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4   in California California22 Miles Miles

By Two Wheels Tebo
on August 1, 2009

5.0out of 5

8 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Take Hwy 101 to the Hwy 1 Junction and the Town of Leggett, CA. From there just head West (the only direction you can go on Hwy 1 from that point. The twisties start very soon after you get onto the North End of Hwy 1 and continue for about 22 miles to Hardy, CA. Once you get to Hardy, you have two choices, turn around and have that fun all over again, or ride down the coast on Hwy 1 until you get to Fort Bragg, and take Hwy 20 back to the East to Hwy 101. To make the loop from Leggett on (Hwy 1), to Hardy (Hwy 1), to Fort Brag (Hwy 1), then taking Hwy 20 from Fort Brag to Willits, and back to Legget via Hwy 101 is about 178 miles. But even that is a beautiful ride every inch of the way.

Scenery

If you love BIG Redwood trees, beautiful green forests, creeks, ferns and rays of sunshine streaking through the trees and illuminating the forest floor, this is the ride for you.

Road Quality

This section of Hwy 1 is in very good condition. It is smooth, has nicely banked corners and is the ultimate in twisty. As far as I'm concerned, it's one of the Deals Gaps of West Coast. If you love twisty, this is your new favorite road. If you're in the market for a new favorite road. :).

Roadside Amenities

On this 22 mile stretch of road there is NOTHING but beautiful mountains, trees, creeks, ferns, views and vistas. Oh this is the amenities section? Well I had to tell you the other stuff or there wouldn't have been anything to write in this box cause there are NO amenities between Leggett and Hardy. And I don't remember if there was much of anything in Hardy either. Note: There are various camp ground and RV parks along Hwy 1, but nothing in that 22 miles stretch between Leggett and Hardy..

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Guest
on October 5, 2010 4 out of 4 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

I rode Deals Gap in April on my Beemer. I have ridden this stretch of highway many times, the most recent in July and it is absolutely the closest thing to the Dragon of any road in Calif, including the "Mini Dragon" on highway 49 which I ride quite often. Riders, this piece of road is the real thing in twists and turns, there is no better anywhere.

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By Guest
on February 10, 2010 2 out of 3 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Excellent! Early morning had very little traffic. 4 wheel tourists and motorhomes tend to come over the line frequently and locals really seem to fly. Planning to include this route in our next ride up the coast.

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By EWalterG
on July 5, 2016 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2013

Motorcycle Make Harley Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

Nice ride, Route 20 is moderate twisty and very good pavement, US1 is very scenic and moderate pavement. US101 is not twisty, good pavement. Overall a very nice ride.

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By Guest
on May 9, 2014 1 out of 2 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Harley Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

I have ridden all 50 states and this stretch rates in my top 10. In my estimation, it beats the Tail, simply because on this road, you can start on the PCH, ride the closest thing to the Tail you will find anywhere, then end up riding the Avenue of the Giants thru the Redwoods. Five Star all the way!

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By Guest
on November 24, 2009 1 out of 3 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Triumph

Motorcycle Type

The best road I have ever ridden.

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By Guest
on October 5, 2010 0 out of 3 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year

Motorcycle Make

Motorcycle Type

I rode Deal Gap in April on my Beemer. I have ridden this stretch of highway many times, the most recent in July and it is absolutely the closest thing to the Dragon of any road in Calif, including the "Mini Dragon" on highway 49 which I ride quite often. Riders, this piece of road is the real thing in twists and turns, there is no better anywhere.

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By Guest
on March 17, 2010 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make OTHER

Motorcycle Type Other

Drove it in my wife's Mini when we took hwy 1 all the way up the coast. It was the most fun stretch of road I have ever been on, hands down. The central coast portions were fun, but the cliffs kinda detract from the pure enjoyment of whaling on the corners. I dream of the next chance I get to carve this run one more time.

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By Guest
on September 20, 2009 0 out of 3 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I'll second that. Legget to Rockport is an awesome ride. From Rockport to Stinson Beach is just as fun, maybe a little more dramatic in some places.

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