The Wisconsin Hoofers Outing Club is a year-round outdoor activities club for all interests, abilities and backgrounds. Hoofers bike, kayak, canoe and rock climb when it’s warm; cross-country and telemark ski when it’s cold; and cave, backpack and camp all year long! We offer a wide range of affordable adventures. Trip costs are usually just the cost of food and gas.
We welcome all levels of experience, beginners and advanced. Trips range from high-intensity adventure to low-key relaxation. Club members will teach you the skills you need for activities. Boating lessons and beginners-only trips and workshops are offered throughout the year.
Use our gear! We have mountain and touring bikes, a fleet of sea kayaks, whitewater kayaks and canoes, tents, backpacks, stoves, climbing ropes, helmets, harnesses, shoes, and more – all free for members to use on club-sponsored trips! Usually all you need to provide is appropriate clothing and a sleeping bag.
To get a feel for the club, join us for our weekly meetings, 7-7:30 pm each Tuesday in the Mendota Lounge in Memorial Union.
If you’re not sure what type of trips you want to do, you can choose your own adventure.