Mosquito Ridge Road + ADD NEW ROUTE
26 in California California30 Miles Miles
on June 1, 2006
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From Sacramento take I-80 East to Auburn. Get off at the Forsthill exit and make a right turn on to Foresthill Road which will take you to the town of Foresthill. Don't speed along Foresthill Road, the CHP loves to write tickets to bikes up here. About 20 miles out of Auburn you will hit the town of Foresthill. You will see on your Right hand side an old 2 pump gas station followed by a fancy restaurant (Robbers Roost). Make a right turn on Mosquito Ridge Road (also known as FR-96) directly after the restaurant. Now you're on Mosquito Ridge Road ... enjoy the next 30 miles!!!
This is a wonderful road to nowhere. There are no cross roads, no drive ways, if you want to get out of civilization fast, this is your road. Breath taking views of snow capped Sierra Mountains will be in the background as you dive into this canyon. Winding your way right and left for mile after mile you get your fill of turns and scenery.
This road is in fairly good shape with a few exceptions. As this is a canyon road, you ride along cliffs in a few short sections. Rocks fall off and leave some loose debris and a few small holes in the road. Other then that it is smooth riding.
Note: This is a very tight and twisty road. It has few shoulders and you will think the turns will never end. Fill up on gas before you leave Foresthill or in Auburn. Once you hit Foresthill road there is nothing out there but canyon and road. This is a somewhat dead end road. Once you hit the lake at the end it is best to turn around and head back. There are other outlets but the roads go from good to bad or dirt. Unless you have something that can handle the bumps you won't want to ride these
There are no shops, restaurants, gas stations, or hotels along this road. Close to the end of the road you come to a lake which has some camping, but don't expect to find lunch or gas once you head down the canyon.
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