Saturday, August 02, 2008
Dyerville Loop Long
Distance: 64 miles
Climbing: 6,206 feet
This ride is an extension of the shorter Dyerville Loop, which is only 23 miles. The long ride is much more challenging and includes about 18 miles of gravel road. There are no services from mile point 4 to mile point 40 so be sure to have plenty of food and water. Expect the ride to take at least 4 hours, but most likely it will take 5 to 6 hours depending on your condition. I have completed the ride on a road bike, cyclocross bike, and on a 29er mountain bike. The best bike is a cyclocross or touring bike set up with 35 mm tires and a triple chainring crankset. The ride includes quiet country roads, gravel roads, and old growth redwoods along the Avenue of the Giants. Once you reach Garberville you have the completed all of the difficult climbing. There are many options for refueling in Garberville, Miranda, or Meyers Flat.
Notes / Cue Sheet
0- Start at Humboldt Redwoods Visitors Center located at 17119 Avenue of the Giants, Weott, CA. Head north on Avenue of the Giants.
4-Right Dyerville Loop Rd
4.13-Founders Tree stop with bathrooms. No other facilities until Garberville at mile point 40
10.04- Start Gravel
10.65- Continue straight at McCann Rd
13- Right on Dyerville Loop Rd at Sequoia Rd intersection (End of Gravel)
14.12- Straight at 4-way intersection to continue on Dyerville Loop Rd. Turning right takes you back to the Avenue of the Giants.
16-Check out the cool yard art!
17.3-Bear right to stay on Dyerville Loop Rd
18.39- Start of gravel
25.7-Bear right to stay on Dyerville Loop Rd at the Fort Seward Rd intersection
33.2- Right Alderpoint Rd (End of Gravel)
40.24- Left Redwood Drive
40.54- Left to Highway 101 North or straight into Garberville for food and water
46.81- Exit Highway 101 to Avenue of the Giants
47.27- Chimney Tree Attraction
53.21- Miranda- food and water
59.33- Meyers Flat- food
Below is a link to the Garmin Connect website which has ride data and a Google map of the ride.
Garmin Connect - Activity Details for Dyerville Loop Long
Below is a map from MapMyRide.com. Clicking on the map will direct you to the website where you can view the map through Google Earth or download a Garmin Course or GPX file. You can also print the map with notes. However, MayMyRide.com now charges to print out the map.
Click on the picture below to print out a route sheet and elevation profile: