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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.

Spring 2021


Full Moon Paddle - trip is full

Date:              Saturday, February 27, 2021

Location:         Waters Edge Fishing Pier and Non-Motorized Boat Launch: N Lake Branch Ln, Houston, TX 77044

Description:  Experience a relaxing 2-hour paddle under the beautiful glow of a full moon above Lake Houston. Learn the basics of kayaking while meeting new friends.

Difficulty:        Beginner

Includes:         Instruction and Equipment

Cost:               $15/ Student | $20 / Community Member


Spring Creek Canoe - trip is full

Date:               Saturday, March 6, 2021

Description:    Let's go canoeing at Spring Creek, where two ecoregions, the Pineywoods and the Gulf Coast Prairies, meet. This beautiful paddling trail is quite special; it offers a remote and wilderness character unlike most other streams in the area. Surrounded by beautiful Loblolly Pines, Bald Cypress, and marshes, this will certainly be a trip to remember. We will teach you the basics of canoeing before starting our paddle.

We will teach you the basics of canoeing before starting our paddle.

Difficulty:        Beginner

Includes:         Instruction and Equipment

Cost:               $15/ Student | $20/ Community Member


Hiking and Yoga- Memorial Park 

Date:               Saturday, March 27, 2021

Deadline:        Sunday, March 21, 2021

Location:         Memorial Park

Description:    Need to distress? Join UH Outdoor Adventure and Fitness on this local hiking and yoga trip! Come learn about native Texas plants and wildlife followed by an hour of yoga and enjoying the fresh air. It is a great trip to get you moving and enjoying some time in the great outdoors!

Difficulty:        Beginner

Includes:         Instruction and Yoga mat

Cost:               $15 / Student | $20 / Community Member

Please note, lunch and transportation will not be provided.


Spring Greenway Trail Biking Exploration - a few spaces left 

Date:               Saturday, April 3, 2021

Deadline:        Sunday, March 28, 2021  

Description:    Join us on a relaxing bike ride through one of the most beautiful trails in the area! Spring Greenway Trail gives us the best of both worlds, extraordinary access to the outdoors with a convenient paved sidewalk for all experience levels. This trail meanders through the piney woods of East Texas as we ride along Spring Creek itself.

Difficulty:        Beginner

Includes:         Instruction and Equipment

Cost:               $15 / Student |$20 / Community Member 

Please note, lunch and transportation will not be provided.


Remote Standup Paddleboarding & Surf Rentals

Date:               Saturday, April 10, 2021

Deadline:        Sunday, April 4, 2021

Location:         Galveston

Description:    Want to rent out gear but aren’t able to transport it yourself? We’ve got good news for you!  UH Outdoor Adventure Standup Paddleboard and Surf rentals are going remote at the Galveston Seawall Saturday, April 10th from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Come enjoy your 3-hour rental at our favorite local beach!

Difficulty:        Beginner

Includes:         Equipment

Cost:               $15 / Student |$20 / Community Member


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