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Old 02-19-2015, 04:51 PM   #1
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San Francisco Bay Area Day Trip

Anyone have any suggestions for day rides in the Bay Area? I'm just south of SF and would love to go for a ride that might even involve some dirt roads. Bonus for rides that will give me spectacular views from altitude.
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Old 02-20-2015, 10:57 AM   #2
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Anyone have any suggestions for day rides in the Bay Area? I'm just south of SF and would love to go for a ride that might even involve some dirt roads. Bonus for rides that will give me spectacular views from altitude.
Just south of SF there isn't much as far as dirt roads, that I am aware of. You can go up highway 17 south then hook a left on Summit toward Old San Jose rd, if you continue on Summit it will turn into Highland way then left on Loma Prieta (winery also) with some great views. It will then turn into dirt but it also turns into a private road. Some great views of Monterey Bay.

You can also get a permit for Clear Creek Here is more info:
http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/t.../ride_cb98.htm

No dirt that I am aware of but great views is the ride up hwy120 to Mt. Hamilton and the Lick Observatory.

PM me if you want to go for a ride sometime, I live in the south bay.
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Old 02-20-2015, 11:00 AM   #3
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Found this in the regional forum if you are more interested in dirt.


122 miles if you gas up in Tres Pinos (according to Google Maps). That's for a loop with no exploration off the main roads, no back tracking, etc.
http://goo.gl/maps/904Sj



102 miles if you head east on Panoche Rd (dirt) to I-5 and get gas there.
http://goo.gl/maps/3ZZ8C
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Old 02-20-2015, 01:53 PM   #4
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As mentioned above Summit, to Highland to Eureka Canyon Rds through Corralitos is a good backroad ride.

There are a lot of tight, twisty roads in the hills between Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz that are fun to ride and scenic. Higgins Canyon, Purisima Canyon, Stage Rd, Cloverdale Rd, etc. You get the idea... fun stuff.
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