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4.45 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.45
11 Reviews

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

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RavenRider
9 McR Points
September 18, 2014
One of the best MC roads in WA. Great sweepers…
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Big_Mike
457 McR Points
July 27, 2020
Nice day ride with the usual Western Washington…
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Written Directions

Written directions: The road starts in Castle Rock (exit 49 off I-5). From there just take Route 504 - "Spirit Lake Highway" east and up into the end point at the Johnston Ridge observatory.

Scenery

If you like rides that give you views of lakes & rivers, this will be a great ride for you as you'll see Silver Lake, Coldwater Lake, Spirit Lake, a few rivers. And to top it all off, amazing views of Mt. St. Helens and the destruction it caused from the Johnston Ridge Observatory.

Drive Enjoyment

If you like sweepers this is the place for you. Miles and miles of sweepers on nearly perfect road surface. The last little stretch up to the observatory has some tighter turns too.

Tourism Opportunities

You'll have access to a few places involving Mt. St. Helens and there are restaurants back in the town of Castle Rock, WA.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

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RavenRider
September 18, 2014
9 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
One of the best MC roads in WA. Great sweepers and scenery. I ride it often! Go mid-week or early in the day to beat the traffic. Stop at Parker's Restaurant in Castle Rock for an awesome burger, etc.
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Big_Mike
July 27, 2020
457 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Nice day ride with the usual Western Washington outstanding scenery.
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sproulx
November 17, 2020
95 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Rode it in May. Unfortunately got caught in a rainy ride going up. Then changed to snow once in the parking lot at the top. We quickly turnaround. Had to ride really carefully.
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