Ever dream about a scenic dual sport adventure ride to Yosemite without traffic around every corner? Well there's no need to dream, that scenic dual sport adventure ride exist! The SNA Yosemite Adventure is the ride you've been dreaming about. You will travel on scenic mountain roads without traffic around every corner and you will explore a remote off-road adventure to Yosemite National Park. This dual sport adventure begins in the California Gold Country and soon ventures into the Stanislaus National Forest on a journey through time on the original dirt wagon route from the 1800's. The Stanislaus National Forest contains 898,099 acres (1,403.3 square miles) in four counties and contains three wilderness areas including the Emigrant Wilderness which is located on the remote northern boundary of Yosemite National Park. This scenic dual sport route leaves civilization behind as soon as it enters the wild and scenic forest with a combination of scenic forest service roads with endless curves and a remote dirt wagon route with breathtaking scenery in the middle of nowhere.
This is a remote Sierra Nevada route so, keep in mind you will experience the occasional pine cone, rock, wildlife crossing and free ranging cattle. So keep your eyes wide open at all times. Traveling this route you will also experience the wild and scenic Clavey River, Cherry Lake and the rugged and scenic Tuolumne River Canyon. The Clavey River is a tributary of the Tuolumne River and its unique because it still harbors a pre-glacial remnant population of coastal rainbow trout. The Clavey River is also special because it has some of the highest biotic integrity of any river in California, that is, it remains in relatively good condition and it is also one of the few undammed rivers in the Sierra Nevada. Cherry Lake is a beautiful crystal blue mountain lake located in the Stanislaus National Forest near the north western boundary of Yosemite National Park. Cherry Lake dam was completed in 1956 by San Francisco City and County as part of the Hetch Hetchy project, which supplies drinking water to San Francisco.
After visiting Cherry Lake this dual sport adventure explores the rugged Tuolumne River Canyon which provides breath taking canyon views around every corner. From the Tuolumne River crossing this adventure explores a narrow twisty curvy canyon road to the spectacular Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. The Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is surrounded by massive glacial carved granite cliffs and spectacular waterfalls that rival the world famous Yosemite Valley. Hetch Hetchy Valley was once a pristine valley with lush meadows, massive granite cliffs and spectacular waterfalls and could be described as a sister-twin to Yosemite Valley. Today the spectacular Wapama Falls (1,300 ft) and Tueeulala Falls (800 ft) are cut short as they cascade into the reservoir and the pristine meadows are buried underneath the deep blue waters of the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.
The name "Hetch Hetchy" comes from a grass with edible seeds that grow in the valley, in the Native American Sierra Miwok language. After visiting the spectacular Hetch Hetchy Reservoir this street bike ride continues on to explore the rugged Tuolumne River Canyon and twisty back-country roads.
Single-Day Ride (20 rider max)
This dual sport adventure ride is perfect for medium to large dual sport adventure bikes.
Off-road terrain is rated 'mild to moderate' with lots adventure.
Ride distance: 350 +/- miles round trip (50+/- miles dirt roads)
One gas stop (125 mile range required)
Bring water & picnic lunch
Meeting time: 9:00 a.m.
Meeting location: Starbucks Folsom
Ride returns to Folsom CA (approx. 5:00 pm)
Alternate Meeting Location:
Chevron in Jamestown CA
18151 CA-108 Jamestown CA 95327
Alternate Time: 11:00 a.m.
Please email mark@SierraNevadaAdventures.com if you plan on meeting in Jamestown
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Questions email: mark@SierraNevadaAdventures.com