Adventures & Trips

Explore with us!

Asheville is home to some of the best hiking, paddling, climbing, biking, and backpacking on the East coast. Outdoor Programs offers a wide variety of outdoor trips, workshops, clinics and trainings for current UNC Asheville students.  No experience is necessary for any of our offerings! We will provide all transportation, essential equipment and highest quality instruction. Come share your next adventure with UNC Asheville’s Outdoor Programs. Human powered adventure is at the heart of what we do!  Programs may be open to faculty, staff, and rec card members based on availability and additional fees may apply.   Priority enrollment will be for our students.  Please email to inquire about non-student enrollment on trips.

Register Here! 

Spring 2024 Trip Calendar


1/26 -2/23: Ski Shuttle to Cataloochee
1/27: Intro to Caving 


2/10: Ski Trip to Sugar Mountain
2/24: Intro to Caving 


3/2: Bouldering Trip
3/23: Advanced Caving
3/24: Greenfest Whitewater Rafting
3/30: Rock Climbing 101 


4/13 – 4/14: Backpacking the Blue Ridge
4/21: Whitewater Kayaking 101
4/27: Stand-Up Paddleboard River Float
4/28: Whitewater Kayaking 201 


How to Register for a Trip:

  • Use the Trips and Programs Calendar (above) to choose the trips you’re interested in. You can also see what’s available and register for a trip with our online registration system.
  • All trip registrations close at noon on the Thursday before the program!
  • A Trip Leader will follow up with you via email to answer any questions and to share additional details about your trip! Make sure to check your email for all the necessary details and information after registering.

If you have any questions, please email

Requests for accommodations

If you have a request for accommodation or questions about the essential eligibility criteria for trips please contact outdoor programs at