Pig Trail Arkansas

February 10, 2017
AR 23 ( Photo Credit: Mary Osteen/Arkansas Dept. of Parks and Tourism)

There are plenty of routes that provide breathtaking rides in the Ozark Mountains. For years, Ride Texas readers have returned to cruise Arkansas Highway 23. Just make your way to the town of Ozark and head due north to Eureka Springs. Hopefully, you’ll back off the throttle and enjoy every inch of this road as it constantly twists and turns through the national forest. There are numerous historic buildings around the courthouse square in Ozark, as well as a lovely bridge across the Arkansas River. The Pig Trail National Scenic Byway makes up the first part of AR 23. By doing some web searching, you might opt to reserve a remote cabin to be your base camp, as every road splitting off in any direction is just as beautiful. Eureka Springs is the quintessential Victorian town in Arkansas. You’ll find numerous shops, accommodation options, and restaurants that serve everything from modern Southern cuisine to casual lake-fresh fish to inventive fine-dining dishes.

ALONG THE WAY

ALTUS

POST FAMILIE VINEYARDS
1700 St. Mary’s Mountain Rd.
800-275-8423
postfamilie.com

EUREKA SPRINGS

BASIN PARK HOTEL
Balcony Restaurant
and Bar
12 Spring St.
877-456-9679
basinpark.com

MYRTIE MAE’S RESTAURANT
207 W. Van Buren
479-253-9768
myrtiemaes.com

VISITOR INFORMATION
eurekaspringschamber.com
eurekasprings.com

OZARK

COURTHOUSE SQUARE
Several National Registry buildings
RIVERTOWNE BBQ
205 S. 3rd St.
479-667-1808
rivertownebbq.com

TOURISM INFORMATION CENTER
300 W. Commercial St.

ST. PAUL

BACKWOOD BBQ
4848 AR 16
479-325-1658

(Map Credit: Mapping Specialists)

On The Road

Pit Stops

1.  ALTUS HANDY MART
229 W. Park St., Altus

Grab a Bite

1.    DEVITO’S RESTAURANT
5 Center St., Eureka Springs
479-253-0572
devitosrestaurant.com

2.     GRANNY’S KITCHEN
215 N. Parrott Dr., Huntsville
479-738-2838

Stay the Night

1. CRESCENT HOTEL
Crystal Dining Room
75 Prospect Ave., Eureka Springs
855-725-5720
crescent-hotel.com

2. PALACE HOTEL
135 Spring St., Eureka Springs
866-946-0572
palacehotelbathhouse.com

Daytrip Diversions

1. ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
5118 St. Mary’s Ln., Altus

Only in Arkansas

1. ARKANSAS RIVER BRIDGE
S. on 7th St., Ozark
Beautifully designed 1931 bridge;
lighted at night

Events

4th Annual Biker Meet N Greet Rally

April 26 - April 28

Live music all weekend long with shows Friday night, Saturday afternoon (free outdoors), Saturday night. Night shows inside the club with the regular cover charge. Also Friday night inside club Bikini Oil Wrestling. Full kitchen grill inside the club. Saturday outdoor Biker Wedding at 11 am- all bikes start staging at 10 am for the ceremony. Larry Tillery with Scott McGill, Jimmie Barnes, Tim Burge takes the stage at 1:30 pm kicking off the free…
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$20

Bikes on the Bayou

April 26 @ 8:00 am - April 28 @ 5:00 pm

“Bikes on the Bayou” is a three-day festival in Houston, TX. that celebrates motorcycles, bicycles, and scooters in Eleanor Tinsley Park and along Allen Parkway. This all-inclusive festival will bring together all two-wheeled enthusiasts to celebrate music, culture and their riding communities. The three-day event will also provide motorcyclists the opportunity to participate in cruises throughout the festival space and secure overnight parking on festival grounds. Event organizers have meticulously chosen music acts for the…
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$20

Ride to Finish the Fight

April 27 @ 9:10 am

1st annual Fun Run benefiting “Parker County Relay for Life” Rings of Hope Team. Help us help cancer patients and support research for a cure for cancer to end these battles many of us have fought and many fighting today. It’s going to be a beautiful day for riding. Come out for a fun ride, fellowship with new friends and ride for a Cure.
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$75

6th Annual Texas Redneck Ramble Dual Sport Ride

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - April 28 @ 5:00 pm

  Join us for the 6th Annual Texas Redneck Ramble in Jacksboro, Texas. The fun will kick off on Saturday, April 27th with a motorcycle field meet. Trophies will be presented for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place riders. After the field meet, you can join your fellow riders for dinner with some shenanigans on the side Sunday, April 28th, we will ramble off with a 165 mile Dual Sport ride that is sure to…
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$15

Mudbugs for Heroes

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fundraiser benefitting Veteran Pardners in Mexia, Texas. Sponsored by Brotherhood Forever MC Limestone Chapter. $15 cover includes either a burger plate or crawfish till they’re gone. (700# of crawfish) . Live music by Pushwater from 2:00-6:00pm. DJ Kurt will play until??? Bike Games, Live Auction, 50/50, and more. Family friendly event. kids 12 and under free. Gates open at noon
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