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4.59 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.59
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Push Mountain Road

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Mar 31, 2000

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Guest
January 13, 2011
Ridden the route may times! Watch out for gravel…
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TheDumbGrunt
2 McR Points
July 31, 2014
Came upon this road while cruising this websit…
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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.

Drive Enjoyment

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.

Tourism Opportunities

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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Guest
January 13, 2011
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Motorcycle Type : Other
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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TheDumbGrunt
July 31, 2014
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Motorcycle Type : Sport
Came upon this road while cruising this websit... only an hour from Hardy, so I figured, why not? First of all, it is an incedibly b-e-a-utiful Ozark mountain road! If you're just passing through the state, this is one road you won't want to miss to get your back road fix! Now, I must confess, I was a bit disappointed at the end of my ride. Maybe I have just matured as a rider (or maybe I'm just a NUT!), but after reading some reviews on Push Mountain, I was expecting a much more technical road than what I found... and I am definitely NOT a hardcore knee-dragger. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of great curves and switchbacks to keep you on your toes, but nothing intermediate riders couldn't handle. What I did like, though, was the sporadic "straight line" stretches which allow the perfect opportunity for a quick WOT burst prior to entering corners, if that's your thing ;) Hardly any traffic... I think I saw 3 cars and 1 bike throughout the entire road, but- BEWARE OF CUTE, FUZZY ANIMALS! I almost squished 3 fluffy bunnies... every one hopped out right at the apex of sharp turns. Also, plenty of deer! I saw between 10-12, but I did start my run at about 1830, so they were just starting to move around for the evening. The road condition was good-fair. There was several spots (bumps, dips, uneven asphalt patches) where, if you're making a high-speed run and not paying close attention, you may scare your front tire into a tank slapper. Just be on the lookout and adjust/ prepare accordingly and you'll be fine.

Overall, it's a beautiful road, lots of fun, and I'll definitely ride it again. As with ANY ride, respect the road, know your limits, ride SMART and stay safe!
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Guest
June 16, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
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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