|Road to Ruin|
|Level Number||14 (Warp Room 3)|
|Number of crates||89 (13 in bonus, 36 on secret route)|
|Gem type||Power Crystal, Clear Gem (x2)|
|Previous level||Bear Down|
Road to Ruin is the fourteenth level in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back. It is somewhat similar to the ruin-themed levels from the first game, specifically Temple Ruins and Jaws of Darkness, though this time level takes place outside.
In order to gain this level's first gem, the player must break all the level's crates, which can only be achieved by using the secret warp in the level Diggin' It and entering through the 6th warp room. Although, with a bit of skill, it is possible to jump the gaping chasm via the standard entrance. The second gem can be collected along this level's death route.
- The level's name might be a reference to the 1978 Ramones album of the same name.
- As with Ruination, the third and final island from Crash Bandicoot 1 can be seen in the background of this level, an allusion to the 'ruination' of Cortex's empire, this island can be physically reached in Crash Bandicoot 2, albeit only in the form of a secret warproom, wherein the other two islands from the previous game can be seen also.