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Ouachita National Forest

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Address: Hot Springs, AR 71902
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This huge forest consists of 1.7 million acres of mountainous terrain in...

This huge forest consists of 1.7 million acres of mountainous terrain in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.

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My first time officially climbing a mountain!

I've only recently taken up hiking, but I love it. Hiking through the forest was a little simpler than some of the other trails I've been on, but the hike was steeper. It's truly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've only recently taken up hiking, but I love it. Hiking through the forest was a little simpler than some of the other trails I've been on, but the hike was steeper. It's truly a beautiful place to visit.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove through the forest with the intention of visiting the Hickory Nut Overlook. The roads become unimproved roads. The drive becomes a drive of uncertainty because the road is not paved. It seems like upgrading the road is long overdue. Once we arrived at Hickory Nut Overlook we were surprised at the scenic beauty. Lake Ouachita was beautiful from... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It looked great, we just couldn't find any accessible trails or places to explore in. Trail heads didn't seem to be marked well.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

looking for that forest hiking experience this is it. Lots of wildlife and walking trails. Loved it.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Small hills and forest. Just right for using those up/down walking muscles. Really beautiful place to get some exercise and mental rest before relaxing in the baths at Hot Springs. Easy to moderate hike in beautiful surroundings.

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Kimberling City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

A lovely drive on hwy 7 through this forest. There were several places to pull over/ picnic/ camp along the way. Scenic overlook of the lake/ dam area was spectacular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

The waterfall was barely a trickle but the hike was tranquil and not crowded. There is an area by the falls that you can sit and relax. Overall we really enjoyed the 2 hours we spent there and would definitely go back in hopes to see more water in the creeks and falls.

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Alexander, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

There are several campgrounds which have access to Lake Ouachita: Brady Mountain, Crystal Springs, Joplin, Thompkins Bend and Denby Point.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

This is one grand forest and easily accessed. There is current legislation which will allow fraching right above the White River water shed. So, please visit now! Arkansas has always been known as the Natural State but will be no more after our nature is sold to the oil men.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Hiked Little Missouri Falls, went for a horseback ride at Lake Ouachita and all the little towns and antique/rock shops along the way were very cool...

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