Sports Attractions

Does the crack of the bat, a swish through the net, the collision of helmets, or the cheer of the crowd get your heart pumping? Then Athens County's got the action for you.

The Ridges Outdoor Challenge Course

The Ridges Outdoor Challenge Course

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Location: The Ridges, Ohio University Campus, Athens

Contact: Ohio University Outdoor Pursuits

Phone: 740-597-1485

Looking for a great team-building group activity? Try Ohio University Outdoor Pursuits' Challenge Course at The Ridges.

A challenge course is a series of obstacles constructed of rope, cable, wood, or simple portable items such as stuffed toys, hula hoops, or tarps. The challenge course is designed to help groups work more effectively together by solving the obstacles and problems chosen by the challenge course facilitator. Both mental and physical challenges are selected based on the goals and abilities of the group.


The Challenge Program is open to all Ohio University students, faculty and staff, and non-university groups on a year-round reservation only basis.