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Need to Know
Avoid this road when it's wet or when a storm is possible, the terra is comprised of a slick grey coliche and overburden soils that will stick and bind any mechanical components it contacts. Respect private property west of the road along the first couple miles, most of the terrain uphill of the road is public.
Beehive Spring is an interesting landmark with historical significance.
Be wildlife aware - mountain lions, bears, elk, deer, antelope, and various forest critters may be encountered. There's also a lot of cattle that may wander onto the road.
Dogs are technically legal off-leash but not advisable due to potential for wildlife encounters.
Start at Highway 64 about 16 miles west from Tres Piedras, parking can be found by the cattleguard just off the highway, don't block the gate. When the road is dry this is a great ride to get into some amazingly scenic terrain without leaving the comfort of an accessible road. Links to various forest roads, nearly unlimited potential, and as a motorized route e-bikes are legal.
From Highway 64 the grade is mostly low angle with a couple steeper sections, all manageable. The first 2.5 miles run along the Rio Tusas to a junction with Forest Road 80
which accesses the Tony Marquez trails ( fs.usda.gov/recarea/carson/…
), then continues another 8 miles northwards through forested mountainsides, high desert brush meadows, ending at a junction with Forest Road 87 at the Rio San Antonio. From here you can find unmapped routes leading to San Antonio Mountain.
Shared By: J. Bella