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4.71 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.71
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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jul 31, 2007

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Guest
June 3, 2010
Just completed Red Bluff to Fortuna on route 36.…
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July 25, 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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madbuyer
December 1, 2013
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Motorcycle Type : Sport
This by far is one of the best rides in America. (Better than Deal's Gap and Cherohala combined!)

Elevation and temperature changes add a special flavour to this route. (You get closer to the coast, the cooler it becomes)

You like twisties with the occasional break into long sweepers, this is your ride. Plan well for gas as there are only a couple spots along the way. I rode on a Sunday and one of the gas stations were closed.

As you are riding you must stay focused as some turns become tighter than you might expect and the falling rocks add to this challenge.

Ultimately, the scenery is some of the most diverse and beautiful you will see anywhere.

Ride safe.
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Guest
August 24, 2013
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
Love twisty roads and Highway 36, from the coast to Red Bluff, is one of the finest motorcycle roads I've ridden. However, watch out for trucks with long trailers. One of the riders in our group was forced off the road by a truck hauling a grader on a trailer. The truck crossed the center line, well across the on-coming traffic lane, forcing our rider to run off the road into the embankment. The rider and his passenger received minor injuries but his motorcycle was badly damaged. Could have been worse - twenty yards earlier, rather than hitting the embankment, he would have gone over a cliff and the results would have been fatal.
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Guest
January 26, 2011
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Motorcycle Type : Sport
Awesome road... Crazy twisties... Only down side, no fuel... Fill up in Red Bluff.... There is a single gas pump in Platina, however it's way over priced and it's regular. Be careful when in high elevation as there is no guard rails to prevent a long fall! A must ride... and I'm serious when I say crazy twiesties.... Have fun!
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