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4 out of 5 Rider Rating 4
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By dbower (12 McR Points) on Jan 04, 2014

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Guest
February 26, 2014
We travel to Eureka Springs every year and this…
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Gorilla Grunts
97 McR Points
April 25, 2018
This is a great ride for the scenery alone.…
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Written Directions

Take route 23 north out of Eureka Springs, AR across the Missouri Board where you'll come into Eagle Rock. Missouri route 86 from there up towards Cassville.

Scenery

This is Ozark country, lots of trees, rolling hills and banked turns. I think I passed fewer than 10 cars on the stretch in mid October (admittedly a slow time) Beautiful foliage and heavily wooded. I rode this on a return trip from Arkansas' Dragon back towards Kansas City. It is a wonderful twisty, banked, scenic blast of fun. I think I enjoyed this section of road just as much as the Pig Trail and the Arkansas Dragon that I rode the day before.

Drive Enjoyment

I almost called this a five, but there were a few areas of broken pavement. In all though, there were no concerns, and no or few tar snakes that I can recall.

Tourism Opportunities

Eagle rock has a gas station and snacks. Eureka Springs to the south has everything as does Cassville, MO to the north. Eureka Springs, Arkansas is a well known biker destination with great bars, restaurants and hotel/motels.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

I've written about the Missouri stretch, and from Eagle Rock to the route 76 intersection is best - but the entire ride from Eureka Springs to route 76 is less than 30 miles and all of it is a gas. Ride the whole stretch

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Guest
February 26, 2014
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Motorcycle Type : Other
We travel to Eureka Springs every year and this is our favorite route down.
Lots of sweepers great disappearing views and some tighter turns await you. Don't forget to stop at the Uncle's station and fill up, then on to Highway 23 south to Eureka Springs or continue on East for a few miles to the Pioneer Museum the best kept secret in Missouri.
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Gorilla Grunts
April 25, 2018
97 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Enduro
This is a great ride for the scenery alone. Throw in the challenging curves and you've got yourself a fun day in the sun.
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FLHRCI03
April 15, 2020
207 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
we topped one of those big hills and it dropped off real fast and you could hear tie girl behind us screaming. Beautiful ride
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