CA 3 : Yreka - Wildwood

Star Ratings
4 star route rating
Corners : 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0
Straights : 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.5
Scenery : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.5
Road Surface : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Visibility : 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.5
Police Presence : green 3 Motorcycle Road2.5
Hazards : green 4 Motorcycle Road3.5

Route Added By : sheepskin_sliders
Date : November 5, 2010
Length : 231 kms / 143.5 miles
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Road Type : Rural
Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended
April 14, 2012 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

I don't give out many 5 stars, and I'm tempted to do so for Hwy 3. If you ride it north from Hwy 36, you'll see why I like it pretty quickly. If you ride it south from from Yreka, you may wonder what all the excitement is about until you get beyond Etna. Then things get REAL interesting. There are at least two significant mountain passes between Etna and Hwy 3 (going by memory), and they'll both keep you fully engaged.

Between the area around Trinity Lake and Weaverville you should expect to encounter law enforcement, but much south of Weaverville things get fun again as you head over Hayfork Pass. The next thing you know you end up smack dab in the middle of Hwy 36, one of the best motorcycle roads in the state. Life is very, very good!

The triangle made up of Highways 3, 36 and 96 - plus a bunch of the roads that branch off of them - should be on your must ride list.

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November 5, 2010 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Really nice and twisty southbound alternative to I-5

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