Backpacking & Hiking

This program is designed to make backpacking accessible for everyone by utilizing short to mid-distance routes. During the pre-trip meeting we’ll arrange the Friday afternoon departure, transportation, meals and equipment. All trips include transportation, food, and an experienced instructor. If you don’t have some of the equipment, don’t worry! Any rentals that you need are available at Center Activities and are included in the trip cost. Our goal is to get you into the wilderness.

Be sure to come to our FREE Backpacking Seminars offered each semester! Our professional outdoor staff cover the basics of equipment, clothing, food packs, and "Leave No Trace Principles." Everyone is invited to come meet other hikers who are looking for local backpacking adventures.


Join us for an easy to moderate day hike through the unique ecosystem of the Redwood Forest and... read more!
March 31

Looking for a bit of a challenge, but aren’t ready to traverse steep mountains? This... read more!

April 13 - 15
Experience one of California’s oldest designated wilderness areas, while exploring scenic vistas,... read more!
April 27 - 29


The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) provides basic life support care to critically ill or...
January 16 - May 8
New to the gym? Come visit us on a brief guided tour of the facilities and learn about everything...
January 20
This course provides first responders and healthcare providers the requisite knowledge and skills...
January 27
Looking to go sledding, skiing, snowboarding, or just play in the snow but don’t know where to go...
January 30