Ohio's Dragon's Tail

Average Rating - This road has been rated by 8 visitors


State: Ohio
Date Submitted: May 16, 2011
Submitted by: MCR Contributor
Motorcycle Road Length: 20 Miles

Written Directions

Really easy to describe ... in south eastern Ohio, just take state route 78 between Glouster and McConnelsville.

Scenery  

Southern Ohio at it's finest ... tight twisty roads with a boatload of elevation changes. After McConnelsville it opens up to more of a fast sweeping road and tightens again. Its a real blast, enjoy. I have never seen a law enforcement type on this road, but be careful it is rural and there can be farm equipment out there as well as wild life.

Road Quality  

Recently repaved in Morgan county. As mentioned above ... this road is a GREAT collection of twisties with elevation changes. All of 78 is kick @#&* but this section was recently repaved summer of 2005!!!

Roadside Amenities  

Both Burr Oak state park and Wayne National Forest are located on this route.

Additional Info

Nickname (optional) John from the Burg

 

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Ratings/Reviews

 

Reviewed by Guest on September 3, 2012
(4 out of 4 members found this review useful.)
Creator: Elsa
motorcycle_year: 2003
motorcycle_make: Suzuki hayabusa
motorcycle_type: Sport
Comment: This route was great. A must to do. Roads are clear, turns signs well placed that prepares you what to expect at every turn, and plenty of good view
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Reviewed by Guest on May 28, 2012
(3 out of 3 members found this review useful.)
Creator: Indyroadglide
motorcycle_year: 2011
motorcycle_make: FLTRU
motorcycle_type: Touring
Comment: A good stretch of road. The road can be a little rough in areas. I will be back to ride it again.
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Reviewed by szwarc on February 12, 2012
(3 out of 3 members found this review useful.)
Creator: szwarc
motorcycle_year: 08
motorcycle_make: sportster
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: I've rode this 3 times now it's a pleasure the surface is good with lots of well banked sweeping curves that allow you to throttle right threw them no need to stop at McConnelsville go at least to 77
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Reviewed by Guest on October 14, 2012
(2 out of 2 members found this review useful.)
Creator: Kusz
motorcycle_year: 2011
motorcycle_make: Harley FLHTK
motorcycle_type: Touring
Comment: Great road to ride. I liked SR78 east of McConnelville also. If you take it to IS77 the road is great to ride and you can stop and see the Big Muskie bucket along the way. Before you leave McConnelsville you MUST stop and Boondocks! GREAT FOOD!
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Reviewed by Scotty B on August 17, 2013
(1 out of 1 members found this review useful.)
Creator: Scotty B
motorcycle_year: 2009
motorcycle_make: GL1800
motorcycle_type: Touring
Comment: I rode this today (8/17)...great road. The conditions are excellent. Watch the center lines, they're slick when hot. Gravel in the corners at intersections. Someone said this is just for riding and it was.

I-77 - If you go north here, stop by "The Wilds", but prepare for a long day if you do the safari days.

East of I-77 - She'll take you all of the way to the river in SE Ohio. Definitely one for your "bike-it" list.....
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Reviewed by VC Rider on July 27, 2013
(1 out of 1 members found this review useful.)
Creator: VC Rider
motorcycle_year: 2002
motorcycle_make: Honda
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: This was a cool road. A couple really fun twisty, slanted curves. Only issue was way too much loose gravel on curves from farm equipment and driveways. some of the views from the top were amazing.. well worth the ride!!!! I enjoyed it a lot, but the hocking hills is still my choice of roads to ride so far :) be safe and much peace!
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Reviewed by Guest on February 21, 2014
(0 out of 0 members found this review useful.)
Creator: larry5652@hotmail.com
motorcycle_year: 2005
motorcycle_make: Suzuki
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: Was a nice summer ride.
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Reviewed by UralKevin on November 8, 2013
(0 out of 0 members found this review useful.)
Creator: URALKEVIN
motorcycle_year: 2013
motorcycle_make: URAL
motorcycle_type: Other
Comment: I drive the stretch from McConnellsville to I77 yesterday on the way home from a business trip in a car . I promise myself to go back on my Ural with wifey in the sidecar. Just about the best stretch of road I've seen in Ohio as far as twisties and up and downs. I78, I'll see you again in the springtime.
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