Trips & Clinics      

 

Trips are free with a $20.00 deposit check. Checks may only be in the patron's name who is signing up. We require one check per trip. WE CAN NOT ACCEPT CASHIER CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS.  Sign up in the Outdoors Center, located on the first floor of the Aquatics and Recreation Center (ARC).

Cancellation Info:  All Trips have a mandatory pre-trip meeting on the Tuesday before a trip. All cancellations will need to be made before the pre-trip meeting for a full refund. 

If the trip is canceled, refunds will be returned to the patron in person. You will be notified by the trip leaders the day before the trip if this occurs. 

Further Note: These are high adventure activities so please be aware that there are risks involved.  UTC Outdoors strives to minimize these risks, yet all elements of risks can never be eliminated. To prevent any problems, follow all instructions giving by the trip leaders, follow all safety guidelines and regulations.  Please read, fill out, sign and date the trip health form and hold harmless agreement.  Your information will remain private.

Trip Descriptions:

Rafting the Ocoee Day Trip- September 10th 

Join UTC Outdoors as we collaborate with Sunburst Adventures for a of morning white water rafting on the Ocoee River! No experience necessary. Trip cost of $30 includes transportation, instruction, registration fee for Sunburst Adventures and equipment. The mandatory pre-trip meeting is on September 6th. 

Star Gazing Night Hike- September 17th 

UTC Outdoors is getting away from the city lights and heading out to go on a star gazing night hike! Join us to see the sky in all its wonder as we hike through the Little Cedar Mountain trail. Trip includes transportation, instruction and equipment. The mandatory pre-trip meeting is on September 13th.

Horseback Riding Day Trip- September 18th

YEE HAW! Grab your boots and hats for this thrilling day adventure filled with horseback riding! We are heading to Hidden Hills Ranch to learn the ropes and hit the trails with our new four legged friends! Trip cost of $30 includes transportation, instruction, registration fee for Hidden Hills Ranch and equipment. The mandatory pre-trip meeting is on September 13th.

North Chickamauga Day Paddle- September 24th

Spend the last few warm days out on the water as UTC Outdoors explores the North Chickamauga by canoe! No experience necessary. Trip includes transportation, instruction and equipment. The mandatory pre-trip meeting is on September 20th.

Climbing Foster Falls Day Trip- October 1st

Have you ever wanted to try your hands at climbing outdoors? Join us as we scale the many routes at Foster Falls! No experience required. This is the perfect trip for any climbing beginner. Trip includes transportation, instruction and equipment. The mandatory pre-trip meeting is on September 27th.

Cathedral Cave Day Trip- October 2nd

Opened to the public in the 1950's, the Cathedral Caverns in Alabama is a sight to see! This easy going caving excursion is filled with cool features such as the "Frozen Waterfall," and a 45 foot tall stalagmite! Join UTC Outdoors this fall to see the cavern! No experience required. Trip includes transportation, instruction and equipment. The mandatory pre-trip meeting is on September 27th.

Fall Break Paddle Trip- October 14th-18th 

Come experience the breath taking wilderness of the Tennessee River.  This trip will be a 5 day canoe trek full of fun, freedom, and adventure friendship. Join UTC Outdoors as we get out during fall break! Trip includes transportation, instruction, equipment and food. No experience required! The mandatory pre-trip meetings are on October 4th and October 11th.    

Howards Waterfall Caving Day Trip- October 22nd

Check out the hidden entrance to Howards Waterfall cave with UTC Outdoors! It may still be hot outside but the cave will remain a smooth 56-59 year round. This is the perfect cave for someone looking to try caving. Trip includes transportation, instruction and equipment. The mandatory pre-trip meeting is on October 19th.

The Walls of Jericho Day Hike- October 23rd

Delving into a gorgeous, natural ravine amphitheather, the Walls of Jericho trail is a beauty to see! This 7 mile trail will end with a 30 foot waterfall that is a must see! Trip includes transportation, instruction and equipment. The mandatory pre-trip meeting is on October 19th.

Little Rock City Bouldering Day Trip- November 5th 

Spend the day with UTC Outdoors as we go bouldering in Soddy-Daisy. There are boulders for every ability level, so you might as well join us! Trip cost of $10 includes transportation, instruction, equipment, and a day pass to the LRC boulders. The mandatory pre-trip meeting is on November 1st.

Backpacking Lemon Gap Weekend Trip- November 18th-20th 

Need a break away from campus? Join UTC Outdoors as we hike to Max Patch from Lemon Gap in North Carolina! The bald, Max Patch, is one of the most beautiful spots in North Carolina. The leaves will have changed, the air will have a chill to it, and it will be perfect for s'more season! Trip includes transportation, instruction, equipment and food. The mandatory pre-trip meeting is on November 15th.