Arkansas's "Pig Trail" on Highway 23
Exploring the "The Pig Trail" Should be on Your Bucket List

Photos by David Bell

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Rider on Arkansas 23 Riders emerge from a tunnel of trees on "The Pig Trail". Most of the scenic byway is shrouded with dense tree coverage.
Rider on Arkansas 23 A rider in the middle of "The Pig Trail" section of AR 23, about halfway along the byway.
Rider on Arkansas 23 Trikes are at home on Arkansas 23 and "The Pig Trail".
Rider on Arkansas 23 The middle of "The Pig Trail", at a pull off, gives a great view of the Ozarks wilderness.
Rider on Arkansas 23 At the bottom of the Ozarks, east of the town of Ozark is the heart of the Arkansas wine country, around Altus. High above the Arkansas River Valley is St. Mary's Catholic Church with its commanding view of the valley below.
Rider on Arkansas 23 Riding buddy David Lindsey, from Oklahoma City, poses by the scenic byway sign at the southern terminus of "The Pig Trail".
Rider on Arkansas 23 Arkansas 23 Just south of Eureka Springs Autumn is a wonderful time to visit the Ozarks. With it spectacular, flaming foliage, this is a great time to ride in the Ozarks.
Rider on Arkansas 23 A stop on southern end of "The Pig Trail" to check that everything is battened down is not necessary, but a suggestion - especially for loaded down touring riders - before attacking the scenic byway.
Rider on Arkansas 23 Heading north on "The Pig Trail".
Rider on Arkansas 23 There are many eleviation changes on AR 23 and "The Pig Trail".
Rider on Arkansas 23 At the north end of AR 23 is Eureka Springs, here a rider is enjoying Bikes, Blues and BBQ.
Rider on Arkansas 23 A popular stop watering hole and restaurant on AR 23, about three miles south of Eureka Springs.
Rider on Arkansas 23 Sharing a good laugh with riders along AR 23 in downtown Eureka Springs.
Rider on Arkansas 23 A friendly wave in downtown Eureka Springs during Bikes, Blues and BBQ.
Rider on Arkansas 23 A ride decked out with LED lights at a watering hole on AR 23 in downtown Eureka Springs.
Rider on Arkansas 23 This rider has a carefully cultivated, long ash, enjoying BBB at a watering hole south of Eureka Springs.
Rider on Arkansas 23 The Flat Iron building, a popular landmark in downtown Eureka Springs.
Rider on Arkansas 23 Pulling out one Arkansas 23 just south of Eureka Springs during BBB. It's a great time for bike-watching... out on the road in in town.
Rider on Arkansas 23 The eastern junction of AR 23 and AR 16, just east of St. Paul.
Rider on Arkansas 23 The Witter Church, at Witter on AR 23, 11 miles south of Huntsville.
Rider on Arkansas 23 AR 23 at witter, running through heavy forests of the Ozarks.
Rider on Arkansas 23 One of the famous hairpin curves on "The Pig Trail", here taken by a sportbike rider.
Rider on Arkansas 23 At the big curve on "The Pig Trail" a cruiser takes an easy track around the hairpin.
Rider on Arkansas 23 downtown was unusually busy once when Corvette Weekend and BBB were held at the same time.
Rider on Arkansas 23 Back to Eureka Springs. This is the split of AR 23 (Main St.) and Spring St. downtown.
Rider on Arkansas 23 Sometimes "The Pig Trail" revolts and parts of it slide down one of the steep hillsides. Here, a few years ago, traffic was closed on the byway for about a month, then slowed down for another couple months while the repair was made.

Grazing pasture with scenic OZark Mountains in the background South of Eureka Springs; In the Autumn, grazing pasture is often still green and makes a beautiful sight against the colorful foliage.

Hairpin curve on Arkansas 23 Scald the Hog on the Pig Trail; A local rider makes a stop on the Pig Trail section of Arkansas Highway 23, one of the top riding highways in the country.

Ozark National Forest sign - Pig Trail Scenic Byway The Pig Trail; Part of Ark. 23 has been designated as the Pig Trail Scenic Byway, a name given to this section of a popular route to Fayetteville, home of the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Rider taking a break on Highway 23 The Pig Trail; The Pig Trail can be an exciting ride or a leisurely one. The choice is yours. Make sure you scald the hog, not the other way around.

Arkansas Highway 23 Arkansas 23; Driving and car magazines have frequently listed Arkansas 23 as one of the top driving roads in America. That goes doubly for motorcycles on Arkansas 23.

Another shot of Highway 23 Arkansas 23; Not only is Arkansas 23 scenic, but it offers some of the most exciting stretches of pavement in the Ozarks.

Turner Bend Store Turner Bend; The Turner Bend Store is a popular stop for riders cruising down Ark. 23. A large rally is held there each Spring. Located on a wild Arkansas float river.

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