This ride, for stronger cyclists, passes farms and scenic views with a good climb to Mountain Lake. A break at Mountain Lake Hotel on top of Salt Pond Mountain is in order.
Starting Point: Newport town park baseball field located on SR 42, 1.3 miles east of junction with US 460.
Distance: 24.5 miles.
Terrain: Long climb.
|0.0||From the town park proceed to the left (west) on SR 42.|
|0.3||Turn right on SR 601.|
|1.1||Left on SR 604.|
|1.9||Right on SR 603.|
|3.6||Left on SR 602.|
|4.1||Right on SR 700, continue climb.|
|8.6||TOP! Left on SR 613, steep descent.|
|13.6||Cross US 460 and continue straight on SR 771.|
|16.7||Left on SR 730.|
|19.6||Right on US 460 to Maybrook.|
|20.6||Left on SR 783.|
|22.1||Left on SR 700.|
|22.3||Right on SR 604.|
|23.7||Right on SR 601.|
|24.4||Right on SR 42.|
|24.5||Congratulations, you are back to the baseball field parking lot.|
Public restrooms are available at the Mountain Lake Hotel. For general information and another route to the lake, see the description of the Mountain Lake ride.