On-Road: Route 1
80-98 Miles

Route Description


ROUTE #1: One of the most scenic spots in the state, the Pig Trail was recently named the top motorcycle ride in the United States by USA Today Readers’ Choice poll. Starting in Clarksville, take US 64 to Altus. Drive through the Arkansas River Valley where rich soil lends itself to generations-old vineyards producing award-winning wines. Continue on to Ozark to start your journey on the world-renowned AR 23.

Considered one of the top riding destinations in America, AR 23 runs from the Arkansas-Missouri border to US 71, south of Booneville. While the southern portion is a very nice ride, it’s the highway north of I-40 that is simply exhilarating. This is the location of one of the most renowned routes in the country – the Pig Trail.

While the entire length of AR 23 is often referred to as the Pig Trail, it’s actually the 24-mile stretch from I-40 to Brashears – at the junction of AR 16 – that comprises the famous ride, which continues to rank among the best rides in the nation.

There are two competing explanations for how the Pig Trail got its name. The first is that since this portion of AR 23 was part of a popular back-road route into Fayetteville for University of Arkansas Razorback football games, it was therefore dubbed the Pig Trail.
The other explanation is simply that the road is as twisty as the tail of a wild hog.

Regardless, the Pig Trail has become synonymous with coiling pavement and breathtaking scenery, often running through deep tunnels of overhanging trees. The ride from Brashears through Huntsville to Eureka Springs is still very twisty and winds through beautiful landscapes. The flora along the entire route is lush and thick, and you’ll often run along ridges and beneath the cliffs of rugged Ozarks terrain. 

The Oark Extension
Another option for this route is to take a side trip to Oark. There are two ways to get there. Follow the route as instructed above, but take AR 215 off AR 23 between Ozark and Brashears. AR 215 is snakelike and runs alongside the wild Mulberry River. Or, you can take AR 103 from Clarksville to Oark, which is full of hairpin and tight curves, 10 mph switchbacks and stupendous scenery

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Motorcycle Dealers

Bentonville BMW
13159 Wishing Springs Rd., Bentonville
Bigboar Powersports
2407 W. Hudson Rd., Rogers
Boat World
824 N. Main St., Harrison
DeVinney Motorsports
3323 N. Thompson St., Springdale
Extreme Sports
1013 Bennett Dr., Harrison
Freedom Powersports
2741 West Hudson Road , Rogers
Harrison Suzuki
219 N. Sycamore , Harrison
Heartland Honda
824 S. 48th St., Springdale
Honda of Russellville
220 Lake Front Drive, Russellville
Motovation Powersports
1205 N. Futrall Drive, Fayetteville
Old Fort Harley-Davidson of Fort Smith
6304 South 36th Street, Fort Smith
Pig Trail Harley-Davidson
2409 Hudson Road, Rogers
Power Sports of Fort Smith
3731 Towson Ave., Fort Smith
Rainbow Cycle and Marine
1100 Hudson Rd., Rogers
Rainbow Honda
808 SE 14th St., Bentonville
Road House Custom Cycles Inc.
15375 State Hwy. 22, Dardanelle
Rock Solid Powersports
4621 Towson Ave., Fort Smith
Siloam Springs Cycles
1629 E. Main St., Siloam Springs
Suzuki Polaris of Russellville
120 East Parkway, Russellville
Valley Powersports
3215 E. Main Street , Russellville
Westark Yamaha
3109 Grand Ave. , Fort Smith
Wheeler Powersports
901 N. 11th Street, Fort Smith
Yamaha of Harrison
1429 Highway 65 N. , Harrison
Pig Trail Harley-Davidson
2047 E Van Buren, Eureka Springs

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