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OZARK SCENIC RIVERWAYS 92 MILES • Rtes 106, 21, 72, A, 19

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At Rocky Falls Shut-In, nine miles southeast of Eminence on Highway NN off Route 106, the clear waterfall bubbles into an Ozark Mountain waterhole, creating the perfect place to take a break. Route 106 crosses the Current River and skirts the Current River Conservation Area into Ellington. Take Route 21 north toward Centerville. Turn left onto Route 72 before you get to town, and continue along the winding route all the way into Bunker. From there, keep going west on Route A until you reach Route 19. Be especially mindful of sharp, unbanked curves on Route A. From here, you can go north along Route 19, hit Route KK to take a ride across the Akers Ferry, and cruise through Summersville for a longer loop. Or just continue down Route 19 to return to Eminence.

MIKE MCARTHY

THIS ROUTE TAKES YOU into the heart of the Missouri Ozarks, full of breathtaking natural beauty and historic landmarks. The area is populated with clear, spring-fed streams, crystalline rivers, and lush forest. Be sure to bring your hiking boots because the natural landmarks beg to be explored. While the roads are well paved, they can become tight twists, so be alert as this tour follows part of the famous Ozark Hellbender motorcycle route. The area has a lot of campsites available. MotorcycleRoads.com calls a variant of this route the “Jessie James Getaway,” named for the outlaw’s train robbery at Gad’s Hill and subsequent chase through the area. The roads are everything you could ask for—sweeping, winding, hilly—and include some serious twists and turns. And Alley Spring Mill in Eminence is not to be missed.

MIKE MCARTHY

Alley Spring Mill, Eminence

2016 Missouri Life Motorcycle Guide  
2016 Missouri Life Motorcycle Guide