Push Mountain Road

Average Rating - This road has been rated by 21 visitors


State: Arkansas
Date Submitted: April 1, 2000
Submitted by: "Gary"
Motorcycle Road Length: 25 Miles

Written Directions

(Note: the map above has been updated as of Dec 08 after multiple viewers reported it was confusing and/or inaccurate) Start your run from the town of "Mountain View" Arkansas, located in north central of Arkansas. From Mountain View take highway 14 North. About 10 miles past Blanchard Springs Caverns take the road to the right with the small sign "Push Mountain Road" - AKA Arkansas Route 341. Note: an Oct 2010 update from the "PhotoGuy" asked that I remove any links to his website. He witnessed a motorcycle accident and has since informed me that he is no longer taking photos. I respect his decision and have removed the hyperlink to his former "PhotoGuy" website. If he contacts me in the future and notifies me he is back to providing this service, I will post an update here. Note: a Mar 2010 update from the "PhotoGuy": "the highway department has quit putting up the small "Push Mountain Road" sign at Hwy 14 as it kept getting stolen. The sign that marks the intersection is the "Arkansas 341" sign. There is a mileage sign at the intersection that points toward 341 and says "Mountain Home 35 miles".

Note: a contributor by the name of "Bygdawg" has submitted alternative directions for a route he calls "Push Mountain Loop". The directions are as follows: Take Hwy 62 East out of Harrison through Yellville, AR toward Mountain Home. At Mountain Home take SR-201 South to SR-341. SR-341 South will dead end into Hwy 14. Take 14 West (right) to Harriet, AR and Ben Hur. Turn left onto Hwy 27. Follow Hwy 27 south/west to Hwy 16 West to Witts Spring and Ben Hur. Hwy 16 will then hit Hwy 7. Take Hwy 7 north back to Harrison. In the Dogpatch area, you will pass by The HUB at Hwy 7 spur, the areas largest motorcycle resort catering exclusively to the motorcycle crowd.

Scenery  

While leaning in and out of hundreds of turns you will pass through three mountainsides. High-speed turns are numbered in the hundreds in the 30 odd miles of the road. You cannot miss the sparks that you generate from high-speed leans. Halfway through the ride you will descend from a mountain with sheer drop-offs to the valley floor.

Update submitted by Joe M on 6/13/12: This is one of the most scenic rides you can take in the Ozarks, as it winds through 3 mountainsides. It is a great ride all year, but simply breathtaking in the fall.

Road Quality  

A rock solid 5-star in the motorcycle-road quality area! Push Mountain is known for its curves and drop-offs. When in the Ozark Mountain View area, this is a must for motorcycles. Many riders finish the ride by getting off their bikes and laughing out loud. The road is that impressive. The first time you ride the Push Mountain road, you will not believe it!

Update submitted by Joe M on 6/13/12: The northern portion of this road crosses the White River (a nice place to pull over), but then the fun begins. This road has over 100 curves in 25 miles and constant elevation changes. Not a road for an inexperienced rider.

Roadside Amenities  

Nothing here in terms of "roadside amenities" ... take this route for the driving experience not the "attractions." A short distance from Blanchard Springs caverns. But the beauty of this road is that it is lightly traveled and motorcycles rule the turns. If you run out of gas or have mechanical problems, prepare to walk or wait for assistance. From beginning to end there are no services.

Note: in Sep 06, a visitor of MotorcycleRoads.com took this route and reported back the following update regarding this route's "Roadside Amenities": "There actually is a grocery store with snacks, food, drinks, beer and gas some 17 miles from the South side or 8 from the North" - Arild.

Update submitted by Joe M on 6/13/12: There is a small gas station/convenient store about 9 miles from the north end of the run. Chuck runs the place and he has refreshments and Push Mountain Road T-shirts for sale. He's a great guy and his dog Cooper is a hoot to play catch with.

