Salmon Falls Road + ADD NEW ROUTE
49 in California California18661 Miles
on May 1, 2009
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Salmon Falls Road starts in the town of Pilot Hill, CA (which is about 70 miles northeast of Sacramento, CA). Take Salmon Falls Road southwest out of town and stay on it as it twists and turns taking you southwest until it intersects with Green Valley Road. At this point Salmon Falls Road is done and changes names to El Dorado Hills Blvd. At this point you can continue strait to Hwy 50 (Clarksville, CA) or turn around back to Hwy 49.
Its mostly rolling hills with ranch like properties. Also pass a section of the American River and you'll be able to see Folsom Lake as you drive through a section of the state recreational area.
Road quality is pretty good, some spots have a little bit of debris on the edge of the road. Watch out for the occasional bicyclist who use that road as well. Very Popular with the sport bike crowd in the Sacramento area. First 1/3 of the road from Pilot Hill/Hwy 49 to Eldorado Hills is somewhat technical with lots of little ups and downs which will make for a wheelie, and very tight turns with blind comers. the rest of it is also twisty but allows for higher speeds and some knee dragging.
Note: This road is very popular with sport bikes, so if your gonna take easy let them by when they get behind you, thanks :) .
There are no gas stations or restaurants on the road but there are both at the start and end of the road. Its 12 miles so take it both ways a few times and have some fun. Also, along this route you'll pass by Folsom Lake State Recreation Area and may want to check that out.
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