Twisty Redwood Ride + ADD NEW ROUTE
5 in California California22 Miles Miles
By Two Wheels Tebo
on August 1, 2009
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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.
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.
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. :).
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..
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