8.7 Miles (14 km)
- Distance: 8.7 Miles (14 km)
- Rating: 4-A, A few great corners and classic view of a bright orange bridge Ratings Explained »
- Travel: Either direction for best results
- Start: CA-1 Exit 442
- End: CA-1 Exit 442
- Fuel: Its only eight miles long
This is a really short loop its a tragedy that so many people just whiz past without taking the time to enjoy this cool little road.
If you are heading north out of San Francisco, take the exit right after the parking lot, exit 442, its easy to miss, then swing through the crazy exit to head up the hill.
There are several little pullouts, but hold out for the ones that are farther up the hill because they will offer better views of the bridge. Hop out, take some photos. If its foggy, its not all lost, be quite and listen for the molodic tones of fog horns.
You have an option of turning it into a loop, or you can go back down the way you came. In any case, these short little eight miles are jam packed with riding bliss.