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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.

2022 Trips 

Memorial Park

Date Saturday, May 21, 2022
Register by Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Depart from UH 9:00 am
Arrive at UH | ETA 11:00 am
Register Today Here

Description: 

Join us on this exciting family adventure where we’ll explore 1-2 miles (1 hour) of the 100 acres of brand new parkland at the Clay Family Eastern Glades. On this trip, you’ll enjoy the peaceful vista of Hines Lake and learn about the local wildlife & plant life. The hike will be followed by a scavenger hunt where you will need all of your outdoor skills to thrive.

Ages: 6 years old & up
Transportation Options: Transportation $3.00 per person (booster seats will not be provided)

(Maximum adult to child ratio 2 children: 1 guardian)

***Paid parking is available at the Eastern Glades Parking Lot on East Memorial Loop Drive. Free parking can be found further north at the park and playground area


Cost: $8/ Child | $12/ Adult

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 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 trip leader 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.

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.

Depending on the trip offering typically 8-10 participants.

Participants are able to host one guest (a person that does not have a campus rec membership) per trip they are attending. Guests can be registered at the welcome desk or via myrec by creating their own account.

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