Top Outdoor Activities in the Ouachitas

Feeling adventurous? Grab your gear and get outside this fall. From hiking and biking to zip ling, you’ll find adventure for all ages and activity levels. Stay with us and enjoy the adventure long term. Consider Hot Springs Village real estate.

Hiking and Biking: Trails crisscross the region offering hikers and bikers the opportunity to take in nature at its best. Experience the thrill of accomplishment along one of the area’s Epic trails.  The 36-mile Lake Ouachita Vista Trail is a popular destination among hikers and mountain bikers. And the 38-mile Womble Trail, recognized by the International Mountain Biking Association, is located in nearby Mount Ida.

On-Road Cycling: The Ouachitas provide a beautiful backdrop for on road cycling with varied scenery, mountain climbs and everything in between. So, clip in, and hit the road … a fantastic ride is waiting for you.

Mountain Climbing: Strap on your climbing gear and scale to new heights in the nearby Ouachita mountains. For details, go to

Camping: Get away from it all in one of hundreds of campgrounds dotting the Ouachitas. Whether you pitch your tent in the mountains, by the lake or alongside a river, you’ll find outdoor adventure.

Water Adventures: Our temperate climate provides world-class, year-round fishing as well as thousands of miles of streams just waiting for outdoor adventure. Canoe along the Caddo River or do a little kayak fishing in one of Hot Springs Village’s many lakes.

Horseback Riding: Mount your trusty steed and head out to adventure and  to enjoy the beautiful views.

Zip Lining: Get a unique perspective as you soar along one of the region’s zip lines. Adventureworks Hot Springs at Catherine’s Landing offers “over a mile of zip adventures” on 12 different zip lines. Try Zip Lines at Ouachita Bend in Malvern for a unique combination of hiking and zip lining. Combine your love for digging for crystals and zip lining at Ron Coleman Mining in Jessieville.

Whatever you decide to try, just get outside this fall and you’re bound to find adventure.

Drive on the Wild Side: Attention adrenaline junkies? Gas up your ATV and head off road for one of the fastest growing recreational sports. Check out these area parks for hundreds of miles of designated off-highway vehicle (OHV) routes.

The Hot Springs ORV Park is a 1,254-acre maze of trails for riding 4x4s, UTVs, ATVs, dirt bikes and mountain bikes.

At Carter Off-Road Park in Alexander, you’ll find thousands acres of land to ride on, this park including mud pits, trails, hill climbs, a 4000-foot obstacle course & a creek. For more, go to

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