A good road that would be better with newer pavement, as of 5/2021. You go up to above 5,000 feet, so be prepared for a temperature drop, if you're on a motorcycle. The traffic is fairly light, though there seems to be a fair amount of people at the top.
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What a road. Twisties, scenery, perilous drops, a waterfall and nice houses etc. This road was a real treat. It keeps you on your toes while at the same time wowing you with everything around you. Attack it, within reason because this is a mildly residential area, or just putz around and see the sights. Whatever type of riding you do, you can get it done with a smile on your face on this road...
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I view this road as high risk, high reward. It has twigs, branches a downed limb or two and dirty sides, but the road SURFACE (the actual pavement) is smooth and the twists just keep on coming.
I did this road in a car and had zero problems, but those on a motorcycle may wish to take care. Perhaps the road will be cleaned up when you visit it? It wasn't just 'stuff blown down from a storm' type of neglect, but seemingly accumulated neglect, so be careful.
Challenging corners, some good straights, wonderful scenery, keep an eye on gas gauge! Few peg scrapers, and...deer!
This route starts off in a quiet residential area, so keep it composed for the locals, and as you wind up the ridge you climb into more scenic area. You do shave a few degrees of temperature off, as I wouldn't be surprised if this was one of the highest points near or around Wayne Nation Forest East. Probably best viewed in October, as it was fairly lifeless in early April.This road rates a 3, because some areas were a 5 and some were a 3. The road can have some spill over white rocks from cars and trucks kicking them out onto the road after an incomplete repair work. (They should really tar those rocks so that they don't kick out.) For a small while there may be some white dust from a Marcellus area nearby, but it doesn't last long. All in all it's certainly paved well enough to ride on, but if you're going south to north watch the right side of the road around right hand turns for loose gravel. (This is only a concern for a mile or two.)I have torn Wayne National Forest (East) apart since 2013 looking for the best roads, all of which are on this site, and others. Enjoy! Subscribe to my YouTube channel, if you're interested in more like minded videos in the SW PA, SE OH and WV areas www.youtube.com/AkumuX