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Ratings/Reviews

 

Reviewed by Guest on January 13, 2011
(1 out of 1 members found this review useful.)
Creator: Laura
Comment: Ridden the route may times! Watch out for gravel on the road if you ride after a rainstorm! Alternative route out of Mountain View is to head towards Mountain Home and turn right (north) on Route 9 up to Melbourne. It's another route with LOTS of twists and turns - open vistas not as outstanding as Push Mtn Road, but also lots less traffic! Be careful your first time out on Push Mtn - every year seems someone overrides his capabilities and goes off the side of the mountain. Don't let it be you.....
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Reviewed by Guest on October 27, 2008
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Creator: Ducati1098Tom
motorcycle_year: 2007
motorcycle_make: Ducati
motorcycle_type: Sport
Comment: Better ride than Tail of the Dragon, NC! Higher speed though so try to be aware of the deer. Lightly traveled by cars, trucks and RVs....this is what I liked about it. The pavment is very sticky in warm weather. FUN FUN FUN!
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Reviewed by mickris on January 7, 2012
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Creator: mickris
motorcycle_year: 2009
motorcycle_make: HD
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: Probably the best twisty road in all of Arkansas.
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Reviewed by ArkTerry on September 12, 2011
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Creator: ArkTerry
motorcycle_year: 2011
motorcycle_make: Can-Am Spyder RT
motorcycle_type: Other
Comment: Great uncrowded road! I think I meet 2 bikes and 1 vehicle during the entire run!
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Reviewed by Guest on March 19, 2011
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Creator: David
motorcycle_year: 2006
motorcycle_make: Honda
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: RODE THIS FOR THE FIRST TIME LAST YEAR!! GREAT RODE AND RIDE!! THUMBS UP!! AM RIDING THE DRAGON THIS YEAR SO I WILL KNOW WHICH I LIKED BEST...HARDLY ANY TRAFFIC ON PUSH MT...... IS GONNA BE HARD TO BEAT!!
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Reviewed by Guest on February 7, 2011
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Creator: Rebecca
motorcycle_year: 2009
motorcycle_make: Harley-Davidson
motorcycle_type: Sport
Comment: That looks like one heck of route to take. One of the things I absolutely love about cross country riding is looking at everything around me. I mean, not to sound sappy or anything, but the summer scenery is positively gorgeous. I'm sure the winter is great too, but I don't ride in the winter time. Too much snow. Yuck. LOL. I DO happen to drive my Ford Focus in the winter, but that ain't no fun. :P Rebecca "On the Road again..." Indianapolis Cars
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Reviewed by Guest on November 23, 2010
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Creator: Teresa
Comment: Katie's Grocery (and gas) is 4 miles west of Hwy 341 on Hwy 14, in Big Flat. They have mechanics in Big Flat as well. Across from Katie's Grocery someone has opened a new restaurant. Hwy 341 aka "the snake" or "serpent" is well travelled by motorcyclists in "armor". Helicopters are often seen relocating riders to local hospitals. Jack is still there taking photos of riders that you can purchase.
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Reviewed by Guest on September 7, 2010
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Creator: rocky
Comment: was going to mountain home labor day 2010. just picked hwy 341 for a differant route. Wow!!!! I was overjoyed rode it twice. Came back to work started bragging to my work buddies about how I had found arkansas's version of the dragon tail told them it was the best kept secret in arkansas. road excellent, views fantastic. been on the dragon's tail and this is the next best road to it.
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Reviewed by Guest on September 6, 2010
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Creator: Dan & Bobbie
motorcycle_year: 2001
motorcycle_make: Kawasaki
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: I agree the directions are confusing but determined to find it, we made it. Was an awsome ride. Very little traffic even on Labor Day Weekend Can't wait to take it on again. Will make it a point to take this ride in the fall.
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Reviewed by Guest on July 6, 2010
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Creator: Chef
motorcycle_year: 2008
motorcycle_make: Yamaha
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: July 2010. Fantastic ride. Aside from the first few miles on the north end where there was some traffic and patched asphalt, this was an incredibly fun, roller-coaster 18 miles of pavement. A few hairpins and short, steep climbs, but otherwise the sweeps were just right for carrying speed and scraping floorboards. Nice spot on the south end where you can safely park on the shoulder to catch your breath. I nearly fell over getting off the bike I was laughing so much at how fun it was. BE PREPARED FOR DEER. I missed one that had run beside me then darted across the front of the bike. Insanely fun otherwise.
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Reviewed by Guest on June 15, 2010
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Creator: The Rev
motorcycle_year: 2005
motorcycle_make: Honda
