California Motorcycle Roads and Trips

California (CA) offers an incredible diversity of motorcycle road scenery. The state is blessed with over 1,100 miles of Pacific Coast shoreline, countless miles of arid canyon and twisted mountain road riding, vast stretches of alpine mountain roads, and some of the most appealing cities in the world. And, as one of the most popular tourist states in America, the Golden State is sure to offer motorcyclists looking for things to do off the bike an amazing menu of choices.




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June 19, 2014
Follows the South Fork of the Yuba River. Awesome in Spring runoff. Great mountain views, especially from Donner Summit. Historical interest, railroad...
Beautifully maintained but please 35 mph. Enjoy the mountains and the nice turns along the path.
I-80 to Cisco Grove exit, about 50 miles East of Auburn. Get off, go across the overpass, and turn right on Old...
February 16, 2014
You will travel in hills and the backside of Mt Diablo.
Beginning of road is new ,But middle of road old with tight 5 mph turns for 7 miles great for adventure bikes...
Take 580 to N Livermore exit to left at manning then right on Morgan Territory Rd. Follow this as it goes north...
January 27, 2014
Lots of high desert foliage, some nice mountain ranges and beautiful pink sand dunes - especially beautiful in the spring when the...
with one exception the road is in good condition, that is about a 5 or 6 mile section between the nipton turnoff...
take the Nipton Exit off of the I-15 interstate which is about 10 miles south of Primm NV (state line). Take the...
January 2, 2014
Beautiful rolling hills between San Jose and Morgan Hill. When the Uvas Reservoir is full it is a nice view to see....
This is a pretty easy ride with no severe turns.
Hop on Watsonville Road, from Monterey HWY, in Morgan Hill and head west to Uvas Road. Take Uvas northbound all the way...
December 31, 2013
Beautiful twisty roads in the Santa Monica mountain range with several sections overlooking the Pacific ocean.
Both roads are pretty well maintained but inexperienced riders should be aware that Decker Canyon is rather steep and has several very...
Located in Malibu, CA
Take Pacific Coast Highway towards El Pescador State Beach.
Turn east onto Decker Canyon Rd.
After approx...
November 22, 2013
This route covers a rise from the freeway up and through the Cleveland Forest then down a very steep hill to winding...
No dirt or gravel though sometimes rough pavement in a few spots, very windy in spots and lots of hills
starts at Clinton Keith Rd which is off Interstate 5 just north of the 5 and 15 junction
Follow Clinton Keith up...
September 3, 2013
Gorgeous view on the Valley and the ocean. You reach the east sides of the mountains fairly quickly.
Very few bumps/holes. And the road surfaces offer good grip! Lots of turns along the way! You will have to deal with...
Get on the PCH northward from Santa Monica. Around 1 mile after you pass Topanga Canyon Road (2 miles north of Sunset...
September 2, 2013
A wide variety of mountain scenery, ranging from woods, to outlooks over 10s of miles of valleys and mountains.
Very challenging! Very sharp corners, steep hills, a couple of oily sections, some gravel on the road surface, some potholes, and many...
Start: Willow Creek, CA. End: Mad River CAHead toward Bigfoot Scenic Hwy (CA-96) on CA-299. After 9.6 miles, turn left on Titlow...
September 2, 2013
Narrow, winding, hilly backcountry roads. Rural scenery, homes, farms, forests. No traffic.
This is a very narrow, rarely maintained rural road. A million slow to 10 corners. Pavement is OK, especially considering the low...
Start: Julian CA
End: Harrison Park, CA

From Julian, ride west on CA 78 2. miles to Pine Hills Rd, Turn...
June 26, 2013
The Mount Diablo Summit is a beautiful view that takes you up ~3800 feet and offers an astonishing view of the San...
You will encounter several 25 mph turns on this ride, and even a few 15 mph corners. Be careful because the altitude...
START
Mount Diablo State Park North Gate Entrance Station
North Gate Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

MIDDLE
Upper Parking Lot
Summit...
June 9, 2013
The first half of the ride is rolling meadows giving way to the edge of the desert in Anza-Borrego state park. The...
Overall good road. Can get some sand down by the desert and some ice / snow spots on the mountain climb in...
This route starts on CA 76 near Lake Henshaw / Palomar Maountain
April 30, 2013
Since you leave Red Bluff, on Route 36, the view is just some special, to start there is a section of the...
This road is in good condition all the way, with a few blemishes on the park, but nothing major, and not to...
From Red Bluff CA, take route 36 east to Lassen Volcanic National Park, turn north on route 89, that secction of the...
April 15, 2013
we just took this ride so the spring time colors are out as well as green grass. this was one of the...
the pavement is new and in perfect condition. . perfect riding surface. nice sweepin turns, good easy rollong hills
from orland, ca, take Newville Rd west to black butte lake. visit the lake via Buckhorn Recreation Area. continue on west on...
April 14, 2013
This route is through a rugged, often hot part of Arizona. This area was so barren at one time that the U.S.Army...
Most of the road surface is a 5. All the long desert roadways are excellent quality and pretty straight. The only bad...
Start at Quartzsite, just off Interstate 10, about 20 miles from the California border. From the main stoplight in town (there are...
March 31, 2013
This route takes you from the Valley up into the Seirra foothills and beyond. Lots of twisties with trees from pine to...
Lots of curves going both up hil and down. Little or no gravel or debris in the roadway but be careful of...
From Hwy 120 out of Stockton off Hwy 99 to Hwy 26 all the way to Hwy 88 and Pioneer
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