What to know
This loop cuts through historic Hot Springs National Park and meanders through the scenic Ouachita Mountains. Start at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Central Avenue. Travel north on Central Avenue (Scenic Hwy. 7) to Hwy. 5. About 20 miles in, turn right on Narrows Road and follow it to Hwy. 70 (Grand Avenue). There is a drive-in with ice cream about one mile east on Hwy. 70. Return back by riding west on the shoulder of Hwy. 70, then turn right on Hwy. 128, and after about five miles, turn left onto scenic Mill Creek Road at the church. This will take you past Magic Springs Water and Theme Park, over Hwy. 70, onto Spring Street, then back to Grand Avenue. After a day of riding, you’ve come to the right place to rest your legs. Schedule a massage at one of two bathhouses in operation on Bathhouse Row, then have a cold one at Superior Bathhouse Brewery, the nation’s first brewery located in a national park.