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Motorcycle Roads Murrieta to Carlsbad - Mountains to Beach39   in California California45 Miles

Motorcycle Roads Murrieta to Carlsbad - Mountains to Beach

By kuri77
on November 22, 2013

0.0out of 5

6 Riders rated


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Written Directions

starts at Clinton Keith Rd which is off Interstate 5 just north of the 5 and 15 junction
Follow Clinton Keith up as it becomes Tenaja Rd which becomes Volcan Rd, turn left as it becomes Avocado Mesa Rd, turn right as it becomes Los Gatos Rd, descend very steep grade to Carancho Rd, turn left and go on to a right at De Luz Rd which leads into Fallbrook, Ca. Turn right at Mission Rd and continue thru the outskirts of town to a right at Olive Hill Rd which becomes Burma Rd after a right bend. Turn Left on Sleeping Indian and follow it to the T at River Rd where you turn right. Turn left on Vandegrift/River and then left again at College. Take College up through the low hills to Carlsbad Village Dr which goes down to Carlsbad and Pacific Coast Highway ending in the town of Carlsbad, CA


This route covers a rise from the freeway up and through the Cleveland Forest then down a very steep hill to winding roads through orchards and ranches on through the city of Fallbrook to more hilly winding roads to Carlsbad on the coast. This road is suitable for all bikes but is best enjoyed at a leisurely
40-50 mph

Road Quality

No dirt or gravel though sometimes rough pavement in a few spots, very windy in spots and lots of hills

Roadside Amenities

Most of this route is pure country and no amenities until you reach Fallbrook

Additional Info

Anywhere from 3 to 6 of our group does this ride monthly and it never gets old due to the variety of scenery and topography!!

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By Guest
on February 13, 2014 3 out of 3 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 08

Motorcycle Make HD

Motorcycle Type Touring

In the description of the starting point. You are at I-15 and Clenton Keith. There is no junction of I-5 and I-15 at that location.

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By Trev351w
on March 29, 2015 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Suzuki GSX R600

Motorcycle Type Sport

Amazingly scenic ride. I went exactly as the instructions mentioned (15 to Clinton Keith). The initial road there is beautiful, scenic and well maintained. Nothing too technical. Once you get to the drop its a bit crazy and steeper than I expected but not pants-wetting. Once down, the roads are in great shape but there are residences here so there are driveways to keep an eye out for. Traffic is very light but the first part has some hills that you won't be able to see over. Once onto De Luz it becomes breath taking. The roads are a little rough in places but it looks like they've been filling in some of the gaps with fresh asphalt. I did notice a few patches of dirt that came into the middle of the lane on both sides (closer to Fallbrook) and there are lots of trees which overhang, creating a canopy and occasionally dropping small branches or debris into the road. Still, well worth the ride!

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By windsorguyone
on January 31, 2017 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1972

Motorcycle Make Norton

Motorcycle Type Other

The last bit of this ride is the most fun (farther away from ocean). The closer you get the ocean the more stop and go it gets. The end of it goes through some nice twisty roads surrounded by orchards... lots of dips and twists. Connect this ride with the road that runs along top of the hills over looking Temecula and it's pretty cool. Not sure I go out of my way to do this ride though.

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By mrjaober
on March 9, 2015 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2014

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This is an awesome route. I may have deviated slightly, though, from the description. It started with beautiful hilly country in Murrietta then went to steep and curvy terrain, which suddenly dropped you into orchards prior to Fallbrook. I wish I had a camera or GoPro at the time because it was so picturesque.

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By NetWatchR
on August 10, 2016 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Enduro

First, unfortunately, the ride in the description is not the same as what the map shows. The description starts on Clinton Keith, but the map starts further south on De Luz from Guava. for those who don't know the area, if you look at the map were the start shows in Murrieta and follow Washington to the northwest, you'll find Clinton Keith next to the Bear Creek Golf Club just after Washington turns into Palomar.

I ride the route from Clinton Keith practically everyday to work and back. The only difference is that I take S. Mission in Fallbrook all the way to the 76 and then take that directly to work. I have, occasionally, taken Olive Hill Rd to 76, but didn't know I could get to College from there. I'll have to try that the next time I'm not late for work (ha!)

The steep hills were a bit worrisome, at first, and the turns on those hills are off-camber. You shouldn't need too much brake if you just keep it in 2nd, lean back and take it slow.

The Santa Rosa Plateau is quite beautiful, especially on a clear night. Speaking of nights on the Plateau, it can get chilly up there, even in summer, and almost guaranteed to be foggy the last mile before you get to the first steep hill (leaving Murrieta into De Luz)

Have a great ride and be safe.

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By Hildahl7
on December 27, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 98 CBR 600

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Sport

Loved it! the ride went by fast enoght, that is very steep grade though, but all and all a great

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