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4.29 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.29
67 Reviews

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jun 30, 2007

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Guest
May 9, 2014
Just rode this yesterday 5-8-14. Neat ride 3rd…
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March 19, 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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The Ohio Cousin of the "Tail of the Dragon"
The Ohio Cousin of the "Tail of the Dragon"
The Ohio Cousin of the "Tail of the Dragon"
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Guest
December 15, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Excellent Ohio bike route! Lots of twisties and elevation changes. I rode SR536 and other southeast Ohio roads back in June 2009. This was one of my favorites! Pavement was decent, not much gravel. It follows the mountain ridge so one minute you are on top of the mountain and the next minute cutting through twisty forest. Make sure you do SR 255 and Sykes Ridge Rd while you are in the neighborhood! Also great routes. I'll definitely be back.
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Guest
March 23, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Sport
Me and a buddy rode here on March 22, 2009 SCARY ROAD lots of gravel dog ran out in front of us along with 5 deer and 5 turkey. BE careful Road has crazy turns but not a great canyon carver place lots of blind hills and gravel.
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WVrider
April 14, 2017
187 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
NOTICE ! NOTICE !
Just a heads up, started across this road on 4/9/17, about 6 or 7 miles from Ohio 78 is a major slip and the road is closed until further notice. I rode out to the slip and it appears they area working on it but the entire mountain side came down so they will be a while on this one. I get up that way from time to time and will attempt to advise when it is back open.
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