The Dyerville Giant

Development Route

This loop routes you along the Eel river, up into farming / orchard country, back to the redwoods, and then onto the Avenue of the Giants. It is a much longer version of the Avenue of the Giants route. More gravel, more farming and orchard country, more of the Avenue of the Giants. The Avenue of the Giants road is one of the most scenic forested redwood drives that there is in all the US.

There are two gravel sectors. The first is short (2 miles), but steep. Pitching up to 15%. The second is longer (16 miles). It rolls up and down, but more up than down. 2200 feet of gain, 1400 feet of descent. **Read More

Adventure / Gravel Route

Loop: 68 miles / 6800 ft gain
– Surface: ~ 25% gravel, 75% paved
eBike Friendly: Yes
– Location: ~ Northern California (Coast)
– Published: March 2020

Difficulty

Moderate+

When we like to ride this …

Our preference, is outside of the tourist season when the Avenue of the Giants is quiet. During the winter you may not see anyone on Dyerville Loop Road. However, during the summer tourist season expect to share the road on Avenue of the Giants.

The Start

Rockefeller Loop trailhead.
Lat / Long:  40.340730, -123.941722


Downloads

Wahoo / Garmin Direct Download
Cue Sheet / GPX file / TCX file

Legend

Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road

For help with GPS files, the RideWithGPs mapping app and to learn how to download our routes for free, see the “Using Our Rides” page.

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