Submit your on this road.
I recently purchased a 2010 Electra Glide Ultra Classic.
A upgrade from my DYNA and a noticeable difference for sure.
My girlfriend and I decided to take a few days off work and cruise the White Mountains.
At one Inn we stayed at in Jackson the masseuse told my girlfriend that we should try the Hurricane.
Now picture this.
A full dresser bike loaded with all our clothes and riding two up and I'm still feeling this big bike out.
We hit the Hurricane while the road was soaked from the morning rain but what was worse was all the spring buds falling off the trees on the road.
Needless to say I was a bit concerned at times especially on that hairpin turn.
I knew if I stalled out we'd probably fall over.
But after we finished, we both had a lot of satisfaction because we now had bragging rights.
Sure was beautiful and a bit scary at the same time.
- Bill from Niantic, CT and Elizabeth from Toronto (6/13/13)
Non bikers can enjoy this road too, I've driven it four fun times,
But this time, it was mid-morning, I encountered four other cars coming in the opposite direction.
Two actually stopped, the other two were driving as fast and as hard as I was and nobody gave an inch nor slowed down.
I've pushed my Nissan Max and my luck for the last time on this road, as apparently I am not the only idiot out for fun on this special stretch of mountian road.
- Joe (10/18/12)
Ran this on my HD FLHTC (Electro Glide) 2nd gear and mostly engine brake.
It was good to hit Chatham and rip up to Evans Notch. Good day moose too!
- Manny (8/25/12)
If you like a challenge, this road is for you.
A bit bumpy and not for the faint of heart.
Steep fast turns. Bearly enough room for 2 cars.
I did Deals Gap (Tail of the Dragon) last year and I like this better.
- Nick Niquette (7/29/12)
I had not ridden this road since the early 80ís in a car.
Used it then, as the back way into the Fryeburg Fair.
Drove it on a Kawi Nomad for the first time in July, 2012.
The roadís only a little wider than a driveway.
Has more than a few frost humps too.
Itís not for the in-experienced motorcycle rider.
Having a back-seater makes it very difficult.
There are a lots of 'cruising' roads in this area, but this is not one of them.
Veteran riders will find it challenging and thrilling.
But, the fun will begin when itís done!!!
- 'Puckoach' (7/9/12)
Hurricane Mountain road is a miniature version of Passo di Gavia in Italy. Gavia is just like this, only itís about 20 miles longer, with about 50 hair pins instead of 1.
- Anonymous (10/21/11)
I have ridden the Hurricane many, many times and always found it a rush.
Be ready for some downshifts (into 1st gear) and reducing radius turns.
The best part is to stop on top and watch the faces on other riders as they go by, most smiling but some with white knuckles.
My personal favorite was the guy and his family reaching the top in the Surbaban towing a 30 ft. Airstream, his face was bright red and his wife was yelling at the top of her lungs, I don`t think they will take that route home.
- Glenn Stewart (2/5/11)
I just road the 'Hurricane' last weekend both directions west to east and east to west.
Man, technical doesn't begin to describe it.
I loved and was petrified all at the same time.
West to east was the better ride I thought, but the most difficult.
Of course I had no Idea what to expect, so that may have made the ride back a little easier.
Don't wait till too late in the day as the sun was right in our eyes on the east to west.
Blind corners , blind hills, narrow roads.
I should have gotten at least a tee shirt when I completed the 'Hurricane'.
Try it, you'll talk about it for weeks.
Just be careful, especially if you are carrying precious cargo!
- Anonymous (9/22/10)
Just did this in July, 2010 and it changed my life!
By the time we got to the end (not long enough!) I had the biggest ear-to-ear grin ever -- I've not stopped dreaming about it since.
This might not be the road for those of you on cruisers though or those who don't enjoy a ride that's a bit more technical.
At the end of the road we pulled up to turn around and do it the opposite direction and stopped to chat with a guy on a Goldwing who had just finished it.
He had bottomed out 4 or 5 times (but still loved it).
It's everything I've ever wanted though (I ride a Bonneville) - very tight curves coming at you one after another and some tight steep switchbacks with sharp quick climbs.
Keep the gear low and enjoy!
The pavement seemed fairly new and was nice and smooth.
Oh, I should note, we did this on a late Wednesday morning so traffic was at a real low point.
I would think twice about doing it on a weekend when that area is inundated with tourists.
- Nancy (8/23/10)
Just got back from a 5 day motorcycle trip thru New Hampshire.
Had a great ride but feel that a warning should be posted about the Hurricane Mountain Road.
It is probably one of the most dangerous pieces of mountain road that I have ever ridden.
