Big Basin Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,724' 526 m
Descent: -1,724' -526 m
High: 2,052' 625 m
Low: 862' 263 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)
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“Big Basin Loop travels mostly in the shadows of the majestic Redwoods.”— Shlomo Waser
Riders will enjoy almost two miles of descending through the towering trees before the next climb starts casually up. At six miles, turn right on Johansen Road and continue up through the steepest climb of the ride. At the next intersection, turn right onto Middle Ridge Road. This is the highest point of the loop at around 2,000 ft.
Middle Ridge Road would be pretty casual except for the steep descent that rushes riders down to the Ocean View Summit (elevation 1,685 ft). Stop here and enjoy the view out to the Pacific Ocean before completing a short climb before the rest of the descent. Turn left on Gazos Creek Road to return to the parking area.
Land Manager: California State Parks - Big Basin Redwoods State Park