Adventure Sports

Extreme Adventure Vacations in Arkansas

Hang gliding at Mount Nebo State Park

Soaring above Mount Nebo State Park

Looking for an adrenaline rush? Arkansas is one of the best-kept secrets for extreme adventure vacations! From motocross riding and off-road ATVing to rock climbing and hang gliding in Arkansas, we've got you covered! Breathtaking scenery beckons thrill seekers and our diverse landscape provides an outlet for your adventurous spirit. You’ll be sharing stories of your trip for years to come!

Parachuting, Skydiving, Hang Gliding & Other Aerial Sports in Arkansas

If you enjoy the freedom of free falling, strap on a parachute, JUMP, and soak up a breathtaking panoramic view of Arkansas via a skydive.

If smoothly soaring high above the land is more your style, hang gliding in Arkansas is another route to get in your sky miles. Take in expansive views from atop 2,753-foot Mount Magazine, the state's tallest mountain, or soar above the Arkansas River Valley from 1,350-foot Mount Nebo.The Ouachita Mountains Hang Gliding directory highlights outfitters found in this rugged and remote area of The Natural State.

Zip lines in the Ozarks

Buffalo River Canopy Tours, Ponca

Zip Lines

Zip line
adventures are now available in The Natural State. 

Check out all the excitement offered by these action-packed attractions.  Each has their own special brand of activity for different ages. Contact the individual properties for rules and regulations; some are for groups only.

Ozarks (alphabetical order)

Buffalo River Canopy Zip Line Tour, Ponca

Fort Rock Family Camp & Cabins, Combs

Iron Horse Zip Line at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, Jasper

Loco Ropes at the Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View

Ozark Mountain Ziplines, Eureka Springs

Zippin Griffin, Hardy

Ouachitas (alphabetical order)

Adventureworks Hot Springs

Ouachita Bend Adventures Zip Line, Malvern

Central Arkansas

C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center, Little Rock


Does skydiving sound intriguing? Then check out these attractions. You'll learn how to get a whole new perspective of the gorgeous Arkansas Ozarks as you travel back to terra firma on a very memorable journey.

Skydive Skyranch in Siloam Springs

Skydive Fayetteville in Fayetteville

Central Arkansas Skydiving in Morrilton

Motocross Riding and ATVing in Arkansas

For adventure seekers that enjoy the high-speed power of motocross riding, tracks like the Pine Bluff MX host courses where enthusiasts can unleash their energy. For visitors that prefer BMX action there are three BMX motocross complexes located here for riders to maneuver their bikes across including Cabot BMX Complex, Bonzai BMX at Burns Park in the city of North Little Rock and Mudtown BMX Track in Lowell.
Superlift Off Road Vehicle Park

Off-road connoisseurs can find days of muddy fun at Arkansas’s ATV hot spots that include the Ozark National Forest, Mill Creek, Wolf Pen Gap, Moccasin Gap, Fourche Mountain, and Huckleberry Mountain.

Superlift Off Road Vehicle Park in Hot Springs is home to an all-in-one course that offers challenges for four-wheel-drive vehicles, buggies, ATVs, and motorcycles.

Mountain Biking and Hiking in Arkansas

Adventure starts off the beaten path. Taking on the challenging terrain of long trails via a mountain bike or hike are always dependable and budget-friendly sources of fitness and exploration. The International Mountain Bicycling Association has named five trails in the state EPIC routes, including the Womble Trail and Lake Ouachita Vista Trail in the Ouachita Mountains and the Syllamo Trail near Mountain View. Trekkers can also explore the 168-mile Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail or travel the 223-mile Ouachita National Recreation Trail to the south.

Rock climbing in Arkansas

Rock Climbing and Bouldering in Arkansas

Some of the best rock climbing in the nation can be found in Arkansas. Grab your climbing shoes, chalk bag, and harness and spend a day or a week exploring the vertical world of the Ozark and Ouachita mountain ranges. Sam's Throne and Horseshoe Canyon Ranch are a few of the destinations for climbers. Bouldering is also big here.

Canoeing & Kayaking in Arkansas

For water junkies, the Cossatot River forms Cossatot Falls, a rugged and rocky canyon that hosts Class IV and V whitewater rapids for canoeists and kayakers. Wakeboarders can practice their craft on 600,000 acres of lakes (including 40,100 acre Lake Ouachita-the largest in the state) located across the state and scuba divers and parasailers can enjoy the view both under and over our watery terrain.

Other Outdoor Adventures in Arkansas

Adventure racing is another extreme thrill you can find here. The state has many adventure races throughout the year that showcase the varied terrain of the state through various trekking challenges. The adrenaline rush of paintball is also an option, especially if you’re with a group. The sport combines a blend of strategy, teamwork, and action. The largest paintball range in the state can be found at Paintball Arkansas. The park offers woods, trails, bridges and nine different playing fields for outdoor laser tag, hillbilly golf, etc.

Whether you're rock climbing, hiking or hang gliding, adventure starts in Arkansas. No matter what your sport, if adventure is on your agenda, we've got you covered with an extreme adventure vacation just for you–start planning your active adventures in Arkansas today. Don’t forget to check out our Deals & Coupons page to find the best price on your getaway.