Author Topic: Does someone know road conditions in Northern California, Humboldt State Park  (Read 1147 times)

Offline skeet

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A group of us are heading to California this summer and looking at riding the road from Ferndale CA to Honeydew CA. This road was in pretty rough shape back in 2011 when we were there last. I think it's nickname is The Lost Coast Highway. Mattole Road on Google.
Does anybody know the condition of the roads between Ferndale and Honeydew? link below,
Also the road that goes through Humboldt Redwoods State Park towards Honeydew was in real bad shape in 2017 when I was there.
Does anybody know the condition of the road thru Humboldt Redwoods State Park?

Here is a link to google maps that show the route we are planning. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Fortuna,+CA/Petrolia/Honeydew,+CA/40.3547237,-123.9276929/@40.4256759,-124.274603,43789m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m26!4m25!1m10!1m1!1s0x54d40a8b7db16ccf:0x33947768f4e3df6e!2m2!1d-124.1572756!2d40.5981867!3m4!1m2!1d-124.3850574!2d40.4378403!3s0x54d438b6187a0a51:0xda971c8b945e42b9!1m5!1m1!1s0x54d444e04f3b0f65:0x62a91272c52f856e!2m2!1d-124.2861705!2d40.3253487!1m5!1m1!1s0x54d458d6c277ee41:0x5a09ea8e1e7d8b1e!2m2!1d-124.1230133!2d40.2432341!1m0!3e0?hl=en

Your mission if you decide to accept, ride this and report back.

Thanks for any help,

Offline PlaynInPeoria

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How was it?

I've ridden it 2x, bumpy but worth it for the fantastic scenery.
2012 "root beer" C14 - unlinked brakes, reflash, LED headlights, Walmart orange city lights, LOUD horn, Laam seat, radar detector for ahem, reasons.
2013 Aprilia Tuono, 2009 CRF-150F

Offline Flying Marmot

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Hope you had a great ride.  We avoided that road on the Concours and took a v strom 650 because of the potholes.  Some evil hidden holes in the tree shadow that bottomed  out the suspension. I think it was doable on the Concours but with caution not to mention random gravel sections.
The roads in Sonoma Mendocino and Humbolt counties get a pounding from winter storms and can quickly degenerate to a ww1 battlefield. These counties have some of the worlds best riding for sure.