Trips & Clinics      

Trips are free unless stated otherwise. 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, during open UTC Outdoor Center hours for a full refund. If you fail to attend the pre-trip meeting or the trip you will be charged a fee. 

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:


  • Beginner Trail Running
    • Dates: 9/15/17 & 9/22/17
    • Time: 5 PM - 8 PM

Lace up your running shoes and join us on the trail! UTC Outdoors is going to take two trail running trips this fall and we want you to join us! At UTC Outdoors we love to be fit but we know that running on a treadmill can be a bore, so we remedy this by taking our run into the woods. You can take your mind off of running and escape into the beautiful terrain that surrounds you as you go along the trail. This trip includes transportation and instruction. 

  • Farmers Market Bike Ride
    • Dates: 9/17/17
    • Time: 11 AM - 4 PM

Come spend your Sunday with UTC Outdoors as we bike from campus over to the Chattanooga Market! Spending a Sunday at the market is a great way for anyone to experience the local businesses that make Chattanooga the town that it is. This trip includes equipment and instruction. 

  • Beginner Fly Fishing
    • Date: 9/30/17
    • Time: 7 AM - 7 PM

UTC Outdoors is excited to announce our partnership with Blue Ridge Fly Fishing Co. and that we will be taking participants on an amazing fly fishing excursion. We will travel to the river and spend the day laying some tasty flies out for those beautiful mountain trout. This is an awesome opportunity to learn cool skills, hangout with some great people, and be up in the mountains for the day. Participants may bring their own equipment but we will also have free equipment for use. This trip includes transportation, equipment and instruction. 

  • Beginner Camping
    • Dates: 10/7-8/17
    • Time: 10:00 AM/Saturday - 4:00 PM/Sunday

Join UTC Outdoors on an overnight camping trip to Fall Creek Falls. Whether you have never camped before or you are a seasoned camper, this trip will be sure to offer a great experience for anyone. This trip includes transportation, equipment, food and instruction. 

  • Fall Break Surfing Trip $25.00 
    • Dates: 10/13-17/17
    • Time: Leaving at 12 P.M. on Friday

This Fall Break, UTC Outdoors is going to take a trip down south to Cocoa Beach, FL to catch some rays and waves. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to have a fun and adventure-filled Fall Break. The trip includes transportation, equipment, food, and instruction. 

  • Mountain Biking
    • Date: 10/21/17
    • Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Throw on a helmet (provided),  bring your water, and join UTC Outdoors on a mountain biking adventure to Enterprise South Nature Park which is located only 25 minutes from downtown! Come learn a new skill, freshen up on some old ones, and spend a Saturday with the fun folks at UTC Outdoors. This trip includes transportation, equipment and instruction. 

  • Beginner Backpacking
    • Dates: 11/17-19/17
    • Time: 5:00 PM/Friday - 6:00PM/Sunday

UTC Outdoors will be going on a backpacking trip in the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. You will get to hike a section of the Appalachian Trail up to Max Patch Mountain and take in the breathtaking 360° view on top of the mountain. Do not miss out on this incredible opportunity. This trip includes transportation, equipment, food and instruction.


Costa Rica Winter Break- December 16th - 22nd, 2017

 Costa Rica Flier

What:  UTC Outdoors is partnering up with Outward Bound for a week long trip in Costa Rica.

When/Date:  December 16th – 22nd, 2017

Who Can Go:  Any student currently enrolled at UTC. This includes students that will be graduating in December.

Day 1 (Dec. 16th) – Arrival

Day 2 (Dec. 17th) – Hike & Homestay

Day 3 (Dec. 18th) – Waterfall Rappel & Solo Reflection

Day 4 (Dec. 19th) – Hike & Frog Conservatory

Day 5 (Dec. 20th) – Beach & Surfing

Day 6 (Dec. 21st) – Manuel Antonio National Park

Day 7 (Dec. 22nd) – Coffee Plantation & Departure

Cost of Program: $874.00. This covers food, transportation (while in Costa Rica), equipment, and all activity instruction.

Registration Fee: $274.00
2nd Payment Due August 25th: $200.00
3rd Payment Due September 15th: $200.00
4th Payment Due October 27th: $200.00

Cost of Flight: All flights will be purchased at the responsibility of the participant. 

How Do I Pay: You must pay downstairs in the UTC Outdoors Center. The first down payment to hold your spot can be made online at The down payment is $274.00. The next three payments are to be made in $200.00 increments.

Can it be paid all at once: Yes.

Can I Make a Payment Online: Yes, only for the first down payment of $274. All other payments must be made in person at the UTC Outdoors Center unless paying all $874.00 at once.

Who Do I Contact For More Information: Please contact or at (423) 425-5671.