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22   in Ohio Ohio13 Miles

Motorcycle Roads Ohio 556; 536's Forgotten Twin

By Denny
on August 1, 2008

4.0out of 5

7 Riders rated

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Written Directions

The eastern end of route 556 is located in Beallsville and the western end is in the town of Clarington. Clarington is located on the Ohio river about 28 miles south of I-70.

Scenery

Beautiful Southeastern Ohio farm country, nice rolling hills, well kept farms and forest.

Road Quality

Another excellent S.E.O. roller coaster! It baffles me how this road gets so little mention on forums considering its close proximity to 536 (known as "The Ohio Cousin of the Tail of the Dragon"). Plenty of elevation changes, a wide variety of turns and good pavement makes for one enjoyable ride. 556 is connected to 536 on the east by route 7 and on the west by route 26,making one of the best loops a curve hunting ride could find.

Roadside Amenities

Like 536, there isn't much here except plenty of excellent riding..

Additional Info

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By usagiyo11
on August 12, 2014 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

2.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Sport

Rode this Saturday 7/26/ 2014. We are no longer alone! I am used to this road being more or less exclusive to Motorcycles, with passenger car usage being in the single digits, not anymore. Consol has moved in and it's a Zoo. Gravel & Ash at the truck entrances which there are at least 3 off this route. AND GRAVEL TRUCKS & CAR TRAFFIC EVERYWHERE! Can't really recommend this route to anybody on two wheels anymore, hopefully the other South East Ohio Roads don't or haven't fallen victim to this also. Glad for the surrounding community, they have jobs in the area now but, today I mourn the loss of what was a truly nice piece of pavement. - Nick Gee (7/31/14)

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By Guest
on May 26, 2014 2 out of 3 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Other

I live on ohio 536 south end. Any out of towners caution: 536 is a very good ride how ever do to the new gas wells truck trafis is very bad. Semis travel at least 2 at a time. They sometimes have a polite car with flag leading. Because of the truck trafic there is some broken pavement. Watch for deer Ride safe. Have a good summer I'm Heading for Canada.

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By Akumu
on December 28, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

A nice little number with smooth pavement and ample twisties. Worth the ride for sure. Think of it as a more stretched out, less twisty version of 536. I recommend riding both, what the hey, they're a stone's through from each other...

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By usagiyo11
on August 6, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Sport

Thanks so much for posting this one! I nearly came to SEO just to ride 536 alone and would have missed this gem.
This and 536 was my first taste of SE-O (South East Ohio). Loved them both, but liked 556 better! OH-556 is more fast and flowing and still very technical. Watch for when cresting hills and you're not too sure which way the road goes, I could see somebody overcooking it on this route. So keep some in the perverbial bag, but awesome route. Little traffic, great scenery, and great roads I will definitely be riding SEO a lot more!

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By Guest
on October 8, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

This is a fun road. It's has many sharp turns. I found that it's alot less fun when follwing a big truck. If you get behind a slow car or truck just take it to the end and turn around and go back. It's not that long so do it a couple times.

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By Guest
on September 25, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I rode the along with hwy 536 and 800. Both 800 and 556 were far more fun than the 536. This was my first serious twisty road so I don't have anything to compare it too. However it was a lot of fun, and I only wish it didn't end so soon lol.

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By Guest
on September 21, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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WOW and WOW. i drove this in my mazda rx7 on my way down to deals gap/the tail of the dragon and was a amazed. i didnt know ohio had these kind of roads. the road moves quick but is very sharp and technical so be careful. very good quality pavement but has driveways and intersectioning roads so there will occasional gravel spots or slow vehicles. i live in northeast ohio and visit marietta,oh often and this will be my included in my new route down. great road

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