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6   in Missouri Missouri65 Miles

Motorcycle Roads Hwy 106 - Ellington to Houston

By bikergal
on October 1, 2006

4.7out of 5

4 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

The route is really easy to follow all you have to do is get to one of the two places you can start ... either get to Houston and head east or get to Ellington and head west. I've described the route starting in Ellington and heading west. Start in Ellington, head west on Route 106 to Summersville, MO. At Summersville, continue to head west, now on route 17 all the way to the route's endpoint Houston, MO.

Scenery

On this route you will travel through Ozark National Scenic Riverways. The route takes you from Ellington, Mo to Houston, Mo and you should plan on taking a few detours if you would like to see more of the countryside. A trip north on Hwy 19 from Eminence will take you to beautiful Round Spring along the Current River. At Round Spring head back south on Hwy 19 - the views are completely different. On Hwy 106 about 8 miles west of Eminence be sure to take a break at Alley Springs - well worth the stop. In the spring the dogwoodredbud trees bloom profusely; during the summer it is shadycool; in the fall you'll observe leaves of red, gold, orange, and burgundy ... just beautiful. Note: Route 21 is a wonderful motorcycle road as well (you can find route 21 heading north or south out of Ellington). This ride can be done in one day; however you might prefer to make a two day trip in order to make it a leisurely ride. There are many things to see along the way. And many alternate routes - just get out a Missouri map and plot your way - most of the lettered (A,B,C, etc) county roads are excellent motorcycle roads (just be sure to check the map as some of them dead-end).

Road Quality

Leaving Ellington going west the road starts out through a valley but quickly climbs into Deer Run State Forest. The road will twist and wind along the ridge with numerous curves ranging from tight to sweeping with hills and trees on both sides of the road.

Roadside Amenities

If you love fried chicken you'll want to stop at Hall's Restaurant in Eminence - on Sunday they have an excellent buffet at a reasonable price. Prefer a good BBQ sandwich? Head over to Eminence, turn right onto Hwy 19, make a right immediately after crossing the bridge and you'll find a unique BBQ. The building doesn't look like much on the outside, but you won't be disappointed with the BBQ or the decor of the interior. If you are into camping, there are campgrounds in Eminenceat Alley Springs and a couple of nice motels in Eminence. This is one of Missouri most popular floating areas.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather . - Ozark National Scenic Riverways

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By Moe-Moe
on March 13, 2012 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

"bikergal" nailed it!! I couldn't agree more with everything that was mentioned.

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By Guest
on March 24, 2011 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Fellow rider and me set out on this here excursion and all I can say is....WOW! Beautiful ride and roads were smooth and curvy...lots of hills! Alley Springs is a definite stop folks! Ran into some fellow bikers and they invited us to stay over night, but we had to head back to Illinois...."that's too bad."

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By Guest
on January 31, 2010 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 1987

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Standard

Make sure and stop at Alley Springs and visit the mill and spring head.Lots of good camping areas .

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By Moe-Moe
on May 3, 2016 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Yamaha Roadliner

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Although I've never done this route in it's entirety I can say it's one of my favorites in the area from Ellington to Alley Spring. Minimal traffic, thick forest scenery and nice easy sweepers make for a great leisurely ride.

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