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Thompson Ridge Rd. ("the little Blue Ridge")

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jan 31, 2007

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September 5, 2010
09/05/10 - I normally take 33 down to 374 to 180…
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August 17, 2009
The first time I rode the Thompson Ridge Road I…
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Written Directions

The route starts in Laurelville Ohio. Head east out of Laurelville on County Road 36 which is also called Thompson Ridge Road. Stay on this for about 7.5 miles and it will run into State Route 374 where you want to take a right. Take 374 for about 5.5 miles and it will T into State Route 664. Take a left onto the combined Rt 374/664 as it takes you east/southeast. After about 2 miles, 374 peels off and heads south but you want to stay on Rt 664 as it takes you through Blackjack and in to the end point of Logan, OH.

Scenery

Blue Ridge type views to Rock house at 374, down hill run to Big Pine, it follows the creek bottom to 664. Rocky bluffs, streams caves etc. Runs right through the Hocking hills area ... you'll drive through the Hocking State Forest. You also may see some wildlife so WATCH OUT FOR DEER AND OTHER WILDLIFE, BE CAREFUL.

Drive Enjoyment

All twisty curvy roads. For the most part 2 lane paved roads, watch for gravel on the right hand turns.

Tourism Opportunities

Restaurants at the beginning and end. Rest stops in the parks. Hocking State Forest ... check out their very informative website .

Many local craft shops and flea market where 664 ends at Rt 33. The route ends at Lake Logan State Park ... check out their website as well.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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Guest
September 5, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Sport
09/05/10 - I normally take 33 down to 374 to 180 turn right and follow that to 664 turn left and follow that past old mans cave and you will end up back at 33. Great ride, great area, but watch out for other cars animals and police, they are starting to patrol that area more this year than i have ever seen in the last 19 years of riding those roads. 374 has new pavement this year, but you still need to watch for gravel.
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August 17, 2009
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The first time I rode the Thompson Ridge Road I also saw the similarity with the Blue Ridge Parkway. Although short, it is a close drive from Columbus and is a nice reminder of the BRP. This is especially nice in October during midweek when the leaves are colorful and there is little other traffic. [Any road in this general area with the name "Ridge", "Creek", "Run", or "Hollow" is going to be a good ride.
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