Top Arkansas Adventures

Are you an adrenaline junkie? Are you always looking for your next thrill? Arkansas has a lot to offer those among us who are looking for adventure whether that adventure is jumping out of a plane, running a marathon or just taking a leisurely horseback ride down an Arkansas trail.

Little Rock Skydive

For the very adventurous among us, why not try jumping out of a plane? Some Arkansas adventurers offer tandem and free fall jumping. I've been told it's lots of fun but I'm too chicken to try it myself! Two recommended services are The Sky Ranch in Silon Springs and Central Arkansas Skydiving in Morrilton.

Little Rock Rock Climbing Center

Little Rock Climbing Center offers over 4,000 square feet of climbable terrain for beginners and experts. The Climbing Center offers classes or you can climb on your own. The LR Rock Climbing Center offers competitions for climbers on site.

Raid the Rock

Once a year, Little Rock has a great adventure race called "Raid the Rock." Participants cover approximately 50 miles of mountain biking, trekking/running, canoeing and rope elements.

Go Zip Lining

Zip Lines are popping up all over Arkansas. What's more adventurous than zipping at 55 mph over the canopy of a real Arkansas hardwood forest? Not much! We have about a half dozen providers here in Arkansas

Float the Buffalo

The Buffalo River is about 150 miles long and has class 1 and 2 rapids. It's perfect for beginners or seasoned rafters.  If you want more of a challenge, head to Cossatot.

Hang Gliding on Mount Magazine

I admit Little Rock isn't the best place to go hang gliding but Arkansas is. If you're itching to glide over a mountain, head to Mount Magazine. Rising 2,753-feet, Mount Magazine has near perfect conditions for flight. You can also go rock climbing, hiking and backpacking on Mount Magazine

Mountain Biking

Arkansas parks are full of bike trails ranging from "beginner" to "masochist" levels. Biking the state gives you the opportunity to get a great workout and see some of the most beautiful scenery in the country.

Wild Cave Tours - Blanchard Springs

Anyone can take the walking tour of Blanchard Springs, however, it takes someone in great shape with an adventurous spirit to take the wild cave tour. The tour takes visitors to the undeveloped sections of the cave. Participants should be in good physical shape, wear sturdy shoes and come prepared to climb very steep slopes, crawl on hands and knees, pass under low ceilings and travel through red clay.

Hike Arkansas

Most Arkansas parks have excellent hiking trails. Some are great for beginners and others are more challenging. You can find out more about the trails on the Hike Arkansas site

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding may not be the best exercise but it is fun. Many parks around the state offer horse "rentals" and instructions.

Run Arkansas

I wouldn't really call running an adventure, but it is for the adventurous. It's a great way to see the state and keep in shape. Arkansas Runner lets you keep up with what races are going in what places and see the results online.

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