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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 Sandman (2 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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pghlivekid
July 10, 2014
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Rode it in June of 2014, road dept had put some sealant on the road. Being it was very hot that day, the large sealant patches were slippery
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Guest
October 11, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
What the neck is with the speed bump-like bumps just as you're setting up to enter a lot of the curves?? They extend all the way across the road! Did they just pop up? If we ride this road again, we'll do it north to south - that way we'll hit the bumps as we come out of the curves! It's a fun road - I've done Deal's Gap, and I've done a lot of the great roads in West Virginia. This is a fun road that, if it had those bumps smoothed out, would be GREAT. The scenery is wonderful, and you definitely have to pay attention. Once we got to 78, we headed west and went north on 800 - another fun road, although not nearly as challenging as 536.
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Littlebriar
February 21, 2017
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
Nice ride. Road quality was superb. Must have been resurfaced last year. Wide road. Mostly sweeping curves with lots of blind crests. Much easier than the triple nickel that I road yesterday. That road was a significantly bigger challenge which I enjoyed more than this ride.
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