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4.17 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.17
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By Guest (0 McR Points) on May 31, 2005

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Guest
February 5, 2008
Very nice ride with quite a few hills and nice…
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Moe-Moe
March 12, 2012
This is one of my favorite local routes but if…
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Written Directions

The route starts on hwy 21 in the south west part of St Louis (near towns like Arnold or Mehlville). I suggest you get on I-270 and take exit #2 (Tesson Ferry Road/Highway 21) and take Highway 21 south. The route starts as you pass through Paulina Hills, MO and continues south as you pass through Hillsboro, through Washington State Park, through Potosi, Belleview, and ends at Elephant Rock State Park. You can continue if you like what you've seen so far, down to Johnsons' Shut-ins state park.

Scenery

Leaving south from St. Louis you quickly hit 2 lane winding road with a relaxed feel. Many turn-offs allow exploring the start of the Missouri ozarks. Elephant Rock State Park and a few miles further Johnsons' Shut-ins State Park are great place to relax and hike or take a dip in the river.

Drive Enjoyment

Just outside St. Louis the road has a bit of traffic. But after that it thins out and the road has a nice number of turns and elevation changes. Got to watch a few of the turns as you never know what's stopped ahead.

Tourism Opportunities

Small town diners and ice cream shops along the way. And as always a bar or two.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather . - Missouri Division of Tourism (314-751-4133).

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Guest
February 5, 2008
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Very nice ride with quite a few hills and nice scenery. Minimal traffic (except around Hillsboro and Potosi). Try it in the Fall when the leaves are changing - good stuff.
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Moe-Moe
March 12, 2012
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
This is one of my favorite local routes but if you like twisties you have to take the time to detour at Potosi (Hwy 8) and hit Hwy P, Hwy DD & Hwy 32 back to Hwy 21. You won't regret it!!
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Guest
April 20, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Sport
Take 21 south make a right going east on 8 in potosi. Then make a quick left on p heading south again and take that to highway c. Then make a left this will take you back to 21 north. P is an awesome place to try your twisty skill. talk about hills and hard corners. This will test all riding abilities guaranteed.
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