Outings Information

Local Day HikeAll of our outings are listed on Meetup.com. Meetup is free to join, and most of our local events are free (although donations are greatly appreciated). Some of our activities are easy and suitable for most folks, whereas others require advanced physical conditioning, equipment, and expertise. Read the descriptions, ask questions, and choose an event that's right for you. If you join Meetup, you may choose to automatically receive email notifications of upcoming events. Some of our events are not limited in attendance, whereas others have constraints and must be controlled in size. If you want to attend and an event is Full, you may often sign up on a Wait List, in case a spot becomes available. If an event is limited and you RSVP Yes, please make sure that you will attend. If you enjoyed the event, write comments on Meetup, post photos, and please join the Sierra Club to help insure these opportunities will be available for future generations.

The Austin Sierra Club offers a wide array of LOCAL OUTINGS which you are encouraged to participate in.

NOTE: The Calendar or ALL of our "Local Outings" are on our Austin Sierra Club Outings MEET UP website.

View the Full Meet Up Calendar.

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.)