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


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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January 7, 2017
3916 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
A mainstay of the way my group does Wayne's National Forest. It's best north of Woodsfield, but even the section from Woodsfield to Marietta is entertaining enough. 26 runs through the heart of the forest and gives you access to numerous twisty other roads.
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April 23, 2016
18 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
04/23/2016, beautiful early spring day, excellent road conditions, newly paved above WNF maybe 2-3 years old, nice long drive with plenty of elevation changes and hairpins.
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March 30, 2015
157 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Link for Rt. 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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