With hundreds of hiking trails, abundant forests and state parks, miles upon miles of rivers and lakes, and the longest underground cave system in the world, it's no wonder Kentucky is such a popular destination for extreme adventures. From the simple to the extreme, Kentucky has it all. Spend your summer vacation climbing up walls, across treetops, and below ground. You won't regret it.
There are a lot of places for rock climbing in Kentucky, but perhaps none better than Red River Gorge. The climbing routes at Red River Gorge
are some of the best in the world, and attract thousands of climbers each year. Routes are fit for all kinds of climbers, including bouldering, sport and trad climbing. You can bring your own gear, but there are also several outfitters in the area that can help with gear and guides. Other great places for rock climbing are Breaks Interstate Park
, and Carter Caves State Resort Park
Ziplining is the newest adventure craze, and it's no wonder. It's incredibly fun! If you haven't tried it yet, Kentucky is a great place to do so. Zip Lines and Canopy Tours can be found at many of Kentucky's most popular tourist destinations, and make for an enjoyable day of adventures. The Black Mountain Thunder
zipline offers an incredible 2 hour ziplining adventure, featuring breathtaking views of the Appalachian Mountains. At the Jefferson Memorial Forest
in Louisville, treetop adventures take on a new meaning. There are 5 treetop obstacle course sections, each leading you higher into the forest canopy. Adventures include the Log Swing, Wobbly Ladder, 2 Tarzan swings and 5 exhilarating zip lines. Kentucky Action Park
near Mammoth Caves National Park features the longest zipline in the country at more than 1/2 mile, all more than 300