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Destination Directions

Looking for specifics and tips to some great destinations on the area? Here is a listing for some popular destinations for VU Outdoor Recreation lead trips for your use. If you need gear, check the list of equipment available from the Outdoor Recreation Center at 2600 Children’s Way.

Big South Fork National Recreation Area
Known For: Hiking/Backpacking/Mt. Biking/White Water Paddling
Distance: 170 miles from Vandy

Buffalo River, Tennessee
Known for: Canoeing
Distance: 100 miles from Vandy

Duck River
Known for: Canoeing
Distance: 72 miles from Vandy

Elk River
Known for: Canoeing
Distance: 126 miles from Vandy

Fall Creek Falls State Park
Known For: Hiking, Backpacking, Mountain Biking, Waterfalls
Distance: 119 miles from Vandy

Fiery Gizzard Trail
Known for: Hiking, Backpacking, Climbing
Distance: 98 miles from Vandy

Frozen Head State Natural Area
Known for: Backpacking
Distance: 168 miles from Vandy

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Known for: Hiking, Backpacking
Distance: 220 miles from Vandy

Harpeth River
Known for: Scenic Paddling
Distance: 23 miles from Vandy

Hiwassee River
Known for: Canoeing, Kayaking, Fly Fishing
Distance: 200 miles from Vandy

Laurel Snow Pocket Wilderness
Known for: Hiking
Distance: 160 miles from Vandy

Mammoth Cave National Park
Known for: Hiking, Caving, Camping, Canoeing
Distance: 98 miles from Vandy

Montgomery Bell State Park
Known for: Hiking, Backpacking
Distance: 36 miles from Vandy

Ocoee River
Known for: Whitewater Rafting, Canoeing and Kayaking
Distance: 200 miles from Vandy

Piney River Trail
Known for: Hiking
Distance: 177 miles from Vandy

Radnor Lake
Known for: Hiking, Bird Watching
Distance: 11 miles from Vandy

Stone Door (Savage Gulf)
Known for: Hiking, Backpacking, Climbing, Rappelling
Distance: 120 miles from Vandy

Virgin Falls
Known For: Hiking/Backpacking
Distance: 117 miles from Vandy

Warner Parks
Known for: Hiking, Biking
Distance: 9 miles from Vandy