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4.25 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.25
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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jun 30, 2008

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January 12, 2010
this rout is a great ride. i live right off of 30…
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January 14, 2011
I am from Pa. and love the state, more freedom…
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Written Directions

Start at the North mountain Inn, 3636 Waggoner's Gap Rd, Carlisle, PA 17015, Follow Rt 74 North to Rt 274 West towards Blain for about 18-20 miles. Then take Rt 75 South towards Fannettsburg (in Fannettsburg stop at the Lakeside for a drink) Continue on 75 South to RT 30. Take 30 west towards Mcconnellsburg at the top of the Mountain is the Mountain Top bar, (this bar is very Biker friendly and the view is incredible). This will be the turnaround point. When leaving the mountaintop bar head East on RT 30, stay on Rt 30 east towards Chambersburg for about 25 miles. Once outside Chambersburg take Rt 233 north through Caledonia State park, continue to follow 233 north towards Pine Grove Furnace state park for about 8-10 miles. Continue to follow 233 North towards Newville. Once Outside of Newville take 944 east to 74 South. Trip ends where it began at the North Mountain Inn at 3636 Waggoner's Gap Rd Carlisle, PA.

Scenery

Scenery description: On this route there are many hills and valleys. You will be traveling through a couple state parks and farmland and the views are spectacular. The beautiful state parks that you will pass through or pass by are: Cowans Gap State Park, Caledonia State Park, and Pine Grove Furnace State Park.

Drive Enjoyment

Lots of twists and turns riding up the mountainside and some PA state parks. If you like incline riding then this is for you as you go up at least three mountains. These roads are very good quality very few pot holes if any.

Tourism Opportunities

Stop at the Mountain Top bar on Rt 30 for beautiful views and gorgeous bartenders.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

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

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Guest
January 12, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
this rout is a great ride. i live right off of 30 near fayetteville and love to ride the state parks. only thing i would say to change is to ride the ridge down to cowans gap lake. its a blast of a road and beautiful forests.
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January 14, 2011
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
I am from Pa. and love the state, more freedom than where I live now in Md. It is nice to be able to take off the "plastic hat" on a hot summer day and ride the back roads of Pa. This ride through Caledonia and on Rt. 30 up to Mountain Top is a very pleasurable ride, My wife and I do it offten, My favorite ride how ever was when I took Rt.15 N, Rt.6 W. to the Allegheny National Forrest Rt. 19 S to Pittsburgh to visit my mother and come back on Rt. 30 or Rt. 31. Try it , you will like it
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October 10, 2008
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
my husband(honda vtx 1300) and i(honda 750 areo) rode from ohio. we stayed in chambersburg and did the loop. we went to the mountian top bar the food was good, the owner cool, the view wonderful. Caution if you go through cowans gap- there are BEARS!!! one darted in front of us on the ride, its beautiful there but do the 30 mph speed, the curves make you want to go faster but don't. would reccommend trip.
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