Fact Table:

Location Northern CA Coast
High point 1083 ft
Max Grade 8%
Route Distance 55 mi
Elev Gain 3209 ft
Rating Moderate
Access City Weott or Legget CA

 

Ride Tips:

Part of this ride is on Hwy 101. Use caution

Use caution on Ave of the Giants. The scenery may distract you

Remote ride. Bring food and water

Bring Camera

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The first part of this rolling and scenic route is on the Ave of The Giants among the redwoods of Humboldt Redwoods State Park.  It’s incredibly scenic and somewhat remote.  Note, that this is not a particularly easy day.  While the route may be only 55 miles, you do complete about 3200 feet in climbing.  The climbs in many areas are in the 6% range, with some approaching 8% for short distances (such as the climb near Redway at mile 21).  It is important to note that while the grades may approach 8%, it will only be that for short distances (e.g. a quarter mile), as this is a major truck route and grades do need to be moderate.  As the profile shows there are  two segments of concern, miles 21-30 and miles 40-55.  Just take your time and enjoy the scenery.

Start anywhere in Weott. It's not a large town.

0 mi

Start

0.01 mi

Take the 1st left onto Spring St

0.16 mi

Turn right at Newton Rd

0.65 mi

Turn left at Lum St

0.74 mi

Turn left at CA-254 S/Ave of the Giants

19.22 mi

Take the ramp onto US-101 S

28.02 mi

Take the exit toward Oakcrest Ct

28.22 mi

Turn left at Oakcrest Ct

28.25 mi

Turn left to merge onto US-101 N

30.46 mi

Exit onto Redwood Dr

30.8 mi

Turn left at Sprowl Creek Rd

30.93 mi

Turn left to merge onto US-101 S

33.24 mi

Take the exit toward Oakcrest Ct

33.43 mi

Turn left at Oakcrest Ct

33.55 mi

Sharp right at Benbow Dr

37.51 mi

Turn left at Redwood Hwy/US-101 S

54.63 mi

Take the 1st right onto CA-1 S/CA-271 S (signs for CA-1/Fort Bragg/Mendocino Coast) Continue to follow CA-1 S

54.72 mi

Take the 1st right onto CA-271 S

54.91 mi

Take the 1st right