Hike up mountain ridges and over grassy balds. Everything you need is in your backpack!
Backcountry canoe adventures.
EPIC Mountain Biking
Don’t miss this chance to ride one of the IMBA EPIC trails, this one in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Epic views and technical fun await.
Full Moon Bicycle Ride
Enjoy a cool fall night on your bike. Check out the moon as you ride the paved road in Cade’s Cove, and see the light casting a blue-white glow on the mountains above.
Group MTB Ride
Join us for a fun, social Thursday afternoon ride at Baker Creek. Meet fellow mountain bikers and get to know some of the UTOP team.
Amazing oppurtunities to meet others who enjoy being outside and seeing some awesome mountains while at it.
Unique hiking adventures that don't require a full day commitment.
Indoor Lead Climbing
With hands on practice over 1.5 hours hours, learn the essentials of indoor lead climbing and lead belay.
Intro to Climbing & Belay Clinics
Learn the basics of climbing and top rope climbing. The clinic to take if you are new to climbing.
Kayak Pool Sessions & Clinics
Come learn how to whitewater kayak and meet other paddlers. Experienced boaters welcome!
Ober Ski & Snowboard Trips
College Night at Ober Gatlinburg
Paddleboard at Sunset
Afternoon paddleboard trips on the Tennessee River
Rock Climbing Trips
Spend a day with fellow outdoor enthusiasts learning to climb and enjoying a serene outdoor setting. Climb in a remote gorge perfect for new and experienced climbers.
Experience amazing scenery and rapids that feel huge as they buck your boat. Learn to ride the waves, dodge the holes, and have a great time on the river.
Whitewater Raft Trips
Enjoy an adventure-filled day with a group of friends as you experience a wild whitewater ride. Beautiful gorges and action-packed rapids await.
Wilderness First Aid
If you plan to spend time in the backcountry you need to be prepared. Fast-paced and hands-on, this two-day course covers a wide range of wilderness medicine topics.