Elizabeth Scales Mound Road + ADD NEW ROUTE
2 in Illinois Illinois12 Miles
By Steve C.
on August 1, 2008
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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.
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.
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.
Nothing along this route but scenery and turns.
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