Lunch in Ferndale

Ferndale, California

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
If 18 miles to Ferndale (including one sti? climb) doesn’t seem like enough work to whet your appetite for lunch, consider starting from downtown Eureka, following the route of Stage 3 on our California Coast multiday tour to the point where this route begins. That would add 10 miles each way for a 50-mile day. The goal today—the big payo?—is the village of Ferndale. But with any bike ride, it’s as much about the journey as it is about arriving, so let’s talk about how to get there. The first 7 miles head south along Tompkins Hill Road, a small highway—flat, smooth, and straight—for the first 2 miles. Then it hits a couple of miles of lumpy rollers, and at mile 4, a steep climb: 650' up in 1.5 miles, averaging 8 percent with a few spots up into the low teens. That'll get your heart rate up! This ride would be considered “Easy” except for this climb.
75 Classic Rides Northern California: The Best Road Biking Routes

DESCRIPTION FROM:

75 Classic Rides Northern California: The Best Road Biking Routes

by Bill Oetinger (The Mountaineers Books)

If 18 miles to Ferndale (including one sti? climb) doesn’t seem like enough work to whet your appetite for lunch, consider starting from downtown Eureka, following the route of Stage 3 on our California Coast multiday tour to the point where this route begins. That would add 10 miles each way for a 50-mile day. The goal today—the big payo?—is the village of Ferndale. But with any bike ride, it’s as much about the journey as it is about arriving, so let’s talk about how to get there.

The first 7 miles head south along Tompkins Hill Road, a small highway—flat, smooth, and straight—for the first 2 miles. Then it hits a couple of miles of lumpy rollers, and at mile 4, a steep climb: 650' up in 1.5 miles, averaging 8 percent with a few spots up into the low teens. That'll get your heart rate up! This ride would be considered “Easy” except for this climb.

© 2014 Bill Oetinger/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Ferndale
Distance: 30
Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Riding Time: 2-4 hours
Season: All year, although November through April may be rainy.
Driving Directions: Directions to Lunch in Ferndale

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Keep Me Informed

Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.

Sign me up!

We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.

Activity Feed

Apr 2018