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4.8 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.8
11 Reviews

Twisty Redwood Ride

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Aug 01, 2009

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October 5, 2010
I rode Deals Gap in April on my Beemer. I have…
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February 10, 2010
Excellent! Early morning had very little traffic…
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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.

Drive Enjoyment

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. :).

Tourism Opportunities

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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Guest
October 5, 2010
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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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February 10, 2010
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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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November 24, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Other
The best road I have ever ridden.
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