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Elizabeth Scales Mound Road + ADD NEW ROUTE


2   in Illinois Illinois12 Miles

By Steve C.
on August 1, 2008

5.0out of 5

3 Riders rated

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 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Less than a mile west of Elizabeth, IL off of US Highway 20, you will find Elizabeth Scales Mound Rd. Take it north 12 miles till it reaches the end point when the road meets Stagecoach Trail just south of Scales Mound, IL. This road splits the Galena/Freeport loop in half.

Scenery

Scenic vistas, rolling hills, farms. Exceptional fall foliage. Charles Mound, highest point in IL. just north of town of Scales Mound. In my opinion , probably the most scenic fall foliage road in this area. When you get to one end don't hesitate to turn around and head the other way on it as the views differ each way.

Road Quality

Smooth road surface, plenty of sweeping corners and elevation changes. Watch for deer, anytime of the day but especially at dawndusk. If you DON'T see one in the early morning or early evening your probably not paying attention.

Roadside Amenities

Nothing along this route but scenery and turns.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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By Guest
on March 24, 2009 3 out of 3 members found this review useful.

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Go a little farther north, and a little creative navigation, and you can get to New Diggings, Wi. On the weekends this little town turns into biker heaven. Great food... and hundreds of bikers ;-) Be aware that the road quality drops a little, but still safe (no gravel)

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By Guest
on August 31, 2013 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Sport

Scales Mound/ Elizabeth road is currently closed approximately 1.5 miles north of hwy 20. 08-30-2013

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By Guest
on August 30, 2013 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Sport

One of the best roads in the tri-state area. Elevation changes, high speed corners, has it all.

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