Trips

trips

The Outdoor Adventure trip program offers serveral outdoor trips per year ranging from day trips to week long adventures. Our highly trained and experienced trip leaders will guide you through places like backspacking at Lost Maples State Natural Area! If you are looking for an adventure closer to home, the Farmers Market Bike Tour is the perfect way to see a different side of Houston. There are plenty of weekend trips that are strategically planned around the stressful times of each semester so take some time to unwind and let us show you a real Outdoor Adventure. Remember to sign up fast because trips do sell out. Take a look at the schedule below for detailed information on upcoming trips and don't forget to check out these incredible videos.

*Note: To sign up for OA trips, participants must come into the Outdoor Adventure Office to be registered for the trip and fill out paperwork. Also, trip spots are available on a first come first serve basis and trips fill quickly. If you would like to sign up for a trip, sign up early to ensure a spot is still available.

FALL 2015 Adventure Trip Schedule

Saturday,
9/12/2015

Lake Charlotte Kayaking

Enjoy a day of paddling on Lake Charlotte located just outside of Houston. No experience is necessary and lunch and equipment is included. The deadline to sign up for this trip is 9/8 at 5pm.

UH Student
$35
Guest
$60

Saturday,
9/19/2015

Farmers Market Bike Ride

Spend the day biking through the city of Houston, shopping at a farmers market, and visiting Discovery Green. Equipment is included; however participants must be able to ride a bike for this 20 mile adventure! The deadline to sign up for this trip is 9/14 at 5pm.

UH Student
$15
Guest
$40

Saturday,
10/3/2015

Galveston Beach Trip

On this beach trip participants will learn how to surf and stand up paddle board (SUP). Other activities including beach games will also take place. All equipment and lunch is included. No experience is necessary. The deadline to sign up for this trip is 9/28 at 5pm.

UH Student
$25
Guest
$50

Saturday,
10/10/2015

Brazos Bend Hiking and Stargazing

Enjoy the day hiking at Brazos Bend State Park, an area with lots of very diverse wildlife, and spend the evening at the George Observatory at Brazos Bend viewing the stars! No experience is necessary and dinner is provided. The deadline to sign up for this trip is 10/5 at 5pm.

UH Student
$30
Guest
$55

Friday - Sunday,
10/16/2015-10/18/2015

Canoe Village Creek

Come paddle village creek located in Big Thicket National Preserve. Enjoy spending the weekend canoeing on this unique river with other paddling enthusiasts. No experience is necessary and equipment is included. The deadline to sign up for this trip is 10/12 at 5pm.

UH Student
$100
Guest
$150

Friday - Sunday,
11/13/2015-11/15/2015

Backpacking at Lost Maples State Natural Area

Enjoy a weekend of backpacking in the beautiful and rugged Lost Maples State Natural Area. No experience is necessary. The deadline to sign up for this trip is 11/9 at 5pm.

UH Student
$135
Guest
$185

Saturday,
11/21/2015

Tour De Houston Bike ride

Get outside and explore the city of Houston covering 35 miles with a few interesting stops along the way.  Participants must provide their own lunch and be able to comfortably ride a bike at 10 miles per hour. The deadline to sign up for this trip is 11/16 at 5pm.

UH Student
$15
Guest
$40

Saturday,
12/5/2015

Horseback Riding in Galveston

Enjoy an hour long horseback ride in Huntsville State Park and spend the rest of the day swimming, hiking and relaxing on raven lake. No experience necessary and lunch is included. The deadline to sign up for this trip is 11/30 at 5pm.

UH Student
$65
Guest
$90

  • All Outdoor Adventure trips are alcohol, and illegal substance free.
  • All trips must be paid in full at time of enrollment. To cancel your participation, you must contact (713) 743-0808.
  • 100% refund minus the $25 cancellation fee if contacted more than 28 days out from the trip. .
  • 50% if notified between 27 and 14 days of the trip.
  • 25% if notified between 13 and 7 days of the trip. 0% if notified less than 7 days before the trip.

Videos

The farmers market bike tour is a very popular day trip.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are Outdoor Adventure (OA) Trips?
    Each semester OA schedules are variety of outdoor adventures.  These trips are geared towards student experimental learning in a safe, outdoor environment.
  • Who can take a trip with OA?
    All current members of the CRWC are eligible to enroll in a trip – This includes students enrolled in classes and individual memberships.
  • What if I am a member of the CRWC, can I bring a guest that is not affiliated with UH?
    Yes, if you are a student currently enrolled in class or have an individual membership and enroll in a trip, you may bring a guest on the trip as well. On outings, the guest fee is listed as “community” and requires a higher cost than members.
  • Is there an age/size requirement participant to enroll?
    Yes, you must be 18 years old or a current UH student.
  • What types of trips are available?
    Each semester varies, but OA strives to offer a variety of options – backpacking, biking, climbing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, surfing, biking, and caving.
  • How long are the trips?
    The trips vary in length – from local day trips, to statewide weekend trips, to nationwide week-long trips. The goal of each semester is to incorporate an assortment of day and weekend trips with a culminating multi-day trip during the scheduled school break.
  • How much does it cost?
    The cost varies depending upon several factors – mostly the required travel distance and length of the trip. The cost for guests to enroll is a slightly increased due to the lack of membership.
  • What does the cost cover?
    When applicable, the cost includes: leadership, instruction, transportation, entrance fees, meals, and equipment.
  • Is any experience required?
    For the majority of trips, no experience is necessary.  On some adventures, such as climbing or biking longer distances, some experience would be beneficial, but not mandatory.  Before each trip begins, the OA guides will instruct on technical skills required for the adventure. Also, there will be a pre-trip meeting for every trip. See the Climbing wall staff for more information.
  • How do I sign up?
    To sign up for OA trips, participants must come into the Outdoor Adventure Office to be registered for the trip and fill out paperwork. Also, trip spots are available on a first come first serve basis and trips fill quickly. If you would like to sign up for a trip, sign up early to ensure a spot is still available.All trips must be paid in full at time of enrollment.
  • How many people can enroll in a trip?
    For local bike trips around Houston, we allow up to 15 participants. For off-campus adventures, we are limited to 10 participants due to transportation.
  • Can I reserve spots for my friends/family/guests?
    Spots on the trips are only guaranteed once payment has been received. In order to reserve spots for other individual, you would be required to pay the fee.

For Information contact Outdoor Adventure Office at 713-743-9512 or outdoors@uh.edu