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The Outdoor Adventure trip program offers several 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 backpacking at Big Bend National Park! 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. Take a look at the schedule below for detailed information on upcoming trips and don't forget to check out these incredible videos.

*Note: Participants can sign up for trips via myrec.uh.edu or visit the Welcome Desk - Member Services; Payment is due upon registration. Participants will receive a confirmation email from Outdoor Adventure with additional trip paperwork within 5-business days. Trip spots are available on a first-come-first-serve basis and fill quickly. If you would like to sign up for a trip, sign up early to ensure a spot is still available.

Fall 2020


Standup Paddle (SUP) at Clear Creek

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020

Deadline: Sunday, September 13, 2020

Location: League City, TX

Description: Take a breather and meet us at Clear Creek to standup paddleboard (SUP) with us! Clear Creek winds through the beautiful and expansive wetlands of the Texas Bay Area, you will learn how to SUP through moving waters, spot local wildlife, observe native forestry and enjoy time in nature!

Difficulty: Beginner

Includes: Instruction, standup paddleboard (SUP), paddle, personal flotation device (PFD), dry bag

Cost:  $30/ Student | $35/ Community Member

Please note Lunch and Transportation will not be provided.


Mountain Biking at Memorial Park

Date:  Saturday, October 3, 2020

Deadline: Sunday, September 27, 2020

Location: Houston, TX

Description:  Spend an epic day with us mountain biking at Memorial Park. This trail provides fun, technical riding with fast and flowy tracks. Whether you are a casual cyclist or experienced mountain biker- we can't wait to ride with you!

Difficulty: Intermediate: Participants should be able to ride a bike comfortably at 10 miles an hour

Includes: Instruction, bicycle, helmet

Cost: $ 30/ Student | $ 35/ Community Member

Please note Lunch and Transportation will not be provided.


Canoeing at Armand Bayou

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020

Deadline: Sunday, October 11,2020

Location: Houston, TX

Description: Experience the wild at Armand Bayou! As one of the few pristine waterways remaining in the Houston area, this trip will lead you through the vibrant coastal tallgrass prairie and wetlands that are home to a variety of native wildlife! Frequently spotted species include Alligators, Herons, White-Tail Deer, Mullet Fish, Wild Hogs and more!

On this trip down the Bayou you will learn the basics of canoeing before a 2 ½ - 3 ½ hour paddle journey to observe an abundance of nature and wildlife scenery.

Difficulty: Beginner

Includes: Instruction, canoe paddle, personal flotation device (PFD), dry bag

Cost: $ 30/ Student | $ 35/ Community Member

Please note Lunch and Transportation will not be provided.


Kayaking at Buffalo Bayou

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020

Deadline: Sunday, November 1, 2020

Location: Houston, TX

Description: Houston is known as a lot of things: Space City, H-Town, The Big Heart, and of course... Bayou City. Our uptown and downtown bayous are beautiful, but seldom is their natural beauty explored by Houstonians themselves. We will teach the basics of kayaking before going on a three to four-hour excursion down the Buffalo Bayou River. This trip is both a scenic endeavor as well as a great workout in the outdoors!

Difficulty:  Beginner to Intermediate

Includes: Instruction, kayak, paddle, personal flotation device (PFD), dry bag

Cost: $30/ Student | $35/ Community Member

Please note Lunch and Transportation will not be provided.


Frequently Asked Questions

All current members of the CRWC are eligible to enroll in a trip – This includes students enrolled in classes and individual memberships. Registrants can bring a guest at the non-member rate.

Yes, if you are a student currently enrolled in the class or have an individual membership and enroll in a trip, you may bring a guest along. On outings, the guest fee is listed as “non-member” and requires a higher cost than members.

Yes, you must be 18 years old or a current UH student.

Each semester varies, but OA strives to offer a variety of options – backpacking, biking, climbing, hiking, canoeing, camping, and kayaking

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.

The cost varies depending upon several factors – mostly the required travel distance and length of the trip.

When applicable, the cost includes guides, instruction, transportation, entrance fees, meals, and equipment.

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 the technical skills required for the adventure. There will also be a pre-trip meeting for overnight trips. See the Outdoor Adventure staff for more information.

To sign up for OA trips, participants pay at Welcome Desk - Member Services then visit the Outdoor Adventure Office to be registered and fill out paperwork. Trip spots are available on a first-come-first-serve basis and 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 the time of enrollment.

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.

Spots on the trips are only guaranteed once payment has been received. To reserve spots for another individual, you would be required to pay the fee.

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