Southern California - Encanto to West Fork conditions?
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06-16-12, 12:15 PM
I want to check out West Fork soon. How are the conditions? This road is still closed to auto traffic, right?
06-16-12, 12:33 PM
Hwy 39 is never closed to auto traffic unless there is an emergency situation.
06-16-12, 12:47 PM
Last time I was up there I saw kids on bikes and people on hybrids so I'm guessing it's good to go.
06-16-12, 12:53 PM
Oops, I was referring to West Fork being closed to traffic. That's still closed right?
06-16-12, 01:04 PM
Yes. West Fork has never been open to autos. The East Fork, however, is a road open to autos. East Fork will take you to GMR.
06-18-12, 03:52 PM
I checked out West Fork to the Cogswell Reservoir today. Yep, the road is gated. But not necessarily free of cars. I saw a small caravan of utility trucks (power company?) while going to and returning from the dam. So I kept my speed in check, with a lot of the subtle blind turns.
I think this would be a great ride for those with family/friends that don't ride a lot, just drive and park off hwy 39. The gradient was about 1-3% until you hit the dam with pitch in the teens, ouch.
This is the link that inspired me to go:
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