View from the top of a mountain on a party cloudy day

Trips

Our Outdoor Adventure trips have limited spots available and many trips fill up quickly. If a trip does fill, we will maintain a wait-list for anyone interested. There is no fee for putting your name on the wait-list. Like stand-by for flying, we highly encourage interested individuals to be at the Student Recreation Center prior to the trip departure and we will accept individuals for open spots first in the order of the wait-list, and next in the order of the time they sign in that morning. Payment for the trip occurs only if you get to participate.

Registration

Register Online:
All students have an ActiveNet account to register for Campus Recreation Trips/Events. To access your account, use Forgot my password and use your email in the mail.montclair.edu format.

Fall 2020 Trips and Events

If you’re interested in hiking, please visit our Hiking Trips page.

Friday Night Fire Pit
  • Date: Friday, September 25
  • Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Cost: Free with Montclair State University ID
  • Location: Student Recreation Center Back Patio
  • Details: Join us for our Friday Night Fire Pits- social distancing style! To coincide with proper health and safety guidelines, all patrons must pre-register for their own time slot on montclair.edu/campus-recreation. The usual free s’mores will be offered in your own personal kit to use around the fire with your friends! Enjoy Friday Nights around the fire!
  • Friday Night Fire Pit
    • Date: Friday, October 2
    • Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
    • Cost: Free with Montclair State University ID
  • Location: Student Recreation Center Back Patio
  • Details: Join us for our Friday Night Fire Pits- social distancing style! To coincide with proper health and safety guidelines, all patrons must pre-register for their own time slot on montclair.edu/campus-recreation. The usual free s’mores will be offered in your own personal kit to use around the fire with your friends! Enjoy Friday Nights around the fire!
  • Easy Hike - Great Falls
    • Date: Saturday, September 26
    • Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Cost: Free with Montclair State University ID
  • Register for Easy Hike – Great Falls
  • Details: Meet Outdoor Adventure at a nearby New Jersey gem in Paterson, NJ for an easy hike. This is a great way to break in your hiking boots and appreciate nature in the local area! Transportation not provided.
    • What to bring: Water, sneakers and a sense of adventure!
    • Potential Hazards: Weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration, allergic reactions/poisonous plants, insect bites, and injury by running, including sprains, lacerations, abrasions and fractures.
  • COVID-19: Masks and social distancing are required during Outdoor Adventure lead hikes. Failure to do so may lead to exposure to COVID-19. All participants must show proof of Hawk Check health screener completion for the day of the program. Please bring your own facial coverings/masks when joining us for our hiking events.
  • Moderate Hike - High Point State Park
    • Date: Saturday, October 3
    • Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Cost: Free with Montclair State University ID
    • Register for Moderate Hike- High Point State Park
    • Details: Meet Outdoor Adventure at High Point State Park for a moderate hike! This hike will provide you with beautiful panorama views of hills meeting the New Jersey-Pennsylvania border and Delaware River. Transportation not provided.
      • What to bring: Water, lunch, bug spray, sunscreen, layered clothing (depending on weather) and good shoes (sneakers OK; NOT flip-flops)
      • Potential Hazards: Poisonous plants/allergies; insect bites; unpredictable weather changes; sunburn/heat exhaustion; dehydration; steep, rocky and/or slippery terrain; rolling or falling rocks; snakes and large animals; and injuries including sprains/strains, abrasions, lacerations and fractures.
    • COVID-19: Masks and social distancing are required during Outdoor Adventure lead hikes. Failure to do so may lead to exposure to COVID-19. All participants must show proof of Hawk Check health screener completion for the day of the program. Please bring your own facial coverings/masks when joining us for our hiking events.
    Advanced Hike - Stairway to Heaven
    • Date: Saturday, October 17
    • Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Cost: Free with Montclair State University ID
    • Register for Advanced Hike -Stairway to Heaven
    • Details: Meet Outdoor Adventure at in Vernon, NJ for the ultimate advanced trail, Stairway to Heaven. This trail is 2.9 miles and gives wonderful views of farmland. It’s the perfect challenge for any hiker! Transportation not provided.
      • What to bring: Water, lunch, bug spray, sunscreen, layered clothing (depending on weather) and good shoes (sneakers OK; NOT flip-flops)
      • Potential Hazards: Poisonous plants/allergies; insect bites; unpredictable weather changes; sunburn/heat exhaustion; dehydration; steep, rocky and/or slippery terrain; rolling or falling rocks; snakes and large animals; and injuries including sprains/strains, abrasions, lacerations and fractures.
    • COVID-19: Masks and social distancing are required during Outdoor Adventure lead hikes. Failure to do so may lead to exposure to COVID-19. All participants must show proof of Hawk Check health screener completion for the day of the program. Please bring your own facial coverings/masks when joining us for our hiking events.
    Bike Trip - Liberty State Park
    • Date: Saturday, October 10
    • Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Cost: Free with Montclair State University ID
  • Register for Bike Trip- Liberty State Park
  • Details: Meet Outdoor Adventure at Liberty State Park for a 3 mile bike ride viewing Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. We’ll provide the bikes, just join us to experience a wonderful day by the water and around United States history. Transportation not provided.
    • What to bring: Water, Lunch, Sneakers, and Sunblock, a jacket depending on weather.
    • COVID-19: Masks and social distancing are required during Outdoor Adventure lead hikes. Failure to do so may lead to exposure to COVID-19. All participants must show proof of Hawk Check health screener completion for the day of the program. Please bring your own facial coverings/masks when joining us for our hiking events.
  • Halloween Fire Pit
    • Date: Friday, October 30
    • Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
    • Cost: Free with Montclair State University ID
  • Location: Student Recreation Center Back Patio
  • Details: Join us for a special Halloween Fire Pit- social distancing style! To coincide with proper health and safety guidelines, all patrons must pre-register on montclair.edu/campus-recreation. The usual free s’mores will be offered in your own personal kit with a spooky twist to use around the fire with your friends! Enjoy this Friday Night Fire Pit telling ghost stories around the fire.
  • Halloween Hike - Watchung Reservation
    • Date: Saturday, October 31
    • Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Cost: Free with Montclair State University ID
  • Register for Halloween Hike – Watchung Reservation
  • Details: Meet Outdoor Adventure at Watchung Reservation for a spoOooOky Halloween hike! We’ll take you around hiking trails through an abandoned village in Watchung Reservation to get the hair on the back of your head to stand up!
    • What to bring: Water, sneakers and a sense of adventure!
    • Potential Hazards: Poisonous plants/allergies; insect bites; unpredictable weather changes; sunburn/heat exhaustion; dehydration; steep, rocky and/or slippery terrain; rolling or falling rocks; snakes and large animals; and injuries including sprains/strains, abrasions, lacerations and fractures.
  • COVID-19: Masks and social distancing are required during Outdoor Adventure lead hikes. Failure to do so may lead to exposure to COVID-19. Please bring your own facial coverings/masks when joining us for our hiking events.