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Looking for some day trips less than 200 mi.
 
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Old 12-21-2018, 04:41 PM
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Ride 16 west of Fayetteville through Wedington Woods. Go to the Indian Casino in West Siloam Springs then take 10 down the Illinois River for a while.
 
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Does that mean west of Eureka? why?

Natural falls state park
Pea Ridge Nat military park
War Eagle Mill
Withrow Springs
Monte Ne, when the lake is low (later summer)

South of...
Jasper, Boxely Valley, Lost valley
hwy 123

https://www.arkansas.com/directory?f...6#grid-results
 
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What is west of Eureka Springs is mostly Oklahoma. With all due respect to any Sooners on the forum, it's not that scenic. When we were in Eureka Springs this summer, my group rode south to the Pig Trail, then another ride south and east on 16 and 7 to the "Arkansas Grand Canyon" and another one east to Push Mountain Road. Here they are on a map:

 
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Originally Posted by TKDKurt View Post
What is west of Eureka Springs is mostly Oklahoma. With all due respect to any Sooners on the forum, it's not that scenic....
I live in Oklahoma and will mostly agree with you. Oklahoma does have some great riding, but the scenery is different - more open, fewer hills and tight curves the further west you go. Most people would say Arkansas has better riding and scenery.

Here is link to the Oklahoma tourism site for riding in eastern OK. https://www.travelok.com/article_pag...top-five-rides

I have ridden all 5 listed there. The full Route 66 ride, especially coming from Eureka SPrings, and Talimena in SE OK / SW AR would both be well over 200 miles, but the other 3 would be good.
 
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What is west of Eureka Springs is mostly Oklahoma. With all due respect to any Sooners on the forum, it's not that scenic. When we were in Eureka Springs this summer, my group rode south to the Pig Trail, then another ride south and east on 16 and 7 to the "Arkansas Grand Canyon" and another one east to Push Mountain Road. Here they are on a map:

These are good roads, spend a lot of time on major hi ways, tho. Just saying. Couple of these loops go around some great riding and cool stops.
 
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There are some fish hatcheries just north of Eureka, fun to visit.

Also depending on your bike, watch the gas. In a lot of the rural areas you may find premium rare and a lot of distance between stations. All towns on the map do not have gas. Keep it topped off. More of an issue if you get 100ish miles to a tank, like my old bike
 
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I agree with CowboyDoc, Arkansas has some of the finest roads that are mostly unknown but well worth the trip. Oklahoma heading west becomes flatter but still quit interesting. Living in NE Oklahoma we get to experience both Arkansas and the plains of Oklahoma.

NW Arkansas has unique charm, great people, and biker-friendly establishments. Make the journey and enjoy the beauty.
 
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Thanks for your replies. Spent a week their last year and we decided we needed to go back this Spring. Hopefully we'll be able ride across Beaver Dam which was under construction. Super nice people and the roads are some of the best. The lady at the Oark Store was a real hoot.
 

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