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.
It's not a boring road. It's not crazy exciting, but if you're in the area it might be worth a look-see. The scenery is standard fare for that area of West Virginia. Hills and valleys with woods on either side...no mountains, though.
The patch work along much of this road means that you can't really ride a too spirited of a pace, but it's not too bad. Also, it's not always like that, so when the surface does get better you can move a little faster.
This goes through 1 small town. Other than that there is precisely nothing on Rosedale Rd.
Far be it for me to recommend slab, but what a piece of pavement this one is. This freshly built road is pure eye candy, from what I've seen between Moorefield, WV and Mount Storm, WV. Parts of the road are blown straight through mountains, parts are built of bridges that are thousands of feet up, and in many parts you can see the road a mile ahead of you...and it's not a straight path to get there. Bravo to the designers of this beauty.Fresh, new pavement that is completely flawless and much of it is less than a year, two or 3 old. Everything about this road speaks to them taking their time, doing it right and with much care.No amenities on the sides of this road. Mount Storm has pretty much nothing, either. If you want amenities you'll want to stop in Moorefield, WV or one of the bigger exits on this road.
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.)
To be clear, this route is already up in a Dennison, OH to Fairmont, WV capacity. However, because it 'starts' in Dennison it doesn't show up when you browse roads in West Virginia. So, I'm building this route to start and end in West Virginia, so that it shows up when you select the state 'West Virginia'
That said, this is one of the greats. From out of Moundsville down to Hundred this twisty bastard just goes and goes and goes. The layout is so damned good.
The bad news is that the pavement is getting sketchy in spots. Particularly between where it meets 88 (up north) to Cameron. Even then there's still spots south of Cameron where the side of the road is slipping away, so watch yourself.
Hilly road with sweepers, twisties and some straights. You're in luck, as of this posting in October 2020 this road was freshly paved for the majority of it.
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Dayton Ohio to Fayetteville the scenic route!
Hellbender plus portions of other roads
Amazing road with lots of great twisties. The seven mile stretch spanning the state line with West Virginia rivals the "Tail of the Dragon" for twisties. The road condition is mostly excellent.
Great corners and great views!
rte 16 from 64 to 52
Awesome curvy roads , lovely views just a all together great short ride
Nice road trip in to WV and back
Fantastic curves and mountains with light traffic all the way. The best section is once you get on 311.
Road surface a bit patchy in places and road can be hard to follow but there are some nice curves and scenery.
Low volume of traffic, decent surface, nice selection of turns = nice ride.
Decent surface with many easy sweeping corners.
Nice road with some good corners
Simply amazing combination of a large number of many different types of turns and virtually no traffic. This is a MUST for riders visiting this area.
One particular section of this ride has a many successive sweepers and is really good fun. The rest is varied turns.