My friend and I had our Ducati's out west from Chicago back in May, 2012.
Schapville and Scout Camp Roads were both in great shape, well paved, 2 lane blacktop, mostly empty (and this was a Saturday/Sunday).
I know that it is posted as a 'sweepers' type of road and there are definitely some of those, but found most of the corners to be 'twisties'.
I plan on being back as much as possible.
- Joe T. Chicago, IL (8/10/12)
Scout Camp Road is closed about 3 miles north of Woodbine.
The bridge is torn out and there is no way to easily reconnect.
Not sure when the new bridge will be complete.
- Anonymous (7/27/11)
The ride along Schapville & Scout Camp Roads is an extremely fun and scenic ride.
The roads have a lot of fun corners, sweeping and slower speed, along with some very scenic views.
This is a great stretch of road by itself, but can be connected with other routes to Galena to offer much more.
I would definitely plan to go back and ride this one again.
- Rider from Naperville, IL (7/29/08)
From Woodbine take Scout Camp road north, which will twist through hilly farm country with some nice elevation changes.
As soon as you cross Apple River, look for Schapville Road on your left at the top of the rise.
If you miss the turn, Scout Camp becomes boring and straight.
Schapville Road winds through more of the same hilly territory that makes Stagecoach Trail so much fun, and adds sweeping curves to boot.
It ends on Elizabeth/Scales Mound Road, where you can go right to Stagecoach or left to get the big sweepers.
The circuit can't really be called high-speed sweepy nor twisty, but somewhere in between. Good stuff.
- Allen Stevens