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3.75 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.75
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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jan 31, 2008

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January 16, 2011
The trip is great ,although a challenge I think…
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December 30, 2008
I was through here in late Fall '08, and…
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Written Directions

From Snowshoe, WV, take route 66 east till it runs into route 28/92.

Scenery

Huge inclines and declines on hwy 66 east of Snowshoe Mtn. Snowshoe itself is a 6 mile climb to the top and twists and curves that will challenge even the best riders. I coasted down mostly. Beautiful log homes that implanted themselves in the side of the mountain and beautiful scenery. Nice streams usually follow the roads around Snowshoe. This road will challenge you, I promise!



Road Quality: 5

The roads are great for having all four seasons. Every so often you'll see some loose gravel on the tight turns, so be especially careful on the tight 20mph turns. And when it says 20mph, it means 20mph! Very little trucks except for the occasional timber truck. This area is not for leaning back and stretching out. It will challenge you and you will be leaning all the time. If you want to stretch out, follow hwy 33 or 220 near Petersburg, WV.

Roadside Amenities:: 2

Nothing but beautiful scenery. Hwy 66 east of Snowshoe is all forest, gas up when you get a chance. Go see Senaca Rocks. And fill up there. There is a cool bar/restaurant as well. Snowshoe has a gas station at the bottom of the mountain, can't miss it because everyone stops there. Marlinton is about 15 miles south of Snowshoe, this is a neat little town with ample refueling, shopping, and eating places. There is also a restaurant about 6 miles north of Snowshoe off hwy 219 (look for the bear). If you go to Snowshoe Freedomfest the 3rd weekend of July, join the guided tours. There are tons of bikes at this. Also, go on the ride and hike ride, it's well worth it.



Drive Enjoyment

The roads are great for having all four seasons. Every so often you'll see some loose gravel on the tight turns, so be especially careful on the tight 20mph turns. And when it says 20mph, it means 20mph! Very little trucks except for the occasional timber truck. This area is not for leaning back and stretching out. It will challenge you and you will be leaning all the time. If you want to stretch out, follow hwy 33 or 220 near Petersburg, WV.

Tourism Opportunities

Nothing but beautiful scenery. Hwy 66 east of Snowshoe is all forest, gas up when you get a chance. Go see Senaca Rocks. And fill up there. There is a cool bar/restaurant as well. Snowshoe has a gas station at the bottom of the mountain, can't miss it because everyone stops there. Marlinton is about 15 miles south of Snowshoe, this is a neat little town with ample refueling, shopping, and eating places. There is also a restaurant about 6 miles north of Snowshoe off hwy 219 (look for the bear). If you go to Snowshoe Freedomfest the 3rd weekend of July, join the guided tours. There are tons of bikes at this. Also, go on the ride and hike ride, it's well worth it.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

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Guest
January 16, 2011
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
The trip is great ,although a challenge I think is a bit of an overstatement.
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Guest
December 30, 2008
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
I was through here in late Fall '08, and there were several turns loaded down with spilled sand from transport to all the construction sites in the area. I almost dumped my ride off a turn in a spot where I may have been discovered by a future archaeologist.
Be alert and ride it for the scenery. It's a beautiful route, but one loaded with hazards thanks to all the construction equipment and materials transport in the area.
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Akumu
November 21, 2019
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
Very twisty and fun road especially doing it one way turning around and then going back the other way. However, there does seem to be a fair bit of traffic on this road the times that I was on it. Also, there is very light lines of gravel around certain bends. Nothing that would probably wreck you, but certainly give you a start. I don't know if that gravel is washout or from the edge of the road, but I would stick to this road on dry days and days after it hasn't rained. Other than that a thoroughly entertaining ride.
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