Our adventure began as we headed towards Hocking Hills in Ohio. I have to tell you I had no idea we would be without cell service and without a GPS system, as we really were off the grid for this adventure in the Hocking Hills area.
This may well have been one of the best vacations we have been on because I had absolutely no phone service and it freed me up from everyday life. We headed to R Adventure Park where we were the first clients of the day and the last to leave.
My boys love paintball, one plays on a Pro team and the other just goes to play. None of us have ever ridden ATV’s before, but I have ridden snowmobiles, so I am excited to get to try out riding an ATV. Lavishly live travel out loud and join us as I share a premiere destination for paintballing and ATV fun in Hocking Hills, Ohio.
Premiere Destination For Paintballing & ATV Fun In Hocking Hills
Our day was provided compliments of R Adventure Park. Images and content are based on OUR experience.
Hocking Hills paintballing and ATV fun are in one location so you only have to head to one place for a day filled with fun. It is time to lavishly live outdoor adventures out loud riding ATV’s, playing speedball and wood ball at a Premiere Destination For Paintballing & ATV Fun In Hocking Hills.
Wear jeans, boots, a tee shirt and definitely slap on deet, you are about to go into the wild, lol. Well, you will be in the woods for a while and those clothes will protect you from the elements and the mud! Yee-haw.
You know you found the right destination R Adventure Park when you see this driveway and these gates. Get ready for fun and adventure in paintballing and riding rental ATV’s, though you can bring your own and ride the trails here as well.
Load up the car, pack up those coolers and get ready to take in all the outdoors have to offer on 88 grand acres of fun! This location is the ONLY place in Ohio to offer ATV Rentals and tons of fun
Premiere Destination For Paintballing & ATV Fun In Hocking Hills
At the top of the hill is where we are going to get geared up for Speed Ball. Check out the office up here. We were on this for just like 5 minutes, because the hill is steep. If you prefer to walk up you can but just know it is a hike with equipment.
Also note that unless you bring beverages and eats up here, you will have nothing with you. I totally suggest bringing beverages because after a few rounds of Paintball and running around I was DYING of thirst.
We met up with our guides for paintball in those that were going to play against or with us as well. This is where we met both Sean (far left) and Tyler (far right). We were about to have a really great day.
You better believe I too suited up to play, as I was not going to be outdone by Where MJ Travels and Where Niko Travels. I have skills beyond recipe preparation and I learned that I was stealth in the woods. No one could find me! Ha, the blessing of being petite!
I am glad that the Hillbilly brought us up that steep hill and we did not have to walk, it was a really warm day. However, I will again suggest I should have thought to really bring a cooler of beverages because there is nothing up here yet. The owner is still creating the park. It is really nice here but not all developed.
Here is where you get your gear if you need to rent it. They will get you the guns, goggles, ammo etc, and there is plenty to choose from. If you do not know much about the sport, they will quickly school you. It’s easy and it is fun trust me!
Sean and Tyler are pretty much pros it playing paintball and ATVs and we would soon come to learn all we needed to know about this awesome adventure we were taking today. The course you see here is fast and easy to play. However, if you plan out your attack you may just win.
I beat Where MJ Travels through one round then got beaten and nailed with paint the other round. Oh, my do those paintballs sting. Welts are what I was left with, but we continued on into the woods. Where not only would I not surrender, but I got poison ivy! Hoorah!
Our results of the speedball games: I nailed my son and his armpit with paintball and then, of course, he nailed me back in the leg and let me tell you for the record those little paintballs do sting through jeans!
We played about 4 rounds of speedball and headed into the woods to play Capture the Flag and after I hung out in the ravine marking any unlucky passer-by playing, I finally could not take the mask or outwear my son, so I gave it up. They all continued until he and Sean had the final battle.
We took a little break in between speedball, and Woods-ball and dined on a lunch that we had packed. You can buy beverages on the premises in a machine and we did that because we wanted something really cold.
