#19: Japanese Hollow Road • 6.6 mi • 1128 mi • gravel


I have no idea why this road is named Japanese Hollow, but I believe there are some cherry trees along the road. If you know the history, drop me a line.

I learned about Japanese Hollow as the namesake of OMTM’s excellent Japanese Hollow loop, which routes you up Japanese Hollow so you can go down the magnificent Pleasant Ridge descent.

Apart from its unusual name, Japanese Hollow is a similarly bucolic half-gravel road to its neighbors. It climbs up a nice valley with some scrubby trees — first gradually on pavement, then steep gravel. That’s really about it. Enjoy Pleasant Ridge!