I see from your profile that you're in central Arkansas. I used to spend a lot of time in Little Rock on business but have never been on the roads between there an Mountain Home. I did have lunch several times at Cotham's Merchantile in Scott. That's what Cracker Barrel always wanted to be!oh boy, where to start
Gravel or stick to pavement?
Either way push mountain is a great afternoon ride close to mountain home. Its hard to beat. Also Hwy 5 would be a great return route.
If you are up for a day ride then head over to Oark for a bite to eat. Take Hwy 215 west out of Oark (or into it). Thats one of my favorite roads in the state. If you are up for gravel take gravel roads out or Oark. Its a must to stop and eat. Great people and great food and save room for there Amazing apple pie..... or buttermilk...... or peanut butter.......
A few riders stop from time to time.
If you have time hwy 23 the pig trail is a good ride to Eureka Springs
Hwy 7 from Harrison is a great ride that takes you through Jasper. You must stop and eat at the Cafe there in town. Cant miss it and will probable be bikes everywhere. The Excaliburger is my favorite! Two grilled cheese sandwiches are the buns for the burger. Ride through boxely valley and see the Elk while you are there.
The Mountain View area has great roads and Blanchard Springs makes a good stop and good camping if you like to camp.
The list is never ending.
It is good to see some activity here. I'll second everything Arkansas said about riding in the natural state. I live in North Central Arkansas, about 40 miles east of Mt. Home. Anyone wanting info about the rides and roads in the area, pm me.