Average temperatures in Ouachita National Forest and Hot Springs Arkansas vary widely. If you want to visit this forest at the warmest time, you can go in June, July, and August which are the hottest months. The warmest time of the year in this area in general is at early August where the highest temperature is usually around 96.4°F (35.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.9 ° F (23.3 ° C) at night.
Ouachita National Forest Trails
Whether it is backpacking, hiking, or mountain biking, you will discover so many trails to explore the Ouachita National Forest. The longest trail in this forest is the 192-mile Ouachita National Recreation Trail. This rugged mountain trail passes pine and oak forests, broad valleys, and rocky rivers, ranging in elevation from 600 to 2,600 feet.
Along the way of the trail, there are many stunning viewpoints of sights and points of historical and cultural significance. Only the toughest backpackers can explore the entire trail. However, there are many trails you can access if you want to explore short hikes. Besides, an additional 500+ miles of multi-use trails across the forest are able to help you fulfill any wanderlust you probably have.