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4 out of 5 Rider Rating 4
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By usagiyo11 (44 McR Points) on Sep 30, 2012

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Pounder
2 McR Points
June 1, 2013
Went out on an early Saturday morning after a…
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Akumu
2687 McR Points
January 7, 2017
I dare say it's better to 231 south all the way…
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Written Directions

In southwestern PA, near Washington, PA, start at the intersection of US 40 and Rt 221. The "S" Bridge @ US-40 E/ PA-221 1. Head northwest on PA-221 N/Green Valley Rd toward Julian Rd 1.6 mi 2. Turn right onto PA-221 N/Geen Valley Rd Continue to follow PA-221 N 0.8 mi 3. Turn right onto PA-221 N/Buffalo Creek Rd 3.2 mi 4. Turn left - Sawhill Covered Bridge 5.6 mi/ 9 mins (AS WITH MOST ALL COVERED BRIDGES, WATCH FOR THE GRAVEL RIGHT AT THE COVERED BRIDGE. It is a bridge to nowhere, so it is great for getting pictures of your bike with the bridge in it without fear of your bike getting run into as your taking the camera shot) 5. Head northeast toward PA-221 S/Buffalo Creek Rd 6. Turn left onto PA-221 N/Buffalo Creek Rd 2.7 mi 7. Turn left onto PA-231 S/N Rd Continue to follow PA-231 S 1.4 mi 8. Turn left to stay on PA-231 S 3.1 mi 9. Turn left to stay on PA-231 S 2.7 mi 10. Turn left onto Main St (Claysville) 9.9 mi/ 18 mins Here you can take an opportunity for gas at Exxon (head West on Rt.40) and if you wish you can grab the Interstate (I-70) which the on ramp is across from the gas station. 11. Head east on US-40 E/Main St toward Parcell St Continue to follow US-40 E 3.8 mi 12. Turn left onto PA-221 N/Green Valley Rd 0.8 mi/ 4.6 mi/ 6 mins Note: While in Claysville check out Brownlee Covered Bridge which is only 2 minutes and 1 mile away. Driving directions to McGuffey Community Park From Claysville, PA 1. Head southwest on Main St toward Green St 0.3 mi 2. Turn left onto PA-231 S/Bell Ave Continue to follow PA-231 S 0.2 mi 3. Turn right onto Beham Ridge Rd 0.5 mi McGuffey Community Park Donegal Township, Pennsylvania

Scenery

You'll see a couple one lane bridges and features a picturesque Covered Bridge. Pavement is good, watch for loose gravel and watch loose buckeyes in the fall. Scenery is nice farms and valley views from a top of the ridge. I have been on Rt. 231 and I have had a hawk follow me on it as I was cascading from a top the ridge to the valley and back up and down and up again , too cool. I recommend it to the Sport riders, not so much for the Cruisers. I dragged a buddy of mine on a Harley Sportster he was scrapping pegs, wasn't too thrilled.

Drive Enjoyment

The route is tight and technical with over seven 15 mph hairpin turns! Pavement is good, watch for loose gravel and watch loose buckeyes in the fall.

Tourism Opportunities

You're pretty much on your own with this one. But the Exxon is a good, and busy gas station with a convenience store. Just off the Interstate so it is easy access.

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231 & 221 Loop - Little Laguna
231 & 221 Loop - Little Laguna
231 & 221 Loop - Little Laguna
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Pounder
June 1, 2013
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
Went out on an early Saturday morning after a light rain. Traffic was very minimal. Very tight and technical with a lot of good elevation changes. There are some nice high speed sections as well. I like this run a lot.
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Akumu
January 7, 2017
2687 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
I dare say it's better to 231 south all the way to 18, then take 18 north back onto 221. It extends the loop, and extends it for the better, in my opinion.
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usagiyo11
July 28, 2013
44 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
Update 7/28 - Heads up they are doing some kind of construction in the area and the section between the S Bridge and the convenience store has fine dirt and pebbles in the center section of the road.

Also in my 3 years of riding this route I have never encountered Deer but I did twice on 231 so leave a little in the bag!

Still an amazing road worth riding if you live relative close (within an hour)
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