McKays Dam Road With A Loop
ElevationAscent: 725' 221 m
Descent: -724' -221 m
High: 4,240' 1,292 m
Low: 3,748' 1,142 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
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“Crushed gravel doubletrack with a downhill dirt doubletrack loop and two scenic viewpoints.”— Dave Arrich
Family Friendly Fairly smooth crushed gravel road good for ages 10 and up.
There is plenty of parking space on the shoulder where marked, which is relatively easy to find. This ride is okay for older kids or dogs too.
If you decide to venture out, be sure to have a current map of the area. A Quadrangle Topographic Map Atlas is available by order on line from USFS Stanislaus National Forest Atlas for around $19. Google Earth is okay for a visual but quite often has mislabeled forest service route numbers.
Directions: From Hwy 4 in Avery, turn east onto Moran Road. After the stop, go straight for 2.5 miles to Love Creek Road on the right. Turn here onto Love Creek Road and continue about two miles to Doud Landing Road. Take a right here. You'll find the road sign and information up on a tree.