Sierra Nevada Adventures Single Day Rides
Ever dream about EXPLORING 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 exists!
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 1800s. 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 northwestern 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 breathtaking 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 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 designed for medium (650cc+) to large (1200cc+) adventure bikes.
Off-road terrain is rated “mild to moderate” with lots of adventure.
Ride distance approx.: 200 miles round trip (65 miles dirt roads)
*Gas stop (125-mile range required)
Note: Yosemite National Park Fee $30 per motorcycle (Not included)
MEETING TIME: 8:45 am (ride starts at 9:00 am)
*Ride returns to Jamestown, CA (approx. 5 pm)
MEETING LOCATION: Starbucks in Folsom
*Chevron 18151 CA-108 Jamestown, CA 95327
MEALS: (Meals Not included)
*Bring water, snacks, and lunch
OPTIONAL FRIDAY NIGHT HOTEL: (Hotel Not included)
-Jamestown Railtown Motel 10301 Willow St. Jamestown CA. (209) 984-3332
*If you plan on truck/trailering your bike, there's parking available at Hampton Inn & Suites
Note: additional hotels available in Folsom CA
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