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4.33 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.33
19 Reviews

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By MCR Contributor (988 McR Points) on May 15, 2011

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Guest
October 14, 2012
Great road to ride. I liked SR78 east of…
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Graves
17 McR Points
March 19, 2015
I don't understand the title "Ohio's Dragon's…
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Written Directions

Really easy to describe ... in south eastern Ohio, just take state route 78 between Glouster and McConnelsville.

Scenery

Southern Ohio at it's finest ... tight twisty roads with a boatload of elevation changes. After McConnelsville it opens up to more of a fast sweeping road and tightens again. Its a real blast, enjoy. I have never seen a law enforcement type on this road, but be careful it is rural and there can be farm equipment out there as well as wild life.

Drive Enjoyment

Recently repaved in Morgan county. As mentioned above ... this road is a GREAT collection of twisties with elevation changes. All of 78 is kick @#&* but this section was recently repaved summer of 2005!!!

Tourism Opportunities

Both Burr Oak state park and Wayne National Forest are located on this route.

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Guest
October 14, 2012
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
Great road to ride. I liked SR78 east of McConnelville also. If you take it to IS77 the road is great to ride and you can stop and see the Big Muskie bucket along the way. Before you leave McConnelsville you MUST stop and Boondocks! GREAT FOOD!
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Graves
March 19, 2015
17 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
I don't understand the title "Ohio's Dragon's Tail." If it is a reference to the Tail of the Dragon in TN/NC then this is a misnomer. This is a nice ride with elevation changes, twists and turns but nothing close to the southern "Tail." We caught this last summer after riding the triple nickle down from Zanesville. We headed West to Glouster and then backtracked to McConnelsville. I wish we got back on 555 South instead because I was a bit disappointed in 78 after reading the reviews here. If you want to ride a route that is more "Tail of the Dragon" in Ohio, take 536 and bring a clean change of underwear.
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Guest
September 3, 2012
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
This route was great. A must to do. Roads are clear, turns signs well placed that prepares you what to expect at every turn, and plenty of good view
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