Clark County Scenic Loop
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Date Submitted: May 9, 2012
Submitted by: cameronacarson
Motorcycle Road Length: 59 Miles
From I5 take exit 9 NE 179th ST.
Go Straight and Merge onto NE 10th ST.
Take a Right at NE 99th ST.
Follow signs marked along route "Clark County Scenic Drive North".
It will take you back to start.
The area is rich in large homesteads, history, trees, and intriguing geography. The loop provides good lessons in all these aspects, plus some outstanding riding as you wind your way over the rivers and through the woods. Excellent sights along the way including Cedar Creek Grist Mill and the Pomeroy Living History Farm.
Pavement is mostly new and in good condition. It's hard to find a straight line that lasts very long here. Tight corners? You'll love the west section. Endless lateral whoops? There's plenty to be found along the southern portion. Wide sweepers? Welcome to the northeast corner of the ride. Tough planning for road builders, good riding for motorcyclists!
Along the west side of the route lies the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Although the road is unpaved gravel to get down there. Historic sites include the Henry Heisson House, the Cedar Creek Grist Mill(well worth a stop), Allen House and the Cathlapotle Plankhouse. An excellent food spot in the La, Center stretch known as the Purple Bee Café is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and feature wholesome foods built on fresh ingredients, most obtained locally. Other places to eat along the way can be found in Amboy and Ridgefield.
The ride can be enjoyed anytime, but it makes a great first spring ride or late fall ride when the colors are out. Because it's almost at sea level, the area's milder temps make it an available ride when higher elevations may be experiencing snow.Nickname (optional)
Reviewed by cassandraj on September 7, 2014
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|motorcycle_make: kawasaki ninja 250|
|Comment: I made a photo album public on Facebook of this ride that I did today. It was beautiful! Could be slow and sweeping or fast and technical, whatever you wanted to ride. Nick's is still open in Amboy. Downtown Battle Ground was cute. Moulton Falls also has a cool winery nearby if you're into that. And the Cedar Creek Grist Mill looked like a popular photo spot! Perfect weather, perfect roads, leaves were starting to change. I plan on doing this ride again in another week or two with a friend. Way cool. Also the route doesn't have to be a fixed A>B>C you could reverse the direction (starting in Woodland, WA where I ended), just follow the signs! I missed a turn in downtown Battle Ground and did some extra riding but it was all beautiful and only added about 10 mi to my ride. I didn't end up where I started, I ended up more north. Started at Clark County Amphitheater. Ended in Woodland. Spend about 2 hours tooling through and taking photos. The link is: |
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Reviewed by Lassen on January 25, 2014
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|Comment: great little ride.. not to complicated.. note: Nicks in Amboy is closed..|
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