This is a great ride up the Cumberland Gap to New Castle.
- Rider from Bluefield, WV (10/17/11)
Great ride, lived in this area for years, but this is a hidden gem.
The section from Newport to New Castle is amazing.
- Cline Hall (10/11/11)
Scenic road with a few sweepers but nothing technical.
Below crossing 100 there are few gas stops until you get to 16.
Gorgeous ride from 100.
- Trip Rodgers (9/3/10)
SR 42 is one of the most scenic roads I've ever ridden.
There are a few sweepers, just enough to keep it interesting.
SR 42 follows the Holston River for many miles.
There are some of the most beautiful Amish farms I've ever seen along the valley with plenty of wildlife and deer, be careful.
There is hardly any traffic.
My friend Charles Mason and I regularly ride this road because of the scenery.
As far as skill is concerned its an easy ride, what this road does provide is some of the most lovely farming scenery you will ever see.
Riding SR 42 is almost like traveling back in time when life was a lot more simple and less hectic.
Slow down and enjoy the ride.
- Mike Shelton (8/29/10)
Really has it all; beautiful scenery, high speed sweepers, and real tight twisties.
- Rider from Bluefield, WV