Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Watsonville, CA, USA
Re: Best day ride out of Monterey
A short ride just south of Watsonville/Pajaro is the backroads of Elkhorn Slough. Might be entertaining if you're interested in sightseeing around Moss Landing and checking out some interesting twisties try Elkhorn. Coming up One from Castroville turn right at the Power Plant. Dolan road , i think, it changes name after Elkhorn, which means you've gone too far. Turn left on Elkhorn; its easy to blow past. When you get to the road to Pajaro/Watsonville turn left then turn left on Salinas Road which is a short hop back to One. Unfortunately, that's a bad place to turn left to go back south on One but it can be done. Just be careful on this part of two lane One! Really. Or, explore 4 to 5 beaches between the first Watsonville exit and La Selva Beach.