Orienteering Raleigh NC Orienteering Raleigh NC Orienteering Raleigh NC Orienteering Raleigh NC Orienteering Raleigh NC

Backwoods Orienteering Klub, founded November 15, 1978 sponsors events and teaches orienteering in the North Carolina piedmont, around Raleigh, NC.

We invite you to try orienteering with us. Everyone is welcome at all our events. We always offer beginning, intermediate, advanced and expert courses (routes through the woods) at every Regular event.

Newcomer Information




Latest News

April 20th, 2015

Results for Advanced Event in Birkhead Wilderness – Apr 19, 2015

Beautiful open forest, tough courses, hard rain, orienteerers having fun! Thank you all for coming! And special thanks to Ian for staying late and picking all the controls. Much appreciated! Vladimir and Tatyana Results Brown Course: 10 KP 3.9 km 1 Casey Critchfield 3:00:21 40 41 42 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 2 […]

Read More
April 20th, 2015

Results for Regular Event in Raven Rock State Park – Apr 12, 2015

Raven Rock is the most challenging place we use for orienteering around here. Combination of thick vegetation, hills, and somewhat outdated map makes it hard. Really hard. Just to be there and complete a course is an achievement! Kudos to everyone who came – you rock! For this meet we didn’t have an assigned meet […]

Read More
March 29th, 2015

March 22, Falls Lake Results

Thank you to all the competitors who came out to our first o-meet. The sun never really came out until control pickup time, but it was pleasant and dry. Or at least dry above the ankles for those who passed through the muddy patches. Thank you especially for keeping up the good cheer while braving […]

Read More
March 16th, 2015

Mar 8, 2015 – Red Course (video)

Brian Thompson (who won the Red course) recorded his run on a camera. The video (with occasional inline comments) is available here.

Check it out, it’s very cool!


March 13th, 2015

Results for Regular Event in South Umstead – Mar 8, 2015

It was a great day for orienteering, the first truly “Spring” meet. Some people even said that it was too hot! We had a good turnout and quite challenging courses. Yellow course led people off trails and deep into the woods and advanced runners got a chance to explore rarely used eastern part of the […]

Read More