The Fort

85 mi
6910 ft

If you make your way to Cazadero after the cut-off time of 10:00 AM, or just want to cut out some of the Gran route, you can ascend the amazing Fort Ross Road and make your way directly to the Ritchey Ranch rest stop. This eliminates King Ridge, the King Ridge rest stop, and the infamous Hauser Bridge descent, but still brings you to the top of Seaview Ridge near the Ritchey Ranch rest stop where you can pull in for a moment before descending Meyers Grade to the coast.