California Motorcycle Roads and Trips

California (CA) offers an incredible diversity of motorcycle road scenery. The state is blessed with over 1,100 miles of Pacific Coast shoreline, countless miles of arid canyon and twisted mountain road riding, vast stretches of alpine mountain roads, and some of the most appealing cities in the world. And, as one of the most popular tourist states in America, the Golden State is sure to offer motorcyclists looking for things to do off the bike an amazing menu of choices.




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August 31, 2014
Some great views east to Clear Lake and beyond, but who has time to notice?
The road goes over a smallish mountain. Some parts of the road are newly repaved (as of August 2014) but others are...
From Ukiah, go south on US 101 for 15 miles to Hopland. In Hopland turn left/east on California 175. Then hang on...
August 31, 2014
The road goes over a ridge of California coastal hills. There are (dirt!) turnouts for stopping to enjoy long views to the...
California is using federal Stimulus money to completely repave the state highways, but parts of this road are older asphalt. There will...
From California 128 a half mile east of Boonville, take California 253 to Ukiah and US 101.
August 31, 2014
Um ... this really isn't a scenic ride. You'll be too busy enjoying the turns. There are sections of switchbacks and esses...
California has been rebuilding the state highways the last 2 or 3 years using federal Stimulus money. The roads are great--smooth, nicely...
At US 101 and Cloverdale, leave the freeway and ride into town. On Cloverdale Blvd just north of town, turn left on...
August 6, 2014
Incredible mountain vistas visible from this road literally on the "rim" of the mountain. Many pull over areas with visibility upwards of...
SR 18 is a well traveled road and in general, a good road; however, due to the cold weather and snow in...
Just North of San Bernadino, take CA SR 18 (North Waterman) exit off of Interstate 210
July 9, 2014
Along this route is mostly rural residential properties. There are many horse pastures and on some days, there are dozens of camels...
Going north to south you start with some open Esses, then a hard left with no high-side guard for the steep drop...
Old Julian Highway connects the towns Ramona and Julian in San Diego County, California. The portion of the road in this review...
July 9, 2014
There are a lot of rolling hills and large shade oaks near the many creek crossings. the residential homes are sometimes a...
Because this is the only access road to Barona Casino, the state and the Barona nation do a good job of maintaining...
Wildcat Canyon Road is the access road for Barona Resort and Casino outside of San Diego, CA, near Ramona. The northern end...
June 19, 2014
Follows the South Fork of the Yuba River. Awesome in Spring runoff. Great mountain views, especially from Donner Summit. Historical interest, railroad...
Beautifully maintained but please 35 mph. Enjoy the mountains and the nice turns along the path.
I-80 to Cisco Grove exit, about 50 miles East of Auburn. Get off, go across the overpass, and turn right on Old...
February 16, 2014
You will travel in hills and the backside of Mt Diablo.
Beginning of road is new ,But middle of road old with tight 5 mph turns for 7 miles great for adventure bikes...
Take 580 to N Livermore exit to left at manning then right on Morgan Territory Rd. Follow this as it goes north...
January 27, 2014
Lots of high desert foliage, some nice mountain ranges and beautiful pink sand dunes - especially beautiful in the spring when the...
with one exception the road is in good condition, that is about a 5 or 6 mile section between the nipton turnoff...
take the Nipton Exit off of the I-15 interstate which is about 10 miles south of Primm NV (state line). Take the...
January 2, 2014
Beautiful rolling hills between San Jose and Morgan Hill. When the Uvas Reservoir is full it is a nice view to see....
This is a pretty easy ride with no severe turns.
Hop on Watsonville Road, from Monterey HWY, in Morgan Hill and head west to Uvas Road. Take Uvas northbound all the way...
December 31, 2013
Beautiful twisty roads in the Santa Monica mountain range with several sections overlooking the Pacific ocean.
Both roads are pretty well maintained but inexperienced riders should be aware that Decker Canyon is rather steep and has several very...
Located in Malibu, CA
Take Pacific Coast Highway towards El Pescador State Beach.
Turn east onto Decker Canyon Rd.
After approx...
November 22, 2013
This route covers a rise from the freeway up and through the Cleveland Forest then down a very steep hill to winding...
No dirt or gravel though sometimes rough pavement in a few spots, very windy in spots and lots of hills
starts at Clinton Keith Rd which is off Interstate 5 just north of the 5 and 15 junction
Follow Clinton Keith up...
September 3, 2013
Gorgeous view on the Valley and the ocean. You reach the east sides of the mountains fairly quickly.
Very few bumps/holes. And the road surfaces offer good grip! Lots of turns along the way! You will have to deal with...
Get on the PCH northward from Santa Monica. Around 1 mile after you pass Topanga Canyon Road (2 miles north of Sunset...
September 2, 2013
A wide variety of mountain scenery, ranging from woods, to outlooks over 10s of miles of valleys and mountains.
Very challenging! Very sharp corners, steep hills, a couple of oily sections, some gravel on the road surface, some potholes, and many...
Start: Willow Creek, CA. End: Mad River CAHead toward Bigfoot Scenic Hwy (CA-96) on CA-299. After 9.6 miles, turn left on Titlow...
September 2, 2013
Narrow, winding, hilly backcountry roads. Rural scenery, homes, farms, forests. No traffic.
This is a very narrow, rarely maintained rural road. A million slow to 10 corners. Pavement is OK, especially considering the low...
Start: Julian CA
End: Harrison Park, CA

From Julian, ride west on CA 78 2. miles to Pine Hills Rd, Turn...
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