Outdoor Adventures

Have an Adventure and Experience California

Come join us for an Adventure!

Have you ever wanted to explore California and do fun outdoor activities along the way? Outdoor Adventures is the program for you. We offer a variety of fun outdoor activities to help you experience all that California has to offer; including bouldering, rock climbing, hiking, camping, surfing, horseback riding, zip-lining, kayaking, skiing/snowboarding, and more.

All of our trips are planned so that all you will need to do is register. We will provide the transportation, gear that you will need for the trip, and most trips meals and snacks. You may be wondering, how much will these trips cost me? All of the trips we provide are priced to make them very affordable to Students and SRC Members. For students, we subsidize the cost of each trip 40% from your student fees. This means the costs are lower for you to come with us on an adventure than to go on your own. 

Fall 2018 Trips Schedule

Outdoor Adventures Trips

September 8th Topanga State Park Hike: Located in the Santa Monica Mountains, Topanga State park is abundant with beautiful open grassland, rock outcroppings, and trees. This hike will take you to some breathtaking views that you can’t come across anywhere else, including the hike to Eagle Rock which offers an awe-inspiring overlook of the park from 1,957 feet up! Transportation and lunch will be provided.

Price: Student $10 Member $15

Departure Time: 8:00 am- 6:00 pm

20 spots avaliable

Easy/Moderate

September 15th Pine Mountain Bouldering: Pine Mountain hosts some of the finest sandstone bouldering this side of the Sierras. Located in the mountains of Los Padres National Forest, expect some cool refreshing air to beat out the early fall Bakersfield heat. There are climbs for all skill levels available, and this is the perfect location to try outdoor climbing. Transportation and lunch will be provided.

Price: Student $15 Member $20

Departure: 8:00 am- 6:00 pm

9 spots available

Easy

September 16th Kern Waterslides/hike: Experience the thrill of a water park while enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. This trip will consist of a hike near Kernville, and then time to experience this hidden treasure trove of natural waterslides that have been carved into the rock through years of water erosion. Transportation and lunch will be provided.

Price: Student $10 Member $15

Departure: 8:00 am- 6:00 pm

9 spots available

Easy

September 22nd Giant Sequoia Hike:

This hike will take you through the breathtaking Sequoia National Forest just a few hours northeast of Bakersfield. See General Sherman, one of the largest trees on earth at 36 feet in diameter, as well as countless other Giant Sequoias. The Congress Trail loop offers a relaxed hike and the opportunity to stroll through groves of Giant Sequoias. Transportation and lunch will be provided.

Price: Student $10 Member $15

Departure: 8:00 am- 6:00 pm

20 spots available

Easy

September 28th- 30th Anza Borrego Caving Trip: Join us for a three-day two-night camping trip in the Anza Borrego state park. We will be exploring hikes to a ghost town, and a trail to an ancient pictograph. Gear up with our headlamps to explore various mud caves or turn them off if you’re feeling adventurous enough to experience absolute darkness. End each night with a relaxing soak in the hot springs that are in our campground! Meals and transportation are included.

Price: Student $70 Member $90

Departure: 3:00 pm Friday- 5:00 pm Sunday

9 spots available

Easy

October 6th Hollywood Horseback Riding: Kick back and enjoy the trails in the hills of Hollywood from horseback. Starting off at the Sunset Ranch Hollywood Stables we’ll make our way through the hills until it opens up for a view of the Hollywood sign. Lunch, 2-hour horseback tour, and transportation are provided for this trip.

Price: Student $65 Member $105

Departure: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

20 spots available

Easy

October 13th Cayucos Surfing/Boogieboarding: Ever wanted to try out surfing or boogie boarding?  Then it’s time for a beach day in Cayucos, located a few miles north of Morro Bay. Enjoy the white sand beaches and views of Morro Rock, while we spend the day on the beach with games, surfing or boogie boarding. The waves at Cayucos provide the opportunity for both experienced and new surfers to have fun.  You must be able to swim for this trip. Transportation, gear, and lunch will be provided.

Price: Student $30 Member $40

Departure: 7:00 am- 6:00 pm

20 spots available

Easy

October 14th Pacific Crest Ziplining: Are you ready for a thrilling zipline adventure? Come experience a canopy tour at 300 feet above the forest floor and soar across 9 exhilarating ziplines that are to 1,500 ft long and reach up to 55 mph. If that isn’t enough for you, this tour also includes 2 suspended sky bridges, and 2 rappels.  Transportation, 3.5 hour zipline tour, and lunch will be provided.

