CA Santa Cruz Motorcycle Roads

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Alice Felton Davenport Pescadero
CA - Santa Cruz/Santa cla... > California > United States > America
June 2, 2018 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Alice's thru Big Basin, Bonny Doon, Swanton & Pescadero


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FrenchCreek Loop
CA - Santa Cruz/Santa cla... > California > United States > America
October 1, 2017 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

French creek to S Shingle


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Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
CA - Santa Cruz/Santa cla... > California > United States > America
July 12, 2017 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

This fun out-and-back route is the road to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest - a twisty, steeply-climbing mountain road, with a drop-off on one side. Scenery is amazing, but keep your eyes on the road! Corners sneak up on you, but a very fun, entertaining route. You may end up behind a slow-moving tourist car, but it is still worth the views on the way up. Take a short hike when you get to the top, around the Bristlecone Pines. Very nice route.


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Benton Crossing Rd
CA - Santa Cruz/Santa cla... > California > United States > America
July 12, 2017 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Benton Crossing is very scenic, and not a lot of cars out there. Nice cruiser road, high speed and fun corners, and gorgeous views!


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CA 120 / CA 108 / US 395 : Bishop - Lee Vining - Jamestown - Fales Hot Springs (Yosemite)
CA - Santa Cruz/Santa cla... > California > United States > America
April 4, 2016 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

From Mammoth lakes through Yosemite the road gets more curvy and thrilling. Highway 108 is my all time favorite Californian road, closed in winter it is a mountain roller coaster for motorcycles.


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Palo Alto to Pescadero
CA - Santa Cruz/Santa cla... > California > United States > America
November 26, 2015 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

It is a very nice week-end ride, lots of turns, ups and downs, with some great scenery amongst the sequoias. You will be sharing the road with cyclists on Page Mill mostly. Alpine Rd will require your attention. I suggest leaving from Palo Alto or 280 toward the ocean; you'll enjoy a drink or a meal in Pescadero, then up or down the coast.


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Tunitas Creek, Skyline to Hwy 1
CA - Santa Cruz/Santa cla... > California > United States > America
June 22, 2015 - 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.0

I rode this from Skyline west to Hwy 1, basically downhill...and it is a steep grade! I likely would have enjoyed it more going uphill. While the pavement is OK, there isn't much of it...no center line \"goat trail\". Lots of blind corners as this is cut out of the mountainside. Expect to stay in 1st gear unless your bike is geared super low. Also, this area is notorious for fog/mist...would NOT recommend riding unless it is warmer and sunny. I've only ridden this once and next time I will go the other direction....so my rating could go up. It does beat getting stuck in Hwy 84 traffic!


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Route 1 : East Oakdale
CA - Santa Cruz/Santa cla... > California > United States > America
April 18, 2015 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

A quick trip that I like to take at night to wind down


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San Antonio, Calaveris reservoir ride
CA - Santa Cruz/Santa cla... > California > United States > America
March 22, 2015 - 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.5

Ditch 680 traffic and cruise a beautiful road. Watch for intersections, gravel, and damaged roads.


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Skyline Highway 35
CA - Santa Cruz/Santa cla... > California > United States > America
November 29, 2014 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Heading SB on 35, this route starts off mostly straight and through a wooded area. There is a restaurant and gas station midway. At that point, you can turn to go downhill toward the ocean with some great cornering, or continue straight for more sweepers. Beautiful route.


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Kings Canyon
CA - Santa Cruz/Santa cla... > California > United States > America
May 15, 2014 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Kings Canyon National Park has one roadway and this is it. The further that you get into the park, the better the views get. There are some really amazing hundred-mile mountain range view spots and some pretty significant roadside dropoffs, most with a guard rail or short wall. There are some turns but nothing dangerous or ultra twisty. The camping photo is about a mile from the very end of the road, where you must turn around and go back. GREAT campsites out here so pack a tent! Remember, it is a National Park, so there is entrance $ requirement.


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Folsom to Volcano and back
CA - Santa Cruz/Santa cla... > California > United States > America
May 15, 2013 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Nice little ride through the Sierra Foothills. Amador wine country and some old Gold Rush towns. Some twisties and some sweeping curves.


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CA168 : Zurich - Nevada
CA - Santa Cruz/Santa cla... > California > United States > America
October 20, 2011 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Loads of twisties, light traffic and great views of the Eastern Sierras. Excellent road, turn around and do it again!


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CA88 : Jackson - Barton - Tragedy Spring - South Lake Tahoe ( Back way to Tahoe )
CA - Santa Cruz/Santa cla... > California > United States > America
September 1, 2011 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Perfect way to travel away from the main traffic routes, nice mountain pass at Kit Carson.


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Around Folsom Lake
CA - Santa Cruz/Santa cla... > California > United States > America
August 8, 2011 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Nice sunday morning ride around Folsom Lake


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Carmel Valley Village Loop
CA - Santa Cruz/Santa cla... > California > United States > America
February 21, 2011 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Got everything you could ask for. A little longist, @ 100 miles, but the most enjoyable ride I can think of. Just don't lose your focus.


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Stoney Creek Road : Jackson - Pardee Reservoir
CA - Santa Cruz/Santa cla... > California > United States > America
November 5, 2010 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

A bit narrow in places but there are some nice curves on this stretch


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Shake Ridge Road / Gopher Flat : Dew Drop - Sutter Creek
CA - Santa Cruz/Santa cla... > California > United States > America
November 5, 2010 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Some nice corners to play on and some longish straights to get moving.


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Salmon Falls Road : El Dorado Hills - Pilot Hill
CA - Santa Cruz/Santa cla... > California > United States > America
November 5, 2010 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Nice curves here, some discrepencies in the surface but mostly good.


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CA 88 : Jackson - Mesa Vista
CA - Santa Cruz/Santa cla... > California > United States > America
November 4, 2010 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Nice corners, not much other traffic, but sometimes wildlife!


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CA 193 : Placerville - Georgetown - Auburn
CA - Santa Cruz/Santa cla... > California > United States > America
November 4, 2010 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Very nice scenic stretch which includes a selection of nice curves.


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Fiddleton Road : Dew Drop - Plymouth
CA - Santa Cruz/Santa cla... > California > United States > America
November 4, 2010 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Nice selection of sweepers and some tight corners. Watch out for wildlife on the road!


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Co. Hwy E16 : Aukum - Pollock Pines
CA - Santa Cruz/Santa cla... > California > United States > America
November 4, 2010 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Twisty road with narrow sections, good curves.


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Bald Mountain Road : West Point
CA - Santa Cruz/Santa cla... > California > United States > America
November 4, 2010 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Really nice curves in this road from West Point


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