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231 & 221 Loop - Little Laguna + ADD NEW ROUTE


24   in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania18 Miles

By usagiyo11
on October 1, 2012

4.0out of 5

4 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

In southwestern PA, near Washington, PA, start at the intersection of US 40 and Rt 221. The "S" Bridge @ US-40 E/ PA-221
1. Head northwest on PA-221 N/Green Valley Rd toward Julian Rd 1.6 mi
2. Turn right onto PA-221 N/Geen Valley Rd
Continue to follow PA-221 N 0.8 mi
3. Turn right onto PA-221 N/Buffalo Creek Rd 3.2 mi
4. Turn left - Sawhill Covered Bridge 5.6 mi/ 9 mins
(AS WITH MOST ALL COVERED BRIDGES, WATCH FOR THE GRAVEL RIGHT AT THE COVERED BRIDGE. It is a bridge to nowhere, so it is great for getting pictures of your bike with the bridge in it without fear of your bike getting run into as your taking the camera shot)

5. Head northeast toward PA-221 S/Buffalo Creek Rd
6. Turn left onto PA-221 N/Buffalo Creek Rd 2.7 mi
7. Turn left onto PA-231 S/N Rd
Continue to follow PA-231 S 1.4 mi
8. Turn left to stay on PA-231 S 3.1 mi
9. Turn left to stay on PA-231 S 2.7 mi
10. Turn left onto Main St (Claysville) 9.9 mi/ 18 mins
Here you can take an opportunity for gas at Exxon (head West on Rt.40) and if you wish you can grab the Interstate (I-70) which the on ramp is across from the gas station.

11. Head east on US-40 E/Main St toward Parcell St
Continue to follow US-40 E 3.8 mi
12. Turn left onto PA-221 N/Green Valley Rd 0.8 mi/ 4.6 mi/ 6 mins

Note: While in Claysville check out Brownlee Covered Bridge which is only 2 minutes and 1 mile away.
Driving directions to McGuffey Community Park
From Claysville, PA
1. Head southwest on Main St toward Green St 0.3 mi
2. Turn left onto PA-231 S/Bell Ave
Continue to follow PA-231 S 0.2 mi
3. Turn right onto Beham Ridge Rd 0.5 mi
McGuffey Community Park
Donegal Township, Pennsylvania

Scenery

You'll see a couple one lane bridges and features a picturesque Covered Bridge.
Pavement is good, watch for loose gravel and watch loose buckeyes in the fall. Scenery is nice farms and valley views from a top of the ridge. I have been on Rt. 231 and I have had a hawk follow me on it as I was cascading from a top the ridge to the valley and back up and down and up again , too cool.
I recommend it to the Sport riders, not so much for the Cruisers. I dragged a buddy of mine on a Harley Sportster he was scrapping pegs, wasn't too thrilled.

Road Quality

The route is tight and technical with over seven 15 mph hairpin turns! Pavement is good, watch for loose gravel and watch loose buckeyes in the fall.

Roadside Amenities

You're pretty much on your own with this one. But the Exxon is a good, and busy gas station with a convenience store. Just off the Interstate so it is easy access.

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Pounder
on June 1, 2013 3 out of 3 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2012

Motorcycle Make Ford Fiesta (car)

Motorcycle Type Other

Went out on an early Saturday morning after a light rain. Traffic was very minimal. Very tight and technical with a lot of good elevation changes. There are some nice high speed sections as well. I like this run a lot.

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By Akumu
on January 7, 2017 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

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I dare say it's better to 231 south all the way to 18, then take 18 north back onto 221. It extends the loop, and extends it for the better, in my opinion.

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By Guest
on December 5, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Sport

Nice scenery, good turns and elevation changes.
However, the road quality and gravel in multiple areas make for a bit of a nervous ride.
That being said, if I went back for another round, I reckon I would enjoy it even more.
Recommend you check it out, it was less than a 3 hour round trip for me, and it was worth it!

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By usagiyo11
on July 28, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Sport

Update 7/28 - Heads up they are doing some kind of construction in the area and the section between the S Bridge and the convenience store has fine dirt and pebbles in the center section of the road.

Also in my 3 years of riding this route I have never encountered Deer but I did twice on 231 so leave a little in the bag!

Still an amazing road worth riding if you live relative close (within an hour)

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