City Escape: Little Rock, Arkansas

Text: James T. Parks • Photography: James T. Parks

This route takes you from Little Rock into the Ouachita Mountains and provides riders with some of the best roads and scenic overlooks in Arkansas, plus the opportunity for a relaxing mineral bath in historic Hot Springs.


Approximately 200 miles

Meet-up Spot

Starbucks at 12901 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, AR.

Lunch Stop

Colorado Grill, 320 Ouachita Ave, Hot Springs, AR, (501) 623-7992.

Scenery (3 out of 5)

Spectacular mountain scenery overlooking the Arkansas River Valley.

Traffic (2 out of 5)

Generally light outside of Little Rock and Hot Springs.

Difficulty (4 out of 5)

State Routes 154, 7, and 9 provide riders with serpentine tarmac.

Road Conditions (3 out of 5)

The roadways are generally in very good condition.