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4.67 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.67
3 Reviews

Winchester VA to Deep Creek Lake MD

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By hypo (7 McR Points) on Nov 02, 2011

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Guest
June 15, 2012
This is a wonderful trip. There is the Museum of…
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shoonte
2 McR Points
February 19, 2015
This ride is fabulous--I started from MD and took…
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Written Directions

If you ever ride out to DCL and get stuck in that traffic up on 70 or 68, and you have a bike, this is the road for you. Yes you go through some towns, but the twisties and the views and lack of ridiculous traffic makes it so worth the trip. I usually got on VA rt 50 around Dulles Airport (tacks on an hour or so) and just head west on 50. When you get to Red House, where 219 crosses 50, take 219 north and it drops you off at Deep Creek Lake.

Scenery

As you're climbing up through the hills and coming back down, you are surrounded by trees (GREAT in the fall colors!!!) you pass through plenty of quaint towns, cross over and run along rivers. As you cross over the tops of the mountains you get some GREAT valley views along the way.

Drive Enjoyment

The biggest challenges I've had on this road was when I got caught in a rainstorm going over the mountains. in some of the switchbacks going down the hill the rain had formed a river about 2-3 inches deep, but if you go slow, its not slippery, just wet. Not a lot of potholes, but there are definitely chances to find rocks in the road as this is a mountain highway.

Tourism Opportunities

Every 20-40 miles there's a town with a gas station and a couple of eateries. Romney has a motorcycle store about a mile off of 50 down route 28 on the left.

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Guest
June 15, 2012
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Motorcycle Type : Other
This is a wonderful trip. There is the Museum of the Shennandoh along the way. There is a number of gardens next to the musuem
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shoonte
February 19, 2015
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
This ride is fabulous--I started from MD and took 340 to 50 and followed 50 to DCL. Wow! spectacular ride!
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joshua.cagney
August 7, 2014
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Fantastic ride - good stops along the way, light traffic, great elevation changes, and a nice mix of long straights and windy roads with spectaular views
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