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: 27.4 miles.

Terrain: Long climb.

Mile Directions
0.0 From the town park proceed to the left (west) on SR 42.
1.3 Cross US 460 and continue straight on SR 605.
7.6 Right onto SR 682.
10.0 Left onto SR 730.
10.7 Right onto SR 772.
13.8 Cross US 460 and continue straight on SR 613.
18.8 TOP! Right onto SR 700.
23.3 Left onto SR 602.
23.8 Right onto SR 603.
25.5 Left onto SR 604.
26.3 Right onto SR 601.
27.1 Left onto SR 42.
27.4 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.