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4.17 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.17
7 Reviews

Murrieta to Carlsbad - Mountains to Beach

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By kuri77 (5 McR Points) on Nov 22, 2013

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Guest
February 13, 2014
In the description of the starting point. You are…
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Trev351w
2 McR Points
March 29, 2015
Amazingly scenic ride. I went exactly as the…
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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

Scenery

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

Drive Enjoyment

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

Tourism Opportunities

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

Motorcycle Road 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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Murrieta to Carlsbad - Mountains to Beach
Murrieta to Carlsbad - Mountains to Beach
Murrieta to Carlsbad - Mountains to Beach
Murrieta to Carlsbad - Mountains to Beach
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Guest
February 13, 2014
0 McR Points
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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Trev351w
March 29, 2015
2 McR Points
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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windsorguyone
January 31, 2017
0 McR Points
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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