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3.75 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.75
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A Circle around Toledo Bend Reservoir

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Apr 15, 1998

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October 9, 2010
MY FRIENDS AND I RIDE THIS ROUTE PLUS ALL THE…
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January 2, 2010
This is a great ride. Nice scenic drive staying…
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Written Directions

Start your trip from Merryville, LA and take US 190 west. Cross the border into Texas and about 5 miles after you cross the border you will want to take a right on route 2626 all the way till it T's into route 87. Take a right on 87 and go 1 mile and take a right on route 1414. Take 1414 through the town of Stringtown and continue up to Burkville, TX. At Burkville take a right on hwy. 63 for only a quarter of a mile and turn left on route 692 and take it about 13 miles up to Toledo Bend. There the road changes names to route 191 after you cross back into Louisiana. Go north on hwy 191 for about 30 miles until you reach route 6. Take a left on route 6, go about 13 miles (you'll cross back over into Texas) and you'll reach Milam, TX and want to take a left on route 87. Stay on route 87 for about 36 miles and you'll be all the way back to Burkville, TX. Continue on route 87 another 13 miles and you'll be at the routes end point of Newton, TX. From Newton, you are at a cross road and the map is yours. This is about a 5 hour ride that you will enjoy if you like the piney woods and and hills of east Texas and West Louisiana.

Scenery

Beautiful country farm land with a lot of hills and creeks to cross over. Some wildlife, like fox, Bluebirds, and one rancher has a herd of buffalo

Drive Enjoyment

Good road with a lot of hills and curves and some straight-aways. Several side roads to take for a closer look at the lake and a few state parks to stop off at for a overnight camp or picnic. Toledo Bend Reservoir is the 5th largest man made lake in the USA. The speed limit in Louisiana is 55, but in Texas it is 70. LA has the helmet law, but Texas does not.

Tourism Opportunities

There are several small towns to stop off for a snack, fuel, or to eat. There is a Louisiana welcome center on Hwy. 6 before you cross back into Texas on Pendleton bridge.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather . - Toledo Bend Reservoir

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Guest
October 9, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
MY FRIENDS AND I RIDE THIS ROUTE PLUS ALL THE OTHER ROADS WHICH ADJOIN THESE ROADS. THIS IS A VERY NICE COUNTRY RIDE AND IT DOES NOT TAKE A WHOLE LOT OF TIME TO DO. THERE ARE SEVERAL GOOD PLACES TO EAT IN TEXAS. ON THE LOUISIANA SIDE OF THE PENDLETON BRIDGE, IS THE "FISHERMANS GALLEY" RESTAURANT. IT IS A GOOD PLACE TO EAT TOO. YOU CAN'T GO WRONG ON THIS RIDE.
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January 2, 2010
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This is a great ride. Nice scenic drive staying between 45-65 the whole way...a few small towns with plenty of gas/coffee stops along the way. Do a quick map recon and there are plenty of other ways to make this ride from anywhere in the area. Have a great ride...Buzz
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November 2, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
I ride this area alot because it is a pretty and fun ride. Best riding in Louisiana. Watch you speed limits in La. Texas has a higher limit equals more fun!
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