Nice trail ride
If you find yourself in Northern California I know a nice trail ride to take On hwy 299 near the town of Willow Creek. In Willow Creek take the turn twords the golf course. Its easy to find, just ask in town and they can tell you. Follow the road for about 4-5 miles going past the golf course and numerious houses. on an uphill climb the road makes a hairpin right. On that curve is a turn off to Horse Linto Creek. Follow that road for 2 miles. It goes down to the bottom of a little valley and turns to gravel. At the bottom cross a bridge and on the right is a FREE campground on US Forest Service land. If you have lots of gear here is the place to leave it and camp. Just past the campground the road forks, go right. follow the sign that says Groves Prarie. About 1/4 mile up this road it gets very steep and is all gravel/dirt with a couple of sharp turns. I am a beginner rider but had no problems, howevwer I would not attempt this with an overloaded bike. After the steep part it turns from road to what used to be road that is overgrown, then turns to good paved forest service road. Keep on the main road until it ends at another forest service road. Turn right twords Groves prairie campground and follow that road past the campground. Keep on the main track that turns to gravel and pavement a couple of times. You eventually come out on Hwy 299 again. Turn right twords Willow Creek and back to your camp site. It took me about 2 hrs to do this loop a couple of weeks ago, and I didn't see a single person. Remember to fill up in Willow Creek before going and I would not recommend an overloaded bike due to the steep terrain at the beginning. A map would also be handy since there are several forest service roads that you cross, just in case you get turned around. Any questions drop me an e-mail.
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