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4.8 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.8
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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Mar 31, 2008

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Guest
October 9, 2010
It's a beautiful road through the mountains but…
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December 29, 2008
A side road to yours is 22S05, also known as the…
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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

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Guest
October 9, 2010
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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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December 29, 2008
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
A side road to yours is 22S05, also known as the General Hwy. The turn off to it is North of Fairview. You start by climbing, then you are on a great roller coaster of up and downs and lots of switchbacks. Zoom in on the map on the squiggly lines for an idea of the fun. The road is good and well paved. Not to many places to pull off, put there is a rest stop along the way. It drops you down on the North side to 395. Turn right and there is a gas station within a few miles.
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Duked
January 17, 2021
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
Have not been on a twistier section of road than the road between Johnsondale and Camp Nelson!! It goes on and on and then on some more, you just can't beat it!!
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