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Outdoor Adventure Trips & Events

Join Ole Miss Outdoors (OMOD) for one of our exciting adventure trips, educational clinics, skill-based certifications, or campus & community events. Many of our trips and events are designed for people of all abilities and skill levels. Participants must be enrolled as a University of Mississippi student, or be 18 years of age or older to participate in the trip program. If you have questions, please call the office at 662-915-6735. For a look into one of our trips, check out this news article on trip to Zion National Park.

Current Policies & Procedures: 

  • Effective immediately, the university will require face coverings in indoor public spaces on campus, regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings are not required outdoors. In Campus Recreation facilities, patrons may remove face coverings at their exercise station(s) or climbing wall.
  • All individuals must wear masks during shared transportation per CDC guidance (vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals).

Upcoming Trips & Events

September 2, 16, 30 (7-8pm)
Kayak Thursdays | Turner Center Pool
Free | Register HERE or on the CR App (Climbing>Sessions>Events>Schedule)
Join Ole Miss Outdoors for Kayak Thursdays! Join a team for a kayak water polo match (it’s fun and no experience necessary).

September 19 (10am-2pm) – Sorry, this trip is full!
Canoe the Little Tallahatchie
Students $25 | Community $35 
Canoe the Little Tallahatchie River with Ole Miss Outdoors. Join us as we travel a 3.5 mile section of river that starts at Graham Lake (Abbeville) and ends on Sardis Lake. Transportation, canoe/gear, and guides are provided.

September 24-26
Backpacking | Sipsey Wilderness, AL
Students $50 | Community $75 – Register HERE
Join Ole Miss Outdoors as we head to the Sipsey Wilderness in Alabama! We will enjoy the weekend as OMOD Trip Leaders guide you through a weekend of backpacking. Food, transportation, gear and guides are  provided.

October 1-3
Hang Gliding | Lookout Mountain, GA
Students $225 | Community $250 – Register HERE
Earn Your Wings with Ole Miss Outdoors as we travel to Lookout Mountain for some Hang Gliding! FlyLookout instructors will take us soaring (tandem) at heights up to 1,500 feet.  Food, transportation, gear, camping, guides, and outfitter fees are included.

October 15, 28 (7-8pm)
Kayak Thursdays | Turner Center Pool
Free | Register HERE or on the CR App (Climbing>Sessions>Events>Schedule)
Join Ole Miss Outdoors for Kayak Thursdays! Join a team for a kayak water polo match (it’s fun and no experience necessary).

October 10 (10am-1pm)
Yoga Day Hike | South Campus Trails
Students $10 | Community $15 – Register HERE
Explore the South Campus Trail with Ole Miss Outdoors and Fitness.  We will hike to a spot in the serenity of the trails and have a yoga session in the forest under the trees.  Mats and instruction are provided.

October 15-17
Rustic Rebel Roadtrip | Knoxville, TN
Students $225 – Register HERE
We’re heading north for the UM vs UT football game! Support the Rebels on the road and enjoy outdoor recreation in Knoxville. We will standup paddle board on Norris Lake, where we will camp and enjoy the fall colors in the Tennessee Mountains. Football game ticket, food, transportation, and camping are included.

October 24 (9-4pm)
Mountain Bike Tanglefoot Trail
Students $35 | Community $45 – Register HERE
Explore the Tanglefoot Trail in New Albany.  Use one of our Fuji mountain bikes, or bring your own.  Lunch, transportation, bike and guide are included. 

October 26: Ghoulow Walk
South Campus Rail Trail | Dusk
Free | Register HERE or on the CR App (Climbing>Sessions>Events>Schedule)
Dress up and join us at dusk for a socially distanced, kid-friendly 1 mile glow walk and enjoy our costumed staff members stationed along the trail to provide frightfully fun entertainment. Stop by the table at dusk to grab a glow bracelet or necklace. Take a photo and tag @OleMissCR as we will be giving out fun awards for best costume!

October 29-31
Rock Climbing Weekend | Sand Rock, AL
Students $125 | Community $150 – Register HERE
Come out for a weekend of climbing with Ole Miss Outdoors.  Our experienced trip leaders will show you around one of the best climbing destinations close to Oxford.  Camping, food, transportation, gear and guides are included.

November 11 (7-8pm)
Kayak Thursday | Turner Center Pool
Free | Register HERE or on the CR App (Climbing>Sessions>Events>Schedule)
Join Ole Miss Outdoors for Kayak Thursdays! Join a team for a kayak water polo match (it’s fun and no experience necessary).

November 7 (2pm)
Rebel Trail Challenge | South Campus Trails
 $30 Per Person by Oct. 17 | Register HERE
The Rebel Trail Challenge is a partner adventure race, with both teammates running 5 miles on single track bike trails and helping each other navigating obstacles along the way.