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Motorcycle Roads The Tiadaghton & Worlds-End Tour

By Brad Morgan
on June 1, 2008

4.2out of 5

12 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Start and end in Williamsport. Head to Jersey Shore and pick-up PA 44 North - then take PA 414East, to PA 154 south and then US 220 South back to Williamsport. The route is about 160miles long.

Scenery

Tidaghton State Forest http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/stateforests/tiadaghton.aspx. For approximately 40 miles of this route you will travel on PA 44 and PA 414 through the huge Tiadaghton state forest. Tiadaghton was the name the Iroquois gave to Pine Creek, the largest tributary of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. You will hug the banks and cross Pine creek several times as you go through the forest. At times you will ride beside shear rock walls, and at others you will ride along a railroad bed that has been converted into a 62 mile bike/hiking path. The park offers lots of fishing, hiking, biking swimming and picnicking opportunities and on a nice day you will see people enjoying all of these activities along the way. You will see many mountains and valleys as you wind you way through the valleys. Lots of trees, streams, mountains, trails, a recreation areas are what you will see.

Rolling Hills of Farmland http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_Route_414 For approximately 300 miles outside of the Tidaghton, you will travel along rolling hills of farmland as you twist an turn along what once was a cow path that connected farm to farm. Along this stretch you will see far and wide as you travel along the roller-coaster ride offered-up by PA414.

The End of the World! http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/worldsend.aspx Worlds End State Park is in a narrow S-shaped valley of the Loyalsock Creek just south of Forksville, Sullivan County. The scenery is spectacular, especially the June mountain laurel and fall foliage. Canyon Vista, reached via Mineral Spring and Cold Run roads, provides outstanding views. Loyalsock Creek is stocked with trout each year by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. The cold mountain water provides good fishing most of the year.

Road Quality

This route offers equal parts twists, turns, sweepers, hills, a few straight-aways but not many. The conditions very greatly as PA414 particularly is really a patchwork of many different roads - it offers an ever changing environment to master.

As you pass through the Tidaghton State forest the road conditions vary from good to dreadful. There is about a 20 mile stretch from Hillborn (just a place on the map) to Morris that is in a state of complete disrepair - it's only slightly better than a gravel road. You will need to slow down and just navigate through this narrow, pot-hole infested section and just accept it as part of the adventure! Once you cross US15 conditions improve a bit, but much of the road is full of "tar snakes" and bumpy patches here and there. You wont set any speed records or challenge very many of the tight corners on PA414 - just take-it easy and enjoy the scenery and focus on navigating you way through!

As you pick-up PA154, road conditions improve as you head further south. PA 154 is full of tight turns and elevation changes with good to fair pavement quality above PA 87 in Forksville. Below PA 87, you will find no better motorcycle road than PA 154. If God made a road to reward the righteous motorcycle enthusiasts - it would be the 10 miles of PA 154 between Forksville and US 220! This section weaves through Worlds End State Park - you will enjoy perfect road conditions as you carve-up some of the best sweepers and corners anywhere in the state. In fact - this section is so good you may want to turn-around and hit it again and again! As if this wasn't enough - the scenery of the forest and the Loyalsock creek also fabulous on this stretch of road.

On the way back to Williamsport you will pick-up US 220 - which is a great piece of super-slab highway. You will do some serious descending as you get closer to Williamsport - great road conditions and some nice wide-open sweeper action can be had on this stretch of US220.

Roadside Amenities

Williamsport offers every amenity you would need. There are several recreational park areas along the route. I would encourage you to spend some time in Forksville, walk across the covered bridge and visit the Forksville General Store.

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Additional Info

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Guest
on May 13, 2012 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Suzuki DL650

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

This is a great loop. Some suggestions to make it more of a twisty route.
IF you don't mind riding a well maintained gravel road stay on Rt. 44 till Slate Run Road (right turn just past Black Forest Inn. This will take you to 414. The section of 44 between 414 and 664 is really twisty.
Almost immediately after turning onto Rt. 220 from 154 turn onto Rt. 42 and go through Eagles Mere. This will bring you back to 220. A bit more twisty thanb 220.
In Picture Rocks turn off of 220 and onto Rt. 864 to Rt. 87. This is a really great road of sweepers and scenery. Turn onto Rt. 87 N to Rt. 973 W which will bring you back to Rt. 44. This is much better than riding that superhighway 220 through that area.

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By Guest
on December 26, 2008 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Great roads - very nice selection and accurate description, especially PA 154 - I will be back for more !!!

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By MissMark
on June 27, 2017 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2017

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Standard

I just rode this on June 24th, and it was nice. The views are spectacular. For some of it, you'll go through areas where the locals wave to everyone who rides by. There are very tight turns, long sweeps, mountains, flat areas, etc. Will definitely do again.

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By Marshman
on June 4, 2016 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

As described. Just did it last week with my brother. No road issues at all. We called an audible though and continued east on 414 to the 6, to catch the start of the 87 and took that west all the way back to Williamsport.

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By john5164
on July 7, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1992

Motorcycle Make Harlry Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

Just returned from this ride. Absolutely amazing. Lots of turns, ups and downs, and with the exception of one twenty mile stretch, pretty good roads. I highly recommend this ride.

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By Deadhead
on March 18, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Sport

I have taken this route numerous times and it is a great scenic ride. But, definitely has some great twisties at spots and some awesome sweepers. Great route!!!

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

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Buell

Motorcycle Type Sport

Awesome roads - spot on descriptions too. I presume this post comes from the same guy that does the Pa Magazine blog? http://www.pa-mag.com/motorcycle-touring/

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By Guest
on July 12, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Route 414 was a great ride. It made my trip form Boston worth it.

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

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Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

414 where it starts from 44 near Waterville was being tar 'n chipped while we road it Aug 17. Don't know if they went all the way to Morris or if it will be paved. Too bad cuz the section between Slate run and Morris was beautiful.

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By Guest
on April 11, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 1995

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

has the road been repaved between 44 and morris on 414 cause the last time I was on it it beat the crap out of me.

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By Guest
on January 13, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 1998

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

Nice ride report. I live in this area and know these roads well. A great area to explore is just West of Pine Creek and South of Route 6 Through Potter and Centre Counties. Some of the nicest roads I've ridden in the past 100k miles.

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By Guest
on December 30, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 1980

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Sport

i think this is the sweet spot for great motorcycle roads in PA.

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