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Old 12-09-2012, 10:43 PM   #1
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Question Does anyone have any info on how to get from LA to Big Sur riding dirt mostly?

I want to do this so badly but just don't know where to start. Start in Hungry Valley??
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:08 PM   #2
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I don't have the wisdom of a lot of folks on here, but I am thinking you could incorporate Frazier park, Carrizo plain, Pozo and Hi-Mountain into the route.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:28 PM   #3
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I have done a little exploring up there. I really have not found too much north of SLO. It seems to me there are not too many ADV riders up there. I would love to have some good tracks for the central coast area, its my favorite place in CA. Coast Ridge Trail is a nice forest service road.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:04 PM   #4
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welcome to adv now fill in you profile it's the best way to start... than you could tell us alittle about what rock you've been under... just passing thur... or do you live in soca

you sporting a gs... maybe a drz... you could impress with a se

planning to camp... like to drink beer...

there's not just one route and your a noob
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:00 PM   #5
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welcome to adv now fill in you profile it's the best way to start... than you could tell us alittle about what rock you've been under... just passing thur... or do you live in soca

you sporting a gs... maybe a drz... you could impress with a se

planning to camp... like to drink beer...

there's not just one route and your a noob
Thanks for sniffing my but, pics posted and info up.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:03 PM   #6
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I have done a little exploring up there. I really have not found too much north of SLO. It seems to me there are not too many ADV riders up there. I would love to have some good tracks for the central coast area, its my favorite place in CA. Coast Ridge Trail is a nice forest service road.
The hardest is finding a way from Gorman or Frazier park to SLO. I want to take as many dirt roads as possible, even sleep on them on the way.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:04 PM   #7
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I don't have the wisdom of a lot of folks on here, but I am thinking you could incorporate Frazier park, Carrizo plain, Pozo and Hi-Mountain into the route.

Any way these all link together?
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:13 PM   #8
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The hardest is finding a way from Gorman or Frazier park to SLO. I want to take as many dirt roads as possible, even sleep on them on the way.
Not that hard to do so I'd say you're in luck!
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:12 AM   #9
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If you come north through Gorman, the longest stretch of dirt will be through California Valley from 166 to 58, then west on 58 blacktop to Red Hill Road (dirt), west & south to Pozo, south from Pozo on Hi Mountain Road (dirt) which will take you to Lopez Drive & dump you into the town of Arroyo Grande. From there north on 101 to SLO & north on 1 to Big Sur is all blacktop until the Coast Ridge Road, which starts North of the SLO/Monterey County line on Hwy 1 & runs north in the Los Padres NF and terminates on the north end at Nacimiento/Ferguson Road (a MUST ride).

There is a little dirt up here, just nothing like the SW or Baja. Most backroads that go anywhere have been paved, the dirt is pinched by NF, military or private property gates.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:10 AM   #10
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If you come north through Gorman, the longest stretch of dirt will be through California Valley from 166 to 58, then west on 58 blacktop to Red Hill Road (dirt), west & south to Pozo, south from Pozo on Hi Mountain Road (dirt) which will take you to Lopez Drive & dump you into the town of Arroyo Grande. From there north on 101 to SLO & north on 1 to Big Sur is all blacktop until the Coast Ridge Road, which starts North of the SLO/Monterey County line on Hwy 1 & runs north in the Los Padres NF and terminates on the north end at Nacimiento/Ferguson Road (a MUST ride).

There is a little dirt up here, just nothing like the SW or Baja. Most backroads that go anywhere have been paved, the dirt is pinched by NF, military or private property gates.
Thanks man! Thats great info, I'm going to check it out.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:27 AM   #11
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Any way these all link together?
Carizzo Plains easily links to Pozo...go from 166, Soda Lake Road or Elk Horn Grade (better) to 58 (paved) go west to Pozo, Stop in the Saloon at the end of Pozo and just about across the street from there is Hi-Mountain.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:37 AM   #12
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I also know there is dirt in Cuddle Valley, but I haven't rode it yet. So, you could ride a bit parralleling Cerro Noroeste Rd to Quatal Canyon Rd (Dirt) to 33 (paved) North on 33 to 166 and through Carrizo Plain from there.

Let me know when you are going...maybe I will tag along
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:15 PM   #13
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I also know there is dirt in Cuddle Valley, but I haven't rode it yet. So, you could ride a bit parralleling Cerro Noroeste Rd to Quatal Canyon Rd (Dirt) to 33 (paved) North on 33 to 166 and through Carrizo Plain from there.

Let me know when you are going...maybe I will tag along

I think I need to really figure this out. So far I go up Gold hill road through Gorman, Stop at the bottom of Alamo mountain, go down miller jeep trail, find lockwood 4x4 trail then.....
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:25 PM   #14
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Just an FYI if you haven't done Miller yet. It's steep.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:39 PM   #15
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Just an FYI if you haven't done Miller yet. It's steep.
Done it many times. Love it.
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