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  • Outdoor Pursuits is dedicated to leadership, education, teamwork, relationships, and adventure.
  • From white water rafting and kayaking to canoeing, rock climbing or caving, hiking or backpacking, there is something for you.
  • From white water rafting and kayaking to canoeing, rock climbing or caving, hiking or backpacking, there is something for you.
  • Hike with us as we travel to places like the West Highland Way in Scotland.

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Office Phone:
(615) 898-2104


Campus Recreation P.O. Box 556 
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

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Hiking Trips

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Trail Running

Date: March 1
Location: Long Hunter State Park
Cost: Student: $10, Staff: $15, Guest: $20

Diversify your running routine by joining us for MTOP's first ever official trail running trip. Avoid busy streets, hard concrete and monotony and meander through tall forest at local Longhunter State Park. There's no better way to start off your weekend! Beginners welcome. We will accommodate all fitness levels. Expected length: 2-4 miles.           

Day Hiking

Date: March 23
Location: Fall Creek Falls, TN
Cost: Student: $10, Staff: $15, Guest: $20

Come check out Tennessee's most scenic waterfall! Miles of hiking trails meander through mature hardwood forest. Spring is in the air so join us as we cap off a relaxing weekend.


Date: March 29, 30
Location: TN River Gorge, Chattanooga
Cost: Student: $20, Staff: $25, Guest: $30

Join us on this overnight expedition overlooking the beautiful Tennessee River gorge. You'll have beautiful views, waterfalls, unique rock formations and lots of laughs. Come on and spend the weekend with us!

Backpacking: Grand Canyon National Park

Date: May 11 – 16
Location: Grand Canyon National Park
Cost: TBD

Be absolutely blown away. There is no better way to relieve stress after finals! Join us for this epic week of exploring this incredible natural wonder from top to bottom. Some backpacking experience strongly encouraged.

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