Half Hour Hoot! + ADD NEW ROUTE
13 in Mississippi Mississippi25 Miles
on July 1, 2005
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The route starts in the town of Hickory Flat, MS which is just about 60 miles east south east of Memphis Tennessee. If you are traveling from Memphis, go East on US 78, look for the Hickory Flat exit. There will be a nice Truck stop at this exit. You will continue East on Highway US78/State Route 178 for a short distance through Hickory Flat. Turn Left at the flashing light onto Highway 5 North and here is where this route begins - HANG ON!!! Once you finish the route you will intersect US 72 where taking this west will carry you back to Memphis through Collierville, TN (if that's where you are headed) or just turn around and do the "Half Hour Hoot" again, this time from north to south.
This route winds through part of the Holly Springs National Forest. In the fall it's a beautiful ride. Crosses the Tippah River at Highway 4. Just a few chances to open up the throttle, But it's mostly gradual curves, nothing to sharp for the beginner.
This Highway once had some old narrow bridges that were made during the Model T era, so only one of our modern cars could pass at a time. In the last few years they have replaced the bridges with nice wide concrete and some new pavement.
Not much to stop and look at on this route, just some very pretty scenery in the fall. Although you might find some good home cooking in Ashland at some of the mom and pop restaurants.
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