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 – Spring 2018

SO Member registration for all Adventure Program experiences occurs in-person at the Outdoor Center on Wednesday April 4th  at 8:00am-11:00am. Registration will then continue during our open Rental Hours. Registration opens for non-members April 9th  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
2Point Reyes Backpacking Friday 4/13 at noon-4/15 in the evening

Wednesday 4/11 at 6:30pm$70/$100Moderate
2Yosemite National Park Camping Upper PinesFriday 4/13 at noon-4/15 in the eveningWednesday 4/11 at 6:30pm.$60/$90Moderate
Big Sur Back PackFriday 4/20 at noon- Sunday 4/22 eveningWednesday 4/18 at 6:30 pm

Stand Up Paddle Board4/21 all dayWednesday 4/18 at 6:30pm.$30/$45
4Yosemite National Park Camping Upper PinesFriday 4/27 at noon- Sunday 4/29 eveningWednesday 4/25 at 6:30pm$60/$90Moderate
4Fly Fishing Day Trip4/28 all DayWednesday 4/25 at 6:30 pm$30/$45Easy
5Sea Kayak Elkhorn Slough - Wildlife Safari

5/5 All DayWednesday 5/2 at 6:30pm.$100/$150

5Castle Rock Climbing Trip5/5 All DayWednesday 5/2 at 6:30 pm$30/$45Moderate
6Pinnacles National park Rock ClimbingFriday 5/11 at noon - Monday 5/13 afternoonWednesday 5/9 at 6:30pm.$75-$100Moderate
7Sutro Bath Day Hike5/19 All Dayno pre trip meeting$25/$40Easy
7Kings Canyon CampingFriday 5/18 at noon - Sunday 5/20 evening
Wednesday 5/16 at 6:30pm
8Lassen National Park Back PackFriday 5/25 at noon-Monday 5/28 eveningWednesday 5/23 at 6:30pm.$90/$150Moderate
9Cason's Pass BackpackFriday 6/1 at noon - Sunday 6/3 eveningWednesday 5/30 at 6:30pm.$70/$100
9Surfing Pacifica6/2 All DayWednesday 6/2 at 6:30 pm$100/$125
Easy - Moderate