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
Not a road that I would go out of my way for, but a pretty decent 'connector road' to get down into Ohiopyle. You do have to watch out for other cars, and the road surface could be better. Want a scare? Ride this road at dark like I did... My god, not a street lamp for miles on this narrow~ish road and I was about ready to jump out of my skin.
In Pennsylvania we don't have dragons and crap like that. Even our snakes aren't very powerful. So we must settle for the dreaded...wait for it...GARTER SNAKE! Bane to house mice everywhere! (And inattentive cruiser riders.)A very over-looked road in the grand scheme of things for Pennsylvania. It has a road or two that parallels it that are also good, but not as good as this. Last time I was on it the road was clean and clear with nary a worry about drama, due to road surface.The stretch between Inglesmith and Clearville is the best part. Beyond that, headed north to Everett...not so much.
Short, but an insane silly road that has you feeling you're going to drive off of the road. Serious gradients here, folks.
For such a short ride it packs a bit of a punch. Even with the 25/35 speed limit you can't go much faster because the damned turns are so hard. Twisties, off camber twisties, steep up/downhill twisties, steep up/downhill off camber twisties and some sweepers thrown in for the cherry on top. I liked it quite a lot for such a shorty, and it sets you up great for 209 North, which I recommend doing, for 'The Rattler.' Face it, assuming you're coming in from 40 (West or East) what would you rather do? Slab it to 209 North, which looks like a very boring part, or take this little monster?