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NorthERN California

Let's start with Northwestern California, bordered by Interstate 5 to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west, this region of roads extends from the Oregon border to south of Highway 36 where a vast wilderness region separates Northern California with Napa wine country. The entire region is mountainous starting with low hilly regions that offer up the famous wine making areas around Napa and Mendocino to vast tracts of mountainous wilderness culminating in the Trinity Alps in the north. What that means for you dear motorcyclist is one of the best regions for riding motorcycles in the western United States. Few people, few towns, endless curvy roads, perfect combination.

Plan the ultimate journey with California Motorcycle Roads or let us do it for you with a Pashnit Motorcycle Tour. This guide with slowly expand over the years as we rebuild this website from scratch. To learn more, see below.

Bald Hills Rd - Humboldt Co
Bald Hills Rd
HIghway 96 - Klamath River
Branscomb Rd - Laytonville
Branscomb Rd - Laytonville
Mattole Rd - The Lost Coast
Mattole Road
Highway 36 - 140 Miles of Curve
Horse Ridge Lookout Rd
Horse Ridge Lookout Rd
Gazelle Callahan Rd
Gazelle Callahan Rd
Highway 3 - Hayfork Pass
Hayfork Pass
Forest Road 1 - South Fork Mountain
Forest Rd 1 - South Fork Mountain Rd
FR 23S16 - The Road with No Name
Forest Rd 23S16
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Central California

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About Pashnit:

Tim Mayhew has devoted nearly 30 years to photographing and writing about California roads. His tireless efforts on the California Motorcycle Roads web site have spread across the globe becoming the encyclopedic guidebook for motorcycle travel in California. As of 2020, Tim has been designing & leading professional motorcycle tours across California, Oregon & Nevada for the last 17 years.
Learn more about riding with Tim on a  
Pashnit Motorcycle Tour in 2020.


Dear Pashnite, the 1999-era California Motorcycle Roads you have used for the last 20 years to plan your rides has been retired.
Two decades later, it's time to rebuild. A lot of work will go into building a site like this from scratch. It will take time. Thousands of hours, years actually. I think only a crazy person would attempt a project like this. Which is why there is no equal. The original CMR had 300 webpages of roads, 600 pages of text, thousands of photos, tens of thousands of links and was made up of 241,148 files. I would like to double that. It will take time to rebuild this site. I appreciate your support over the last 20 years. Hundreds more road pages are coming.  -Tim


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