Outdoors Furman University

From the Blue Ridge Mountains in the upstate to the beaches along the coastline, South Carolina is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Want to explore it? Our campus is the perfect starting point.

At Furman, you're a short distance from world-class rapids, biking and hiking trails and some of the best state parks in South Carolina. In fact, Paris Mountain State Park is practically in our backyard. You can take a trip there after an afternoon class and make it back to your residence hall in time for dinner.

On weekends, you have the option to join our outdoor club on a camping trip, or head down to the Carolina beaches, just a few hours away. Either way, there's a journey waiting for you.

Furman Outdoor Club

Want to find other students who love the outdoors? Join the Furman University Outdoor Club.

Furman University Challenge Course

Need to motivate your team? Our challenge course is a great way to bond with your classmates, colleagues, or friends. Get started on our challenge course.

Visit South Carolina's state parks

At Furman, we’re close to many of South Carolina's best state parks. You'll find a place to hike, bike, climb, and play. Find a state park.

Find a trail

South Carolina's state parks are full of trails to explore, but there are also plenty of paved and unpaved paths waiting for you around Greenville. Discover a trail.

Make a splash

The first thing you'll notice in Greenville is mountains. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun in the water, too. Grab a paddle.

Paladin Outdoor Program

Meet your new classmates by exploring the great outdoors. Sign up for our freshman outdoor program.


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