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3 out of 5 Rider Rating 3
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Cavanal Hill Road (AKA CO Rd D1340)

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By MCR Contributor (952 McR Points) on Nov 26, 2011

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Stalephreak
160 McR Points
August 26, 2016
This road is terrible! On an adventure bike,…
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cstrac
July 2, 2013
I went out of my way today to hit this route. It…
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Written Directions

The closest starting point town is Poteau, OK. From Poteau, take Witteville Drive northwest as it leads you under the Cavanal Scenic Expressway. The road will wind a bit and come to a fork in the road where you will need to veer left (there will be a lake on the left) ... here is where you get on Co Rd D1340 (Caval Hill Rd) and start your route. Just take it to the top of the hill ... about 5 miles total.

Scenery

It's the highest hill in the world so the views are all spectacular. Two good spots for photo ops.

Drive Enjoyment

The pavement is rough in spots. You've got to have a pair between your legs to tackle this steep and twisty road - it ain't no interstate! Once you start the route (where you veer to the left at the fork in the road) - you'll pass a small lake on your left and then hold-on 'cause the ascent begins right after that! This is NOT for the faint of heart or unskilled! Weenies can stay at home!

Tourism Opportunities

There's a picnic table at the top and nuthin but rocks and trees to break your fall if you lose it and go too wide in a turn.

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Cavanal Hill Road (AKA CO Rd D1340)
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Cavanal Hill Road (AKA CO Rd D1340)
Cavanal Hill Road (AKA CO Rd D1340)
Cavanal Hill Road (AKA CO Rd D1340)
Cavanal Hill Road (AKA CO Rd D1340)
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Stalephreak
August 26, 2016
160 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
This road is terrible! On an adventure bike, this road would be okay. On a sport bike, it's just dismal. Road quality is just awful, and unforgivably so. Considering how close it is to Talihina, the view isn't justified by the pothole dodging.
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cstrac
July 2, 2013
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Motorcycle Type : Other
I went out of my way today to hit this route. It was definitely difficult. Some pretty steep/sharp turns which wasn't helped by the poor road quality. With that said, the view was pretty phenomenal.
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