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Outdoor School FAQ's

Refund Policy

SINGLE DAY TRIPS:  Full Refund if canceled at least 48 hrs before trip. A full refund in store credit if canceled less than 48 hrs before trip.
MULTI DAY TRIPS:   Full Refund if canceled at least 72 hours before trip. A full refund in store credit if canceled less than 72 hours before trip

Trip Cancellation Policy

SINGLE and MULTI DAY TRIPS:   Full Refund offered for any trip canceled by Next Adventure.


Q- I'm just getting into hiking or backpacking - How can I learn more about preparing for the trail?
A- We can answer your question on the trail, you can attend one of our free Classes or Clinics, or just stop by the Outdoor Store (426 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR) and talk to our staff.

Q- I like to hike alone, do I have to stay with the group?
A- You can hike at your own pace.  There's plenty of room to stretch out on the trail, so you can feel alone but not be far from your guide.

Q- What if I can't complete the whole hike?
A- Our trips are structured so that you can hike your own hike.  We'll customize the trip to fit your needs. 

Q- What about bathroom breaks?
A- We'll make "comfort stops" before we reach the trailhead.  Some trailheads have toilets (usually "vault" style), but most don't.  Once we are on the trail, there are usually trees and bushes to be found.

Q- What should I wear?
A- Thin wicking layers that aren't cotton; sturdy trail shoes/boots; rain, sun & wind protection.

Q- What should I bring with me for day trips?
A- A day pack containing your lunch, water, snacks, extra layers and trail essentials.

Q-  Are children allowed to participate on hikes and trips?
A-  Regularly scheduled tours are limited to adults 18+, and teenagers 14-17 when accompanied by an adult.  Contact Outdoor School if you would like to schedule a custom private tour with younger children. There are no age restrictions on custom private group tours 

Q-  Can I bring my dog or pet on hikes and trips?
A-   Sorry, but no.  We love pets, but we just can't do it.

Q- What if my schedule doesn't allow me to participate on regularly scheduled trips?
A- You can schedule a custom private tour. Contact Outdoor School to find out more about scheduling a custom private tour.