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4.26 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.26
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Ohio Route 26

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on May 01, 2009

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May 31, 2009
Just finished a 4-day tour of SE Ohio and this…
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July 27, 2013
I road route 26 July 25, 2013 for the umteenth…
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Written Directions

We followed 26 up from Marietta, OH. Left 26 at Rt 800 in Woodsfield because it was getting dark. Rt. 800 is also nice!

Scenery

This route travels through beautiful southeast Ohio hilly scenery and includes several nice Cliffside areas as the road follows a nice river. Beautiful covered bridges along the south of this road.

Drive Enjoyment

You'll travel through some very nice "S-curve" elevations. Some curves are decreasing radius so be careful! VERY CURVY! I have ridden Rt 555, and 536. This road is similar to 555 without gravel. I fully enjoyed this road as I could lean down without the fear of a heap of gravel in the turn apex like 555. Very light traffic like 555 also.

Tourism Opportunities

There is NO cell phone coverage on this road. Even in some towns I was not able to get any calls out with Verizon or T-Mobile. Fill up near Woodsfield.

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Guest
May 31, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
Just finished a 4-day tour of SE Ohio and this was one of the roads I had to ride. From Marietta to Woodsfield is two-wheeled paradise. Gentle sweepers, short straights, tight turns, gorgeous rolling hills and smooth pavement. And llittle-to-no traffic. Superb
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July 27, 2013
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
I road route 26 July 25, 2013 for the umteenth time.
About half of it is newer pavement and the northernmost part is still in good shape.
Speed limit is generally 55 MPH and I've NEVER seen police speed traps on it.
ODOT is doing some bridge repairs in the Wayne National Forest area roads, and I think that there is one bridge under construction, but traffic is maintained.
This road is scenic and challenging.
Make up you mind beforehand what you want out of it.
You'll find cliffs on one side and a small river on the other side for a good portion of the road.
The pavement follows the twists and turns of the river.

Other good "technical" roads in the area are 535 and 255.
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May 18, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
I agree, Great ride, Lots of twisties, covered bridges too.
Stayed at the Lafayette Hotel in Marrietta. A charming old hotel right on the Ohio River. About $65 a night. Nice restaurants close by.
Took 77n to 821 to 145N on the way back. 145 is an even better ride.
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