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Ozark Mountain – Lesser Known Roads

Ride the Buffalo River Region

Fall is officially here and the leaves are rapidly changing. Here in a few weeks will mark the most vibrant viewing time of the fall foliage. Even though Bikes, Blues and Barbecue may be over, it is only the beginning of many beautiful fall rides. You’ve heard of the Pig Trail…it is a nationally acclaimed journey on the Ark. 23 byway…but what about Highway 43 and 16?

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While there are a few segments to Highway 43, the portion that begins at Highway 21 in Boxley and ends at AR 7 in Harrison is particularly noteworthy. This drive runs north near the Buffalo River. Keep a look out for herds of elk that like to gather near the roads in the morning or near dusk. Read more about elk in Arkansas.

Highway 16 on the other hands begins at US 412 in Siloam Springs and runs south through the Ozark National Forest. Through the forest into Fayetteville and out, 16 meets AR 74 near Elkins. This drive winds nicely allowing for beautiful views on both sides of the road. Take some time to visit the chill, college town that is Fayetteville.  

You’ll find once you hit the road and are headed to northwest arkansas that it is hard to turn around. The views only grow more spectacular and a new vista awaits you around every corner. You never know when you will get a glimpse of a beautiful overlook or a peak of a sunbathed valley.

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Eureka Springs – On Top of the Pig Trail

It is spring and it is time to plan your ride on one of the best in the nation—Pig Trail running from Interstate 40 at Ozark up route 23N to Eureka Springs.

This ride is 19 miles long and features caverns, Withrow Springs state park along with the Mulberry river. One of the many perks of this ride in the geographical diversity.

Pla to Stay the night in Eureka Springs, a motorcycle-friendly town, which sits just on top of the trail. You will love the care-free environment and the quirky locals you will meet. There are always events going on and with special biker rates offered on lodging, you may find you simply need to stay a night or two. Hang out for a game of pool and enjoy a few drinks.

If you find the Pig Trail has simply inspired you, check out these other rides around the Ozarks. Nature here is incomparable and the people are open and friendly. Stop in at the local Harley-Davidson on the Pig Trail to hear more about the rides this area offers.

Most Popular Spring Ride

It is spring, the sun is out more often than not and it is time to plan your ride on one of the best in the nation—Pig Trail!

The warmer weather is here and bringing the beautiful foliage with it. This ride is 19 miles long and features caverns, Withrow Springs state park along with the Mulberry river. One of the many perks of this ride in the geographical diversity.

On your way, check out Eureka Springs, a motorcycle-friendly town, which sits just on top of the trail. You will love the care-free environment and the quirky locals you will meet. There are always events going on and with special biker rates offered on lodging, you may find you simply need to stay a night or two. Hang out for a game of pool and enjoy a few drinks.

If you find the Pig Trail has simply inspired you, check out these other rides around the Ozarks. Nature here is incomparable and the people are open and friendly. Stop in at the local Harley-Davidson on the Pig Trail to hear more about the rides this area offers.

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It’s finally spring and there is nothing better than leaving the worries and woes of the day at home and blowing off a little steam outside. Whether you are mountain bike enthusiast or motorcycle veteran, The Ozarks is your paradise.

Motorcycles:

We know you’ve heard of the Pig Trail, it’s popular among the biking community, but have you visited Eureka Springs situated on top of the Pig Trail? A quirky stop on your fast getaway you won’t want to miss. You can even swing by Harley Davidson and talk to some locals about their favorite, lesser-known routes. The 142-miles of the Hwy-103 Ride can be found here, but just to name a few highlights: go through Roaring River State Park, Dogwood Canyon down on Hwy 311 through Green Forest, down through Alabama and up Hwy 23 through Eureka Springs.

Check out a variety of rides, events, and rallies happening. Did you know there is a biker-friendly lodging and discounts in Eureka? Click here for more info.

Mountain Bikes:

If you are just picking up biking as a hobby or you’ve spent your fair share of time on the trails, there is a trail for everyone. Maybe start on the smooth, paved 36-mile primarily off-road Razorback Regional Greenway that stretches from the Bella Vista Trail in north Bentonville to Fayetteville. Work up to a more rugged trail near the Buffalo River in the Ozark Mountains. 40-miles of remote, untouched scenery will more than justify the physical demands of this ride.

Near Eureka Springs, you will find trails of varying difficulty throughout Lake Leatherwood. If it’s a ride around town you are after, check out the map of downtown Eureka Springs. You can stop and admire the natural springs while cruising along and then head to trails near Black Bass Lake.

Check out the numerous trails throughout Hobbs State Park, Bentonville, or Pea Ridge Military Park. Search trails here.

Now that you’ve been inspired, grab your bike and take advantage of the gloriously windy and hilly ride that is Northwest Arkansas.

Winter Ride Through the Ozarks

There is something about the crisp winter air that sharpens the senses. Blue skies seem wider and brighter. Morning frosts make objects sparkle brighter as they catch the light. The sun captures the sharpened moments and reflects them in a vivid array of colors.

At least that’s how winter days unfold in Northwest Arkansas. It’s the natural, unfiltered, beauty that brings so many out to explore.

Check out weather conditions before your next ride.

A 167-mile loop of back roads from Eureka Springs to Harrison will leave your senses overwhelmed. With plenty of twists and turns and quirky stops along the way, you will be surprised all the way there and back. The changing elevations, the bends, and the quickly shifting scenery will engage your whole being.

The Route:

Start out in Eureka Springs and take 302 to 221. Check out the Saunders Gun Museum in Berryville before continuing on to 21and then down winding 311 to Harrison. From Harrison, 43 will take you to the breath-taking Boxley Valley (see if you spot any Elk or ). From Boxley, you will take 21 to 74 and finally hop on 23 to complete the loop back to Eureka.

Whether you are traveling with a group, getting away with a friend, or simply taking some time to yourself, a winter ride through the Ozarks will wake you up and reignite your love for the ride.

Why not make it a weekend adventure and spend a night in Eureka Springs. With covered motorcycle parking, you can rest assured your prized possession will be safe while you enjoy a nice cold beer and catch the game at any of the local’s favorite bars.

Stop by the all-new Harley-Davidson in Eureka Springs off of Hwy 62E.

Best Arkansas Rides for Spring

Blooming trees, rushing rivers, amazing panoramas. One of the best times to ride the Ozarks in the Spring! Explore sweet small town life and find excitement on the open, winding roads of northwest Arkansas. Don’t miss these great rides: arkansas buffalo river

The Iconic Pig Trail

Race the Mulberry River and wind your way around the Boston Mountains on this scenic ride! The Mulberry is at it’s wildest in the Spring.

War Eagle Ride

Follow Highway 23 South to War Eagle Mill. This beautiful ride gets you to a historic grist mill in a setting that is rarely seen.

Dragon’s Tail Ride

Ride through historic Boxley Valley to see elk graze on the shores of America’s First River, the Buffalo National River!