The Top Most Scenic Motorcycle Destinations in Arkansas
There's something to be said about the lyrics, "Born To Be Wild" by the band Steppenwolf, "Get Your Motor Running, Head Out On The Highway, Looking For Adventure.
Of course, we're talking about riding a motorcycle there's just something free about doing that and Arkansas ranks at the top as one of the best states for exploring and looking for that adventure that was made popular from the movie "Easy Rider."
There's nothing like hopping on your steel horse and riding through some of Arkansas' most scenic routes and destinations.
YouTuber Adam Sandoval an avid motorcycle rider put together a list of some of the best destinations voted on by other motorcyclists. In the video below, Adam shares some of the best places to ride, the best places to eat, and the best places to drop in for a beer or two. Sandoval even tells you about two great places for dirt bike riding in Arkansas.
This part of Arkansas gives new meaning to the slogan "The Natural State" Riders along this route near Jasper will see why this is called God's Country. With an abundance of wildlife in the heavily wooded forests with lots of hairpin curves and twists along the way.
Named appropriately for its short 19 miles to Fayetteville, Arkansas the "Pig Trail" offers riders some of the most scenic views in all of Arkansas with rivers, waterfalls, and mountain views. Motorcyclists call this one of the best rides in the state.
Highway 123 gets its name the dragon highway for all the many hairpin twists and turns on this scenic ride through the mountain countryside. There are 100 switchbacks on this road for a glorious ride of 59 miles you will never forget.
One destination that didn't make it on this video but is very popular with riders in this neck of the woods is the Talemena National Scenic Byway in Mena.
This is perhaps one of the best party biker bars in Arkansas not only can you eat, drink and be merry here you can stay overnight in the lodge in Eureka Springs. Make sure you try a fan favorite the Mushroom Burger while you listen to live music.
This destination is a must when in Jasper, Arkansas the Ozark Cafe is a 100-year-old cafe that has been voted one of the Top 50 Foodie Destinations in the U.S. The Excaliburger is one of their featured items and chocolate gravy is their specialty.
One of the oldest continuously-operated general stores and cafes in Arkansas with the original floors, walls, and ceilings when it was built in 1890. The cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner all homecooked to perfection in the small town of Oark.
Another popular biker destination in Eureka Springs is Switchback Bar and Boyum's Bike Resort. It's a laid-back roadhouse bar owned by bikers for bikers.
Voted #1 by bikers, Drasco Trading Post in the small town of Drasco has everything for biker enthusiasts from riding apparel, clothing, and one-of-a-kind novelty items. It's a great resting spot for bikers traveling the backroads of Arkansas.
Dirt Bike Destinations
There are plenty of off-riding trails in the Ozark National Forest to choose from but one of the most popular is the Mill Creek OVH Trail.
Offering over 1,242 acres of off-road trails with rugged terrain, twists, and turns, that will make this one of the top destinations for dirt bikers, 4-wheel drive vehicles, and ATVs.
Here's a video of the Arkansas Grand Canyon definitely worth the ride.
So, Get your motor running for adventure in Arkansas this summer or anytime.