Pig Trail Scenic Byway: wind through the Boston and Ozark Mountains
The rugged and forested Boston Mountains region of the Arkansas Ozark Mountains provides the setting for the Pig Trail, which often runs through a tunnel of foliage during spring, summer and fall. Spring wildflowers and brilliant autumn foliage make the scenic route especially popular during those seasons of the year – whether you ride or drive. The route crosses the Mulberry River and the 165-mile Ozark Highlands Trail.
Route: 19 miles
Take Arkansas State Highway 23 from the south boundary of the Ozark National Forest near Interstate 40 (35.544884, -93.859461) through Franklin County to its intersection with Ark. 16 at Brashears in Madison County (35.812193, -93.794855).
Things To Know:
The Pig Trail is located near three other Arkansas scenic byways: Mount Magazine is south of the Pig Trail; Ozark Highlands is to the east; and the West-Northwest includes portions of Highway 23 and stretches to the southwest corner of the state.
This scenic byway is a popular route for fans heading to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville for Razorback football.
Area Attractions, Lodging & Dining:
listed from south to north:
Regional Tourism Associations:
Northwest Arkansas Tourism Association
Western Arkansas's Mountain Frontier Tourism Association