Just after the Bike Hut porta potty @300 ft east of the Bike Hut.
The last big Redwood tree (pictured below) on the left before the pullout - for your safety, please don't go all the way to the intersection with Skyline
Distance: 8.3 mi Climbing: 1900 ft Avg. Grade: 4%
Tunitas is challenging enough to keep avid cyclists coming back, but it’s also doable for an average exerciser! Begin from the Bike Hut (1045 Tunitas Creek Rd; Half Moon Bay, CA 94019) with two miles of rolling countryside (easy) before starting the gorgeous and gritty ascent into the Redwood forest. It’s two miles of (moderate) climbing before the switchbacks take a steeper grade for a breathless mile and a half more (difficult). Luckily, this is also where Tunitas feels extra magical, alive with giant Redwoods and bright greenery carpeting the forest floor. Once past the Purisima trailhead, things level with a moderate incline for the final three miles (easy) to Skyline.
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*A huge thank you to Randall Braun of RouteArrows.com for generously marking the road for this ride!