Fun road with a lot of sweepers and a couple of tight hairpins.
There is some repaving going on and in general the road is in good shape.
Pretty big elevation change and subsequent down hill grades (8-9%) for 2-3 mile run.
Be sure to check out Bear Notch Road which runs off the Kancamagus and connects to 302.
A must do road in the fall and be sure to watch for wildlife at dusk/night.
- Jay Osper (7/7/12)
Rode this road last weekend, scenic and beautiful, but if you're looking for sharp turns and real twisties, this is not the road for you.
It's got beautiful sweepers and light traffic during the week, but no hairpins.
I drove up from New York to ride this area, it was great, fall is approaching, road quality overall in the White Mountain Forest is just so so, quite bumpy most of the way.
Hurricane Mountain Road is worth riding too, like a roller coaster, but again, only a few hairpins, mostly sweepers.
- Dave (9/19/11)
New Hampshire's famous Kangamangus Highway.
- Ervin Connary (7/8/11)
If you like nature and the mountains, the Kancamagus Highway is a must see!
Motorcyclists relish the twists and turns as the highway climbs to almost 3,000 feet at the peak of Mount Kancamagus.
At dusk, beware of moose in the road.
- Barry Curtis (2/6/09)
A nice mix of twisties and sweeping turns with great scenery and plenty of overlooks to pull over for breaks or pictures.
Much of the Kancamangus has been repaved, but construction is ongoing in some sections.
The hairpin turn has been repaved, but loose gravel is a recurring problem now - it seems that cars are kicking it onto the road when cutting the corner too sharp - so take it easy on the first pass to ensure the corner is clear before leaning over harder.
There are no gas stations along the Kancamangus until you are well into Lincoln, past Loon Mountain.
- Rider from Somerswoth, NH (8/7/06)