Mt Madonna Rd / Redwood Retreat Rd

The combination of Mt Madonna Rd and Redwood Retreat Rd provides a quieter alternative to busy Heckler Pass Rd (Hwy 152) for crossing the Coastal Ridge between Morgan Hill / Gilroy and Watsonville. This comes however at a price: the upper Eastern portion of Mt Madonna Rd is not paved. But at least in the dry season you can ride it just fine on a road bike.

Redwood Retreat Rd

Redwood Retreat Rd

Lower section of Mt Madonna Rd

View over the ridge

Mt Madonna Rd turns into a dirt road

Top of Mt Madonna Rd at intersection with Summit Rd