The Los Alamos Mission Loop

Take a trip back in time with a 35-mile loop beginning in Los Alamos and set around a visit to La Purisima mission, a state park and historical site. Beginning in Los Alamos, directly off HWY 101 between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, the 35-mile route takes you up notable climbs, Harris Grade Road and Drum Canyon Road.

The Los Alamos Mission Loop

Take a trip back in time with a 35-mile loop beginning in Los Alamos and set around a visit to La Purisima mission, a state park and historical site.

Beginning in Los Alamos, directly off HWY 101 between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, the 35-mile route takes you up notable climbs, Harris Grade Road and Drum Canyon Road. Take caution on CA-246, though traveling counter-clockwise will allow you to take advantage of the large eastbound shoulder. Water is limited, but available at the mission, though bikes must be walked when you get to La Purisima.

ParkingBogdanovich Recreation Center
Distance20.5 miles
Ride TypeLoop
Route TypeRoad
Elevation Gain+1554
NotesWatch for aggressive motorists on Palos Verdes Drive North.

Mileage & Route (CCW)The Route

Start at Bob’s Well Bread (0.0)

Left onto CA-135 N (0.0)

Left onto Harris Grade Road (8.3)

Left onto Rucker Road (13.8)

Left onto Purisima Road (16.4)

La Purisima Mission (17.5)

Continue on Purisima Road

Right at Traffic Circle – 2nd Exit to CA-246 E (18.3)

Left onto Drum Canyon Road (25.9)

Right onto CA-136N  (35.1)

Finish at Bob’s Well Bread (35.2)

 

the route

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