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4 out of 5 Rider Rating 4
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By JonB52 (36 McR Points) on Oct 04, 2017

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JonB52
36 McR Points
December 3, 2017
Great road but go slow and be careful of potholes
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Orions_Owl
2 McR Points
July 18, 2018
I was on this road today, thought I'd just add an…
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Written Directions

Start in Ferndale, CA and head south on Mattole Road. Follow the road through Capetown, Petrolia, Honeydew, Bull Creek and wind up in Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

Scenery

This is an amazing road for scenery. It starts through rolling hills and through occasional wooded areas before it runs down along the Pacific Ocean. It then turns back inland twisting its way through more hills and woods. It will dump you out into the middle of a Redwood forest. Outstanding scenery!

Drive Enjoyment

Although it has amazing scenery this road is borderline dangerous. Many sections are very very twisty and many sections' pavement is in very bad shape and full of potholes. The potholes are often difficult to see as you go in and out of trees. The shadows hide the potholes. Go slow and take your time. I bent two rims last time I rode this.

Tourism Opportunities

This road is pretty remote and there is virtually nothing along this route.

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JonB52
December 3, 2017
36 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
Great road but go slow and be careful of potholes
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Orions_Owl
July 18, 2018
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
I was on this road today, thought I'd just add an update. The road scenery is amazing. The road on the Redcrest side through the redwoods has just been redone and the pavement is pristine. But there are parts of this drive that are rough. Like fireaccess road rough with potholes that could swallow half your front tire and gravel. This is not a great road for sport bikes. Too bad, because the scenery is great
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