Overall Route Rating
speedo-meter speedo-arrow
speedo-meter-grey
3.67 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.67
3 Reviews

Motorcycle Route Author

profile Image
By manvsbike (5 McR Points) on Jan 11, 2015

Rider Reviews

No Image Found
Herrick
2 McR Points
January 16, 2016
Twists then a 60-80 mph for 6 miles across the…
Thumbsup
No Image Found
Cathi
2 McR Points
May 27, 2016
Please check the weather report for WIND before…
Thumbsup

Written Directions

Leave Indio, CA heading west on Route 111 until you get to Palm Desert, CA. From here look for Hwy 74 off to the left. Get on Hwy 74 and head west untill you meet up with ca hwy 371 near Anza Ca. follow the 371 until it dead ends at ca hwy 79. Head west on ca hwy 79 through to old town of Temecula, CA.

Scenery

This route gives you great scenery and a change of pace from riding the highway while still giving access to the wooded areas of Southern California. While riding through indio, it is primarily desert. At the bottom of the 74 there are switchbacks that are great for sportbikes and cruisers alike. Once you reach the top of the 74 you will come upon a View Point that allows you to see the entire desert including palm springs and the salton sea. Further in, you will be greeted by lush trees and foliage surrounding the road. The 371 takes you through the hills and down into the flat lands of Anza as well as bringing you to the hills just outside of Temecula. It is a great route for those who are bored of seeing the desert and like a calm ride.

Drive Enjoyment

Most of the roads are maintained fairly well, there are a few potholes but all are small and easily avoidable, even in a pack. Through the switchbacks the road has been recently repaved.

Tourism Opportunities

There is a nice family owned Cafe at the corner of the 74 and the 371 called the Paradise Valley Cafe, Depending on the amount of business you might wait for your order, but it's worth the wait. there are pleanty of gas stations and areas yto stop along the way.

Top Images

Share Your Comments ( 3 )
  Earn McR Points
No Image Found
Herrick
January 16, 2016
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Twists then a 60-80 mph for 6 miles across the top of a mountain range. eat at the Timber mill restaurant in Idyllwild Great food .
Was this road review helpful?
Thumbsup
1 riders found this road review useful
No Image Found
Cathi
May 27, 2016
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
Please check the weather report for WIND before attempting this ride. This is a beautiful ride except we were caught off guard by high wind gusts that caused my bike to drift. SCARY!
Was this road review helpful?
Thumbsup
0 riders found this road review useful
No Image Found
Bnobriga1
January 25, 2016
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Was a very fun ride it's very nice to see forested areas when I'm sick on the desert for so long. The description is very helpful but sadly I didn't go to the diner, hopefully next time.
Was this road review helpful?
Thumbsup
0 riders found this road review useful