It’s finally spring and there is nothing better than leaving the worries and woes of the day at home and blowing off a little steam outside. Whether you are mountain bike enthusiast or motorcycle veteran, the Ozarks is your paradise.
We know you’ve heard of the Pig Trail, it’s popular among the biking community, but have you visited Eureka Springs situated on top of the Pig Trail? A quirky stop on your fast getaway you won’t want to miss. You can even swing by Harley Davidson and talk to some locals about their favorite, lesser-known routes. The 142-miles of the Hwy-103 Ride can be found here, but just to name a few highlights: go through Roaring River State Park, Dogwood Canyon down on Hwy 311 through Green Forest, down through Alabama and up Hwy 23 through Eureka Springs.
If you are just picking up biking as a hobby or you’ve spent your fair share of time on the trails, there is a trail for everyone. Maybe start on the smooth, paved 36-mile primarily off-road Razorback Regional Greenway that stretches from the Bella Vista Trail in north Bentonville to Fayetteville. Work up to a more rugged trail near the Buffalo River in the Ozark Mountains. 40-miles of remote, untouched scenery will more than justify the physical demands of this ride.
Near Eureka Springs, you will find trails of varying difficulty throughout Lake Leatherwood. If it’s a ride around town you are after, check out the map of downtown Eureka Springs. You can stop and admire the natural springs while cruising along and then head to trails near Black Bass Lake.
Now that you’ve been inspired, grab your bike and take advantage of the gloriously windy and hilly ride that is Northwest Arkansas.