Route 118 from Warren to Lincoln + ADD NEW ROUTE
15 in New Hampshire New Hampshire16 Miles
on April 1, 2007
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Start in Warren, NH and take Rte 118 North till it ends and runs into Rte 112 in Lincoln NH.
Route 118 travels through a BEAUTIFUL forested stretch of valley through the White Mountains. It is almost all thick, lush green forest area. However there are a few points where there are openings to where you can see very nice views of the surrounding mountains.
In May of 2014 "Zakis" contributed the following (specifically referring to the section from Warren to Lincoln): "Climbing out of the valley you get some incredible scenery shots off to the left. Near the top is a pull off where you can see nearly the entire White Mountain forest range."
Rte 118 is a great road for motorcycles, plenty of tight turns, up one side of a mountain and down the other. Light traffic almost always and turns, turns, and more turns. The problem is that the road conditions in sections are very bad. If/when the state takes the time to repave this road, it will be a great motorcycle road but until then the conditions are just too bad.
In Oct of 2015 "CBR pilot" contributed the following update: "I took a chance on this road because it looked so great in terms of turns & hills. I must say that much of the conditions of the road were as bad as many of the commenters have said but they were repaving what looked to be the last half or so of the route (the far eastern stretch of the route). Don't know if they will resurface the rest of it anytime soon or if the cold winters will tear it up quickly but it would be a GREAT road if the pavement conditions hold up! For turns/hills sake I would give this route a 5 but for pavement conditions sake I would give it a 2."
In May of 2014 "Zakis" contributed the following (specifically referring to the section from Warren to Lincoln): "There are several spots with no guard rails where it feels like there should be. Pull offs are all dirt, so be mindful when stopping. Also, the ditches are right next to the road, so there is little room for error. In terms of road conditions, can I give a 0 here? Seriously though, this is everything a sport biker would love and hate about a road. Look at a map and you see tons of turns, climbing and descending hills. It should be a paradise.
First the good: Sharp, twisty turns, undulations, and s-turns that make your adrenaline run. This is why you own a sport-touring bike.
Now the bad: This road is in such disrepair I would hate to take my off-road Jeep down it. I drove down it because it looked so good on the map. But with so many potholes and frost heaves, it is an exercise in patience and endurance.
Once this road is re-surfaced, it will be incredible. Until then - stay away."
There is really nothing in between Warren and Lincoln. In Lincoln you should consider heading up north on Rte 3 to the Old Man of the mountains located in Franconia Notch State Park. Just east of this route is
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