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4.33 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.33
3 Reviews

Apple House to Rt 50 via Morgan's Ford

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By CVO Dave (48 McR Points) on Nov 26, 2011

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The Wicked Noodle
April 22, 2018
We started at the 50 and rode it all the way to…
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SterlingRider
April 7, 2017
The bridge is currently being fixed and expect a…
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Written Directions

From exit 13 on Rt.66 (Near Linden, VA) 1. Head south on VA-79 S/Apple Mountain Rd toward VA-55 E/John Marshall Hwy 2. Turn right onto VA-55 W/John Marshall Hwy go 0.1 mi 3. Take the 1st right onto Dismal Hollow Rd/State Route 647 About 8 mins go 3.1 mi 4. Turn right onto Happy Creek Rd go 0.2 mi 5. Continue onto Morgan Ford Rd go 2.9 mi 6. Turn right onto VA-624/Stickley Ln Continue to follow VA-624 go 7.0 mi US-17/US-50/John Mosby Hwy? Ends near Milwood, VA.

Scenery

Dismal Hollow Rd/State Route 647 is a nice twisty road weaving under Rt66 heading toward 624 Happy Creek Rd. Once there it is a nice mostly straight with several Maximum Safe Speed corners of 10MPH. Along the way you will cross Morgans Ford. A low water bridge approximately 2' above the Shenandoah River (Although I've seen this bridge under 10' of water during heavy rain events)It is a one way bridge with a pull off on the near end for fishing and swimming. The remaining road is rolling hills with mountain views on each side of the road.

Drive Enjoyment

The bridge is usually a little rough but the rest is nice road.

Tourism Opportunities

The Apple House at the beginning of the trip has a nice restaurant and a store with local products. Gas Station next door.

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The Wicked Noodle
April 22, 2018
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
We started at the 50 and rode it all the way to Front Royal on the 624. My dad recommended it and we're so glad he did! Nice smooth ride with great scenery. I'm a new rider and had no trouble.
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SterlingRider
April 7, 2017
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
The bridge is currently being fixed and expect a long detour on the east side of the river which is another great route to join back up to Route 50. Many dirt and gravel unimproved roads on the east side of the river in this area for adventure bikers. Great fun on a honda 250 and my Triumph Tiger 800. Love this area for a ride and be sure to eat at the Apple Barn in Lindon. Grilled pastrami is best I have had.
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phopgood
June 5, 2012
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
This is great ride. Watch the speed limit in some sections along this route.
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