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students on a backpacking trip at Grayson Highlands State Park

Adventure Trips

"Few places in the world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action." - John Muir

What You Need to Know

  • Pre-trip meetings are mandatory. Every trip has a pre-trip meeting, which is mandatory. Find the meeting date in your trip's itinerary.
  • Trips are open to all USC students, faculty and staff.
  • All trips will only require beginner skill levels, unless otherwise noted.
  • Your payment covers transportation, equipment, permits/fees and instruction. 
  • Items you need to bring will be listed in your itinerary.
  • You must show proof of health insurance to sign up.


You must cancel at least 14 days prior to the trip to get a refund. After that, no refunds will be given.

We will give you a full refund if the trip is cancelled due to low registration, weather or other extenuating circumstances.

Fall 2019 Trips

Plan to take an adventure with us!

1. Click here to sign up for an adventure trip!
2. Once submitted, you'll be directed to an online store to complete payment. Registration for each trip closes on Friday at noon a week before the trip.

Waterfall Day Hike itinerary Sept. 8 $20 DuPont, NC
Foothills Trail Backpacking itinerary Sept. 20 - 22 $50 Salem, SC
Canoe itinerary Oct. 5 $15 Columbia, SC
Appalachian Trail Backpacking itinerary Oct. 25 - 27 $50 Roan Mountain, TN
Mountain Biking itinerary Nov. 3 $20 Forks Area Trail System, SC
Bouldering itinerary Nov. 23 $20 Rumbling Bald, NC
Gratitude and Granola Hike itinerary Dec. 6 $20 Table Rock, SC

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.