The road is not wide enough for two vehicles to pass,
The drop off on each side was 4 to 8 inches.
Also found out that it is rather popular for sports car events on the back side.
I would definately caution riders to be aware of oncoming traffic and there is absolutely no room to pass without one or the other giving right of way.
Should be restricted to one way.
- Terry (8/10/10)
We rode this road on August 15, 2009, 5 bikes, two lady riders, and by the end you should have seen our grins.
Pure riding pleasure and, except for a bump or two, the road surface is like new.
If you are ever in this area with your bike, you MUST ride this road, it's only about five miles right over the mountain and takes not long at all, so no excuses allowed.
Ride it, you'll LOVE it.
Keep the shiny side up and the rubber side down! Ride Safe.
- Karen (8/20/09)
I grew up in Gorham just up the road and reading about all of these exploits brings back some serious memories of hanging on my little CL360 back in the 70's.
Back then the road was paved but rampant with frost heaves and major damage from truck hitches or differentials.
Due to the rough nature, you had to be really careful about unweighing the bike in a transition to keep traction on the rough stuff.
How I would love to take my Ducati through there these days and see what she can really do!
Keep it safe and God bless.
- Anonymous (5/29/09)
Wow!!! what a ride.
My husband & I were in a GMC truck going up this road.
Barely enough room for two cars to get by each other, but we did manage.
It was great to see part of Maine once we reached the top.
Going down was something else.
My husband's leg was very tired once we were at the end from stepping on the brake all the way.
We will do it again when we are in the area.
- Michelle (9/21/08)
Lots of fun on this little mountain road, almost as fun as Hurricane Road in Keene, NY...but better pavement (now that it is newly paved).
- Tstrom in NH (6/13/08)
The Hurricane Mountain Road is a little piece of the Alps right in New Hampshire.
Enjoy it, but it is very technical.
It is very narrow, with real switchback turns on the west end and incredible, steep pitch changes on the eastern slope.
The speed limit is 20 MPH, no foolin'!
Nice easy hike can be had on the Black Cap Trail which leaves from the gravel parking lot at the height of land (if you enjoy hiking).
Looking east from the top you can see Upper and Lower Kimball Ponds in Maine.
Have fun but be careful.
This road is probably not a good choice for timid riders.
- Jeff, MSF RiderCoach, Bartlett, NH (6/12/08)
This road was a blast.
So short I rode it back and forth twice.
I actually stood up some going east to see over the little humps.
Oncoming traffic just part of the fun.
- S. Proctor (1/3/08)
There was a group of us that went for a ride and was brought on this road.
Half the group it was described to and half the group didn't hear about it.
But we sure did experience it.
My one recommendation is that if you are planning on riding this road, know what you are doing.
The on coming 4-wheel traffic don't always know how to drive on a narrow, steep, curvy road like that, which makes it that much more of a challenge for a motorcycle driver.
I was one of the riders that didn't know what to expect on this road.
If I had, I would not have gone.
We all made it, but I was shaking from the tips of my hair down to my toes when we hit Conway.
This road is a 15% grade and very curvy, extremely narrow, and lined with trees.
I met a red truck on a 45 degree turn with just enough room for my bike upright, no leaning into the turn.
Another bike with us was going around a corner and had to pull his bike up and the van was still about 6 to 8 inches from hitting his handle bars.
The person that took us on that route knew exactly how the majority of us felt after that and there was very few that would take that route again.
Adrenaline rush, you bet.
- Anonymous (10/1/07)
This little road is worth driving for.
We just returned home from an 8 day ride through Quebec, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, and returned home to Ontario.
This road was the highlight of the trip!!!
- Kevin (07/17/07)
I have ridden quite a bit in the North Country/White Mountains but this 'litte gem' of a road, recently recommended by a local rider, was absolutely incredible!
My lady and I rode it in the company of a few friends in both directions (several times) in August 2006.
It is a 'must do' if you are in the area.
Be very cautious though as the combination of curves and steepness (and occasional oncoming 4 wheeled vehicle) will require all your skill and attention.
IMHO it is best enjoyed from west to east.
After coming across the state border into Maine be sure to continue North on Hwy 113 back to Hwy 2.
This is a scenic relaxing ride through the woods.
A great "wind down" after Hurricane Mountain Road. Enjoy!
- Rob Cross (10/3/06)
Rode it Sunday, September 17.
If you like it on the wild side you will love this road.
- Rider from Derry, NH (9/18/06)
Steep, recently re-paved mountain road, tightest turns on Intervale side (western end).
Relatively unknown by the masses.
- Rider from Andover, MA