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California Route 36

California Route 36 is one of the most scenic drives in the USA. It’s considered by some to be among the best roads in California, with 140 miles of twists and turns.

This paved road links U.S. Route 101 in Humboldt County and U.S. Route 395 just east of Susanville in Lassen County with a long, flowing series of twisties that are seemingly tailor made for motorcycles. SR 36 passes through a diverse range of topography and climate regions as it crosses northern California across six counties (Humboldt, Trinity, Shasta, Tehama, Plumas and Lassen).

This east–west state highway in the U.S. state of California is one of the best motorcycle roads. Watch out for trucks with long trailers. The drive is pretty treacherous. Stay alert. 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. Every road will seem very trivial after you ride this. Most of the 36 route is a twolane conventional highway with intermittent passing lanes, with exceptions in Red Bluff, Chester and Susanville.


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