The Big Loop
Angels Camp to Murphys and back to Angels Camp.
Length: 20 miles
Surface: 90% Asphalt; 10% Graded Dirt
Climbing: Approximately 1600 feet
Road or Mountain Bike
Start: Dogtown Road in Angels Camp. Go about 6 miles to San Domingo Road. Follow San Domingo Road to Sheep Ranch Road, about 4 miles. Turn Right onto Sheep Ranch and you’ll climb into Murphys. You may return to Angels Camp via Murphys Grade Road by taking a right or take a left and return to Angels Camp via Highway 4 (this is the safer alternative).
Highlights: Rural route so very low traffic, Stevenot Winery, Mercer Caverns, Historic downtown Murphys, beautiful scenery and photo ops.
See a map here.