Outdoor Trips


The Adventure Program offers exciting outdoor trips, courses and clinics each quarter and over intersession breaks. The Adventure Program is subsidized by the Stanford Outdoors (SO) student group, providing student members the opportunity to participate in outdoor experiences at the lowest possible cost.

Want to see a trip or course happen that is not currently being offered? Download and submit a Trip Proposal Form here. GSB students may submit a GSB Trip Proposal form here.

Registration Information – Fall 2017

SO Member registration for all Adventure Program experiences occurs in-person at the Outdoor Center on Thursday September 28th at 8:00am-11:00am and again 1:00pm-6:00pm. Registration opens for non-members on Friday September 29th  during Outdoor Center Hours. Bring printed and completed Assumption of Risk and Medical History Form to expedite the registration process. Adventure Program Registration Policies:

  • NO REFUNDS will be issued for any reason, unless the trip is cancelled.  For more expensive trips, consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance that protects you from canceling for unforeseeable circumstances such as injury or illness.  We recommend Travel Guard.
  • Individuals must be present to sign up for trips. Friends/partners cannot sign someone else up.
  • Due to high demand, SO Members can sign up for only one multi-day Adventure and one single-day Adventure Program trip during member registration week. Registration after the first week is unlimited.
  • Stanford IDs will be checked by Outdoor Center staff to confirm memberships and Stanford affiliation.
  • Registration is on first come, first served basis.
  • Pre-trip meetings, if noted, are REQUIRED.

Adventure Program Trips

Unless otherwise noted, no previous experience is required for any of our trips and transportation is provided. Trips indicated as moderately to very strenuous require a high level of fitness and typically require you to hike/paddle/ski/etc. many miles per day, often carrying your own equipment.  Contact the Outdoor Center for more information.

Week#Trip TitleDates/Time(s)Availability Pre-Trip MeetingCost (Member/Non-Member)Difficulty Level
2Camping & Hiking Yosemite #1 National Park The Mist TrailFriday 10/6 at 11am-Sunday 10/8 in the eveningFULLWednesday 10/4 at 6:30pm.$60/$90Moderate-Strenuous
2Lake Tahoe Camping, Hiking, & SUPing10/6 at 12 noon-10/8 in the evening

FULLWednesday 10/4 at 6:30pm$60/$90Easy-Moderate
2-4Intro to White Water Kayaking - Pool ClassTuesdays 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 6:30pm-8:00pmNO pre trip meeting come to first session prepared to be in the pool$45/$90Moderate
3Backpacking Yosemite Friday 10/13 at 11am-Sunday10/15
in the evening
FULLWednesday 10/11
at 7:30pm.
3Camping & Hiking Yosemite #2

National Park The Mist Trail
Friday 10/13 at 11:00am-Sunday 10/15 in the eveningFULLWednesday 10/11 at 7:30pm.$60/$90

4Backpacking Sequoia National ParkFriday 10/20 12:00noon-Sunday 10/22 eveningFULLWednesday 10/18 at 6:30 pm$60/$90Moderate-strenuous
4Camping and Hiking Big SurFriday 10/20 12:00noon-Sunday 10/15 eveningFULLWednesday 10/18 at 6:30 pm$60/$90Moderate
5Half Moon Bay Sea Kayak and Beach PicnicSunday 10/29 8:00am - return late afternoon/eveningFULLWednesday 10/25 at 6:30pm.$65-$85Easy
5Day Hike Mt TamSaturday 10/28 8:00am - return late afternoon/evening
FULLNo pre trip meeting be on time outside the Outdoor Center$15/$25Easy-moderate
5-7Intro to White Water Kayaking - Pool ClassTuesdays 10/24, 10/31, 11/7NO pre trip meeting come to first session prepared to be in the pool$45/$90Moderate
6Camping and Hiking Big Sur - Los Padres NFFriday 11/3 at 12pm-Sunday 11/5 in the eveningWednesday 11/1 at 6:30pm.$60/$90Moderate
7Camping and HIking Pinnacles NPFriday 11/10 at 12pm-Sunday 11/12 in the eveningWednesday 11/8 at 6:30pm.$60/$90
9Hike and Yoga Monte Bello Open Space PreserveSaturday 12/2 9:00am - return late afternoon
FULLNo pre trip meeting be on time outside the Outdoor Center$15/$25
Easy - Moderate
9Beaches and Redwoods: Day Hike Purisima Creek
Saturday 12/2 9:00am - return late afternoon
FULLNo pre trip meeting be on time outside the Outdoor Center$15/$25Easy - Moderate