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Land Experiences

Land Experience/Trip Updates

Fall 2022 trips are available below!

 

  • student biking through the forest

    Biking

     

  • Camp ground with tents.

    Camping

     

  • Students hiking on a lit trail through the trees.

    Hiking

     

Fall 2022 Land Trip Schedule

Feel free to explore our Rock and Water trips.

  1. Sign in to Garnet Gate using your UofSC login information.
  2. Go to the Campus Recreation page and select your trip.
  3. RSVP for your selected trip.
  4. Follow the link on the RSVP to pay.

Price: $35

Registration Deadline: Registration closed.

Come mountain biking with ORec at Harbison State Forest! This trip is designed to accommodate those new to mountain biking and includes transportation to Harbison, mountain bike, helmet, and a trip leader who will show you the basics of mountain biking and guide the group through miles of trails. Harbison State Forest is a hidden gem just 20 minutes from campus and this trip is scheduled from roughly 2-6pm. You’ll need to bring water, snacks, and active clothing.

Questions? Email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu 

Price: $35

Registration Deadline: Registration closed.

Join ORec as we team up with Student Health Services for a fun waterfall hike with guided activities to practice mindfulness (e.g. breath work, mindfulness meditation, and mindful body movement) in a refreshing outdoor environment. You’ll need to provide your own sturdy shoes, water, snacks, and comfortable clothes.

“Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we're doing and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what is going on around us. It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice the world around us. Paying more attention to the present moment, to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you can improve your mental well-being.”

Questions? Email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu 

Price: $35

Registration Deadline: Registration closed.

Come mountain biking with ORec at Harbison State Forest! This trip is designed to accommodate those new to mountain biking and includes transportation to Harbison, mountain bike, helmet, and a trip leader who will show you the basics of mountain biking and guide the group through miles of trails. Harbison State Forest is a hidden gem just 20 minutes from campus and this trip is scheduled from roughly 9am-12noon. You’ll need to bring water, snacks, and active clothing.

Questions? Email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu 

Price: $35

Registration Deadline: Registration closed.

Come mountain biking with ORec at Harbison State Forest! This trip is designed to accommodate those new to mountain biking and includes transportation to Harbison, mountain bike, helmet, and a trip leader who will show you the basics of mountain biking and guide the group through miles of trails. Harbison State Forest is a hidden gem just 20 minutes from campus and this trip is scheduled from roughly 9am-12noon. You’ll need to bring water, snacks, and active clothing.

Questions? Email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu 

Price: $200

Registration Deadline: 10/6/2022 at 1:00 p..m ET

Sign up today on our estore!

Join ORec for a 2-night backpacking trip along the Foothills Trail in the upstate of South Carolina. This “Mini” Appalachian Trail and beginner-friendly experience will allow you to learn backpacking basics from our trip leaders, sleep outside in a tent, and get away from the bustle of the city. We provide food, gear (including shelter, backpack, and sleeping bag), transportation, and trip leaders.

You’ll need to have hiking shoes/boots, warm hiking clothes, rain jacket, personal water bottles, etc. A mandatory pre-trip meeting will occur the week before the trip to cover details, questions, and what specifically to bring. We will leave the morning of the 13th and return the evening of the 15th.

Questions? Email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu 

Price: $50

Registration Deadline: 10/19/2022 at 1:00 p..m ET

Sign up today on our estore!

Looking to adventure in Western North Carolina on two wheels? Join OREC on a trip to DuPont State Forest where you'll get the chance to mountain bike the infamous "Ridgeline" along with some other popular local trails., all led by our ORec Trip Leaders. We provide your bike, helmet, and transportation. You’ll need to bring lunch, snacks, and a water bottle.

Questions? Email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu 

Price: $35

Registration Deadline: 11/2/2022 at 1:00 p..m ET

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Come see the views from on top of the highest point in South Carolina. This trip is your chance to hike to the top of Sassafras Mountain. This is a beginner-friendly, all-day trip, comprised of an uphill 3-mile hike (and 3 miles back down). We provide transportation and trip leaders to guide your hike. You’ll need to provide your own water, sack lunch, and comfortable hiking shoes and clothes.

Questions? Email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu 

Price: $35

Registration Deadline: 11/9/2022 at 1:00 p..m ET

Sign up today on our estore!

The hike up Table Rock Mountain is a classic South Carolina hike that starts along a mountain creek and ends with an inspiring view of the upstate. While this can be a challenging hike that covers about 7 miles round trip with 2,000 feet of elevation gain, it is still accessible to beginners that are up for a challenge. ORec provides transportation, park admission, and trip leaders to guide the day. You’ll need to bring comfortable clothes to hike in, hiking shoes, and a lunch.

Questions? Email outdoors@mailbox.sc.edu 

What You Need to Know

  • Trips are open to all UofSC students, faculty and staff.
  • All trips will only require beginner skill levels, unless otherwise noted.
  • Basic health history form will be required for trip participants.
  • No-show participants will not be eligible for a refund.

Refunds

You must cancel at least 7 days prior to the trip to get a refund. After that, no refunds will be given.

We will give you a full refund if the trip is canceled due to low registration, weather or other extenuating circumstances. No-show participants will not be eligible for a refund.


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