íve ridden this road twice in conjunction with Route 125 and itís definitely one of the scariest roads Iíve ridden down.
One of the most impressive features is the two hairpin turns, one going uphill and one going back down the hill.
Careful, because itís very easy to run too wide on these turns, but luckily there is a slight shoulder on this road in case you mess it up.
Thereís also no houses, just trees and traffic is very minimal because the road doesnít seem to have any purpose other than being extremely fun.
The pavement is excellent and the scenery is cool, but I doubt youíll be paying attention to the trees.
Overall itís a great ride, and to me itís worth the 2 hour drive to get there.
- Bike: 2008 SV650sf (9/28/13)
KOA campground & restraurant to the east on 443.
This winds up and down, over mountains. has hair pin turns.
North end @ stop sign @ tower city head west.
Nice long road along side of a long dam/no houses.
Ending north of Harrisburg.
- Alton Neidlinger (2/26/10)
Smooth windy road through the Appalachians.
- Rider from Schuylkill Haven, PA (2/25/09)
I take this road every time I'm in the area because its a real blast!
The preferred way to tackle this road is from 443 to 325, because most of the really good twisties and tight corners you encounter are on your way UPHILL.
This road provides extreme elevation changes and tight, peg scraping switchbacks.
The grooved surface in some corners is a bit annoying because it can shave-down floorboards like a cheese grater.
It's too bad this road is so short.
- Brad Morgan (7/26/07)
Sometime in early 2006 PENNDOT grooved many of the tighter & steeper sections about midway on the southern slope.
Now it's like driving over an open-grate bridge only more dangerous.
Watch out if wet....oil is abundent.
This road should be passed up for safety.
- Rider from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (7/17/07)
Goldmine Road is a short but scenic road with several sweeping turns and views of the valleys from the summit.
This road may be combined with the twisty part of PA-125 by going north through Tower City.
- John Garner (7/3/07)
This road has it all, scenic, sweeping turns, and twisty.
Located just north of Harrisburg off Route 443, it runs over 2 mountains to Route 325 just south of Tower City.
No restaurants, gas, anything else, just a great ride!
- Rider from Lewisberry, Pennsylvania (5/17/07)