Upcoming TRAiLS Trips

How to sign up and pay for a trip.

1. Register through the Google form links below.
2. Pay with your GWorld by visiting the Office for the Student Experience during business hours (5th floor Marvin Center) or through the credit card portal: https://my.gwu.edu/mod/cse/

You must sign-up and pay the Friday before your trip. If you do not register and pay, your spot is not confirmed. You do not have to pay for free trips. 

Refunds: To receive a refund, email your payment confirmation to [email protected]You cannot be reimbursed after the Wednesday before your trip. Please keep in mind that it can take up to a month to process a refund.

Grayson Highlands Backpacking Trip, Oct. 19-22nd,  $165.00

Join us on our trip to the Grayson Highlands! See the grand view from Virginia's highest peak, traverse across rolling hills and grasslands along the Appalachian Trails, and meet wild ponies! This 4 day trip is perfect for beginner backpackers, with no previous experience necessary. 
For backpacking we will be hiking approximately 10 miles a day, with 30-40 pound in a backpack. Find out more about backpacking with a video here. We have gear that you can borrow from TRAiLS for free!
Come to and Info Session to learn more! 
Wednesday, September 25th Corcoran 101, 7:00pm
For more information or to sign up click here. 

West Virginia Rock Climbing, Oct. 19-22nd, $375.00

Join us for 4 days in the beautiful Seneca Rocks West Virginia! We will spend two days top roping and repelling (climbing with a rope and a partner to help belay you) on Seneca Rock's stunning vertical face and the other two days hiking in the Dolly Sods and Black Water State Park!
Come to an Info Session to learn more!
Wednesday, September 18th, District House B206, 7:00pm
For more information or to sign up click here

James River Kayaking Trip, Oct. 20-22nd, $160
Fall kayaking on the james river over a blue sky

Join us for an 3 day outdoor adventure in Buchanan, Virginia!  Hike scenic Devil's Marbleyard and white water kayaking on the James River. On the way home, we will stop by one of Virginia's natural wonders, the Natural Bridge.
For more information or to sign up click here.


Annapolis Rock Hike, Saturday, September 21st, 9:30am, sponsored by GW Vets, FREE
annapolis rocks

Enjoy a heavily trafficked out and back trail featuring beautiful wildflowers. 
For more information or to sign up click here. 

Gravelly-Point Park Biking Trip,
Saturday, September 21st, 12:30pm, FREE to Register, $8.00 (to rent bike)

Join TRAiLS for an 8 mile round-trip bike ride to Gravelly-Point for a picnic and plane watching. 
For more information or to sign up click here. Pay during bike rental process, not through the payment portal. 

Art Hike, Sunday, September 22nd, 9:30am, $15.00
Billy Goat trail in fall
Enjoy gorgeous viewpoints as we pass rocky cliffs, woodlands, and a wild waterway, making art along the way.
For more information or to sign up click here. 

Indoor Rock Climbing, Sunday September 22nd, 11:00am, FREE to register (pay $22-$31 at Earth Treks)
Rock climbing at earth treks indoor climb gym

Join GW TRAiLS for a day of climbing at one of the best climbing gyms! Just starting to climb? No worries, our guides will help you out!
For more information or to sign up click here. Please do not pay in the credit card portal or with GWorld, bring cash or a card to pay at Earth Treks on the day of. 

Earth Treks Climbing with District Connections, Friday, September 27th, 4:30pm

Earth Trek features more than an acre of climbing, shoes and equipment included in trip cost.
Trip full! 

Massanutten Storybook Trail, TRAiLS Identity Based Trip,
Saturday, September 28th, 8:30am, ACCESSIBLE TRIP, FREE

Adventure with us on this 1 mile walk to an overlook of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley. This trip is tailored so that students, faculty members, or staff with disabilities may enjoy the outdoors along with all others whom are interested. Thus, this trail is entirely wheelchair and handicapped accessible. 
For more information or to sign up click here. 

Horseback Riding Trip, Saturday, September 28th, 9:15am, $65.00

Spend an hour and a half riding through the scenic countryside, no horse back riding experience necessary. 
For more information or to sign up, click here. 

Overall Run Hike Overnight Backpacking Trip, September 28th-29th, 8am, $45.00

This is a one night backpacking trip through the lovely Shenandoah Valley! We will be hiking about 12 miles total (with packs) over the two days. On the trail we will see the biggest waterfall in Shenandoah, and even be able to go for a swim! Open to all skill levels, no experience required. 
For more information or to sign up, click here. 

Manassas Battlefield, Sunday, September 29th, 9am, $15.00

Come join TRAiLs for a hike of Historic Manassas Battlefield! Learn about the first battle of the Civil War while walking the ground where the fighting took place. 
For more information or to sign up click here.

Apple Picking, Sunday, September 29th, 10am, $20.00 + price of apples you buy
apple trees in fall

Heartland Orchard in Markham, Virginia is a family run farm with fall activities, apple picking, and a bakery! 
For more information or to sign up click here.  

 Botanical Gardens, Sunday, October 6th, 10:30am, FREE 

Come join GW TRAiLS as we explore the Botanical Garden! It is a great way to enjoy some nature without having to leave the city. With incredible displays, the Botanical Garden changes daily to best accent what plants are blooming. 
For more information or to sign up click here.