Road Rube Rides
Devil's Den State Park Ride
Distance: 24 miles
Time: 41 minutes
Devil’s Den State Park Ride has the best of Ozark riding all in one trip
Pick up Highway 170 west out of West Fork. Follow it around until it switches over to 74 in the park. There is no fee to ride through the park, but there are stops in the park that might be of interest. I didn’t stop.
Highway 170 in wide open in both speed limit and in scenery. The speed limit is 55 mph for the majority of the first half of the ride. Then you get to the park and it turns into tight switchbacks up and down through the steep hills. It’s a slow grind in the state park, but the scenery is beautiful.
The Bottom Line
I love that the totality of the ride consists of both normal speed straightaways with sweeping curves and sharp mountain switchbacks through dense forest.