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I'm leading a small group over to Little River Canyon next month and wondered if anyone could tell me about the condition of the county road that leaves 176 and goes down to " Canyon Mouth". In the past we've stayed on 176 as it turns away from the canyon but I'd like to take them down this road if it's not to difficult, as a few will be on cruisers (others on KLR, KTM and V Stroms). This is the section I'm talking about:
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Couple of steep sections. Last time that I was on it, the road was a little rough in spots but doable. Can get washed out from heavy rain. Can be a fun road.
 

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Thanks, with all the rain we've had lately I wonder about wash outs. I'll try checking with the county folks if I can find a contact point.
 

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Three of us, a KTM, a KLR and a V-Strom rode the 148/275 "extension" of the Little River Canyon yesterday. In spite of all the warning signs and hype from the Canyon Volunteer we found it no more difficult than a good forest service road. It is rough pavement all the way, albeit covered here here and there with washed out gravel. It is very hilly with lots of abrupt turns (and one tree across the road that could be passed by going off pavement a bit).
There is one hill that sports corrugated concrete pavement that apparently is the genesis of all the warnings but is no problem up or down on a motorcycle.
 

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The whole rim road can have gravel and dirt in the low spots, plus with heavy rain the gravel drives will wash into the road. So, its no clean road at all, yet its a nice one to me. Hasn't rained real hard lately. Its been a month since my last run up there, one good rain will change the whole area though.

Its not broken up like last winter, the section to the mouth park was clean and smooth last time I rode it. I like to head north up it more than riding the brakes down. I figure its still intact and patched up, hasn't been that long since I was up there. I prefer a DS bike in that area though, I've taken ST riders up there but, I took my DR650 personally and had fun in on the roller coaster dips...
 
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