Ohio Motorcycle Roads and Trips

The Buckeye State offers a top quality collection of popular motorcycle roads and destinations among Midwestern states. Southeastern Ohio (OH) in particular is a motorcycle riding paradise filled with quaint country towns, hills, & twisty roads, many offering river hugging journeys. The northeastern portion of the state offers access to the 11th largest fresh water lake in the world - Lake Erie - with its 262 miles of Ohio shoreline. The rest of the Ohio offers motorcycle rides meandering through classic portraits of Midwest Americana.




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December 25, 2013
This road goes through several small towns. It winds through many hills and has some entertaining views. Pretty much one of the...
The road quality is above average in most spots. Some gravel spots coming off of people's driveways are to be watched, but...
Make a right onto Dalzell Road after passing through Whipple, OH on Route 821. Follow Dalzell Road to Ohio Route 556.
March 7, 2012
No big vistas along the main route (there are some killer ones on the gravel back roads), but the cool forests and...
Just paved! (Summer of 2010)
St Rt 278 is a fairly small road in Southeastern Ohio. It is an interconnecting route between St Rt 50 and St...
January 1, 2007
Hill-top prairies, small streams, remnants of the mining industry and lots of wildelife along the way.
Nice elevation changes, lazy sweepers, killer switch-backs that will test your skills. If you're a first-timer, best to head south from Cadiz,...
Start in Cadiz, OH (about 50 miles southwest of Steubenville ... see the online map) and simply head south on Rt. 9...
May 1, 2004
Scenery runs from low land dairy and beef farms to rough hilly valleys of southeast Ohio typical of the Ohio River valley....
The northern section (north of the town of Cadiz) of this route is comprised mainly of sweepers ... pavement is good, some...
Start by finding State Rt. 9 in Downtown Salem Ohio. Salem Ohio is about 35 miles south east of Akron Ohio. Take...
August 1, 2008
Beautiful Southeastern Ohio farm country, nice rolling hills, well kept farms and forest.
Another excellent S.E.O. roller coaster! It baffles me how this road gets so little mention on forums considering its close proximity to...
The eastern end of route 556 is located in Beallsville and the western end is in the town of Clarington. Clarington is...
May 1, 2009
This route travels through beautiful southeast Ohio hilly scenery and includes several nice Cliffside areas as the road follows a nice river....
You'll travel through some very nice "S-curve" elevations. Some curves are decreasing radius so be careful! VERY CURVY! I have ridden Rt...
We followed 26 up from Marietta, OH. Left 26 at Rt 800 in Woodsfield because it was getting dark. Rt. 800 is...
July 1, 2007
Hidden in the southeast corner of Ohio, just north of Wayne National Forest, you'll find a fantastic ride through the deep woods....
There are practically no flat spots on this one. There are turns as tight as 15 mph; I took them at 30,...
Start by getting yourself to Hannibal, OH. From their just take Ohio Rt 536 east to the end point of Ohio Rt...
February 1, 2004
Great southern Ohio route with scenery that ranges from dairy farms, rolling hills, river crossings, and dense forests. A Fall run would...
Road quality is excellent - much of the roads have been recently re-surfaced. Lots of rolling hills with gradual twists and turns....
About 60 miles southeast of Columbus, you'll find Burr Oak State Park (near Glouster Ohio). Start at Burr Oak State Park and...
June 1, 2007
A run through some of the twistiest roads in northeast Ohio all the while traveling through the sandstone hills of Jefferson County...
It's an excellent road that is clean for the most part and traffic is light. It is an EXTREMELY technical road that...
Start in a town called Leesville Lake Park, OH (see online map) and simply head east-northeast on Rt 164. You'll pass through...
February 1, 2007
Great scenery small towns with great people. County with the most covered bridges in Ohio ... a camera is a necessity! Mike...
All 2 lane roads but not much for turns. Scenery makes up for it.
This trip is very easy to explain. Just start in the town of Garfield, OH (near Salem, OH) and head north on...
May 16, 2011
Southern Ohio at it's finest ... tight twisty roads with a boatload of elevation changes. After McConnelsville it opens up to more...
Recently repaved in Morgan county. As mentioned above ... this road is a GREAT collection of twisties with elevation changes. All of...
Really easy to describe ... in south eastern Ohio, just take state route 78 between Glouster and McConnelsville.
August 1, 2006
Beautiful isolated farms with rolling hills. You'll be driving next to and through some of the Wayne National Forest.
Lots of very challenging twisties. Roads line the crests of rolling hills ... an amusement park for sport and sport touring bikes....
Not too hard to find. Just south of Zanesville, OH is the very small town of Brush Creek, OH. Just get yourself...
June 8, 2014
After leaving Zanesville Ohio you will ride along the winding banks of the Muskingum river. You will enjoy beautiful hill sides and...
The roads are nicely paved with long straightaways and long sweeping curves. Not much elevation change which allows you to just relax...
The ride begins in Zanesville Ohio along the Muskingum River and end in Marietta Ohio where the Muskingum River meets the Ohio...
December 25, 2013
There's not a hell of a lot of scenery, but I wouldn't exactly call it boring. Truth be told, the further north...
The further north you are the better condition the road is in (a 5). Further south it's just fine at 4.
From 821 North to Lower Salem, Ohio take the right onto 145 North. (It starts off as Main St. but leaves town...
December 25, 2013
Fairly typical with the woods and hills. Nothing stands out, to me, but maybe I just like riding more than the scenery....
A good road with few flaws that I can see. Not too new, not too old and uniform from A to B....
Pretty simple take 555 south out of Chesterhill, Ohio and continue until terminus at US 50/OH 7
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