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Beautiful hike to the top of the mountain! Great weather and a wonderful view! Take the peak trail... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Austin, Texas
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Great Hiking Winter/Spring/Fall ~ Forget Summers!

The Ouachita mountain range is unique and very beautiful. There is a 30 mile vein of crystal... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sedona, Arizona
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This huge forest consists of 1.7 million acres of mountainous terrain in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.
Hot Springs, AR 71902
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful hike to the top of the mountain! Great weather and a wonderful view! Take the peak trail to the top

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paradise733637
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ouachita mountain range is unique and very beautiful. There is a 30 mile vein of crystal running through this area. While hiking you most likely will run upon many quartz crystals which is quite amazing and adventurous. I wouldn't recommend being outside in this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

Beautiful, excellent trails to hike, for all levels. Such a lovely national forest truly a beautiful state.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kurawin S
Reviewed December 26, 2018

I came here in December, I was passing through on my way back to Missouri. i drove the Forest Road 22 mile auto tour, I recommend a 4WD but it took us around the whole of mountain with spectacular views of the valleys.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank winedogs66
Reviewed November 29, 2018

We drove though the forest to go to the tower ( which I would skip) but the forest is very pretty. The road is paved but twisty and narrow, seems to be one way but many pedestrians to look out for, so drive slowly and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lmk1126
Reviewed November 21, 2018

We were there in mud November and had mostly missed the fall colors, but it was just beautiful. I was surprised at the mountains.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Beth A
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We took a drive from Crystal Springs Campground on Lake Ouachita to look at the fall colors. It was a great trip!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank caseynvicky
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

I will preface my review by saying that I am over 60,out of shape,and I had a knee replacement 5 months ago, so this trail was no walk in the park! I was determined to complete the trail,and I did,but I found it very challenging....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank geriluc
Reviewed October 24, 2018

The Ouachita NF has numerous hiking trails and swimming holes, too many to list here. Plenty of places to go and be alone with your thoughts, challenging trails to hike and beautiful places to swim. Trails are well maintained.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sairam66
Reviewed October 14, 2018

With my son on Fall Break we decided to get out of town and spend some time camping out in nature. We found this campground through the Army Corps of Engineers and with our "America the Beautiful" park pass we ended up getting half off...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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January 12, 2019|
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Response from sairam66 | Reviewed this property |
The tower referenced on a prior response is in Hot Springs NP. Some of the water filling stations are closed (Whittington Ave and Happy Hollow). Also the Fordyce Victors Center in HSNP is closed. As far as the ONF goes, I... More
January 12, 2019|
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Response from winedogs66 | Reviewed this property |
sorry to answer late, I saw no problems
Reza G
October 21, 2018|
Response from HaulinHalls | Reviewed this property |
I'm not a local but when we were there two weeks ago all the trees were still green. I hope that helps a tad bit.