Motorcycle Route Author
By flytolive (5 McR Points) on Jun 18, 2014
Written DirectionsI-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.
SceneryFollows 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.
Drive EnjoymentBeautifully maintained but please 35 mph. Enjoy the mountains and the nice turns along the path.
Tourism OpportunitiesRainbow Lodge, Soda Springs Store, about the only places to get food. Gas at Cisco, Kingvale, and Soda Springs.
Photo Gallery of Old Hwy 40 Cisco Grove to Donner Lake (0 Photos)No Photos Or Videos Added Yet.
Interactive Views Along This Route
Way point 1
Way point 2
Way point 3
Most helpful review of this route
No Results Found.