We explore the southeast with single & multi-day trips.
Outdoor Pursuits is FSU’s outdoor adventure program. We travel all over the country with day, weekend, and week long trips to great outdoor adventure destinations. Every adventure is unique, and each offers an opportunity to develop new skills, enhance your appreciation of the wilderness, adapt to new and challenging situations, and build lifelong relationships.
Hike, Bike, Paddle & Camp
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Upcoming Adventure Trips
Ready to explore the outdoors around the region? Join a low-cost Outdoor Pursuits adventure trip and join us for a group hike, bike, climb, float, and more!
New Year, New Adventures! Join us for a Campus Tree Walk on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, from 4 to 5 PM, no registration necessary. Meet us at the Integration Statue on campus for a walking trip to learn about the nature that surrounds our beautiful campus!
Outdoor Pursuits wants you to join us on a trip to St. Marks Wildlife Refuge for some hiking and biking! The area is home to alligators, a variety of birds, tall pine trees, and lively freshwater and saltwater marshes. Join us for some light outdoor exercise in Florida’s stunning...
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at BMX and mountain biking? Now’s your chance! Outdoor Pursuits is headed to Tom Brown Park to bike 2.8 miles along Magnolia Trail and other surrounding pathways. There are levels of difficulty for all skill levels and there is no experience...
The Garden of Eden Trail is a 3.5-mile hike located by the Apalachicola River. If you are looking for beautiful views, opportunity to spot some Florida wildlife, and an introduction to hiking, this trip is for you! We will learn about LNT principles and teach you how to plan...
Adventure Trip Guidelines
All participants in adventure trips coordinated and led by the FSU Outdoor Pursuits program are subject to the following policies and procedures.
Current FSU students, faculty, staff, and non-students who have previously taken an OP trip, can register immediately by signing into Rec Connect with their FSU login. Go to Programs, then select the Outdoor Pursuits category to show the list of OP trips. Once you login to Rec Connect (upper right of screen), students will see discounted pricing with each trip. You can sign-up and pay immediately in Rec Connect.
Non-students who are first-time OP participants should sign-up for a Rec Connect account to register online. Account creation is a two-step process in which you must confirm the account from an email sent after you sign-up. Once you have an account, you can register online in Rec Connect.
Payment is due at registration. Cash, check payable to FSU, or credit/debit card are accepted at the FSU Reservation for in-person registrations.
We do not issue refunds.
For paid adventure trips, cancellations must be received by 5:00 pm at least 3 days prior to the trip departure (i.e. Wednesday for a Saturday departure). An 80% credit is available only when the space on the trip is filled by another participant. If the space cannot be filled, no credit is given. All cancellations by participants are assessed a 20% cancellation fee, hence only 80% is available for credit.
For free adventure trips, cancellations must be received by 5:00 pm at least 3 days prior to the trip departure. Late cancellations are assessed a $10 cancellation fee, collected from the participant or assessed to the student’s University account.
Adventure trips may be cancelled by the program if minimum registration numbers are not achieved prior to the start date. In this case, a full credit or refund will be issued. If a trip is cancelled by FSU Campus Recreation or due to weather, participants will be contacted regarding reschedule options.
Contact the Outdoor Pursuits staff at 850-644-2449 to cancel a registration or for more information.
Drugs, alcohol, and firearms are prohibited on all Outdoor Pursuits trips and programs.
Alcohol, drugs and firearms can make the backcountry into a very dangerous place. You put not only yourself at risk, but also other trip participants and leaders. Participants will be required to sign a Drug and Alcohol Policy Consent Form upon trip registration.
Transportation is provided for all participants on an Outdoor Pursuits trip to and from FSU campus.
For most trips, we hold a short pre-trip meeting to cover everything that will happen on your adventure trip. It gives us a chance to meet the group and go over expectations. And, it gives you the opportunity to get involved with some of the planning and ask questions. You are required to attend the pre-trip meeting. Meal planning, equipment fitting and other timely information is covered, so don’t miss it.
All staff is trained in First Aid and CPR. The cost of any rescue or treatment beyond first aid will be borne by the participant.
Outdoor Pursuits is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal equipment.
Let Outdoor Pursuits help plan your next adventure! Trips can range from one full day to overnight weekend camping trips across the southeast. Our team will work with your group to determine the best location and activities to meet your goals.
Trips can be tailored to any experience level and are available to FSU students, faculty and staff, and community members. Outdoor Pursuits staff can provide all logistics, transportation, equipment, and instruction. A minimum of two weeks’ notice is necessary for trip coordination.
To request a custom trip, contact Sean Bricker via email or call 850-645-2750.