Submit your on this road.
Rode this 3 days ago and it has new pavement in sections.
Two sweet 90 degree turns with well marked pavement and road signs.
Great sport bike road!
Enjoy the elevation changes an technical bits in between.
- Greg (7/31/13)
I rode this road 2 times in summer of 2012. I was not that impressed until after Coudersport.
My comments to my friends was the road was rough until just past the dead porcupine. From then on I was very impressed. I plan to ride it again in summer 2013 just because I can. Biggest problem is it is 2 hours from where I live.
- Corporal Howard (1/20/13)
I agree with Dean Macaskill, first part from Ceres to Coudersport is not very interesting.
At Shinglehouse, construction.
Had to be careful because of sand on pavement.
Stopped at Oil Museum.
Glad I gassed up in Coudersport.
As I peeled off Route 6 to 44 the route was rough with pothole patches.
But just before the dead porcupine it got better, then a few miles further, better again, then past Black Forest even better.
I went about 10 miles past Black Forest and came upon construction with a one lane road so I turned back to have supper at Black Forest Restaurant.
They are open year round and have lunches too.
Pricing not bad for location.
I took 144
up to Germania and Galeton.
What great scenery on both roads.
I am going again, soon.
I found the curves and hills suited me and my bike just fine.
One 10MPH piece made me say out loud ‘all right’.
- Ronald 'Corporal' Howard (8/25/12)
Planned to ride this route from Jersey Shore to Coudersport and back home to Clearfield, PA.
Really disappointed to find that it is closed a few miles north of Waterville.
Rode up 414 which was pretty bad.
Waited out a 2 hour rainstorm in Waterville and was slow going at times because of the road conditions.
Once place was down to just wide enough for a car with the rest of the road washed out.
Looking forward to riding the whole route 44 when the bridge is finished.
- Anonymous (6/5/11)
As noted below, the best section of PA-44 is the 30-40 mile stretch just south of Coudersport.
I would recommend that anyone taking PA-44 should also do a quick side trip to the Hyner View Lookout, it's a launch point for hang gliders and a place that offers a spectacular view!
Take PA1014, Hyner Road, for approx 4 miles to the Hyner View State Park entrance, turn left and go approx 3 miles to the lookout.
Hyner Road and the road to the lookout are an experience in and of themselves - well worth the trip - you wont be disappointed!
Bring your camera. Photos
- Brad Morgan (9/2/08)
I rode this route today and was initially disappointed until I got past Coudersport and things got more interesting in terms of interesting elevation changes and curves.
I rely on this site to take me away from the straight, police infested roads of Toronto, Ontario.
When I read twisty I want twisty all the way.
West Virginia in July certainly met the description.
I would agree with some other comments; that it provides a bit of everything.
I ride a K1200R BMW and ride well in excess of speed limits.
This road was vehicle free and the 35 mph corners can be taken very quickly while 25 mph corners were closer to what was advertised.
A good ride but not a great ride for sportbikes.
- Dean Macaskill, Toronto, Ontario (8/27/08)
Awesome road. Trees created a canopy over your head.
Some road work (what's summer without it), so beware of Workers Ahead.
Posted at 45 & that's a good speed for this road.
Gives you a chance to catch some of those overlooks that come on real sudden.
And I agree about the McConnell Country store.
Something for everyone.
My hubby was thrilled cause his last name is McConnell.
- J. Mc. (7/22/08)
What a great find...took this road on a whim, and so glad I did.
It rained hard the night before, so I didn't have the opportunity to really attack it.
A handful of deer at different points also factored into the more moderate speeds.
Excellent road, gorgeous scenery, and the folks at the country story (in Waterville) were great.
Can't wait to do it again!
- Anonymous (6/10/08)
Did a pre-ride for our upcoming overnighter, and I am so pumped that Route 44 offers everything any rider could want.
Scenic views, twisties, couple of switch backs, and very little car traffic.
With gas prices over $4.00/gallon, this is one of the best thrill rides per gallon PA has to offer.
Well worth riding at any price.
- Chris, Fairview, PA (5/26/08)
Just rode the mid-section of this road, Coudersport to Williamsport, on 9/5/07.
Beware; a large portion of it is fresh Oil and Chip with a significant amount of loose stone.
This section is right in the middle of the State Forests too, no where to exit.
Other than that, the road is fantastic and beautiful.
Make sure you gas up before you set out; there are very few stations along this road.
Oh, I also had to slow down for a black bear crossing!
You don't see that everyday!
- Nate Watson, Gettysburg, PA (9/7/07)
You are more likely to see more motorcycles on this road than cars.
Gas is hard to come by from Jersey Shore to Coudersport.
There is a general store in Waterville that has all three grades of gas and some pretty good chow.
- Anonymous (8/17/07)
Rode this route on Monday, June 18th.
Awesome!!! Two hours and we didn't see a car, but my buddy met a deer with his new Screaming Eagle Harley Dresser.
He is well, but about four thousand poorer.
We will ride this one again and again.
- Rider from Pennsylvania (6/24/07)
The post below on SR 44 was made on June 12th.
The day before, I crashed on it.
I was going north just past Daughenty Road, on the left hand part of the "S" turn.
The ambulance driver told me he had scraped up 3 other riders on the same corner in the past few months.
So be careful. Up until then, it was a fabulous ride. Lots of twisties.
GPS says we went from 700' altitude to well over 2000'.
Pay attention to the recommended speed signs on the turns and slow down even more if you've got a big touring bike.
- Rider from Toronto, Canada (7/16/06)
Yup! You heard right!!! 122 MILES of red road.
In reality, this road qualifies under any and all colors!
It is all you could ever want and MORE!!! A lot more!!!
Make sure you understand what you are getting into before you decide on this road for a nice afternoon jaunt.
It is like the energizer bunny of direction and altitude changes.
If storms are in the forcast, it is a real handful.
I am not sure if roads can get more fun, nor can views get much better.
Did I mention that it was 122 MILES LONG????!!!!
- The 'Two Wheeled Trucker' (6/12/06)