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3 out of 5 Rider Rating 3
4 Reviews

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By Gorilla Grunts (97 McR Points) on May 23, 2018

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Rooster
88 McR Points
May 29, 2020
Nice ride. Ponca is a great area. Love to go see…
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ozarkdiver
214 McR Points
August 22, 2020
The ride gets better as you go southwest. The…
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Written Directions

From the city of Harrison, head Southwest on Arkansas Highway 43 until you reach the community of Ponca which completes this route's 25 miles. *Note: This ride is named after the Harrison High School mascot. Feel free to keep an eye out for any goblins you might spot on the your ride. From there you can continue on to Jasper via Highway 74, which is part of another listed ride. From Jasper you can complete the loop by heading North on Highway 7, which is also a part of another listed ride.

Scenery

Highway 43 south immediately begins an 800-foot climb up Gaither Mountain with a beautiful view overlooking the Harrison area far below. It then takes to the highland ridges with pastures giving way to heavy woods before beginning its winding run down to the Buffalo National River at Ponca.

Drive Enjoyment

Elevation changes and many sweeping curves. The road has a few patches here and there but it is well maintained for the most part.

Tourism Opportunities

In the town of Harrison you will have plenty of opportunities to fuel yourself and your bike. You will also have a chance to pull over and check out the scenery from above.

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Rooster
May 29, 2020
88 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Nice ride. Ponca is a great area. Love to go see the Elk alone the Buffalo National River.
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ozarkdiver
August 22, 2020
214 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
The ride gets better as you go southwest. The part near Harrison isn't the greatest, but the western half is nice.
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Lady14
September 17, 2020
101 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
We rode from the south to north. Pretty scenery near Ponca.
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