The Great Outdoors

You may never see a location any more beautiful than Bluefield’s. Tucked away in the Appalachian Mountains, we’re right around the corner from great canoeing, kayaking, fishing, snow skiing/boarding, rappelling, white-water rafting, rock climbing, and hiking. Is it any wonder that the Outdoor Club is one of the most popular clubs on campus?

Winterplace Ski Resort is 38 miles north of Bluefield and provides 90 acres of fast winter fun. The northern flowing New River has access points just 28 miles from campus where you can canoe, kayak, and fish year-round. Both east and west from BC, you can hop on the Appalachian Trail to backpack with our Outdoors Club. Then, right on campus, we have a trail that connects to our city park trail system, creating nearly 15 miles of hiking and biking. Oh yeah, did we mention that we have a cave on campus?

Regional Activities

Bluefield College Cave on campus
Bluefield College Nature Trail on campus
Bluefield City Park Trail System enter from campus
Falls Mills Lake 6 miles
Pinnacle Rock State Park 9 miles
Appalachian Trail 15 miles
New River 28 miles
Burke's Garden 29 miles
Pipestem State Park 31 miles
Winter Place Ski Resort 38 miles
Cascades Waterfall 47 miles
New River Gorge 75 miles
Virginia Creeper Trail 75 miles
Grayson Highlands State Park 88 miles