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Good driving roads - Index (59)

1L19

Drag Racing Champion
This post will be my index of good driving roads by state. Share any road(s) you like and I'll put it here in the top post. I'm going to rip any locations I can find out of older forum threads to start. Also, for California, I'll snag what I can out of pashnit.com and list it.

California - North
Avenue of the Giants Rt 254 between Hwy 101 south of Phillipsville and Hwy 101 east of Stafford
Ebbet's Pass - Hwy 4 between Angels Camp and Markleeville
Grizzly Peak Blvd between La Loma Park and Forestland
Hwy 120 through Yosemite
Hwy 3 Hayfork Pass between Hwy 36 and Hwy 299 (A+ Pashnit Guide)
Hwy 36 between Red Bluff and Fortuna (A+ Pashnit Guide)
Hwy 49 and Hwy 89 between Grass Valley and Graegle
Hwy 89 Mount Lassen (A+ Pashnit Guide)
Hwy 96 between Yrika and Willow Creek (A+ Pashnit Guide)
Iowa Hill and Sugar Pine Rds between Colfax and Foresthill
Mosquito Ridge Rd between Foresthill and Circle Bridge
Salmon Falls Rd between El Dorado Hills and Pilot Hill
Sutter-Ione Rd between Ione and Sutter Creek

California - South
Hwy 330 and Hwy 18 between San Bernadino and Big Bear Lake
Angels Crest Hwy between La Canada Flintridge and Big Pines
Azuza Pass Rt 39 between Azuza and a dead end
Big Tujunga Canyon Rd between Tujunga and Angels Forest Hwy - (Scenic View)
Carbon Canyon Rd (Hwy 142) between Brea and Chino Hills
Decker Canyon Rd (Malibu) and Westlake Blvd between PCH and E Potrero Rd
Deer Creek Rd between PCH and Pacific View Dr
Glendora Mountain Rd between Glendora and Mt Baldy
Little Tujunga Canyon Rd and Sand Canyon Rd between I-210 and Sable Ranch
Live Oak and Trabuco Canyon Rds between Robinson Ranch and Portola Hills
Mesa Grande Rd between Hwy 79 and Hwy 76
Mulholland Highway and surrounding roads
S6 between 78 and Palomar Mountain Observatory
Stunt (and surrounding) Rds near Malibu
Sunrise hwy and 79 between I-8 and Julian
Tuna Canyon Rd between Fernwood and PCH (Southbound only)
Turnbull Canyon Rd between Whittier and Hacienda Heights
Yerba Buena Rd between PCH and Mulholland Hwy

Florida
Tropical Trail Rt 3 - Merritt Island

Kansas
Hwy 199 between Hwy 50 and Hwy 56

Massachusetts
Hwy 117 between Waltham and Leominster
Hwy 6A between Provincetown and Hwy 6 north of Truro
Mohawk Trail between Greenfield and North Adams
Moose Hill St between Walpole St and High Plain St in Sharon

Michigan
M22 between East Lake and Traverse City
Pierce Stocking Scenic Dr north of Empire
W. Huron River Drive between Main St (Ann Arbor) and Dexter

Missouri
MO 94 and MO 47 between Weldon Springs and Case

New Hampshire
Kangamangus Hwy between Lincoln and Conway

New York
Hwys 299, 44, 55 and 55A and between Gardiner and Grahamsville
Hwy 97 between Sparrow Bush and Pond Eddy
PA 646 and NY 16 between Bradford, PA and Olean, NY

North Carolina
Blue Ridge Pkwy and Skyline Dr between Belmont, VA and Cherokee, NC

Ohio
Hwy 164 between New Hagerstown and Lisbon

Pennsylvania
PA 646 and NY 16 between Bradford, PA and Olean, NY

Tennessee
Hwy 129 between Hwy 28 and Hwy 72 intersections - Tail of the Dragon
Hwy 421 between Mountain City and Bristol

Texas
Hwy 16 between Bandera and Kerrville
Hwys 46, 16 and 470 between Boerne and Utopia
The Twisted Sisters loop start/end at Medina - (Map)

Utah
Little Cotton Wood Canyon Rd between Granite and Snowbird
Big Cotton Wood Canyon Rd between Cotton Wood Heights and Solitude
Nebo Loop National Scenic Bwy start Rt 132 and Nebo Loop Rd intersection

Virginia
Twelve Oclock Knob Rd between Bent Mountain Rd and W Riverside Dr in Roanoke
Blue Ridge Pkwy and Skyline Dr between Belmont, VA and Cherokee, NC

Wisconsin
Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive between County Hwy E and Hwy 60
 
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Thumper

Autocross Champion
So pick a few of the best fool!

And make sure they aren't 35MPH roads.

I hated that about CO, all the great roads in the mountains and middle of nowhere were 35-40MPH zones.

Of course, I'm struggling to find any decent roads here in MO at all so there is that.........
 

1L19

Drag Racing Champion
And make sure they aren't 35MPH roads.

I hated that about CO, all the great roads in the mountains and middle of nowhere were 35-40MPH zones.

Of course, I'm struggling to find any decent roads here in MO at all so there is that.........
Ok I put one up for you man
 

Chogokin

Autocross Champion
I've ridden Stunt, Decker, Mulholland on my bike.

You have to get out either really early or really late to avoid the traffic.

Remember doing a cruise with the Corrado Group out in Malibu many moons ago. The calipers on some of the cars were smoking at the bottom of the run.

The "Rock Store" or the "Snake" was a popular section of Mulholland. Jay Leno would be at the Rock Store on weekends with his motorcycle. When I was deep into road biking...I'd be out there just about every weekend.
 
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1L19

Drag Racing Champion
I've ridden Stunt, Decker, Mulholland on my bike.

You have to get out either really early or really late to avoid the traffic.

Remember doing a cruise with the Corrado Group out in Malibu many moons ago. The calipers on some of the cars were smoking at the bottom of the run.

The "Rock Store" or the "Snake" was a popular section of Mulholland. Jay Leno would be at the Rock Store on weekends with his motorcycle. When I was deep into road biking...I'd be out there just about every weekend.

As I was adding the Southern California sites I kept thinking... with all those people in LA you'd have to be out at the crack of dawn to actually have a run that wasn't a stop and crawl. I understand why though because those roads are pretty amazing as far as a fun and technical drive.

I hope folks will submit their best roads as it's nice to have a place to find a new spot at a glance. I've pulled everything I could out of old posts and am going to be working on Northern California for a bit. Anything you can add would be most welcome sir. 🚗💨
 

1L19

Drag Racing Champion
I've started working my way through the Pashnit's guide for California. If you see an entry which has this at the end:

(A+ Pashnit Guide)

...then you really want to check it out. The guy does full and detailed reviews, lots of pictures and covers everything from road surfaces to traffic and services along the way. I urge you to click any drive with that tag as you won't be sorry you did.
 

1L19

Drag Racing Champion
Added three more from the Pashnit Guide:

Hwys 3, 36 and 89

Man that guy at Pashnit's does good work.
 
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