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3   in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania89 Miles Photo taken while traveling PA-44 Miles

Motorcycle Roads PA Route 44

By Brad Morgan
on December 1, 2007

4.5out of 5

20 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Easy to find and follow. Just start in Williamsport, PA. Just south of town you'll find PA Route 44. Get on this and take it northwest up to Coudersport, PA.

Scenery

70 plus miles of secluded state forest - a nature lovers dream!

Road Quality

The condition of the tarmac varies greatly. Some spots need work so that's why I've given this road a 4 instead of 5. However, throughout the 120 miles you will encounter many tight turns, elevation changes and a few sweepers.

What you wont have to deal with is stop signs, traffic lights ... there are NONE!!! or traffic - this is one of THE BEST!!!

Roadside Amenities

The secluded nature of this road has its down side - you better gas-up before entering and you should pack a lunch if want to eat something along the way.

Sep 08 Update from Brad Morgan - I would recommend that anyone taking PA44 should also do a quick side trip to the Hyner View Lookout - its a launch point for hang gliders and a place that offers a spectacular view! Take PA1014 "Hyner Road" for approx 4 miles to the Hyner View State Park entrance - turn left and go approx 3 miles to the lookout. Hyner road and the road to the lookout are an experience in and of themselves - well worth the trip - you wont be disappointed ! Bring your camera (see pictures below).

View from the Hyner View Lookout



View from the Hyner View Lookout



View from the Hyner View Lookout

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Guest
on March 15, 2011 3 out of 3 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

My wife and I took this beautiful ride and it was great. We stayed the night in Coudersport and came back on 872 then over to 555 to Benezette. We love to see all the elk on Winslow Hill. Just go slow for elk crossing! You will not be dissappointed.

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By Gyro-HD
on July 12, 2014 2 out of 3 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2014

Motorcycle Make H-D

Motorcycle Type Touring

Took this road in June, 2014. The scenery is beautiful, but there are some blind turns that made me happy I had the GPS to see ahead and avoid over speeding into the corners. With a sport bike it would be fun and exciting, but with my beast it meant slowing down.

Be careful on the last few miles coming into Coudersport. The cops want to balance the budget. Got a ticket for 50 in a 45 zone.

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By 14limited
on July 8, 2014 2 out of 3 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2014

Motorcycle Make Harley Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

Rode Route 44 this July 4th weekend. I have a difficult time giving it a 3 star rating because there are areas of the roadway that are terrible, read the user rating from Sept.2013 and I don't know what happened since them but the sister section of 144/44 north to route 6 at sweden valley are aweful with holes, cracks, bumps, terrible patches, tar snakes etc! PA needs to get their act together up in this area, it could be a meca for motorcycling and a BOOM for the businesses in the area by drawing in the motorcycle riders looking to get away! Don't get me wrong, there are some great roads between Coudersport and Mansfield but they could do better!

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By OH Rider
on November 19, 2012 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2013

Motorcycle Make Victory

Motorcycle Type Touring

The wife and I went down route 44 from Coudersport, PA on October 13. This was a really great ride with plenty of elevation changes, turns and great views. There were several sections of the road that had new pavement. I would recommend stopping in at the Sweden Valley in and having lunch before you go down the road as you will not find anything on the trip or pack a lunch.

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By Guest
on August 18, 2012 2 out of 3 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make suzuki boulevard

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I LOVED THIS RIDE. I RODE IN ON 220 AND TOOK 287 TO WELLSBORO AND VIEWED THE GRAND CANYON . I WOULD DO THIS RIDE AGAIN .

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By Guest
on January 20, 2009 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Other

I took this road last Summer (2008) on my Maxi-Scoot and I thought it was the most beautiful ride I have ever taken. I picked up Rt 44 at Allenwood, PA. I crossed over to Austin on Rt 872, which I picked up just before Coudersport. And came back to Rt 80 by way of Rts 120 and 220s. Awesome scenery and just about total isolation on 872. Was glad to get gas at Austin, since I was running on fumes when I arrived there. Perhaps next time I will see some PA elk.

