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4.67 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.67
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Sierra Way to The Mighty 190!

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Mar 31, 2008

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White Wolf
30 McR Points
June 16, 2016
Great Ride! Highly recommend! Following the…
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arserafin
4 McR Points
December 22, 2013
absolutely a wonderful rider. My GF and I…
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Written Directions

North from Lake Isabella head to Kernville. Take the road north on "Sierra Way"/Mountain Rd. 99. 7 miles past Johnsondale take the turn north to Western Divide Highway/CR-107 which is the Mighty 190. Follow this road all the way around to Springville and down the Porterville.

Scenery

From Lake Isabella it's rolling hills and beautiful. Once into Sequoia N.M. it gets extremely busy and tight in the trees. This is quite easily the most entertaining road I have ever been on. Huge, old trees, a few look-off on the descent.

Drive Enjoyment

Extremely twisty, huge elevation drop 7000' to the valley floor. Constant switchbacks, and twisties. I was actually looking for a break on the descent as it was so challenging on my big, loaded bike. Big drop offs, and big blind curves in the N.M. - gotta be on your toes.

This is a must ride if you're within 200 miles of this area!!!

Tourism Opportunities

Porterville and Lake Isabella are your only points to fill up. It's fairly remote.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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Sierra Way to The Mighty 190!
Sierra Way to The Mighty 190!
Sierra Way to The Mighty 190!
Sierra Way to The Mighty 190!
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White Wolf
June 16, 2016
30 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
Great Ride! Highly recommend! Following the described route directions, the road surface leaving Lake Isbella can have some rough parts until you get to the 190. Lots of 2nd gear turns with some very narrow sections before you reach the 190 as well. However, the views are spectacular as you climb in elevation. Once on the 190, the road quality improves massively and the corners become more sweepers (60mph ). Around the Camp Nelson area, the road tightens up drastically! It's miles and miles and miles of 2nd gear switch backs with even some 1st gear thrown in. It will wear you out wonderfully! The views are fantastic all the way. The road stays a 2 lane road the entire way. Be careful on the south end of the 190 as it's a popular backpacker/day hiker spot. It's the mountains, so be aware of deer as well. This road is closed for winter. Elevation is high if your bike is carbureted.
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arserafin
December 22, 2013
4 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
absolutely a wonderful rider. My GF and I celebrated our anniversary up there. You can turn this run into a weekend trip with this being the last part of the trip. You can stay McNallys http://www.mcnallysonthekern.com/index.html There's the link great food and atmosphere. Try the 40oz porterhouse! Gas up in Kernville because the next fill up on that route is Brewer's family ponderosa lodge. Enjoy the run.
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Guest
October 9, 2010
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
It's a beautiful road through the mountains but it is in an area with a high density of deer and free range cattle. I have since more deer on three rides on this road than I have in forty years of riding in the mountains of California and Colorado. My wife and I had a serious accident on our last ride there when a doe leaped into our path. Best time to ride this road is mid day, avoid dawn and dusk.
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