Are you an X Games fan? Do you live to shred some concrete on your board or hit that perfect 360 on the water? You’ll find plenty of adventurous things to do in Atlanta that are sure to get your blood pumping and give you the rush you crave. Take a look at these extreme sports in Atlanta that are sure to satisfy your inner daredevil.
Shred Some Trails at Blankets Creek
Get into attack position and shred some trails at Blankets Creek. This area has everything. Start on the beginner trail with just a few roots and rocks that hint at what lies ahead. If you are a beginner, this particular trail gives you a chance to get comfortable. For more experienced mountain bikers who have a real back country need, hit up the South Loop. Its features include switchbacks, creek crossings and a log ride plus some impressive rock formations to check out on your way down. Whatever trail you choose you won’t be disappointed in the ride.
Go Bouldering at Boat Rock Bouldering Area
Yes, you heard right. World-class bouldering is only 10 miles from Atlanta. This granite boulder field has a long history in the area. It was even home to some of Atlanta’s first climbing competitions in the 1980s. Today, the boulder field is 7.8 acres, which makes for a challenging climb. Bouldering at Boat Rock is ideal for the technical climber. This area will inspire you to grab onto some real rock and practice your smearing technique. Just bring sure to bring your mat.
Grind the Day Away at Old Fourth Ward Skate Park
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Any skate park with the Tony Hawk seal of approval is a must for anyone looking to grind the day away. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better skate park in the city, and it’s one that can please any skate fan. Old Fourth Ward Skate Park, with its beautiful surroundings, has plenty trick-ready features. You can’t beat it for a day practicing your drop in and finally nailing that trick you’ve been practicing.
Test Your Wake Boarding Skills at Terminus Wake Park
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An extreme watersport park in Atlanta? You bet. All are welcome to experience the largest cable wake park in the United States. You’ll find a beginner and advanced lake as well as a family water park. All skill levels can enjoy wake boarding, wake skating, water skiing and knee boarding. After that adrenaline rush, try out the catapult for a wet and wild adventure like no other. All needed equipment is available for rent on site. Note that this is a weather-dependent attraction so visit online for the latest wake conditions.
White Water Rafting on the Chattahoochee
The scenic Chattahoochee River gives you surprising thrills and chills along the way in your whitewater adventure. Whitewater rafting is an awesome rush that mixes thrills with the team spirit of an Avengers movie. With half-day and full-day rentals available, you and your group can explore up to eight miles of flat water and Class I-II whitewater. This is ideal for a family or friends wanting a water adventure close to Atlanta.
It’s never a dull day in the “A” so come find your next adrenaline-filled adventure with a great variety of extreme sports in Atlanta to choose from. No matter your sport, Atlanta has you covered.
Courtney Bigum is a marketing professional and Atlanta local always looking for new and exciting ways to explore the city. There is never a weekend an adventure doesn’t find her.
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