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4.22 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.22
69 Reviews

The Triple Nickel - Route 555

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Aug 01, 2006

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4Raven
4 McR Points
July 9, 2012
Just rode this a week ago, they put chip and seal…
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rider718
July 4, 2014
A buddy and I rode this from Zanesville to the…
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Written Directions

Not too hard to find. Just south of Zanesville, OH is the very small town of Brush Creek, OH. Just get yourself to Brush Creek and head south on route 555 for about 30 miles till you get to the end point of Chesterhill, OH.

Scenery

Beautiful isolated farms with rolling hills. You'll be driving next to and through some of the Wayne National Forest.

Drive Enjoyment

Lots of very challenging twisties. Roads line the crests of rolling hills ... an amusement park for sport and sport touring bikes. NOT a novice road. One should attempt this road with extreme concentration. Road conditions are fast with little traffic.



Photo contributed by a visitor in Mar 09 - "Photo taken in fall of 2008 "

Tourism Opportunities

Isolated. You're there for one thing - to ride.



Photo contributed by a visitor in Mar 09 - "Photo taken in fall of 2008 "

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The Triple Nickel - Route 555
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HeadOut
June 28, 2014
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
Superb ride, almost a 5-star for me, but a few too many blind corners and hilltops for my taste - but that's part of the fun. The posted photos capture it well. Watch for some loose gravel. The pavement is a bit patchy in some areas. Highly recommended.
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Guest
August 7, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Sport
Went down from MI last weekend for an overnight trip - my 2nd to the area in 2 yrs. I can't get enough! I have declared to have at least 1 trip a year. I am going back in Sept with some friends. The area has tons of great roads to ride including the 555, 329, 144, 78, 312 - just pick a few and stay all day! The 555 is hilly and has the most twisties, but not like the infamous US-129/Dragon. Still a good challenge. I counted 312 curves from Barret S to the end which is aobut 30miles. Last year all the roads were pristine. This year they did some recent spot patching which led to asphalt gravel where it was coming up on the edges. Still, it was in pretty good shape, especially compared to MI. Due to the hilly nature of the area, you have to be careful when cresting a hill. Although I did not encounter any, farm equipment and the occasional horse and buggy may surprise you. Also be careful of the road signs. They are helpful due to the many blind corners over the hill or even on the downward side after cresting. You may see one rated at 20mph and find the rating much to slow for the curve, but I often found the 20mph applies to the 2nd or even sometimes a 3rd curve in a succession! I did find some other roads (144) a bit more beat up.
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Meatz
May 29, 2012
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
I just rode the Triple Nickel yesterday and I have to say it lives up to all the hype...great ride! It actually starts at Rt 7 (by the Ohio River) and rode it all the way through to Zanesville. In a lot of ways, it is more challenging than the Dragon. The Dragon's curves are more extreme (although 555 has some extreme ones of it's own) but the Nickel's got a lot of sharp hill crests where the road changes direction from where you think it's going to go; once you crest the hill. The road is also patched in a lot of spots, with the aforementioned cinder, especially between 78 and 37; which is about a 1/3 or more of the ride. I was hammering through it, but had to slow down through that stretch as it was just too risky to run hard. Fantastic scenery, low traffic, and a few small towns to pull off in. I can't wait to ride it again!
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