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3 out of 5 Rider Rating 3
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By jcomaha (37 McR Points) on Aug 06, 2016

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Scott Horn
83 McR Points
December 1, 2020
Not a bad ride just nothing exciting about it.…

Written Directions

Take Hwy 7 South out of Hot Springs to Arkadelphia. Then at Arkedelphia, 7 hooks up with US 67 and follow that South to Hwy 8. At Hwy 8 follow south to Fordyce. At Fordyce, follow US 79 east to Kingsland. Once close to Kingsland, take Hwy 189 into town and you would have reached the birthplace of Johnny Cash.


This route is a perfect combination of open straight roads in spots to twisty curves thru tree-lined roads as you make your way from Hot Springs to Kingsland. Out of Hot Springs you get good views of the lakes on the way to Arkadelphia. Then once out of Arkadelphia, you get into twisty curves and tree roads the rest of the way. At Fordyce, you get the open feeling of a US highway again till you reach Kingsland. Nice easy road and fun to ride.

Drive Enjoyment

The road quality is good all the way. Some spots on the state highways are patchy but expected as its a state highway. But this is an easy road to ride.

Tourism Opportunities

Plenty of gas and spots to stop all along this road.

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Scott Horn
December 1, 2020
83 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Not a bad ride just nothing exciting about it. Nice roads but the Johnny Cash birthplace is nothing but a plaque on the ground. The original home is long gone.
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