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14   in Arkansas Arkansas26 Miles

Motorcycle Roads Highway 215

By Cruz'N
on October 1, 2007

4.4out of 5

10 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

(See Map) Hwy 215 is located just north of Cass Arkansas off Hwy 23 (better known as the Pig Trail). Take 215 east as it runs through Oark, AR and finally runs into Hwy 21 (Ozark Highland Byway).

Scenery

This route runs near the legendary Pig Trail. It is a not-so-well known route running thru the Boston Mountains with great views of the Mulberry River.

Road Quality

Smooth road with lots of curves and very little traffic.

Roadside Amenities

Not much on this road as far as amenities. Just you and the gentle curves and great scenery!



Photo contributed by Mike Whaley: "Stopped at a "scenic overlook" and shot this of the Mulberry River. Late April, '09. Great ride. Best have your motorcycle skills up to par! Killer 1/2 lb. cheeseburger at the Oark General Store. Don't order the double!"

Additional Info

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By ozarkdiver
on August 1, 2016 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

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Motorcycle Make

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I agree it's a hidden gem. I came on this road almost by accident. You can't go much further than Oark cause it turns to dirt, but from Oark to Hwy-23 is a great road. It's short enough to turn off of Hwy-23 and go to Oark (for lunch) and back.

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By Graybush
on March 23, 2014 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

A hidden gem. I rode this from AR 23 to AR 103, several times, in May 2013. Road surface was in good condition. Minimal traffic, just a few other bikes, a couple of cars, and an ATV was all we saw in numerous runs on this road.
On the west end there is a small grass airstrip so you'll sometimes see ultralights or helicopters flying in and out of it. The rest of the road is a mix of sweepers and tighter turns with good scenery and several pull offs overlooking a river.
NO services-gas, food, or anything else between AR 23 and AR 103.
After crossing Herrod's Creek near AR 23, there is an ATV park so be on the lookout for ATVs and/or people entering and exiting. This is a fun one so go enjoy!

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By troaf76
on October 17, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year '08

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Touring

Got on at the Hwy 23 end and rode to Oark for lunch. It's a good road with great scenery. The Oark store is a hoot! One of the locals said it was now under new management. I'm not sure what he meant by "new". It appears to be doing fine. Numerous customers there, even as it was a rainy day. The pavement still ends at Catalpa as I'm told. Didn't try it. This road should definitely be on your list of must-do's if you are in the area!

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By donniejoe
on September 24, 2011 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I rode this road yesterday. (09/23/2011) The construction is completed. The route is paved all the way from Cass on AR 23 through Oark and on to Catalpa. Catalpa is about 4 miles east of Oark. From Catalpa to Ozone, the road IS NOT PAVED. That being said, the road south from Oark to Clarksville (AR 103) is fantastic. In addition to the Oark General Store, the General Store at Catalpa, where the pavement ends has fantastic pies. You have to ride about 500 feet of gravel to get there.

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By Guest
on July 27, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I rode 215 from Oark west to Hwy 23 on July 25, 2010. There is some serious construction going on about 2 miles west of Oark. About a 3 mile stretch was pretty rough. The sign says it will be under construction until Spring 2011. This is a great road, but don't go there until next spring. It will be even better after the eastern section is fully redone.

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By Guest
on January 19, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Great little road. I have taken it many times, it follows the Mulberry River with a few goods looks at the river down below. Take it from highway 23 to Oark and then highway 103 south to Clarksville or vice versa, you won't be disappointed either way. By the way I had a close encounter with a black bear last spring running out in front of me, what a thrill, I scared him as much as he scared me. Be safe.

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By Guest
on September 3, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

Really nice, but after lunch at Oark, which is a must, I ran into gravel just a short stretch later. Did I make a wrong turn? Doubled back and went down 103 out of the mountains and cut across east on some little county road before Clarksville and picked up 21 north. This was also a great route. Sorry I didn't pay attention to the C.R. number.

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By Guest
on August 8, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

A nice road with gorgeous scenery. A good side trip from the Pig Trail. No amenities, just lots of the best the Ozarks have to offer.

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By Guest
on July 30, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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I've ridden the general area around here and Highway 215 is news to me! I plan to try it on my next trip to the Ozarks. To the OP: Thanks for taking the time to post this!

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By Guest
on July 15, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Touring

Great ride! Road is pave all the way through. Qark General Store has new owners and some of the best food for miles. You have to make this ride... You will not be sorry!!!

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