AppEatSleepRIDE

128 months ago

 - via web

- Route

CA-236 Technical, Enchanting - Big Basin Hwy, Redwoods State Park, California

Distance: 11.9 Km / 7.4 Mi Duration: 00:17:57

The Big Basin Highway or CA-236 is a short, 17 mi (28 km) road -about 37 minutes of heavenly riding through California's oldest state park and one of the oldest forests in the world. The Big Basin route starts about 74 mi (119 km) south of San Francisco, California and is not recommended for new riders.

Redwoods in Big Basin State Park, California

Redwoods in Big Basin State Park, California

This incredible motorcycle road is delivers neat and tidy asphalt and close to faultless corners. The road is narrow with tight turns, blind corners and steep elevation. Ride sharp. It's technical riding but truly spectacular. The road is serpentine to maintain not disrupt the integrity of the ancient forest. Riding this peaceful route is as close as you might get to spiritual in under an hour. Locals ask that bikes with loud exhausts take another route to maintain the serenity and prevent the road from being closed to motorcycle riders.

Rapids in Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California

Rapids in Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California

Cornering on the Big Bassin Hwy, California

Cornering on the Big Bassin Hwy, California

If you go, watch out for cyclists and take some time to go hiking or set up camp among the Big Basin Redwoods. There are more than 80 miles of hiking trails. You can purchase hiking trails at the park headquarters or get them here: http://www.bigbasin.org/hikingcamping.html

CA-236 Big Basin Hwy, California

CA-236 Big Basin Hwy, California

The average Redwood in Big Basin, California

The average Redwood in Big Basin, California

Directions

Take the CA-35 on Skyline Blvd along the Skyline Ridge. Go south on Highway 9 until you reach the fork in the road. Take CA-236 at the intersection with CA-9 south to Boulder Creek and enjoy the Big Bassin Highway. At Boulder Creek take CA-9 to cut back up north quickly.

[cid=29022,https://i1.ytimg.com/vi/ySgC7G5y5z0/hqdefault.jpg]

Enjoy the ride!

You must be logged in to comment
Login now

OCADVR

100 months ago

I rode this loop last October.  Fun ride.

VRSCDX

111 months ago

At the start of Hwy 236, stay close to the inside of the right blind turns or you'll end up as a tourist car hood ornament. A lot of the road is only a car and a half wide, guess which side the tourists drive on. That's correct, right in the middle. I ride this road quite often at a good fast clip.

Agent3012

127 months ago

Just be careful out there, especially if you work for the Imperial army: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBZl9ea36iQ