The Austin Sierra Club offers a wide array of local outings which you are encouraged to participate in.
Day Outings: These are normally close to Austin and are usually a few hours in duration. These include hikes, urban walks, bike rides, kayak and canoe trips, tubing, cave tours, birding, and conservation service projects. Some activities are easy and suitable for most anyone, whereas others require advanced physical conditioning, equipment, and experience. Please read the description, inquire with the leader, and choose an activity right for you.
Major Outings: These include weekend and longer trips that may travel to remote parts of the country, and are much more extensive and scenic. A week-long hiking and camping trip to Colorado is typically made in mid-July, and a five-day hiking and camping trip to Big Bend occurs over the Thanksgiving holiday. More major outings are added every year. Previous years have included trips to New Mexico, Utah, California, Washington, and Hawaii. Most trips are camping, whereas some stay in cabins or lodges. Fees are typically higher, and help the club raise needed operating funds. Advance reservations and leader approval are required. Potential major outings for 2015 are listed here .
The National Sierra Club organizes a very wide variety of outings, for those with more time and money available. Find out about these in "Sierra Magazine" and on the Sierra Club's national web site.
All outings are led by qualified outings leaders who have completed a certification program. Our leaders are experienced in organizing group outings that are safe, educational, and enjoyable. All Participants must sign a standard liability waiver and should inform the leader of any medical issues before starting out. Many events are suitable for families, and some are dog-friendly. We occasionally offer events which are ADA accessible. Group meals are vegetarian-friendly. Most day events are free of charge and open to both members and non-members, although participants are encouraged to contribute a few dollars to support the club. Fees vary on overnight trips and advance reservations are needed. Carpooling is always encouraged and is self-organized by individuals (not assigned by the Sierra Club). Some of our local events are accessible by Cap Metro.
Legal Stuff We Are Required to Show
CST 2087766-40. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. (California has a law called the "California Seller of Travel Law". Since Sierra Club is a California non-profit corporation, we are required to post this notice.)