On-Road: Route 6
109 Miles - 175.5 Kilometers
2:35 Ride Time

Ozark Moonshine Run

Route Description

ROUTE #6: Superb riding on Arkansas Scenic 7 and beyond

Begin this ride in Jasper traveling on AR 7 through the Ozark backcountry.

AR 374 immediately begins a winding descent run into a beautiful valley on a lightly traveled, very enjoyable road. The pavement of AR 123 out of Mount Judea (locally pronounced Mt. Judy) is seven miles of extremely challenging switchbacks and hairpins and a 1,000-foot climb onto a mountain ridge. The remainder of the route on AR 123 to AR 7 is nothing short of stunning in terms of scenery and rideability.

AR 16 is an under-recognized motorcycle highway, offering a beautiful view as it winds along. It’s friendly to beginners but still fun for experienced bikers.

AR 21 north from AR 16 is often considered one of the most scenic in the state. The road meanders near the pristine headwaters of the Buffalo National River through the gorgeous Boxley Valley.

AR 43 begins at AR 21 and continues to Arkansas’s elk-central, Ponca. Be on the lookout for members of the local elk herd. Out of Ponca, AR 43 scrambles up out of the Boxley Valley for the second 1,000-foot climb on this ride, this time over Gaither Mountain. Forests give way to more populated farmland approaching Harrison.

At the end of this stretch, you will arrive in Harrison, a biker-friendly destination that makes a great stopover or overnighter with hotels and restaurants, as well as additional motorcycling rides in the area.

From Harrison, AR 7 winds its way back to Jasper, once again taking the rider along ridges and over mountains with dense forests. All this scenic beauty is tied up with a twisty ribbon of pavement that crosses the iconic Buffalo National River at Pruitt Landing.

This moderate-length loop is truly a remarkable tour of the heart of the Ozarks.

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Resources in the Region

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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