CA 243 / Banning Idyllwild Scenic Hwy : Idyllwild - Banning

Star Ratings
4 star route rating
Corners : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.8
Straights : 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road1.6
Scenery : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.6
Road Surface : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Visibility : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Police Presence : green 2 Motorcycle Road1.8
Hazards : green 3 Motorcycle Road2.2

Info
Route Added By : sheepskin_sliders
Date : July 28, 2010
Length : 45 kms / 28 miles
Download GPX - ???
Road Type : Rural
Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended
February 24, 2019 - 1 star route rating Motorcycle Road1.0

I saw on the internet that the road near Idyllwild has been closed because it was washed out in February; https://www.pe.com/2019/02/14/highways-in-san-jacinto-san-bernardino-mountains-closed-due-to-washouts-mud-debris/


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May 20, 2012 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

This is one of SoCals better Motorcycle roads.

Idyllwild is a charming and rustic town that is very motorbike friendly. There is fantastic food of many different tastes.

The way up is really awesome. Get your GoPros running and have an awesome run!


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September 8, 2011 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

This is an excellent run. I recommend you continue on Hwy 74 to Lake Elsinore. From there the glorious Ortega Hwy.
The run from Hemet to Elsinore is just crap, but once you get to the Ortega things get going again.
It's a good day ride with excellent food and fun in Idyllwild.


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July 28, 2010 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Great combination of curves and scenery, liked it a lot


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May 29, 2006 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Nice Twisty road through San Jacinto Mountains. Follow the 243 from Mountain Center to Banning.


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