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Trips and events are what we are all about, they are the life blood of OCVT. Here you can view and sign up for all our upcoming trips. If you don't see anything going on or anything you like please lead a trip of your own. All our members are encouraged to lead trips, being a leader will help you meet more people and increase your skills and confidence. If you have any questions take a look in the help section or contact an officer, happy trails!

Upcoming Trips

Huckleberry Trail Bike Ride pt. 2

Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 Trip Type: Biking    Full Details   

Come join me for a bike ride on the scenic Huckleberry Trail! Lots of good views and a good way to start your Saturday.

Blacksburg Farmers Market Meetup

Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021 Trip Type: Social    Full Details   

The Blacksburg Farmers Market happens every Wednesday from 2-6pm and Saturday from 8am-2pm. Come hang out with the Outdoor Club, meet other members, and check out what the Farmer's Market has to offer!

Triple Crown Backpacking Trip

Friday, Oct 1, 2021 Trip Type: Backpacking    Full Details   

Come spend Fall Break in nature! We will be backpacking counterclockwise starting at the McAfee’s Knob trailhead and total about 37 miles in the end.

Fall Break White Rocks Camping

Friday, Oct 1, 2021 Trip Type: Camping    Full Details   

Friday to Sunday. A front-country camping experience with a backcountry feel with a several options from mountain biking, road biking, hiking, bird watching, fishing, and just being in the woods.

Recent Trips

Midweek cascades hike

Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021 Trip Type: Dayhike    Full Details   

A day hike to the cascades on a weekday so it is hopefully less crowded.

War Spur Casual Hike

Sunday, Sep 12, 2021 Trip Type: Dayhike    Full Details   

Enjoy a quick, easy hike to an underrated overlook

Pine Swamp Trail Work

Sunday, Sep 12, 2021 Trip Type: Worktrip    Full Details   

Lets go maintain some of the Appalachian Trail! There will be axing, sawing, lopping, and other fun activities! No experience required.

Shinrin Yoku / Forest Bathing

Saturday, Sep 11, 2021 Trip Type: Special Event    Full Details   

An introduction to the mindful practice of Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5580555/

OCVT General Meeting

Thursday, Sep 9, 2021 Trip Type: Official Meeting    Full Details   

Join us for our fall 2021 in person interest meeting. We'll go over everything you need to know about the club and updates for the semester! Hope to see you there.

Cascades Kick-Off

Monday, Sep 6, 2021 Trip Type: Dayhike    Full Details   

Join us for one of our first hikes of the Fall 2021 semester!

Sunrise hike Raptor Observatory

Monday, Sep 6, 2021 Trip Type: Dayhike    Full Details   

Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory (1 he 15 min drive), 1 mile hike up to the ridgeline and tower.

Bald Knob Sunset Hike

Sunday, Sep 5, 2021 Trip Type: Dayhike    Full Details   

Come check out one of the most well known hiking locations near Blacksburg. Sunset is at 7:44 so we should have plenty of time at the top to watch it!

Hemlock Ridge Trail Maintenance

Sunday, Sep 5, 2021 Trip Type: Worktrip    Full Details   

Clearing downed trees with saws and axes, and trimming overgrowth on the trail.

Rice Fields / Shelter and path

Sunday, Aug 29, 2021 Trip Type: Worktrip    Full Details   

Trimming high grass across Rice Fields. Shelter area maintenance.

Rice Fields - hiking with tools

Sunday, Aug 22, 2021 Trip Type: Worktrip    Full Details   

2.5 mile hike up to Rice Fields trimming vegetation overgrowth on trail as we go. Rest and lunch at shelter/field. Hike back.

Huckleberry Trail Bike Ride

Saturday, Aug 21, 2021 Trip Type: Biking    Full Details   

Join me for a scenic bike ride on the Huckleberry Trail, hoping to see quite a few cows and horses.

A.T. Vista Day 2: Mill Creek

Sunday, Aug 8, 2021 Trip Type: Dayhike    Full Details   

Join us for Day 2 of the inaugural A.T. Vista Event where we will be hiking Mill Creek!

Sythe Symm's Gap Part 2

Saturday, July 24, 2021 Trip Type: Worktrip    Full Details   

Symm's Gap has high grass. We need to beat it down with weed wackers. Come join us! Training provided.


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