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22   in California California89 Miles Miles

Motorcycle Roads Sierra Way to The Mighty 190!

By Anonymous
on April 1, 2008

4.7out of 5

4 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

North from Lake Isabella head to Kernville. Take the road north on "Sierra Way"/Mountain Rd. 99. 7 miles past Johnsondale take the turn north to Western Divide Highway/CR-107 which is the Mighty 190. Follow this road all the way around to Springville and down the Porterville.

Scenery

From Lake Isabella it's rolling hills and beautiful. Once into Sequoia N.M. it gets extremely busy and tight in the trees. This is quite easily the most entertaining road I have ever been on. Huge, old trees, a few look-off on the descent.

Road Quality

Extremely twisty, huge elevation drop 7000' to the valley floor. Constant switchbacks, and twisties. I was actually looking for a break on the descent as it was so challenging on my big, loaded bike. Big drop offs, and big blind curves in the N.M. - gotta be on your toes.

This is a must ride if you're within 200 miles of this area!!!

Roadside Amenities

Porterville and Lake Isabella are your only points to fill up. It's fairly remote.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By White Wolf
on June 17, 2016 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2015

Motorcycle Make Ducati Diavel

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Great Ride! Highly recommend! Following the described route directions, the road surface leaving Lake Isbella can have some rough parts until you get to the 190. Lots of 2nd gear turns with some very narrow sections before you reach the 190 as well. However, the views are spectacular as you climb in elevation. Once on the 190, the road quality improves massively and the corners become more sweepers (60mph ). Around the Camp Nelson area, the road tightens up drastically! It's miles and miles and miles of 2nd gear switch backs with even some 1st gear thrown in. It will wear you out wonderfully! The views are fantastic all the way. The road stays a 2 lane road the entire way. Be careful on the south end of the 190 as it's a popular backpacker/day hiker spot. It's the mountains, so be aware of deer as well. This road is closed for winter. Elevation is high if your bike is carbureted.

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By arserafin
on December 22, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 03

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Sport

absolutely a wonderful rider. My GF and I celebrated our anniversary up there. You can turn this run into a weekend trip with this being the last part of the trip. You can stay McNallys http://www.mcnallysonthekern.com/index.html There's the link great food and atmosphere. Try the 40oz porterhouse! Gas up in Kernville because the next fill up on that route is Brewer's family ponderosa lodge. Enjoy the run.

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By Guest
on October 9, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

It's a beautiful road through the mountains but it is in an area with a high density of deer and free range cattle. I have since more deer on three rides on this road than I have in forty years of riding in the mountains of California and Colorado. My wife and I had a serious accident on our last ride there when a doe leaped into our path. Best time to ride this road is mid day, avoid dawn and dusk.

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By Guest
on December 30, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Touring

A side road to yours is 22S05, also known as the General Hwy. The turn off to it is North of Fairview. You start by climbing, then you are on a great roller coaster of up and downs and lots of switchbacks. Zoom in on the map on the squiggly lines for an idea of the fun. The road is good and well paved. Not to many places to pull off, put there is a rest stop along the way. It drops you down on the North side to 395. Turn right and there is a gas station within a few miles.

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