Route begins in Reeds Spring, MO (at the intersection of hwy-76 and hwy-413), and ends at the intersection of hwy-76 and hwy-86 (about 3 miles east of Cassville, MO).
Roller coaster is the best description I can think of for this route, as it's not just twist and turns, but constant up and downs as well. Absolutely one the most exciting roads I've ridden, and I'm from Arkansas where we have a LOT of exciting roads. The national forest section is a constant back/forth, up/down, again and again. When I ride far enough north to reach Missouri, this is the route I go for. Now I'm looking forward to other great routes in Missouri.
The road is mainly twisties, but not 20mph twisties, so you can keep some speed through the curves. Road conditions are 5-star (no grooved or broken pavement). And let's be honest, when you're pushing the corners, the road conditions can make or break a ride.
Only a few as much of the route is in the national forest, but there's gas/food/lodging in Reeds Spring and Cassville.