The Sweet 94 + ADD NEW ROUTE
29 in California California50 Miles Miles
on November 1, 2007
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Start in or near Spring Valley, CA and take Route 94 (Campo Road) west-southwest and just follow the road as far as you like or until it hits Interstate 8 (about 50 miles). Have fun.
Note: On the way you may want to take a nice detour off of Route 94 to Otay Reservior. If you do, just keep an eye out for Otay Lakes Rd at about the 10 mile point (see the map above). Take a right turn on to Otay Lakes Road and it's a nice little 9 mile run to the reservoir where you can take a break. I usually run along the lakeside and then turn around, come back to 94/Campo Road, and then continue EAST on 94.
This is a stretch of highway running between the city of San Diego and along the US/Mexican border. There were some incredible fires here recently which makes for a stark, yet eerily beautiful and surreal landscape. There are creek beds, and then some nice canyon-like sections with steep drop offs ala the mountains. Something for everyone.
Most of this road is in good to great shape with portions of it being brand new. You may encounter highway construction delays as they continue to improve this stretch, but it's rare, and the delay is never more than 2-5 minutes. Most of this road is not just well paved, but groomed, and graded with lots of sloping, positive camber turns, as well as nice open stretches to throttle out. It's deep southern location, and parallel Interstate 8 make for very light traffic and free riding most of the time. Early mornings are particularly sweet, with gorgeous sunrises and crisp mountain-like air. The highway runs from city of San Diego east along the border until it connect with Interstate 8 in Jacumba. Worth the trip!
Don't come down here to shop. But there are a bunch of great places to stop and eat on this road. In particular The Dulzura Cafe, The Portrero General Store and Cafe (my fave!), The Campo Diner, and Salsa Linda in Jacumba/Boulevard.
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