our kitchen and served in beautiful Huckleberry Hall. Our executive chef and his amazing staff consistently deliver the best in retreat dining. Treat your entire group to full vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free menus. Pali Retreat is a peanut-free facility. If your group has other food allergies, or any other dietary restriction or preference, please let us know! Our kitchen and staff are happy to accommodate your group in whatever way necessary for you to have a delicious retreat.