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.

Registration Information – Winter 2018

SO Member registration for all Adventure Program experiences occurs in-person at the Outdoor Center on Wednesday January 10th  at 8:00am-11:00am. Registration will then continue during our open Rental Hours. Registration opens for non-members on Tuesday, January 16th during open Rental 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
3Point Reyes Backpacking Coast to SkyFriday 1/26 at noon-1/28 in the evening

Wednesday 1/24 at 6:30pm$60/$90Moderate
3Snow Camping - Snow Shoe Lake Tahoe Friday 1/26 at noon-Sunday 1/28 in the eveningWednesday 1/24 at 6:30pm.$70/$100Moderate-Strenuous
Loon Lake Chalet XC skiingFriday 2/2 at noon -Sunday 2/4 eveningWednesday 1/31 at 6:30 pm

Point Reyes Backpacking Sky to Coast Friday 2/2 at noon-Sunday 2/4
in the evening
Wednesday 1/31 at 6:30pm.$60/$90
4Snow Camping - Snowshoeing Yosemite National ParkFriday 2/2 at noon- Sunday 2/4 eveningWednesday 1/31 at 6:30pm$70/$100Moderate- Strenuous
5Point Reyes Whale Watching Saturday 2/11 at 8 am - 6pm Wednesday 2/9
at 6:30 pm
5Bouldering Castle Rock State Park
Saturday 2/11 at 9 am - 4 pmWednesday 2/9 at 6:30pm.$15/$30

6Camping and Hiking the Channel IslandsFriday 2/16 at noon- Monday 2/19 eveningWednesday 2/14 at 6:30 pm$160/$250Moderate
6Lassen Snow Camp and XC skiingFriday 2/16 at noon - Monday 2/19 afternoonWednesday 2/14 at 6:30pm.$80-$120Strenuous
7Intro to Outdoor Rock ClimbingSunday 2/25 at 7 AM - return Sunday eveningWednesday 2/21 at 6:30 pm$25/$40Easy - Moderate
7Snow Camping and XC Skiing Lake TahoeFriday 2/23 at noon - Sunday 2/25 evening
Wednesday 2/21 at 6:30pm
$70/$100Moderate- Strenuous
8BioLuminescence Sea Kayak TourSaturday
3/3 at 3 pm - midnight
Wednesday 2/28 at 6:30pm.$120/$160Easy
8Stand Up Paddleboarding Sunday 3/4 at Bair IslandWednesday 2/28 at 6:30pm.$25/$40
9Tappan Lodge Lake Tahoe XC SkiingFriday 3/9 at noon - Sunday 3/11 eveningWednesday 3/7 at 6:30 pm$85/$125
Easy - Moderate
9Tappan Lodge Lake Tahoe XC SkiingFriday 3/9 at noon - Sunday 3/11 eveningWednesday 3/7 at 6:30 pm$85/$125Easy - Moderate
10Windy Hill Day HikeSaturday 3/17 10 am - Late AfternoonNo pre-trip meeting$15.00
Easy - Moderate
10Muir Woods Day HikeSaturday 3/17 9 am - Late afternoonno pre-trip meeting$25.00