Highway 74 - Hemet to Indian Wells + ADD NEW ROUTE
5 in California California50 Miles
By Doghouse Riley
on March 1, 2006
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Very easy to find. Get to Hemet, CA which is about 30 miles southeast of Riverside and west of the 215) . In Hemet, get on Route 74 and head east all the way into Indian Wells.
Wonderful scenery. Pine forest on the Hemet side transitioning to desert on the Indian Wells side.
Starts out twisty as you climb to the top. Once at the top the road is fairly straight. Road gets twisty again as you descend into the Coachella valley.
Not a lot along here but there are nice hiking trails and camping. A couple of restaurants. I can recommend Paradise Corner at the intersection of Hwy 74 and Hwy 371.
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