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51   in Ohio Ohio25 Miles

Motorcycle Roads Route 715 to Mohawk Dam

By Chondro
on May 1, 2009

2.9out of 5

7 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

You can begin in Mt. Vernon and take Rt. 36 east, although you can bypass the city traffic and start the ride east of town where Rt. 308 meets Rt. 36. Head east on 36 and begin watching for Rt. 715 after you have passed the town of Millwood, it veers off to the left. After crossing the dam, 715 reconnects with Rt. 36. Turn right (west) to head back. If you like, take Rt. 229 back to Mt. Vernon. It is not quite as smooth as 36 but it is a bit more scenic with less traffic.

Scenery

Rt. 715 is a twisty rural road that winds through the fertile flood plane of the Walhonding and Mohican rivers with the foothills of the Appalachians in the distance. The road actually crosses the Mohawk Dam and the view can be seen for miles.

Road Quality

Some of the curves on 715 can be tricky, take it easy and watch for deer and gravel. Most of the roads are in very good shape and Rt. 36 is very smooth.

Roadside Amenities

You are only a few miles from Mt. Vernon which has gas and all the food you could want. There isn't much except scenery and the ghosts of native Americans along the most of the ride. If you want to return along Rt. 229, there is a great little steak and rib place in Newcastle.

Additional Info

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Graves
on March 19, 2015 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year

Motorcycle Make

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I made this a part of our trek from NW to SE Ohio and on the way back last summer. Nice little stretch of road that runs along the base of the hilly area surrounding it. The road was in decent condition. No sweat. Stopped at the Mohawk dam for a minute. Cool ride if you're in the area.

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By kawi636
on July 29, 2014 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2011

Motorcycle Make Ninja

Motorcycle Type Sport

This road has been re-paved since the older reviews. The surface is clean and smooth all through out.

Fun ride. Decently twisty with an easier section near the middle.

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By Guest
on October 29, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

1.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

This road was recently refinished by ODOT with chip seal (gravel) throught the entire stretch of 715 in Summer of 2010. It's no longer motorcycle friendly and should be avoided.

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By Guest
on September 13, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

1.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1997

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Sport

Would have been agreat ride if not for ODOT's recent tar and chip - too much loose stone to really enjoy the ride at speed! still a good ride at slow pace!!

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By Guest
on August 20, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

The roead was not the greatest it needs to be repaved but it was a nice ride running down by the river then up around the dam just make shure you are filled up no close gas stations around that area. Not if you really want to motor on it go for it didnt see one car or anything own the whole RD just watch the gravel if you go down it the park area.

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By Guest
on August 3, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2000

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Touring

My husband did route 715 August 2, 2009. There are some nice rolling hills and beautiful scenery. The road crosses lots of rivers and streams. There are lots of picnic and camping places to stop and take a break. We also did route 603, both routes together make a nice day ride.

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By Guest
on June 30, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

One additional comment... if there has been recent heavy rains, the road might be impassable. My wife and I frequently take a picnic to the little camp ground area at the dam. It is seldom crowded.

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