Arkansas Highway 23
The Pig Trail (Arkansas Highway 23) runs 24.05 miles from US 71 near Elm Park north to the Missouri state line through Ozark and Eureka Springs. Between AR 16 at Brashears and Interstate 40 north of Ozark (19.0 miles), Highway 23 winds through the Ozark National Forest and is designated as the Pig Trail Scenic Byway due to its steep hills and hairpin turns. The route has a strong connection with the University of Arkansas Razorbacks, connecting fans in Central Arkansas with the Northwest Arkansas area.
Pig Trail Scenic Byway owes its name to the wild hogs who carved paths through thick forest growth, creating trails that settlers later adopted. Over the years it developed into road for the rush of students, sports fans and other University of Arkansas supporters going to and from Fayetteville, home of the “Razorbacks.” The mascot of this University can trace its roots back to the hogs that first made the area home. Most importantly, this road has also developed into the twisty, curvy roads we MINI owners love.