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Dunbar to Ohiopyle + ADD NEW ROUTE


36   in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania14 Miles Miles

By Tudogs
on July 1, 2009

3.5out of 5

4 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Start in Dunbar, PA and head southeast out of town on Furnace Hill Road. About 2.5 miles later, the road changes names to Dunbar Ohiopyle Road and you just stay on this as it takes you into Ohiopyle State Park and runs into route 381.

Scenery

The first couple miles are in the town of Dunbar. After that the road runs along side a trout stream then winds up the mountain with the road shaded by trees most of the way. At the top it opens up for a quick look over the hilltops then winds down past Cucumber Falls into Ohiopyle. You can't see the falls from the road, but there is a parking lot that is pretty well marked. The next falls is Ohiopyle, the Youghiogheny River flows over this one.

Road Quality

Pavement quality isn't the best, but this is a 45 mph ride. The turns can come up on you pretty fast so take you time. There is one turn that is pretty sharp. Much more fun going up the mountain than down.

Roadside Amenities

As you leave the town of Dunbar the road runs along several miles of a 'catch and release fly fishing only' trout stream. When you get to the top of the mountain you can tour Kentuck Knob, also known as the Hagan House, built as a private residence. It was designed by the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. This neighbors the Ohiopyle State Park. The park does have camping. At Oiopyle you can rent bicycles and ride the Yough River Trail, take a whitewater rafting trip, Kayak, hike the many trails, or just look at the natural beauty of the river. Not far from Ohiopyle is Falling Water, another Frank Lloyd Wright creation. For other destinations in the area visit http://www.laurelhighlands.org/.

Additional Info

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By Guest
on August 26, 2010 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This road can be very fun, but you must keep an eye out for others while riding on it. Living around this area, and riding this road quite often, I've seen numerous accidents involving motorcycles, and ATV's being hit by automobiles driving in the wrong lane. Just be careful.

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By Akumu
on December 28, 2013 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

As mentioned, not a road that I would go out of my way for, but a pretty decent 'connector road' to get down into Ohiopyle. You do have to watch out for other cars, and the road surface could be better. Want a scare? Ride this road at dark like I did... My god, not a street lamp for miles on this narrow~ish road and I was about ready to jump out of my skin.

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By Guest
on August 10, 2010 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Growing up in Dunbar, I beleive I overlooked the 'motorcycle road' feel for it. I still ride it every time I go see my parents and is a decent road. I concur that there are a few turns that sneak up on you (this coming from someone who has ridden it countless times) While I wouldn't go out of my way just to ride it, I would recommend it if you're in the area.

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By usagiyo11
on September 14, 2011 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Sport

I am 38 and I have an R6 which I do drag knees when I can. This road has a little bit of everything; it is scenic, it has twists but is not super tight and technical, the hill climb is to die for, heed the other riders warnings because it is steep in places as you cascade from the ridge to valley. Enjoy and keep the shiny side up!

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