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: Great run. When it first started out off of HWY 5 going back towards HWY 14, I thought what was all the fuss about. However, when I got to the end of the road, I thought this was awesome. I even nearly ran over a bobcat. Will definately ride it again.
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Reviewed by Guest on April 17, 2010
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Creator: Gary Hardee
motorcycle_year: 1976
motorcycle_make: Honda
motorcycle_type: Sport-Touring
Comment: When I wrote this review several years ago I forgot to mention on thing. Be careful when approaching the 2 overlooks on this road. There are two places cars can pull over and admire the views. I've been pushing hard on the curves and had to slow down due to tourists near the road surface. The more I ride this road the more I respect the difficulty of the turns. Take this road at speed and hang on. Ride this one and Push Mountain and you have had one good day's riding.
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Reviewed by Guest on March 6, 2010
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Creator: John Reppy
motorcycle_year: 2007
motorcycle_make: Yamaha
motorcycle_type: Sport-Touring
Comment: A must ride if you are in the area. Very little traffic, even on a Saturday. Ties in with several other awesome roads to make a very fun and challenging ride.
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Reviewed by Guest on November 26, 2009
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Creator: larry
motorcycle_year: 2005
motorcycle_make: Yamaha
motorcycle_type: Other
Comment: being that i live in mountain home its a givin that we ride push mountain on a daily basis!! i replace my pucks quite often!! woohoo!!
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Reviewed by Guest on September 27, 2009
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Creator: Bill
motorcycle_year: 2008
motorcycle_make: Ducati
motorcycle_type: Sport
Comment: Best road I have ever ridden. Surface was great no traffic, and wow is it fast and technical. Has to be one of the best roads in the country.
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Reviewed by Guest on August 8, 2009
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Creator: DonnieJoe
motorcycle_year: 2006
motorcycle_make: Honda
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: The most fun you can have on two wheels. It is out in the middle of nowhere. If you plan a ride through the Ozarks, be sure and include this stretch of fun.
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Reviewed by Guest on July 11, 2009
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Creator: rickey kelley
motorcycle_year: 2006
motorcycle_make: Honda
motorcycle_type: Sport-Touring
Comment: Push Mountain Road is a great road, I ride the road at least once a month or more thoughout the summer. It does have alot of great views and if you like riding curvy roads on your bike don't skip this one. The road is great for just cruising or knee down fun. Come check it out!!
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Reviewed by Guest on June 27, 2009
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Creator: Brown
Comment: I rode down from Kansas and did this one in June of 09 and boy am I glad I did! It's the Deal's Gap or Dragon of the midwest. For those of us in the midwest who aren't near Deal's Gap this is where we get our twisty fix for the year. It doesn't much to do in terms of when you get off the bike so I gave it a 9 but it's an 11 in the road fun category!!!
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Reviewed by Guest on June 16, 2009
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Creator: BJ
motorcycle_year: 2006
motorcycle_make: Suzuki
motorcycle_type: Sport-Touring
Comment: Push Mountain Rd (Ark Hwy 341) is one if the best in that area. I grew up in Ark and this one is great. I ride it everytime I am in that area. Now for another great one ride Ark Hwy 123 from Hwy 65 all way to the bottom. This is know as the Ark Dragon. Another of the good ones. Another is Ark Hwy 16 between Ark Hwy 27 and Ark hwy 7. This stretch is known as the Copperhead. Enjoy I always do.
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Reviewed by Guest on May 21, 2008
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Creator: Smokey
motorcycle_year: 2005
motorcycle_make: Harley-Davidson
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: I rode Push Mountain Road - Hwy 341 this past weekend. It is one of the BEST roads that I have ridden!! Not much traffic and a very well kept secret (not for long). When you ride look for Jack. He runs PushMountainPics.com and he is set up on the weekend taking pictures of everyone. You can then go to his website and purchase photos of yourself! Pretty cool to have a candid photo of yourself while tearing up the 'Serpent'!!
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Reviewed by Guest on January 30, 2008
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Creator: Razorstar
motorcycle_year: 2006
motorcycle_make: Yamaha
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: Push Mtn Rd is a great ride, the loop mentioned above actually does not include this great ride! Watch out for rd surface irregularities, slow traffic and deer. Gas at Mtn Home or Norfork/Salesville on Hwy 5. Push Mtn Road (AR state hwy 341) is know locally as the serpant as it snakes through the beautiful Ozark National Forest. Highly recommend this ride!
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