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.
|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.