Join us in the great outdoors. Together we’ll enjoy our parks, build relationships, learn about environmental issues, and how to help. We offer outings open to all and events specifically for the BIPOC community and for military, veteran and family members. You don’t have to be a Sierra Club member to participate. 

Sign-up here to stay current on upcoming outings.

Find details on an upcoming outing on the calendar below. With any questions contact outings@northstar.sierraclub.org.

Know Before You Go 

We’re excited you're interested in joining us! Please review the information below before attending an outing. 

COVID safety: The Sierra Club takes everyone's safety seriously. If you’re experiencing any possible COVID symptoms or are sick, don’t attend the outing. Masks are optional outdoors, but are required for indoor close quarters. Vaccines or tests aren’t required, meaning you’re potentially on a trip with unvaccinated individuals. We recommend that everyone who is vaccine eligible, get vaccinated! Participants are responsible for reporting a positive COVID test to the leaders.  

Locations: Currently, the Outings Group is most active in the Metro area. If you’re interested in leading groups in other areas, please contact us at outings@northstar.sierraclub.org.

Activities: Activities include hiking, kayaking, skiing, and more. To see past events, visit the Meet Up page.

Waivers: All participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver. You can either sign a digital waiver when you RSVP (preferred option) or sign a paper waiver at the trail head. 

Pets & Children: Please contact the outings leader before bringing any pets. Children under 18 are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Older, Wiser, Livelier Sierrans (OWLS): The OWLS seek to keep the synapses working and the body exercised while also developing long term relationships and ways of contributing to worthwhile endeavors. OWLS are currently on hiatus, if you are interested in re-starting OWL contact Mary at mary.blitzer@sierraclub.org 

Become an Outings Leader: We are always looking for more local outings leaders. If you like exploring parks and leading groups, this is a great way to give back. The first step to becoming a leader is joining an outing. Next is to co-lead an outing(s) and take a training. Thinking about becoming a leader? Email Mary at mary.blitzer@sierraclub.org 

Questions? Please contact us at outings@northstar.sierraclub.org.