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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.
SceneryWhile 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 EnjoymentA 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 OpportunitiesNothing 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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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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