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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jan 31, 2008
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June 9, 2013
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Written DirectionsFrom Snowshoe, WV, take route 66 east till it runs into route 28/92.
SceneryHuge 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.