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From Hannibal MO to Louisiana MO on 79 + ADD NEW ROUTE


12   in Missouri Missouri35 Miles

By "Boomer"
on October 1, 2003

4.2out of 5

7 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Directions for this route are very simple. From Hannibal MO just take 79 south along the Mississippi river and all the way to Louisiana MO.

Scenery

This route hugs the banks of the Mississippi river and offers a very nice country setting with park like wooded areas and a couple spectacular vistas of the mighty Mississippi.

Road Quality

Very well paved with light traffic and twisty. 35 and 45 mph signed turns abound. One of the best cycle roads I have EVER traveled!!!

Roadside Amenities

Its a short route 30 some miles and we were having too much fun to stop. There are plenty of amenities in Hannibal and at least 1 roadside scenic overlook along the way. Overall this isn't a road you take because of the things along the road ... you take it for the road and the scenery!

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather . - Missouri Division of Tourism (314-751-4133).

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Guest
on December 20, 2007 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 1999

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Take this route in reverce but start in Winfield Mo. Take Hwy 47 to Hwy W. Take W all the way to Clarksville Mo. to Hwy 79. Then finish your trip to Hannibal Mo. This will make for a great country ride. Spring and Fall are the best time to take this route.

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By Guest
on August 19, 2012 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make flstci h-d hertiage

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

rode route 79 from hannibal to cape girardeau to ozark beach to banson and can tell all they are great rides, rode from northern illinois to going to the sun road and back 4950 miles and nothing is as beautiful as the mountain to the northwest that is the best riding area in the united states.

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By Moe-Moe
on March 13, 2012 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I agree with extending the ride a tad and doing what "George" mentioned; Hwy W (from Winfield to Clarksville) is a fun addition to this route.

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By Guest
on November 20, 2010 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Highway 79 between Hannibal and Louisana has been CLOSED because of the road landsliding near the salt river and will NOT reopen in 2011. I live in Hannibal and the proposed new route for the highway will lose some of the best milage.

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By Brion W.
on December 31, 2014 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2012

Motorcycle Make Road King

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

From Hannibal to Louisiana is a great ride in itself, I extended this onto Elsberry and then to MO W, onto KK into Troy. Had a great ride that day.

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By builder309
on September 8, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Best short segment ride in this area. Twisty, hilly, great views of the river, interspersed with pleasant valleys and small farms. Very little traffic, roads are good but watch for gravel in the corners.

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By DavidB
on June 11, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2000

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki Vulcan Classic

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This is one of the best roads i've ridden in Missouri. gotta watch out for the police in the little towns because when we rode through on a friday, they were all running radar. Even the towns with populations less than the speed limit seemed to have a police car

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