Forester 33

Total Miles
9.7

Elevation

395.24 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Forester 33 is one of the gateway roads to the Ouachita Recreational Trail which is located at the south end of this trail. It's an easy gravel road with several campsites along the route. All campsites are dispersed with no water or restrooms. Since the ORT is along this route these sites had campers in them so this might be a pretty busy area for camping. There were also mountain bikers who were having a race so there was heavy mountain biking along this route. There are shallow creeks that could overflow onto the road after heavy rainfall. Be mindful of the wildlife and plant species and do some research before heading into the ONF. During the summer months, you will find cotton mouth snakes near the creeks and or any water source. I have spotted skunks, deer, turkeys, squirrels, and lots of birds. There are also black bears, mountain lions, bobcats, and wild boars. There is cell service along this route in certain areas.

Photos of Forester 33

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Difficulty

Water crossings that can be up to a foot deep, single lane road, gravel and wash out can occur.

History

History of the Ouachita National Forest-- https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5143491.pdf

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

There are no status reports yet for this trail.

Access Description

From Hot Springs, Arkansas take Highway 270 then right onto Forester 33. From Nola, Arkansas take highway 28 south then left onto Forester 33.

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