This is a wonderful rural ride with a mix of 2/3 great quality dirt and 1/3 sealed road. The road rises to a peak of 800m above sea level so gets cold and passes mostly through State Forest and farming land. A great adventure bike exploration.
There's a little gravel to start but then the blacktop starts with country-lane style before opening on to a main highway. From St. Marys you have two choices either straight down the St. Mary's pass or turn right and down Elephant( with the famous Pancake Barn at the start) before turning left along the coast on a sweepinf fast section before rejoining at the bottom of the St. Marys pass. Many of us do the loop up and down as an extra.