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% of 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 2019 Schedule

Montaña de Oro Bluffs Hike and Beach Hangout

Saturday, Sept. 7th | 8:00 am - 6:00 pmStudent $15, Member $20       

Hike the beautiful trails that overlook the Bluffs at Montana del Oro, and then soak up the sun and enjoy a picnic lunch down by the beach where there are beautiful tide pools for us to explore. Transportation and lunch are provided for this trip.

Pine Mountain Bouldering

Saturday, Sept. 14th | 8:00 am - 6:00 pmStudent $20, Member $25      

Enjoy some of the finest sandstone bouldering this side of the Sierras on our Pine Mountain Bouldering trip. If you’ve never climbed on real rock, or if you’re an experienced climber, there’s something out there for you to climb. Learn some bouldering and spotting technique while enjoying the cool mountain air.

Kern Water Slides and Hiking day trip

Sunday, Sept. 15th | 8:00 am - 6:00 pmStudent $15, Member $20       

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 natural waterslides that have been carved into rock through years of water erosion. You must be able to swim to attend this trip. Transportation and lunch will be provided. 

Float the Kern Friday

 Friday, Sept. 20th | 9:30 am - 4:00 pmStudent $10, Member $15       

Relax on one of our tubes and soak up the sun while floating down a calm section of the Kern River with the Outdoor Adventures Team. This is a great way to cool down while enjoying the beautiful scenery that the Kern has to offer. You must be able to swim to attend this trip. Transportation and lunch provided.

Giant Sequoia Hike

Saturday, Sept. 21st | 8:00 am - 4:00 pmStudent $15, Member $20       

This hike will take you through the breathtaking Sequoia National Forest just a few hours North East of Bakersfield. See General Sherman, the tallest tree in the world at 275 feet, as well as countless other Giant Sequoias. The Congress Trail loop is only 2 miles long but offers a relaxed hike with some spectacular scenery including some of the largest trees in the world.

Yosemite Camping trip

Friday, Sept. 27th-Sunday Sept. 29th | 2:30 pm - 6:00 pmStudent $70, Member $90       

Hike in the shadow of the Yosemite giants such as El Capitan and Half Dome. Camp in one of the most beautiful locations in California. Experience the sheer force of mother nature at the base of enormous waterfalls. This is a trip that you don't want to miss. Meals and transportation will be provided

Anza Borrego Caving/Camping     

Friday, Oct 4th-Sunday, Oct 6th | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pmStudent $70, Member $90       

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.

Float the Kern Friday

Friday, Oct. 11th | 9:30 am - 4:00 pmStudent $10, Member $15       

Relax on one of our tubes and soak up the sun while floating down a calm section of the Kern River with the Outdoor Adventures Team. This is a great way to cool down while enjoying the beautiful scenery that the Kern has to offer. You must be able to swim to attend this trip. Transportation and lunch provided.

Cayucos Surfing

Saturday, Oct. 12th | 7:00 am - 6:00 pmStudent $30, Member $40       

Ever wanted to try out surfing? Or Boogie board? Join us for a beach day in Cayucos, located on cool, colorful Estero Bay on the Central California Coast, just north of Morro Bay. Come and enjoy the white sand beaches, the historic Cayucos Pier and views of Morro Rock, while we spend the day on the beach with games, surfing or boogie boarding.

Pacific Crest Ziplining

Sunday Oct. 13th | 8:00 am - 8:00 pmStudent $95, Member $160       

Join us for a thrilling zipline adventure! Climb daring sky stairs, soar across 9 ziplines up to 1,500 ft long that traverse ravines and see what the world looks like from 300 ft. above the ground! Zip across Buford Canyon at speeds up to 55 mph! Transportation and lunch will be provided.

New Jack City Climbing Overnight

Friday, Oct. 18th-Sunday Oct. 20th | 2:30 pm - 5:00 pmStudent $45, Member $55      

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.

Hollywood Horseback riding

Saturday, Oct. 26th | 7:00 am - 5:00 pmStudent $65, Member $105       

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.

Sea Kayaking

Saturday, Nov. 2nd | 7:00 am - 6:00 pmStudent $40, Member $60       

Come enjoy the picturesque view of the Channel Islands Harbor for a sea kayaking tour with the CSU Channel Islands Boating Center. With the beautiful sights of the islands and the occasional dolphin sighting, this is a trip you do not want to miss. Arrive early and meet everyone before we head out, then layer up and get on the water. Kayaking sessions last approximately 3 hours. Lunch, transportation, and gear provided.

Bridge to Nowhere Bungee Jumping

Sunday, Nov. 3rd | 4:00 am - 7:00 pmStudent $110, Member $175      

Attention all CSUB thrill seekers! Enjoy a beautiful day of hiking and then take the ultimate leap of faith off of the infamous Bridge to Nowhere. This is not a beginner hike, it is 5 miles to the bridge and 5 miles back. Lunch and Transportation will be provided.

Float the Kern Friday

Friday, Nov. 8th | 9:30 am - 4:00 pmStudent $10, Member $15       

Relax on one of our tubes and soak up the sun while floating down a calm section of the Kern River with the Outdoor Adventures Team. This is a great way to cool down while enjoying the beautiful scenery that the Kern has to offer. You must be able to swim to attend this trip. Transportation and lunch provided.

Bishop Peak

Saturday, Nov. 9th | 8:00 am - 6:00 pmStudent $15, Member $20       

Bishop Peak is a 1,559-foot mountain located in San Luis Obispo, California. It is the tallest of the Morros or "Nine Sisters", a chain of similar peaks stretching to Morro Bay. With over 6 miles of hikeable trails, Bishop Peak offers a panoramic view of San Luis Obispo and the surrounding mountains. Lunch and transportation are provided.

Leadership Development Weekend

Friday, Nov. 15th-Sunday Nov. 17th | 2:30 pm - 5:00 pmStudent $15, Member $20       

This training weekend is the perfect place 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. Supplement your time attending the Instructor Development Program clinics, with some hands-on experience. We will spend the weekend camping, hiking, and climbing, all while learning the necessary skills you must have to become a confident outdoor leader. If you have any questions about becoming a trip leader, please email us at outdooradventures@csub.edu

 

 

 

 



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 canceled. 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 in 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.

*The deadline to register for an OA trip is the Wednesday before the scheduled trip.