Washington Forest Road 25 in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest is an often overlooked gem for motorcycle riders. Arguably the best Washington road for both curves and scenery, and with less traffic than the usually top rated Highway 2. One of the reasons that it may be less well-known among riders and writers is because it is closed until late June and only open during the summer thereafter. Its status can easily be checked on the National Forest web site here. The road gives access to the east rim of Mt. St. Helens (a not-to-be missed side trip) and has equally spectacular connecting roads to either I-5 via State Route 503 or to the beautiful Columbia Rivers Route 14 over the Wind River Highway. The road condition is superb -- lots of new pavement/tarmac -- and contrary to what some may think -- it is ALL paved.
Love to do this one when I'm getting squirrelly. Used to do it on the Street Glide I had with friends on sport bikes. But the bike is gone now and will be doing it as soon as my new Multistrada 1200 gets here! Very few cops(occasional presence), challenging twisties and scenery makes this one a must do. Especially in summer months
I nice high speed route including forest and coast sections, plenty of high speed stuff, but watch out for Mr Sheriff
Pleasant, relaxing, easy curvy road through nice surroundings.
Very nice sea views, sweeping corners and a few nice straights, very nice.