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4.32 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.32
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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Apr 30, 2009

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Guest
May 30, 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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I RYD
March 30, 2015
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
Link for Rt. 26.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_State_Route_26
State Route 26 (SR 26) is a 67-mile-long (108 km) north-south route in south eastern Ohio spanning from SR 7 in Marietta to SR 148 between Jerusalem and Bethesda. SR 26 also passes through Graysville and Woodsfield. Where the state route designation ends in Wayne Township, the road continues north as Belmont County Road 26 where it connects to the Barkcamp State Park and the National Road. Much of the route parallels the Little Muskingum River and travels through the heart of Wayne National Forest's Marietta Unit.
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Guest
August 30, 2012
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The best road in Ohio. I've ridden 555 twice but this is better. Road is in better condition and the scenery is much better. Would be a great road to ride in the fall. Gas up before heading out!
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Guest
May 6, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
This is a fun road to ride. Both times I have been on it the road conditions were fair. This would be a great road for the re-investment in America project. I love the twisties, and the way the road follows the small river. The three covered bridges are a nice place to stretch your legs. The old bridge is not on Rt.26 Watch for the sign. it's not far off the road.
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