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Highway 74 - Hemet to Indian Wells

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Feb 28, 2006

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April 12, 2009
Complete the ride by turning LEFT on 111 in…
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March 29, 2009
East of Hemet, this road gets more and more…
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Written Directions

Very easy to find. Get to Hemet, CA which is about 30 miles southeast of Riverside and west of the 215) . In Hemet, get on Route 74 and head east all the way into Indian Wells.

Scenery

Wonderful scenery. Pine forest on the Hemet side transitioning to desert on the Indian Wells side.

Drive Enjoyment

Starts out twisty as you climb to the top. Once at the top the road is fairly straight. Road gets twisty again as you descend into the Coachella valley.

Tourism Opportunities

Not a lot along here but there are nice hiking trails and camping. A couple of restaurants. I can recommend Paradise Corner at the intersection of Hwy 74 and Hwy 371.

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Highway 74 - Hemet to Indian Wells
Highway 74 - Hemet to Indian Wells
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Guest
April 12, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Complete the ride by turning LEFT on 111 in Indian Wells
Follow 111 thru Palm Springs to I-10W
Take I-10 to Banning
Follow the sign to Idylwild (Hwy 243)
The road goes seemingly vertical for a few miles with sharp turns and switchbacks as it goes up the mountainside and thru the forests.
After about 30 miles of stunning views you will come to the town of Idylwild where there is gas and great food.
Follow 243 on down to Hwy 74.
Turn RIGHT and return to Hemet.
Can you say YEE-HAW!!
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Guest
March 29, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Standard
East of Hemet, this road gets more and more interesting. Once you finish navigating the two 180 degree turns, it starts climbing - and twisting. Barring any cage traffic, from here to the top is pure ecstacy!
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Guest
May 9, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
Really a great road. After passing by the 371 and 74 intersection coming from Hemet is where lots of scenes from the old movie its a mad mad mad mad world were filmed, in particular one of the first scenes where the car went off the cliff.
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