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Outdoor Program Trips

Get outside with us. Grab a friend, a group, or come solo and sign up! Participants rave: “Such great stress relief and wellness for yourself to participate!”

Sign-up for trips: 

  • Registration opens the second week of classes.
  • Reserve your spot on our storefront.
  • Sign-ups for each trip close as filled or on the Thursday immediately before the trip.
  • Email us if your desired program is unavailable to inquire about a waiting list.

Trips include transportation, trip leaders, snacks or meals, and most equipment. Some trips may require additional equipment rental.

  • View the trip calendar

    Spring 2024 Trips

    • February 3: Mt Hood Ski/Snowboarding – $75
    • February 4: Tamolitch Blue Pool Hike – $15
    • February 10: Potato Hill Snowshoeing – $15
    • February 17: Sahalie and Koosah Falls Hike – $15
    • February 18: Row River Trail Hike – $15
    • February 23-25: Tumalo State Park Yurt Camping – $40
    • March 2: Mt Hood Cosmic Tubing – $40
    • March 10: Mt Hood Ski/Snowboarding – $75
    • March 17: McDowell Falls Creek Hike -- $15
    • March 23-26: Olympic National Park Camping – $65
    • April 6: Ziplining – $55
    • April 12-14: Fort Stevens Beach Camping – $45
    • April 27: White Water Rafting – $60
    • April 28: Guler Ice Cave Hike – $15

    Custom Trips

    Let us help you plan your group's next trip or adventure. We have the training, resources and leaders to make your adventure safe and exciting.

    Email with questions or ideas! Let's Get Outside!

  • View trip categories

    Challenge Series

    Are you looking to challenge yourself in the outdoors? Have you always wanted to experience the personal rewards of climbing a mountain or hiking for an entire day? Join us on our Challenge Series which consists of intermediate skill building or increased intensity of physical effort. 

    Day Hikes 

    Day hikes with the Outdoor Program range from 2 to 8 miles round trip usually to an impressive viewpoint. Our day hikes are less strenuous than those in the Challenge Series, however, you will get some exercise and have an adventure nonetheless!


    Our backpacking trips are 2 or more days in length and include 3 to 10 miles per day with a backpack that usually weighs around 30 pounds and contains all your food and camping gear. You and the group will hike to a destination, cook and camp there, and hike to a new destination the next day.

    Climbing /Bouldering

    Our outdoor climbing trips are led by professional guides who will teach you the basics of top-rope climbing at world famous destinations. Our indoor climbing trips will give you the opportunity to practice top-roping and bouldering in an indoor setting.


    Hop into one of our kayaks and learn some basic paddling skills that will aid you in exploring rivers, lakes, and estuaries. Kayaking is a fantastic way to see gorgeous scenery and wildlife and to stretch your arms!

    Ski & Snowboard

    Our Ski & Snowboard trips typically go to Mt. Hood Meadows for a full day on the mountain. These trip costs include transportation to and from the mountain and lift tickets. Participants are responsible for providing their own gear or borrowing pieces from the ODP gear library.

    Affinity Group, Close-to-Campus, and Additional programming

    Beyond the primary categories, we also offer other trips including Oregon Zoo, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Christmas lights viewing, yurting, stand up paddleboarding, hot springs, horseback riding, white water rafting, whale watching and more!

Office Hours

January 2024 – April 30, 2024 (unless otherwise posted)

Need extra gear?

All of our trips go out whether rain or shine. We have resources that we can provide upon request if you need it for our trips. We have rain gear, hiking boots, wool socks, hats, warm base layers, gaiters and gloves!

Financial Assistance

We offer financial assistance to remove barriers to participating in the ODP and Campus Recreation programs.

Register for your program before submitting your application to reserve your spot. If you are approved for an award, that amount can be refunded to you. If you decide the award is not enough to offset your expenses, you can cancel for a full refund at least 4 business days before the start of the program.

  • Please fill out the following form to request financial assistance funds for campus recreation programs.
  • Once your application is complete, email to let us know your app is ready for review. 
  • Please allow 1 to 2 weeks for Campus Recreation to provide a decision your scholarship request. 
  • Submit a new request for each program you are seeking assistance.

Submit an Assistance application

Refund Policy

  • Trip cancellations may be made over email or in-person during open hours at the Montag desk.
  • In order to receive a full refund, trip cancellations must be requested at least two business days before the trip goes out.
    • Example: Saturday and Sunday trip cancellations must be made by Thursday.
  • Participants may cancel after two business days, however trip registration fees will not be refunded.
  • If the Outdoor Program cancels a trip, all participants will be given a full refund.
Willamette University

Outdoor Program and Bike Shop

Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
Phone: 503-370-6892