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Clark County Scenic Loop

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By cameronacarson (5 McR Points) on May 08, 2012

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cassandraj
2 McR Points
September 7, 2014
I made a photo album public on Facebook of this…
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TWLarsen
2 McR Points
June 30, 2016
A friend and I make this ride almost once a week…
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Written Directions

From I5 take exit 9 NE 179th ST.Go Straight and Merge onto NE 10th ST. Take a Right at NE 99th ST. Follow signs marked along route "Clark County Scenic Drive North". It will take you back to start.

Scenery

The area is rich in large homesteads, history, trees, and intriguing geography. The loop provides good lessons in all these aspects, plus some outstanding riding as you wind your way over the rivers and through the woods. Excellent sights along the way including Cedar Creek Grist Mill and the Pomeroy Living History Farm.

Drive Enjoyment

Pavement is mostly new and in good condition. It's hard to find a straight line that lasts very long here. Tight corners? You'll love the west section. Endless lateral whoops? There's plenty to be found along the southern portion. Wide sweepers? Welcome to the northeast corner of the ride. Tough planning for road builders, good riding for motorcyclists!

Tourism Opportunities

Along the west side of the route lies the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Although the road is unpaved gravel to get down there. Historic sites include the Henry Heisson House, the Cedar Creek Grist Mill(well worth a stop), Allen House and the Cathlapotle Plankhouse. An excellent food spot in the La, Center stretch known as the Purple Bee Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and feature wholesome foods built on fresh ingredients, most obtained locally. Other places to eat along the way can be found in Amboy and Ridgefield.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

The ride can be enjoyed anytime, but it makes a great first spring ride or late fall ride when the colors are out. Because it's almost at sea level, the area's milder temps make it an available ride when higher elevations may be experiencing snow.

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cassandraj
September 7, 2014
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
I made a photo album public on Facebook of this ride that I did today. It was beautiful! Could be slow and sweeping or fast and technical, whatever you wanted to ride. Nick's is still open in Amboy. Downtown Battle Ground was cute. Moulton Falls also has a cool winery nearby if you're into that. And the Cedar Creek Grist Mill looked like a popular photo spot! Perfect weather, perfect roads, leaves were starting to change. I plan on doing this ride again in another week or two with a friend. Way cool. Also the route doesn't have to be a fixed A>B>C you could reverse the direction (starting in Woodland, WA where I ended), just follow the signs! I missed a turn in downtown Battle Ground and did some extra riding but it was all beautiful and only added about 10 mi to my ride. I didn't end up where I started, I ended up more north. Started at Clark County Amphitheater. Ended in Woodland. Spend about 2 hours tooling through and taking photos. The link is:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152673777085119.1073741829.648580118&type=1&l=85c0d568f5
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TWLarsen
June 30, 2016
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
A friend and I make this ride almost once a week. Very close to our homes, great weeknight get away for a couple hours. Fantastic ride, great scenery, good roads. Nick's in Amboy is most certainly open.
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Lassen
January 25, 2014
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
great little ride.. not to complicated.. note: Nicks in Amboy is closed..
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