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St Rt 278 - Scenic Curves + ADD NEW ROUTE


10   in Ohio Ohio14.8 Miles

By Kaerous
on March 7, 2012

4.3out of 5

4 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

St Rt 278 is a fairly small road in Southeastern Ohio. It is an interconnecting route between St Rt 50 and St Rt 56. Suggested starting point would be either of these two intersections, but I would suggest starting around Lake Hope State Park and traveling north towards Nelsonville, Ohio.

Scenery

No big vistas along the main route (there are some killer ones on the gravel back roads), but the cool forests and large rock outcroppings are inspiring enough. Its truly a zen ride at times.

Road Quality

Just paved! (Summer of 2010)

Roadside Amenities

Gas up early, you won't find a restaurant or gas station anywhere along the route. I suggest Nelsonville on the north side, or McArthur on the south for fuel or food.

Additional Info

I grew up and still live right by Lake Hope. I literally learnt to ride a motorcycle on this route.

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By ScooterBoy
on July 22, 2012 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Aprilia

Motorcycle Type Touring

The author is correct - this is one of the best motorcycle roads in the state! I have been on this two or three times. Halfway between Nelsonville and Mt Hope State Park is the best, as you ride on top of some nice ridges with excellent scenery.

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By ironindy
on September 9, 2015 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2015

Motorcycle Make HD

Motorcycle Type Touring

this is a nice road, good pavement.

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By Shootertg
on September 7, 2015 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Harley Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Pretty good ride. Actually starts at state route 595 and goes to state route 50. I live in Nelsonville and pretty much learned how to ride on this road. It has some tight turns and some nice rollers. It's a go to ride if I know I don't have much time. Lake Hope is a good looking lake and their lodge is beutiful (also really good food). Great views from the lodge but no great Vistas while on the road.

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By VC Rider
on July 25, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I love this road.. it is so beautiful and relaxing. I ride it at least 4 times a week haha.. when I need peace, I ride there...

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