|Devil's Slide 'trail' will be breathtaking|
I planned on riding my bike over Montara Mountain on the trails to Pacifica and return through the tunnel on Saturday. But instead of continuing through the tunnel, I went up the old highway as I had noticed the gate that has been there for the last 9 months was gone. I fully expected to encounter another gate further up or possibly a no trespassing sign, at which point I would have turned around, but I found neither. I was able to ride down the surprisingly steep roadway (it doesn't seem so steep in a car) and out the other side. There is quite a bit of work still to be done it appears, but much of the road has been repaved. It was absolutely stunning. The weather certainly helped, but it was a treat to go slowly and stop at various places on Devil's Slide that we previously only zoomed through, clutching the steering wheel as tight as can be.
Who knows how long this very unique park/roadway/scenic bypass will last as any major slide will most likely not be repaired, but for the time being, this will prove to be another Coastside jewel.
As far as we know, the schedule for the official opening is still in March. We will update if we learn differently. AND BTW, I encountered a red light driving southbound out of the tunnel this evening for the first time. It was quite abrupt... just be warned that the light appears to be active.