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4.27 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.27
60 Reviews

The Ohio Cousin of the "Tail of the Dragon"

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jul 01, 2007

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May 9, 2014
Just rode this yesterday 5-8-14. Neat ride 3rd…
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March 20, 2009
Spent the day on 536, 556, 255 and 78 and Sykes…
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Written Directions

Start by getting yourself to Hannibal, OH. From their just take Ohio Rt 536 east to the end point of Ohio Rt 78. there are no towns between Hannibal and 78.

Scenery

Hidden in the southeast corner of Ohio, just north of Wayne National Forest, you'll find a fantastic ride through the deep woods. Pics wouldn't even be able to really describe it. From steep hills, to valleys ... the view is superb!

Drive Enjoyment

There are practically no flat spots on this one. There are turns as tight as 15 mph; I took them at 30, and i was very close to scraping pegs. There are a few 180 degree reversals on it, and this snakes over some extremely steep terrain; steep enough that a stock sportster will need to be in 3rd gear. The road is in great shape pavement wise and yet will give any rider a serious workout and has to be treated with a lot of respect. 97% of the rough curves are well marked out, and it's highly advised to pay heed to them; they're there for a reason. The hills are very steep also, and can easily tax the brakes and I suggest using the engine as an additional brake. Keep in mind there are NO GUARDRAILS anywhere on this road once u start to leave Hannibal. Like the dragon, leave this road, and u leave the extra hard way. The hills are steep enough that u will quickly get too much speed for any hairpins that could come up. be on high alert for gravel in the moderate and extra sharp hairpins and curves as u will only have seconds at best to react to gravel. Another danger is idiots driving too fast in their cars ... stay on yer side of the road, or become a bug on the windshield.

Tourism Opportunities

This route is meant for ridding and nothing else! The only thing between the start point and the end point are turns, turns and more turns.

















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Guest
April 12, 2012
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
Discovered this road last year on another site. Love it. It is about 2 1/2 hours from my home and makes a great day trip. Usually run it both directions, matter of fact , it was my first day trip this year. Not for the faint of heart. Every bit as good a ride as the Tail. Lots of sharp twists and turns thru beautiful farmland. Everyone I have taken on this road loves it except for one lady that I thought would have to have the seat on her old man's Dresser surgically removed from her butt, it was puckered so tight. Great ride and well worth the time.
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Guest
September 14, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
9-13-09 many bikes riding 536 this year sorry to say not enough helmets. some broken pavement and loose gravel ,deer. love the ride.150 curves in 11 miled.have fun wave when you go by.
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Guest
August 2, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
Great road, got your heart pumping and never really stop until you get to Rt78. Careful as there are no straight runs and little time to adjust speed. I wont compare to the Dragon, Ohio 555, or 411 out of Boon NC - they are all fun and unique roads that offer great experience. This road could very easily push out of your comfort zoon, so stay safe, take it with a riding partner and have your safety gear on. Good luck and have fun.
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