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The Karkaghne Scenic Loop is a great ride and has a little bit of everything.  The paved roads and scenic views are amazing and the gravel roads, while avoidable, are also very fun to ride.  The visit to Devil’s Well is a fun road, but will be challenging to a big, road oriented bike.  It is gravel with exposed rock and has some steep sections. Gas up in Salem and Centerville.


Approximate Mileage:  135 Miles


Estimated Riding Time: 3 Hours


Road Surface: Paved with gravel on the Karkaghne Scenic Loop and the road to Devil’s Well.


Gravel Avoidance:

Avoid gravel on the road to Devil's Well by not taking that out and back side trip.

Avoid gravel on the Karkaghne Scenic Loop by staying on Hwy 21 then turning Left on Hwy 49.  Rejoin the route in the town of Black, MO.




Jadwin:  Akers Ferry

Salem:  Devil’s Well

Mark Twain National Forest

Motorcycle Rides, Salem, Akers, Bunker, Reynolds, Centerville, Black, Bixby, Boss, Ozarks



Karkaghne Scenic 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. 


    You can get 20% off your first year’s subscription to REVER by following THIS LINK.

    AND using this coupon code at checkout:  Driftlessforless.


    By using this link and coupon code a portion of your subscription fee will go to support Driftless Roads USA.

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