Our hiking trips can range in trail mileage, difficulty of the terrain, and distance from Nashville. One common denominator, however, is the beauty of the hills, overlooks, creeks, and waterfalls of Tennessee! Our trips are designed for a group of 10-12 people, and require no previous experience. Each trip is led by Outdoor Rec. Trip Coordinators who are experienced in hiking. Hiking boots are recommended for many of the hikes due to the rocky terrain.
Sign-up by: 11:59 pm Tuesday, June 2
Pre-Trip Meeting: Wednesday, 6/3 at 5:00 pm in the ORC.
A hike to Virgin Falls provides one with a day filled with beauty. The moderately difficult 8-mile hike leads to high overlooks and three beautiful waterfalls, including the mysterious Virgin Falls. Estimated trip duration: 7 am – 9 pm.
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, 7/28 at 5:00 pm
South Cumberland is home of the Great Stone Door, awesome overlooks, and wonderful waterfalls. We will be hiking about 10 miles of trails, rated easy to moderate. Spend a day hiking and hanging out at one of the best parks in Tennessee. Be prepared to get wet at Greeter Falls. Estimated trip duration: 7 am – 8 pm.
Most trips are designed for a small group of people (10-12), and many of the trips require no previous experience. The fee for each trip covers the activity, transportation, in-camp food, camping fees, and group equipment. For more information, look for flyers around campus or stop by the Outdoor Recreation Center (at 2600 Children’s Way and behind the new Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center) during rental hours. This is also where trip sign-up takes place. Trips are open to all VU students, faculty, staff, and VRWC members. Alcohol is not permitted on any trip.