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By Guest
on June 5, 2008 2 out of 3 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

This is a great road with everything to offer the motorcycle riding enthusiast EXCEPT gas or food ! Better make sure you can do without a fill-up of either for a couple of hours before you enter ! I will definitely ride this one again
PS - Jack Hoff must have missed a turn ! :)

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By Guest
on May 6, 2008 2 out of 3 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Ducati

Motorcycle Type Sport

The silly comment by Mr. Jack Hoff (?) is "'a waste of time"...
PA 44 is a great road - I've riden it several times and I agree with the description of the road noted above.

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By Straydog
on August 21, 2011 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1983

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Touring

Made this ride many times from north to south and south to north. Just a great way to go. One of my favorite rides.

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By Guest
on January 8, 2009 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Moto Guzzi

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

I rode on this road the fall based on the write-up and was NOT disappointed - what great find! Thanks for the accurate description - it did not dissappoint at all. The only thing I would add for others is to be carefull of the lose gravel in some of the tighter corners....and make sure you get gas BEFORE you get on PA 44 !

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By Guest
on July 11, 2008 1 out of 2 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 1942

Motorcycle Make OTHER

Motorcycle Type Other

Maybe "Jack Hoff" is a pseudonym

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By Guest
on March 15, 2008 1 out of 10 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Travelling this road is a waste of time. Pack a six pack and go east.

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By WVrider
on December 27, 2016 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2010

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

As noted by one other person on here. PA 144 is amazing also. You could easily do a figure 8 using these two road and Rt 6 on the northern portion and Rt 150 / Alt 220 on the south eastern portion to connect 44 and 144 for an amazing bunch of riding.

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By lkvb5753
on November 3, 2016 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2000

Motorcycle Make bmw 1200lt

Motorcycle Type Touring

i have been on this road and is a fun ride. but, if you dont ride 144 from snow shoe to galeton you are missing an even better ride. no gas or eatery until you get to the germania hotel. nothing fancy, but a place to stop and quinch your thirst. very little traffic just a lot of cabins.

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By lkvb5753
on October 4, 2016 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2000

Motorcycle Make bmw 1200ly

Motorcycle Type Touring

have a cabin off of rt 6 just east of galeton. always take the bike with me. all of the roads are in decent shape. have been on all the roads in the area. not a lot of traffic, just a great ride. rt 6 is the main east , west road and is in super shape. take any road and you will have a great time.

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By POZR
on March 31, 2015 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Honda Gold Wing Trike

Motorcycle Type Touring

Took this trip starting at Allenwood off Rte. 15 in 2009 on a Honda Shadow. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and highly recommend it. Agree with the comments about gas and food although there are some spots, they are few and far between. Jack Hoff, what planet are you on? I went on up to Warren Co. and returned via Routes 6 and 287 then got back on 44 at Jersey Shore. Great trip and looking at doing it again this summer on the GW.

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By Keithgib2004
on September 11, 2013 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make Harley Dyna Wide Glide

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

PA 44 and its sister road PA 144 are both amazing roads that offer top notch scenery as well as fantastic road quality....sweepers and switchbacks.....the only thing you may miss are intersectons....and stop signs.

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By Deadhead
on March 18, 2012 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Sport

Overall definitely a great route!!! Especially when you get north of Rt 6 on the 44!!

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By Guest
on February 1, 2010 0 out of 2 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I live along Route 44 in Nippenose Valley. You can add about 20 miles of great riding to this by starting at the junction of US 15 and PA 44 at Allenwood. It does, however, include the town of Jersey Shore, but that would allow you to get some food and gas for the rest of the trip. I love being able to ride out of my driveway right onto this fantastic route. Highly recommended!

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By Guest
on April 11, 2009 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 1995

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Excellent road I have ridden it many times from Pleasant Gap, one of the best rides in Pa, but if you go off onto 414 up north expect a bumpy ride at least the last time I rode it, but the view on both roads is great. On 414 heading towards Wellsboro. 414 is like Dukes of Hazard towns and 44 is like going to camp but it all is on a paved road, real nice. (Jack Hoff) knows nothing about riding if he doesn't like this rd.

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