I am happy that I packed some food because that was not an option. So plan ahead with a cooler and bring your meals. You will at least need a snack if you are going from sport to sport and that is what We did.
ATV Trail Riding
Then it was time to meet the ATVs that would provide the thrill of a lifetime. We got ready to board ATV Rentals and what you need to know, is the only place in OHIO that you can rent ATV’s is here.
Tip: Call ahead to schedule your paintball or ATV riding time because they are VERY busy and you don’t want to miss an opportunity like this. Also, ask for a guide to head out with you, we grabbed Tyler from paintball and he was awesome.
A guide will keep you on trails that you should be on, away from danger and if you happen to run into trouble, he/she will bail you out. (I got stuck in the mud and did not know how to counterweight the ATV but Tyler coached me through it!)
First, we took a trip to the helmet house and we got matched up with helmets to fit each of our heads. The booth we are in is not only bullet-proof but soundproof, it is a toll booth that the owner bought to house these, it is cool! I felt like the President getting inside of this safe from everything, lol!
Tip: I personally advise wearing jeans and closed toe shoes: either boots or tennis shoes whenever you are you riding the quad. The heat of the engine against your leg does get warm and if exposed it could get very uncomfortable.
Long pants because you are whipping through the woods and things do tend to touch your legs. (think vines, branches, jaggie bushes, etc)
Fashion Pointer — Of course I Have To Add This Tip
Boots are great. If you have to get off the quad for any reason you might be stepping into some serious mess like mud or other crappy debris. Plan this ahead.
I want to thank LUGZ for the comfortable, traction boots. We wore, Black Empire HI WR bots, Charcoal/White Scavenger Ballistics, and mine were Mulberry Regiment Hi WR. All the boots were perfect and the FlexiFoam made them super comfy. We wore these boots all day-long. These boots are water resistant and made for this type of adventure day.
BEFORE The ATV Ride
We started out on the training trail and rode over bridges and platforms. Then we went through the course to make sure that each of us could handle our quads. Here Tyler advised us how to make a good run and how to take corners.
Once we pass through the course and felt comfortable on our quads it was time to really punch it! We took off for the trails. Honestly, the hardest part for me was the tight turns of sometimes the trails had a big chunk in the middle. I did not want to catch my tire in it or mismanage. But, that said I did fine!
We went up steep hills and we descended down very steep pitched hills as well. Then we traveled through mud, dirt and ridges in the road sometimes he went slower and sometimes we went fast. Last, we traveled through a covered bridge, on paths in all over 88 acres.
It’s easy to do you have a great guide like Tyler and if you follow the signs that code which trails are easy and intermediate or black diamond so much like skiing. We stopped along the way because we saw fawns feeding. Additionally, we saw a turtle on the trail and nobody wanted to crush it! That is just some of the wildlife we saw.
Tips For Your R Adventure Park Day
Food And Bathrooms
You can bring a lunch and eat on the back patio that overlooks the quad rental facility. Also, the bathrooms are housed by the main office and you can change there. Don’t expect them to be elaborate, they are kind of ‘eh’ but at least it is an option.
There are other attractions there but these are where we spent the majority of our time. It is advisable to take a change of clothes because chances are you will get very dirty.
Limited Phone Service
Prepare for limited phone service in the Hocking Hills area so don’t plan on using your phone but you could utilize it take great pictures. Do you bring along a go pro or something of the like. Capture amazing footage while you’re riding.
All of the employees will go out of their way to make sure that you have a great time. Feel free to just ask questions if you are curious about an attraction.
For paintball, you will find fully stocked guns. Additionally, there are ammo packages that are reasonable. Don’t worry about bringing yours along they have them there to rent. In addition, they had a disposable coveralls for paintball as well. If you do bring your own gear, they ride it up for you on their homemade HillBilly. You can ride on this too as I discussed.
Lavishly live travel out loud and get ready to have a blast outside playing and forgetting about the world of technology as you disappear into the woods of Hocking Hills, Ohio. Now you know the Premiere Destination For Paintballing and ATV Fun In Hocking Hills.