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Pennsylvania
State Route 125

A ridge-crossing route in ridge-and-valley country. Decent twisties in spots, especially for Pennsylvania. Beautiful farm countryside in between ridge crossings. Speed limits drop anytime a curve in sight, however.


Section Covered:
Tremont, PA to Shamokin, PA

Length:
40 km / 25 mi

Ratings:   Rankings:
Scenic Impact 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Overall Score: 7.1
Twistiness 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Fun-to-Drive: 6.5
Surface Quality 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Traffic 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rankings and ratings explained


PA-125 runs across ridge-and-valley country in east-central Pennsylvania, not far from Interstate-81. Although the ridges here are a faint, gentle echo of the big ridges of West Virginia and Virginia, there are still some fairly decent twisties where PA-125 crosses them. And, in the valleys between the forested ridge crossings, PA-125 undulates through some very pretty farm country.
Central PA farm country
Central PA farm country
A bit low...
The pavement quality throughout is very good, and traffic is moderate. The only real fly in the ointment is Pennsylvania's speed limit policy. Any sort of good twisty immediately brings on a white 40mph sign, something you would never see in surrounding states (e.g. NY, WV, VA, etc).
Central PA farm country
Sha-mokin!
Overall, a pretty nice route for Pennsylvania, but only average in the grand listings of twisty roads.
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Route Data - PA-125 Drive, Tremont to Shamokin
Start Time: 1:40PM
End Time: 2:20PM
Duration: 0h40m
Distance: 40.47 km (25.15 mi)
Average Speed: 60.7 km/hr (37.7 mph)
Start Elevation: 779ft (237m) *
Max Elevation: 1516ft (462m) *
Min Elevation: 658ft (200m) *
End Elevation: 713ft (217m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Total Elevation Gain: 2636ft (803m) *
Total Elevation Loss: 2698ft (822m) *
 
 
* : +/- 75 feet
Elevation Graph


[ Introduction & Day 1 | Day 2 - Journeying South | Day 3 - Exploring West Virginia | Day 4 - Dragon's Tooth and Yet More Twisties | Day 5 - Final Twisties and Drive Home | Related Presentation: The Dragon's Tooth Hike | Ranked Summary of Twisty Roads | PA-549 | PA-144 | WV-72 | WV-20 | WV-16 & VA-16 | VA-311 | WV-39 & VA-39 | US-250 | US-33 | PA-125 | Road Rankings Explained ]


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