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3.5 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.5
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Dunbar to Ohiopyle

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jun 30, 2009

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Guest
August 26, 2010
This road can be very fun, but you must keep an…
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Akumu
1629 McR Points
December 28, 2013
As mentioned, not a road that I would go out of…
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Written Directions

Start in Dunbar, PA and head southeast out of town on Furnace Hill Road. About 2.5 miles later, the road changes names to Dunbar Ohiopyle Road and you just stay on this as it takes you into Ohiopyle State Park and runs into route 381.

Scenery

The first couple miles are in the town of Dunbar. After that the road runs along side a trout stream then winds up the mountain with the road shaded by trees most of the way. At the top it opens up for a quick look over the hilltops then winds down past Cucumber Falls into Ohiopyle. You can't see the falls from the road, but there is a parking lot that is pretty well marked. The next falls is Ohiopyle, the Youghiogheny River flows over this one.

Drive Enjoyment

Pavement quality isn't the best, but this is a 45 mph ride. The turns can come up on you pretty fast so take you time. There is one turn that is pretty sharp. Much more fun going up the mountain than down.

Tourism Opportunities

As you leave the town of Dunbar the road runs along several miles of a 'catch and release fly fishing only' trout stream. When you get to the top of the mountain you can tour Kentuck Knob, also known as the Hagan House, built as a private residence. It was designed by the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. This neighbors the Ohiopyle State Park. The park does have camping. At Oiopyle you can rent bicycles and ride the Yough River Trail, take a whitewater rafting trip, Kayak, hike the many trails, or just look at the natural beauty of the river. Not far from Ohiopyle is Falling Water, another Frank Lloyd Wright creation. For other destinations in the area visit http://www.laurelhighlands.org/.

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Guest
August 26, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
This road can be very fun, but you must keep an eye out for others while riding on it. Living around this area, and riding this road quite often, I've seen numerous accidents involving motorcycles, and ATV's being hit by automobiles driving in the wrong lane. Just be careful.
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Akumu
December 28, 2013
1629 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
As mentioned, not a road that I would go out of my way for, but a pretty decent 'connector road' to get down into Ohiopyle. You do have to watch out for other cars, and the road surface could be better. Want a scare? Ride this road at dark like I did... My god, not a street lamp for miles on this narrow~ish road and I was about ready to jump out of my skin.
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Guest
August 10, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Growing up in Dunbar, I beleive I overlooked the 'motorcycle road' feel for it. I still ride it every time I go see my parents and is a decent road. I concur that there are a few turns that sneak up on you (this coming from someone who has ridden it countless times) While I wouldn't go out of my way just to ride it, I would recommend it if you're in the area.
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