2016-07-20Begin by riding south on AR 7, and you’ll swear you hear banjo music on this ride 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 ride on AR 123 to Arkansas Scenic 7 will convince you that this is one of the top Arkansas motorcycle routes — it’s nothing short of stunning, both ride-wise and scenery-wise.
AR 16 is an under-recognized motorcycle highway. The view from along AR 16 is very beautiful, and the road serpentine. It’s friendly to beginners but still fun for experienced riders.
Courtesy of Arkansas Motorcycling