Adventure vacations in Arkansas
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, you'll find it here. Breathtaking scenery beckons thrill seekers and our diverse landscape provides an outlet for your adventurous spirit.
Parachuting, Skydiving, Hang Gliding & Other Aerial Sports
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 smooth soaring is more your style try hang gliding and take in expansive views from atop 2,753-foot Mount Magazine or soar above the Arkansas River Valley from 1,350-foot Mount Nebo.
The Natural State has more than a few unforgettable zip line experiences. Check out all the excitement offered by these action-packed attractions, each with their own special brand of activity for visitors of all ages.
Motocross Riding & ATVing
For adventure seekers, tracks like the Pine Bluff MX host courses where enthusiasts can enjoy high-speed power. For visitors that prefer BMX action, there are three BMX complexes, including Cabot BMX Complex, Bonzai BMX at Burns Park in North Little Rock and Mudtown BMX Track in Lowell. Off-road connoisseurs can find many miles of dirt trails at ATV hot spots such as the Ozark and Ouachita National Forests, Mill Creek, and Huckleberry Mountain.
Mountain Biking & Hiking
Take on the challenging terrain and long trails via a mountain bike or hike for adventurous and budget-friendly exploration. The International Mountain Bicycling Association has named five trails in the state EPIC routes: the Womble, the Ouachita Trail, Lake Ouachita Vista Trail, Upper Buffalo Headwaters and the Syllamo trails. Trekkers can explore the 168-mile Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail in the Ozarks or travel the 223-mile Ouachita National Recreation Trail to the south.
Some of the best trad and sport climbing and bouldering 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.
Canoeing & Kayaking
For water junkies, the Cossatot River is a rugged and rocky canyon with Class IV and V whitewater rapids for canoeists and kayakers. Wakeboarders can practice their craft on 600,000 acres of lakes located across the state, and scuba divers and parasailers can enjoy views both under and over our watery terrain.