||"Surely all God's people,
however serious or savage, great or small, like to play.
Whales and elephants, dancing, humming gnats, and invisibly
small mischievous microbes - all are warm with divine radium
and must have lots of fun in them."
- John Muir
The Story of My Boyhood and Youth (1913)
Local Outings Online
Local chapter and group outings are generally open to members and non-members
alike. A few outings may require
but most do not. No fees are charged either, except for incidental
expenses like park-entry costs.
leaders are Sierra Club volunteers, and the range of outings
is as diverse as their interests. Depending on where
you are, you can choose from day hikes, peak scrambles,
bicycling, cross-country skiing, bird-watching, conservation-oriented
walks, or forays
into the remaining natural areas of our major cities.
In short, Sierra Club outings are a great way to find
out about local conservation issues while enjoying the
Learn more about local conservation issues: Find your
Sierra Club chapter or group online!
In order to participate in one of the Sierra Club's outings, you will need to sign a liability waiver.
Children are welcome on most day hikes when accompanied by an adult. Contact the outing's leader to determine if the outing is appropriate for your child. Pets are not allowed unless the outing is designated as a "pets permitted outing". Firearms are not allowed.
Outing leaders have the final word before and during the outing they are leading and may set minimum fitness, experience and/or equipment requirements for their trip.
Car-pooling is encouraged among trip participants.The Sierra Club does not have insurance for carpooling arrangements and assumes no liability for them. Carpooling, ride sharing or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among the participants.
Is your Group or Chapter doing something
newsworthy? Contact the email@example.com