How to register for a trip:
Step 1. Find a trip below that you want to attend, click the link, and complete the brief registration form.
Step 2. Go to TYKE 110 and pay the fee.
Step 3. Attend a 20-30 min pre-trip meeting to get all the details.
Step 4. Have fun on the trip!

First Friday Floats

First Friday of every month: April 5, May 3, & June 7 at 3 p.m.

Shared Cost: FREE

FLOAT THE RIVER from Riverbend to Drake Park, with Cascades Adventures. From there, either head out on your own to First Friday festivities or ride back to campus with us. Float, play games, and meet new people at Cascades Adventures First Friday Float! We provide the flotation and you provide the smiles!

Sign up for this trip below or stop by the Student Life Office in Tykeson 110. 

March 15 

For more information, contact Cascades Adventures at

Hoodoo Discounted Anytime Tickets

Discounted MARATHON lift tickets

Cost: $20

Cascades Adventures has ALL DAY, ANY DAY discounted lift tickets that can be purchased for $20 at the Cascades Adventures office in Tykeson 110. Tickets available to students, staff and faculty with current OSU ID, 4 per person per week, credit or debit payments accepted.

For more information, contact Cascades Adventures at

Todd Lake Overnight Trip (RESCHEDULED)

SUNday, March 24, 9:00 a.m.-mONday, March 25, 3:00 p.m.
Pre-trip meeting: wEDNESday, march 20, 1:00 p.m.

Shared Cost: $5

This is a 6 mile round trip overnight snowshoe excursion, not taking into consideration any extra exploring we do. We'll put our winter skills to the test, your trip leaders will set you up for success and be there to support you throughout the trip. This outing will provide opportunity to practice overland travel, building winter shelter, group food preparation, and other outdoor living skills.


For more information, contact Cascades Adventures at

Wilderness First Responder Course

Saturday, March 23 - Sunday, March 31

Fee: Public - $650

This is the standard 9 day course, designed for outdoor professionals, those who take multi-day or longer personal trips, those who take part in high risk activities (rock climbing, whitewater paddling, mountaineering, multi-week expeditions of all kinds, etc.), or those who simply want to know more about wilderness medicine. Certification as a Wilderness First Responder is the industry standard for outdoor instructors and guides.

On campus lodging is available to non OSU - Cascades students for $56/night. 


For more information, contact Cascades Adventures at

The Waterfall, Yoga, Art Experience

Sunday, April 14, 9:30am-4pm
Pre-trip meeting Friday, April 12 4:30pm
Shared Cost: $5

Join us for a hike out to Steelhead Falls, followed by facilitated yoga and art experiences among the natural world. Hike outward then take a look inward.

Registration coming soon!

For more information, contact Cascades Adventures at

Beginner Backpacking Overnight

Friday-Sunday, April 26-28, 2:30pm Friday- Midday Sunday
Pre-trip meeting Friday, April 19, 4:30pm
Shared Cost: $10 + food costs.

This two night backpacking outing is designed to give you the experience and cover the basics so you can plan your own backpack trip for the coming Summer. We will discuss gear, Leave No Trace practices, outdoor living skills, and anything else you may have questions about.

Registration coming soon!

For more information, contact Cascades Adventures at

Stand-up Thursdays

Every Thursday in May: May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 4-6pm
No pre-trip meeting, meet at Riverbend park to complete paperwork
Shared Cost: FREE + a discount on rentals!

Enjoy afternoons in Riverbend Park. Trip leaders will demonstrate equipment, paddle technique, and water safety. If you join us for a paddleboard outing you will receive a voucher for $5 off the price of a weekend paddleboard rental. Join us to learn the basics so you can go on your own excursion over the weekend! You can receive one voucher per event and use one voucher per each board rental. 

Registration Coming Soon!

For more information, contact Cascades Adventures at


Friday-Sunday May 10-12, Time 3:30pm Fri. -late on Sun. 
Pre-trip Mtg Friday: May 3 at 1:00 p.m.

Shared Cost: $10 + Food Costs

This outing has a training focus so participants will need to register in person to discuss the requirements for the outing. Balance work and play as Cascades Adventures gears up for summer rafting season.

Registration Coming Soon. 

For more information, contact Cascades Adventures at

Rock Clinic and Rock Party

Rock Clinic May 31 - on campus 3-5pm
Rock Party June 1 - 9-4pm Smith Rock’s North Point
Pre-trip meeting: May 31 during the clinic

Shared cost: Clinic - Free; Party $5
Friday night we are hosting an on campus clinic demonstrating and practicing rock-site basics. Saturday we will spend the day applying what we learned the night before and getting some experience on the rock.
Registration Coming Soon!

For more information, contact Cascades Adventures at

Canoe Hot Springs Excursion

Sunday June 8, 9-4pm
Pre-trip meeting: THURSDAY, June 6 4:30PM

Shared Cost: $5

Make some time to relax with beautiful views followed by a relaxing soak in Paulina hot springs to release tension before finals.

Registration Coming Soon!

For more information, contact Cascades Adventures at


Outings are led by qualified student trip leaders ranging in duration from a half-day to multi-day excursions. Cascades Adventures offers a variety of activities for all levels of participants. Information about outings and workshops can be found on the Cascades Adventures webpage, Facebook or Instagram, or in person in the Office of Student Life. Activity and trip information is also disseminated through on campus advertising such as brochures, fliers and the Beaver Tracks. 

Outing Registration

Register for Cascades Adventures trips, workshops and trip leader training programs online or in person at the Office of Student Life in Tykeson Hall Rm. 110. All registration priority is determined on a first come first served basis. Some trips require a minimal fee, which will need to be paid with a credit card in the Cascades Adventures office to reserve a spot on the trip. Trips going off campus also have a required pre-trip meeting where participants will get important information about the trip including itinerary, equipment list, possible hazards and trip expectations. 

Becoming a Trip Leader

Trainings are conducted quarterly and range from activity specific trainings to workshops covering risk management, group facilitation and trip planning.  Assessments are ongoing and intended to monitor student development as they progress toward leading outings. Participant Coordinators, Assistant Trip Leaders and Trip Leaders are all positions within the Cascades Adventures Leadership Pathway. 

Choose your own Adventure

Outings may be proposed by any student, staff, or faculty member of OSU-Cascades. In addition, Cascades Adventures staff is available to lead a trip or team building activity for OSU-Cascades student groups.

Contact Us

Recreation Program Coordinator
Julia Conrad
Phone: 541-322-3116
Tykeson Hall 110