Outdoor Recreation

Emory & Henry is the College of Connection, and connecting students to our very special place is a big part of the E&H experience: Student Affairs offers trips and programming that are free and available to all students. Outdoor Recreation trips include:

Pony Hikes in the Grayson Highlands: Explore our very own high country and see the ponies that roam free there.

Whitewater Rafting is a fun way to experience the beautiful rivers of the Southeast.

Virginia Creeper Bike Rides offer scenic tours through some of the finest scenery that Southwest Virginia has to offer. The Virginia Creeper is an old rail line turned bike trail, offering 33 miles of total trail (15 miles of easy downhill coasting).

The indoor bouldering crag in the Outdoor Center is available to the entire E&H community at no charge.

Contact Director of Outdoor Programs Jim Harrison (harrisj@ehc.edu) or Assistant Director Kent Sanslow (ksanslow@ehc.edu) if you have any questions.

Disc Golf Course: The eighteen-hole Emory & Henry Disc Golf Course was built in the summer of 2006 by a coalition of student, faculty and staff volunteers. The course quickly became a popular activity. The course winds through the woods that surround Emory & Henry’s campus including some of the best views of campus. A variety of holes makes this a challenging and fun activity for all skill levels.