Old Hwy 40 Cisco Grove to Donner Lake + ADD NEW ROUTE
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I-80 to Cisco Grove exit, about 50 miles East of Auburn. Get off, go across the overpass, and turn right on Old Hwy 40. 35 mph, please.Continue to Donner Lake. Make sure to stop at Rainbow Lodge, and Donner Lake vista point, just past historic Rainbow Bridge. Great twisties. Go back the same way, if you like, or continue onto another segment.
Follows the South Fork of the Yuba River. Awesome in Spring runoff. Great mountain views, especially from Donner Summit. Historical interest, railroad history, early settler route.
Beautifully maintained but please 35 mph. Enjoy the mountains and the nice turns along the path.
Rainbow Lodge, Soda Springs Store, about the only places to get food. Gas at Cisco, Kingvale, and Soda Springs.
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