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The Harrison Witts Springs Loop is located in Northern Arkansas.  This route starts in Harrison and heads Southwest across the valley floor before climbing up to the Gaither Mountain Overlook.  After passing the overlook, this route wanders through hilltop farmlands then drops down to the Buffalo River Valley floor at Ponca.


At Ponca, this route follows the Buffalo River for a few miles before crossing over the river and climbing to the hilltop on the opposite shore.  The route zig zags through the hilltop farmlands before angling Southeast on Highway 16.


Highway 16 twists and turns as it follows the ridgeline for many miles.  There are very few straight stretches in this section of the routes as the road follows the contours of the hills until it drops back into the valley in the small town of Witts Springs.


Next, you will criss cross through farmlands and ride some fun hills before turning Northwest towards St. Joe.  The road to St. Joe is a larger highway (65) but the curves and hills continue as riders cross the Buffalo River for a 2nd time and roll into St. Joe.


After St. Joe, this route crosses the Buffalo River 2 more times, then it’s a short twisty ride past Mystic Caverns and back to the starting point in Harrison.


Location:  Northwest Arkansas

Approximate Mileage:  180 miles

Estimated Riding Time:  4.5 Hours 

Surface:  Paved.




  • Harrison - Boone County Heritage Museum, Mystic Caverns, Gaither Mountain Overlook
  • Jasper - Bradley House Museum
  • St. Joe - St. Joe Depot Museum
  • Kingston - Old Boxley Mill
  • Ponca - Covered Bridge, Boxley Valley Historic District


Motorcycle Rides, Arkansas, Harrison, Ponca, Witt Springs, St. Joe, Western Grove, Jasper, Bellefonte

Harrison Witts Spring Loop

  • If you are riding with a group, we ask that every person using our route for navigation purchase their own copy.


    In order to encourage this, we are happy to offer a discount for group purchases. Please contact us after purchasing 1 item at full price, and we will set up a coupon code that will give everyone in your group 50% off of the same item.

  • Our digital routes are designed to operate in most GPS devices.  In addition to GPSs, our routes should work with several smartphone apps.  They will NOT work on Google Maps or Apple Maps.


    If you plan on using a smartphone app, we recommend the REVER app.  REVER will work with both Android and iOS and in addition to navigation it has many other great features.


    For best results in REVER, download the route to your computer first, then import into your smartphone.  Turn by turn may not work, so we recommend that you utilize the "Follow the Line" option. 


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