Motorcycle Route Author
By Guest (0 McR Points) on Oct 31, 2003
2 McR Points
July 17, 2013
This route takes you through some really pretty…
Written DirectionsNOTE: the map above was developed by MotorcycleRoads.com only as a rough guide of the directions and should not be relied on soley as it can not be garanteed to be accurate. It comes very close to matching the road submitter's written directions below. The map above was developed using mapping software and may not be as accurate as the road submitter's version as often roads/signs on the ground are different than they are reflected "on the computer."
Subbmitter's Directions: "Beware, there are few road signs, it's easier to follow the signs to specific towns. On highway 180 between Squaw Valley, CA and Sequoia National Park (a couple miles east of Squaw Valley) follow the sign for Piedra (north on N. Elwood Rd). Near Piedra, follow the signs for Trimmer (Rt on N. Piedra Rd., Rt on E. Trimmer Springs Rd). Halfway around Pine Flat Reservoir, you'll hit Trimmer. Follow the signs to Tollhouse (Lt on Maxson Rd, Rt on Watts Valley Rd, becoming Burrough Valley Rd, Rt on Tollhouse Rd). Continue on Tollhouse Rd, following the signs to Pine Ridge. Around Pine ridge follow the signs to Auberry (Lt on Beal Fire Rd, cross hwy 168, Lt on Auberry Rd). Around Auberry follow the signs to North Fork (R on Powerhouse Rd, becoming 222). In North Fork, pass the Chevron, and turn left to stay on 222, and eventually turn right on 221, taking you to Bass Lake (the lake, not the town). Take the wooded ride clockwise (lake on the right) on 426, then South Shore Rd. At the large intersection, turn left, obeying the signs to highway 41 which takes you to Yosemite. It's 60 miles from Squaw Valley to North Fork. It's about another 60 or 70 from North Fork to the entrance of Yosemite. (In case you want to go on through, it's 185 miles from North Fork to Lee Vining, the Nevada side of Yosemite, and that includes a side tour inside Yosemite on Glacier Point Rd.) Notes: Set aside time and gas for when you get lost. Learn to use the sun to find your way. (What did you say? GPS?)
A side trip halfway through this route is highway 168, which takes you into Yosemite-like altitudes and around two more large lakes. This closed-loop highway is apparently for tourists and locals. The side route on highway 168 is a larger, more traveled road, and usually not as tight."