West Virginia Route 72 - Hambleton, WV to just past Red Creek, WV

Star Ratings
3 star route rating
Corners : 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0
Straights : 1 star route rating Motorcycle Road1.0
Scenery : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Road Surface : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Visibility : 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.0
Police Presence : green 1 Motorcycle Road1.0
Hazards : green 5 Motorcycle Road5.0

Route Added By : Akumu
Date : March 13, 2021
Length : 27 kms / 16.8 miles
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Road Type : Rural
Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended
March 13, 2021 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

High alert mode here, folks. This section of 72 is 1.5 lanes in many spots. Gravel is a thing, cars coming the other way, though rarely, is a thing and the edge of the road is a thing. That said, all of these 'things' also make the road so fun.

HOWEVER, if you don't think you can handle all of those twisties then draw up this road on Google Maps and look up WV County Route 26 'River Rd' that parallels this road. It also is 1.5 lanes, but it's practically straight as an arrow and will let you bypass the insanity for 85% of the road.

I recommend you try both methods to see which you like best. (The video is all 72, no River Rd.)

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  • Akumu
  • 2010 Kawasaki Concours 14
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