Outdoor Trips


The Adventure Program offers exciting outdoor trips, courses and clinics each quarter and over intersession breaks.

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

Registration Information – Spring 2019

Stanford Adventure Program  Student Member registration for weekend trip experiences occurs in-person at the Outdoor Center on Thursday April 4th   8:00am-11:00am. Registration will then continue during our open Rental Hours. Registration opens for Staff, Faculty, and non-members  April 5th   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, Stanford Adventure Program 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)Difficulty Level
2Point Reyes Camp and HikeFriday 4/12 noon departure. Sunday 4/14 evening return

Wednesday 4/10 6:30pm Outdoor Center$60.00Moderate
2Wunderlich Park Redwoods Day Hike
Sunday 4/14 8:00 am departure $25Moderate
Lake Tahoe Cross Country Ski and Snow CampFriday 4/19 12 noon depart. Sunday 4/21 evening returnWednesday 4/17 6:30 pm. Outdoor Center$75
Strenuous - Camping experience recommended

Black Diamond Mines Day HikeSaturday 4/20 8 am departure$25
4Mt Tam Day HikeSaturday 4/27 8 am departure$25
4Intro to Outdoor Climbing Castle RockSunday 4/29 7:00am departureWednesday 4/27 at 6:30 pm in the Outdoor Center$35Moderate
5Yosemite Hiking and Camping

Friday 5/3 noon departure. Sunday 5/5 evening returnWednesday 5/1 at 6:30pm in the Outdoor Center$70


Bioluminescence Kayak TourSaturday 5/4 4:00 departure

6Tahoe Art & Nature CampingFriday 5/10 noon departure. Sunday 5/12 evening returnWednesday 5/8 at 6:30pm in the Outdoor Center$75Moderate
7Intro to Outdoor Bouldering Castle RockSaturday 5/18 9 am departure$30
8Desolation Wilderness Backpacking/
Friday 5/24 9 am departure Monday 5/27 midday return Wednesday 5/22 at 6:30 pm in the Outdoor Center$80Moderate-Strenuous. Previous camping experience recommended
8Lassen National Park
Backpacking / Snowshoeing
Friday 5/24 9 am departure Monday 5/27 midday return Wednesday 5/22 at 6:30 pm$80Moderate-Strenuous
Previous camping experience recommended