The Outdoor Program provides a common adventurer willing to share experience and educate participants about Leave No Trace principles. Each participant is a common adventurer and is responsible for their own decisions and behavior. Participants are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is courteous and considerate of the diverse group of individuals that may also be participating in the activity. Please email Campus Recreation for information regarding trips.
Silver Falls Hike and Photography Information: A minimum of 4 persons is needed to make this trip a go. To sign up stop by the Health and Wellness Center´s front desk. The registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to the trip.
► Fall 2019
We will depart from the HWC at 9:00am, for Silver Falls State Park. This is a relaxing day hike opportunity to see fall foliage and waterfalls while hiking one of Oregon’s most beautiful trails. A section of the Trail of Ten Falls will offer the best opportunity for photographing the waterfalls this fall. We will park at the South Falls Day-use area and hike from South Falls to Winter Falls where we will turn around or complete our loop along the Rim Trail.
November 2, 2019
$15 per person
Silver Falls Hike and Photography
Information: A minimum of 4 persons is needed to make this trip a go. To sign up stop by the Health and Wellness Center´s front desk. The registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to the trip.
Central Oregon Avalanche Association Presentation *Co-sponsored with the Division of Health & Exercise Science Snowshoe/Hike Opal Creek Falls Information: A minimum of 4 persons is needed to make this trip a go. To sign up stop by the Health and Wellness Center´s front desk. The registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to the trip.
► Winter 2020
Information: “Know Before You Go” – is a FREE avalanche awareness education program developed to provide the basics of what avalanches look like, how people trigger them, their destructive power and how to recognize avalanche terrain, recognize obvious signs of instability, safe travel practices, the basics of avalanche rescue equipment and self-rescue procedures, and where to obtain information about current avalanche conditions and answer any questions you might have.
Jan 23, 2020
We will depart from the HWC at 9:00 am for Opal Creek State Park. This is a stimulating day for snowshoeing or hiking. The views of the ancient forest are quite dramatic under snow. Snowshoes will be provided for those interested in snowshoeing (and assuming there is snow). This is a moderately easy 7 mile (round trip) loop including waterfalls, an old mining town, and remains of a former sawmill site.
February 22, 2020
$15 per person
Central Oregon Avalanche Association Presentation
*Co-sponsored with the Division of Health & Exercise Science
Snowshoe/Hike Opal Creek Falls
► Spring 2020
Cascade Head Trail hike and beach time
We will depart from the HWC at 9:00 am, for Cascade Trailhead. This is a fun, relaxing day hike with two options: the 4.2 miles to the Nature Conservancy, or the 5.4 miles to Harts Cove. Throughout the year there are sea lions barking and lounging in a cove, a view of the Salmon River estuary and wildflower meadows for your viewing pleasure. Being north of Lincoln City the hike is bound to be foggy but this also allows us the opportunity to spend a little time on the beach before returning to WOU.
May 16, 2020
$15 per person
Dependents or partners directly accompanied by a WOU student/staff/faculty may join our trips. Dependents required to be in a car or booster seat can still join our trips, but must be driven separately in a personal vehicle and MUST be indicated on the registration form.
Refund and No-Show Policy
If a participant no-shows on two trips within an academic year, they will be restricted from signing up for another trip that academic year. To avoid being a no-show, please call the Health and Wellness Center 503-838-9530 as soon as possible, if you will not be able to attend a trip.
- If you cancel 2 weeks or more before the trip start date, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel within the two-week window, you will not receive a refund.
- If we cancel a trip due to weather or low-enrollment, we will issue a full refund.
- Please see Refund explanation