Adrenaline Activities

Places travelled, hikes, bike rides and adventure sports

By Harshvardhan in life thoughts

April 20, 2022

🧳 Map of Cities Touched

⛰️ Hikes

These are only the hikes in US. My hikes in India and Europe aren’t included.

Name Location Notes
Alum Cave, Mount Leconte Tennessee, US Amazing views; easy hike; didn’t go to the top
Virginia Creeper Trail Virginia, US Bike trail; you’ll get dirty, so prepare accordingly
Midnight Hole North Carolina, US Easy trail; small cliffs to dive as well
Ozone Falls Tennessee, US One of its kind waterfall; you can go behind the waterfall
Cade’s Cove Tennessee, US Famous for wildlife; I didn’t see any 🫠
Charlie’s Bunion Tennessee, US Delivered what’s promised; loved it
Shuckstack Fire Tower North Carolina, US Uphill is tougher but the views from tower are worth it.
Lacamas Creek Park Vancouver, WA Easy hike with beautiful sceneries
Dry Creek Falls Hood River County, Oregon Mountainous terrain, fire-parched trees, beautiful waterfall
Clingman’s Dome North Carolina, US Easy walk, beautiful views
Grotto Falls, Trillium Gap Trail North Carolina, US Good hike, very crowded though
Norris Dam Park Tennessee, US Alright — not great
Rocky Top Tennessee, US Flagship for UTK people, steep rocky 20 km hike

🪣 Bucket List

  • Big south fork
  • Bald falls
  • Max Patch
  • Stone Mountain
  • Rock city Chattanooga
  • Sound of music
  • Falls creek falls
  • Grayson Highlands
  • Cades Cove — biking

🚴 Bike Rides

Since I got my VanMoof, I’ve been going on bike trips every so often.

Name Location Notes
Baker Creek Preserve Knoxville, TN First mountain bike experience.
Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway Vancouver, WA Easy and simple ride.
Salmon Creek Trail Vancouver, WA Great scenery, spotted a deer.
Lewis-Clark Discovery Greenway Vancouver, WA Passes through some cool architecture.
Waterfront Loop Portland, OR 11/10.1
Third Creek Greenway Knoxville, TN Easy, close to UT
Neyland Greenway, Cheerokee Farmway Knoxville, TN Absolutely beautiful; never crowded.

🪂Adventure Sports

Sports Location Review
Skydiving The Netherlands best adrenaline rush ever
Rafting (still-water, white-water)

Jawahar Ghat, Jharkhand

Manali, HP

too hyped; waves make things hard but also more fun

Jawahar Ghat, Jharkhand

Ijams, Knoxville, TN

Lake Merwin, WA

relaxing if water is calm; else tiring but fun
Para-sailing Jawahar Ghat, Jharkhand fun; kind of like roller coaster
Para-gliding Manali, HP runway to start and landing are best parts
Skiing Latvia easy to learn; difficult to master
Surfing Gokarna, Karnataka nothing like it; waves hit you hard
Scuba-diving Fort Dickerson Quarry, Knoxville not great unless you have clear water
Mountain Biking Baker Creek Trail, Knoxville, TN amazing trails (easy, medium and hard); artificial ramps for skating and biking are great too
Bungee Jumping Pacific Northwest Bridge, Amboy, WA jump is scary; everything else is fun! the high only lasts for a few seconds though
Paddle-boarding Ijams, Knoxville, TN use paddle board for diving; paddle-boarding is boring by itself :)

🪣 Bucket List

  • Cliff Jumping

  • Bungee Jumping

  1. Bonus point for Dea’s company. ↩︎

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