Bodega Bay Sweetwater Loop
Three miles north of Bodega Bay turn right at Coleman Valley Road. The road is easy to pass so watch for it. Coleman Valley Road has a steep climb as you head inland but it turns in to a rolling country road with some sweeping views. From Occidental you will head downhill to the Russian River Valley. River road meanders along with the river for about four miles. Turn left at Armstrong Woods Road and then right on Sweetwater Springs Road. You won’t see many cars on this road but you will be treated to a serious climb and then you descend to follow Porter Creek for about three miles. Further on you may find yourself sharing the road with cattle. Then south on Westside Road to River Road and back to Guerneville where you go back over the river. The route the takes you back to Occidental along some quiet country roads then through some redwood forests to Bodega Highway. About a mile past the intersection with Highway 1 is Bay Hill road which will take you back into Bodega Bay.