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4.75 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.75
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Twisty Road - Next 140 miles!!! (California Route 36)

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Aug 01, 2007

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June 4, 2010
Just completed Red Bluff to Fortuna on route 36.…
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July 26, 2009
I was just riding 36 and hwy 3 today it's a great…
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Written Directions

start in REDBLUFF , CA . hwy 36 , going WEST ,towards FORTUNA ,CA . there will be no mistake you are on the right road when you see the twisty road sign that has " next 140 miles " under the arrow . stay on highway 36 until it ends in FORTUNA , CA . ENJOY AND BE SAFE !!! LITTLE OR NO CELL RECEPTION !!!.

Scenery

some pretty decent view's from higher elevations , also goes through the redwood forest ... but you won't have much time to take your eyes off the twisties anyway!!!

Drive Enjoyment

most likely the craziest elevation changes you will ever see (in the eastern portion from red bluff ,CA ) . truly resembles a rollercoaster in spots . this road is 140 miles of twisty heaven ,I'm not kidding !! very good road surface ,though it does get a little rough in spots farther west, and the center line briefly disappears for a few miles farther west . lots of places with out guardrails ,and long drops ,so be careful!!! every road will seem very trivial after you ride this. this 140 miles will take around 4 hours to do.

Note: BE SAFE BE SAFE BE SAFE !!!! most roads we travel don't do anything too "weird" . this is the exception .this road ( mainly on the eastern portion ,first 20 or so miles ) will have you going up a hill , making a right at the top ,and before you can even see over the crest , as your still turning right ,the road goes left .serious. after the rollercoaster road has smoothed out, its somewhat readable from there on ,but NEVER predictable !!! i have some pictures on my myspace page ,will try and get some up here too :-)

The perfect road !!! this is just a very small sample very nice turns

Tourism Opportunities

i seem to remember only 2 gas stations ( neither have super fill waaay up in red bluff ) and maybe 3 spots for food . not much out there but crazy fun !!! Another view along the amazing Rt 36

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Twisty Road - Next 140 miles!!! (California Route 36)
Twisty Road - Next 140 miles!!! (California Route 36)
Twisty Road - Next 140 miles!!! (California Route 36)
Twisty Road - Next 140 miles!!! (California Route 36)
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Guest
January 1, 2011
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Sorry to butt in on your page guys, but I drove this in my 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S, and found this to be the most incredible road that I have ever been over. From the tight 180's to the sweepers to the awe-inspiring chicanes. Unfortunately, I didn't get into boost much, but it was a great ride. I have organized a road trip for summer 2011, and will be travelling Route 36 with 35 other Porsches.
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January 28, 2008
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
My husband and I rode this highway last year on vacation. He rides a Tour Deluxe and I ride a Roadstar. It was an amazing and very challenging ride. I have never ridden a more challenging road!!!
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July 19, 2012
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We started in Grass Valley on a 1000 mile loop trip. Shot up to red bluff and fueled up and then headed out Hwy 36..It was a blast. When we left red bluff it was about 102 degrees. So that was the only downfall - to hot!!! It didn't cool off until about 85 miles in, Not many places to stop and check things out, Just gas it and go. We had a blast and would recomend you check this strech of road out. We camped at grizzly creek campground. Had to ride into fortuna for diner, about 17 miles from the campgrounds.I recomend you eat at the EEL River Brewery, great food and great homemade beer. I would definatley ride this road again , but when it's a bit cooler!! Ride safe, and have fun.
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