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: 24.4 miles.
Terrain: Long climb.
|0.0||From the town park proceed to the right (east) on SR 42.|
|0.3||Turn right on SR 601.|
|1.1||Left on SR 604.|
|2.5||Right on SR 700.|
|4.0||Continue left on SR 700 when SR 602 intersects from right.|
|8.5||TOP! Left on SR 613, steep descent.|
|13.5||Cross US 460 and continue straight on SR 772.|
|16.6||Left on SR 730.|
|19.5||Right on US 460 to Maybrook.|
|20.5||Left on SR 783.|
|22.0||Left on SR 700.|
|22.2||Right on SR 604.|
|23.6||Right on SR 601.|
|24.3||Left on SR 42.|
|24.4||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.