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Written DirectionsFrom anywhere in the Simi Valley CA across the hills to Fillmore, CA. Get on the 118 (Ronald Reagan freeway) and head west. Take Princeton Ave exit and turn left at end of ramp, you'll go under the highway and see Simi HD on your left as you keep going straight on Princeton. Follow Princeton as it curves going into Moorepark CA and take a right on Spring Road and head up the hill. You will come to a T, and take a right on Walnut Canyon Road (AKA Route 23). This road will take you over the hills and twisties into Fillmore.
SceneryIt's California, so don't expect a lot of green. But, you do get some good twisties, and some good views of hills (they call them mountains here, but not like CO). Then on the other side you drop into an irrigated valley with fruit trees, etc.
Drive EnjoymentThe road itself is good, but be on the lookout for dirt, sand and debris. There is a gravel pit up there, so trucks come in and out, and dirt gets on the road. Also some of the turns are very sharp switchbacks.
Tourism OpportunitiesThere are good places to stop and eat, get gas, etc. on either side. On the Moorpark side, try Rock and Roll Pizza (right off the road) and in Fillmore take a left at the stoplight to go to Ay Ay Chihuahua for good Mexican.
BTW...This is the route many follow on their way up to Ojai, Lake Casitias, Santa Barbara, or Hwy. 33 into Bakersfield or Frazier Park. Makes a great loop if you go over to the coast and into the Santa Monica Mountains.
Great stopping points are Deer Creek Lodge, Neptune's Net and The Rock Store. Just 2-weeks before the big fire, I noticed Mulholland, from Leo Cabrillo to Decker Canyon, was freshly paved and smooth as a baby's butt! I've ridden it since after the fire and one needs to be cautious of debris in the road from time to time.
Photo Gallery of The Twisties Just South of Fillmore - Route 23 (1 Photos)
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