Price: Student $85 Member $140

Departure: 8:00 am- 7:00 pm

9 spots available

Easy

October 20th Castaic Lake Wake boarding/Water skiing: Castaic Lake is the perfect location to learn how to wake board or waterski. The staff at the CSU Northridge Aquatic Center will provide instruction or if you have done it before, give you time on the water to try out some new tricks and soak up the sun! You must be able to swim to attend this trip. Transportation, lunch, gear, and lessons are included.

Price: Student $50 Member $80

Departure: 8:00 am- 6:00 pm
9 spots available

Easy/Moderate

October 20th Castaic Lake Wind Surfing: The winds on Castaic Lake provide an ideal location for learning to windsurf. The CSU Northridge Aquatic Center will provide instruction on the water. No experience necessary to have a blast with us on Castaic Lake. You must be able to swim to attend this trip. Transportation, lunch, gear, and lessons are included.

Price: Student $40 Member $60

Departure: 8:00 am- 6:00 pm

9 spots available

Easy/Moderate

October 27th Bishop Peak Hike: Located in San Luis Obispo, California, Bishop Peak is the tallest of the Morros, a chain of similar peaks stretching to Morro Bay. The top of Bishop Peak offers an unparalleled panoramic view of San Luis Obispo and the surrounding mountains. Lunch and transportation are provided.

Price: Student $10 Member $15

Departure time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

20 spots available

Easy

November 3rd Sea Kayaking:  The picturesque view of the Channel Islands Harbor is the ideal place for a sea kayaking tour, with beautiful sights of the islands and the occasional dolphin sighting. CSU Channel Island’s Boating Center staff will provide instruction and take you on a tour of the harbor. This is a trip you do not want to miss. Lunch, 3 hour tour, transportation and gear provided.

Price: Student $35 Member $55

Departure: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

20 spots available

Easy

November 9th- November 11th New Jack City Climbing Overnight: This high desert rock climbing haven just south of Barstow offers hundreds of climbs. New Jack City is perfect for beginners and experienced climbers alike. The rock is an unusual metamorphic rock of volcanic origin which has weathered into an amazing array of formations offering a variety of holds - edges, crimps, jugs, pockets, huecos and underclings. Join us for an overnight excursion to experience the high desert night skies, and some of the best climbing close to Bakersfield. Meals, gear, and transportation are provided.

Price: Student $30 Member $40

Departure: 3:00 pm Friday - 5:00 pm Sunday

9 spots available

Easy

November 16th- November 18th Leadership Development Weekend: This training weekend is the perfect way to begin learning outdoor skills for those interested in becoming an Outdoor Adventures Trip Leader or just wanting to become more confident in the outdoors. We will spend the weekend developing skills in camping, hiking, and climbing, to help you become a confident outdoor leader. If you have any questions about becoming a trip leader, please email us at outdooradventures@csub.edu

Price: Student $55 Member $65

Departure: 3:00pm Friday- 6:00 pm Sunday

9 spots available

Easy

December 1st- December 2nd Wilderness and Remote First Aid course:

The WFA Course doesn’t leave campus, but you don’t want to miss out if you’re interested in becoming a trip leader! The Wilderness & Remote First Aid certification, also known as the WFA, will offer you valuable knowledge of first aid in the back country. Whether you are interested in becoming a leader for our program, or just want to feel more comfortable while hiking with your friends; this course teaches you skills that will prepare you for whatever happens out there.

Price: Student $25 Member $30

8:00am – 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

10 spots available

Easy

 

 


Open Quote
Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. Close Quote
John Muir

For more information about the Outdoor Adventures program, please contact:

Marshall McArthur
Coordinator - Outdoor Adventures and Experiential Education
Phone: (661) 654-2709
Email : outdooradventures@csub.edu 

Branden Dunn
Student Manager - Outdoor Adventures (Trips) 
Phone: (661) 654-2733
Email :
 outdooradventures@csub.edu

Policies

Trips are pet, alcohol, and drug free (in compliance with University policy).

Cancellations

There is a no refund policy for Outdoor Adventure Trips, unless the trip is cancelled. In the event of a cancellation, you may transfer your registration to other trips available during the semester. If a refund is announced, you will have 30 days after the date of the trip to transfer the funds to another trip, or to submit for a refund.

Disclaimer

Due to the nature of outdoor recreation all locations, activities and times are subject to change. Weather, water levels, trail conditions, roads closures, and fires can change any trip with little warning. We appreciate the patience, understanding, and flexibility of all parties involved in our outings. If changes need to be made we will update our information in a timely manner and will always notify registered participants as soon as possible.