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Arkansas Pig Trail - Arkansas 23

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jun 01, 2006

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Guest
April 18, 2011
My Fiance' and I have been going to Arkansas…
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Brian Fistler
67 McR Points
November 23, 2014
Rode this 9/12/2014. Was raining for the…
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Written Directions

From Interstate 40, near the town of Ozark (between Little Rock and Fort Smith), you will want to take exit 35 north on to Hwy 23 and into (and through) the town of White Oak, AR (Franklin County). Start this motorcycle road where Hwy 23 and Route 352 intersect. From here continue heading north on Hwy 23 and the fun starts when you cross into the Ozark National Forest ... here is where the Pig Trail starts and continues all the way up to where Hwy 23 and Hwy 16 meet (at Brashears Cemetery and just south of the town of St. Paul, AR).

Scenery

The rugged and forested Boston Mountains region of the Ozark Mountains provides the setting for this route, which often runs through a tunnel of foliage during spring, summer and fall. Spring wildflowers and brilliant autumn foliage make the route especially popular during those seasons. The route crosses the Mulberry River and the 165-mile Ozark Highlands Trail.

Additional scenery information submitted by "Bone" (Sep 06) - "Deep wooded terrain, many 15mph hairpins with short straights between them with dropoffs on one side cliffs on the other. The road runs between valleys beside streams to mountain hard curves. This has been called the Arkansas Dragon, and at the one general store midway of the run, you can buy pins and patches of this. The ride can be extended northward another 18 miles to the town of Huntsville where there are complete services, food, gas, lodging. "

Drive Enjoyment

Ark. 23 from the south boundary of the Ozark National Forest to its intersection with Ark. 16 at Brashears. Hair raising hairpin turns, switchbacks, curves, curves, hills, curves and more curves! Not for the faint of heart.

Tourism Opportunities

The Pig Trail provides numerous recreational opportunities. Enjoy open fields and pastures, rugged cedar breaks and rocky bluffs or the banks of the Mulberry River. If fishing isn't your favorite activity, brave the rushing waters for a few hours of whitewater rafting or kayaking and afterward spend a night under leafy boughs while the rushing waters from the White River sooth you to sleep. Start off the next day with a hike along the Ozark Highlands Trail, and capture the widespread views beneath you with your camera. There is Turner Bend Store and campground at the "end of the trail" where you can get a patch that says "I survived the Pig Trail" and a campground, along with several lodges and cabin sites along the beginning and end of the ride.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

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Arkansas Pig Trail - Arkansas 23
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dhornick
August 17, 2011
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
We did the Pig Trail ride during the 2010 Bikes, Blues and BBQ rally in Fayetteville. Great ride, could be longer although we did the Pig Trail then across 40 and then north on old 71 back into Fayetteville. Really nice ride all together. Definitely one not to miss.
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Buck Naked
April 15, 2015
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
The Pig Trail is a fantastic ride. About 82 miles with a nice stopping place at each end and one in the middle. Much of the road is canopied with trees and there are a couple of scenic overlooks. Stay in Eureka Springs and every road in every direction is a great ride!
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dginne
August 6, 2011
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Haven't done a lot of long distance riding yet but this ride is definitely on top of the list.
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