It’s about time I put together the detailed instructions required to visit this little piece of Shangri-La, located on a “shortcut” between La Honda and Pescadero Road. It’s right off the beaten track and worth a visit. It adds, at most, a minute to any trip out to Pescadero, and maybe 5 minutes if you’re going out to San Gregorio.
To get there, make a left hand turn at LaHonda’s only intersection, right in front of Apple Jacks (the motorcycle hangout). Head a short distance up a small (but deceptively-steep) hill, make a right hand turn at the lake, and then just follow the one-lane road until it dead ends at Pescadero Road.
Don’t go blasting through at high speed because the road is very narrow, very twisty, and there are people who liveoff it, often walking with their dogs, kids, or both. In other words, we don’t need a Strava segment here! Perhaps a real Shangri La wouldn’t have Strava anyway. Or timers. Off-topic, but back in the 70s, they used to sell handlebar mounts for stop watches. Seriously!