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Signed County Route G14

After completing Signed County Route G13 I made my way over the Salinas River to Jolon Road which is signed as Signed County Route G14.



CR G14 is a 61.8 mile Signed County Route from US 101 in King City of Monterey County south to US 101 in Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County.  CR G14 generally straddles the foothills of the Santa Lucia Range for the entirety of the route.  From US 101 near King City CR G14 quickly begins to approach the Santa Lucia Range.


The first significant junction southbound is San Lucas Road which connects to US 101/CA 198 to the east.






CR G14 continues on Jolon Road which rises into the Santa Lucia Range and intersects the Nacimiento-Fergusson Road at the entrance to Fort Hunter Liggett near the community of Jolon.








CR G14 follows Jolon Road southeast of Jolon to the community of Lockwood where it turns south on Interlake Road at a junction with CR G18.  CR G18 is 16.4 mile route created in 1971 which is entirely on Jolon Road eastward to US 101.



As G14 turns south on Interlake Road it obtains scenic highway markers.


G14 begins to ascend the Santa Lucia Range again and enters San Luis Obispo County as it approaches an overlook of Lake Nacimiento.  The road is generally in decent shape but some of the grades ascending above Lake Nacimiento are very large.













G14 continues south on Nacimiento Lake Drive south to Paso Robles at the junction for CR G19.  CR G19 continues north to CR G18 in Monterey County 8.5 miles to the north Nacimiento Lake Drive.  CR G19 was also created in 1971.





G14 follows Nacimiento Lake Drive to the earthen Nacimiento Dam on grades as high as 10%.  Nacimiento Dam was completed in 1957 and impounds the Nacimiento River to create Nacimiento Lake. 







G14 follows Nacimiento Lake Drive south over the Nacimiento Dam and turns east at the junction with Chimney Rock Road towards Paso Robles.




Nacimiento Lake Drive becomes 24th Street in Paso Robles and CR G14 ends at US 101 with a rare "END" placard for a Signed County Route.





Much like CR G18 and CR 19 the route of CR G14 was adopted in 1971.

CAhighways.org on CR G14

Interestingly all of Jolon Road appears on the 1935 California Division of Highways Map of Monterey County as being county maintained.  Interlake Road does appear to be on the map but doesn't seem to have been very significant at the time.

1935 Monterey County Highway Map

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