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5   in Indiana Indiana61 Miles

Motorcycle Roads Morgan-Monroe Loop

By MCR Contributor
on April 15, 1998

4.4out of 5

7 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Head south on SR 135. Turn right at the Grocery store on the corner of SR 45 and 135. Follow SR 45 west for 15 miles to New Unionville where you will see a water tower. At this point, turn right on to Bethel Ln. Follow this for 3 miles to Old SR 37. Turn right for 9 miles to the entrance of Morgan-Monroe Forest (on your right). Turn right on Forest Rd and follow through the park to where the road ends at a yellow arrow pointing right. Follow road to the right for about 1/4 mile to Hinson/Gose Creek Rd. Turn Left and follow this until the road T's into Jordan Rd. Turn Left on Jordan Rd. and follow for approx 3 1/2 miles until you come out onto SR 37. Turn right and go 1 mile to SR252 where you will turn right and follow for 9 miles back into Morgantown. Enjoy the trip!

Scenery

The perfect route for weekend bikers coming down to visit Brown County from Indy. The ride starts in Morgantown IN and completes a loop which brings you right back to where you started. This route will take you through rolling countryside with plenty of twisting roads and tranquil wooded areas in the Morgan-Monroe State Forest. Awesome scenery especially in the fall.

Road Quality

The roads are in excellent condition with the exception of some patches that run through the Morgan-Monroe Forest where there is some loose gravel.

Roadside Amenities

A nice little hometown gas/convenience store in New Unionville is a good resting spot if you need to gas up or grab a drink.

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By genemiteff
on October 13, 2013 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Honda Gold Wing

Motorcycle Type Touring

My wife and I rode this loop today. We truly enjoyed the ride. Roads were in good condition and not much traffic. Nice scenery. We did have some deer run in front of us, so be careful.

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By palarimer
on October 12, 2011 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make BMW K1200 LTC

Motorcycle Type Touring

Great run , be careful on IN 45 it gets really twisty around Yellow-wood state forest and with no shoulders to speak of cars have a tendency to throw gravel from the side to the middle of the lane making it easy to loose traction in the turns when you don't expect it.

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By dhm2067
on May 2, 2015 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1994

Motorcycle Make Honda Shadow Spirit

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

As others have stated, this is a great area to ride in South Central Indiana. I will admit I was only able to ride the northern and western legs of the published route. There is a bridge out for construction on RT 45 at the eastern end of Lake Lemon. Had I followed my first instinct, to back track just a little, I would have easily been back on track (there were no detour signs posted for assistance and while I did have my phone, I hate relying on GPS). So I took a relatively adventurous chance and headed back west along the south side of Lake Lemon, headed generally north on Shilo Rd then back east on E Anderson Rd then north on N Low Gap Rd then north west on Mahalasvile Rd toward Martinsvile. This detour was spectacular! I'll admit there were parts where the road was little more than a one lane paved path as it wound through the wooded areas, but there were also many more dwellings along this section than I expected. Low Gap Rd takes you past the residence of C R Schiefer stone sculptor. This was an almost foreign worldly experience and definitely unexpected.

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By Stateline10
on July 22, 2014 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2010

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

The ride was stunningly beautiful. The road between the main forest road and Jordan Road has a lot of potholes. Hard winter.

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By beemer1150r
on September 11, 2011 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 04

Motorcycle Make Ducati MS1000

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Some of the best roads I have ridden anywhere in Central-Southern Indiana. Be aware that some sections of road going thru the Morgan-Monroe State Forest are fairly remote and have been topped with crushed gravel. Perfect for dual purpose or enduro style bikes. It didn't bother me much being that I was on my Ducati MS1000 with multi-purpose tires, but I could see where if someone was on a sport bike, they would be a little nervous having to ride over such a loose surface. Only about 1 mile of the road was like this but other than that, this is truly a fantastic ride. Watch out for the deer when going thru the state park. I had 5 of them cross 50 yards in front of me ! Thankfully I was only going about 30 mph at the time.

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By beemer1150r
on August 25, 2011 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 04

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Nice smooth winding roads on most of the trip. Beautiful scenery.

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By Bryan
on July 21, 2011 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2000

Motorcycle Make Harley Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

I have rode this loop many times. Wonderful, especially in fall with the fall colors at full bloom. Very good ride anytime.

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