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Clark County Scenic Loop + ADD NEW ROUTE


20   in Washington Washington59 Miles

By cameronacarson
on May 9, 2012

4.0out of 5

3 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

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.

Scenery

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.

Road Quality

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!

Roadside Amenities

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.

Additional Info

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.

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By cassandraj
on September 7, 2014 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make kawasaki ninja 250

Motorcycle Type Sport

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:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152673777085119.1073741829.648580118&type=1&l=85c0d568f5

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By TWLarsen
on June 30, 2016 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki Vulcan 900

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

A friend and I make this ride almost once a week. Very close to our homes, great weeknight get away for a couple hours. Fantastic ride, great scenery, good roads. Nick's in Amboy is most certainly open.

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By Lassen
on January 25, 2014 0 out of 2 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2013

Motorcycle Make Harley

Motorcycle Type Touring

great little ride.. not to complicated.. note: Nicks in Amboy is closed..

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