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Golden State Highways

Over the years Gribblenation has compiled hundreds of articles relating to highways in California along with copious amount of scenery the State has to offer.  One thing that I've frequently received feedback on over the years is that it can be difficult to track down specific articles.  The Golden State Highways and California Travel Directory aims to change this by making a go-to page for anything we feature related to California.


Intro to Golden State Highways and California Travel Directory

Pictured above as the cover photo for the Golden State Highways and California Travel Directory is California State Route 89 above Lake Tahoe east of Emerald Bay.  I picked the above photo for a specific reason; it features a part of the State Highway System that often is overlooked by mainstream travel websites.  While California State Route 1 in Big Sur may garner much deserved attention the Highway System in California has even more to offer in the form of, massive freeways, countless differing mountain ranges, agricultural lined valleys, inland wetlands, and even deserts.

Of course, as a Highway webpage Gribblenation primarily focuses on roads and their many stories.  That said we aren't exclusively road enthusiasts and often the roads we take are a vehicle to an endless array of adventure.  Within the Highway articles and standalone features below there are stories of; towns, ghost towns, railroads, infrastructure, public works projects, National Parks, State Parks, National Forests, State Forests, hiking, and many other topics to be found related to California.


Gribblenation California Highway and other Blogs by Category 

Gribblenation California Highway and other Blogs by Category 


State Highway Historical Information

California's Rogue Sign State Routes

The rogue G28-1 California State Highway Spades 

The Rogue G28-2 California State Highway Spades

Patterns in the original 1934 California Sign State Route grid

Establishing the numbering conventions of California's chargeable Interstates

The last 1956-63 era white California State Route Spade?


California State Routes, US Routes and Interstates

Paper Highways; California State Route 1 through the Lost Coast 

California State Route 1; the Cabrillo Highway through Big Sur and the Monterey Peninsula 

Historic Highway Alignments in Castroville (CA 1, CA 156, and CA 183) 

California State Route 1 from Interstate 10 in Santa Monica to San Luis Obispo 

California State Route 1 through the Tom Lantos Tunnels and the Devil's Slide 

California State Route 1 in Big Sur; Mud Creek reopens 

California State Route 1 Big Sur Closure Signs 

California State Route 1; exploring Point Lobos and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park 

Challenger Coast Range Adventures Part 2; California State Route 1 from Sign County Route G16 to the Nacimiento-Fergusson Road 

California State Route 1; the new Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge opens 

California State Route 1; prelude to Pfeiffer Canyon Reopening 

California State Route 1; Ragged Point Closure south to San Luis Obispo 

California State Route 1; I-280 south CA 17 

California State Route 1 the Shoreline Highway Part 1; the history of the Shoreline Highway and drive through Marin County 

California State Route 1 the Shoreline Highway Part 2; a drive through Sonoma County

California State Route 1 the Shoreline Highway; a drive through Mendocino County

The original alignment of California State Route 1 in San Francisco 

Former California State Route 1 over Pedro Mountain Road

Former alignments of California State Route 1 from Santa Cruz north to Half Moon Bay

Los Alamitos Traffic Circle; current California State Route 1/Former US Route 101 Alternate and US Route 91

Former California State Route 1 in Aptos

California State Route 2 on the Glendale Freeway 

California State Route 2 on the Angeles Crest Highway 

California State Route 3 

California State Route 3 (i)

California State Route 4; west from I-5 through the San Joaquin River Delta and Diablo Range to I-80 

Trans-Sierra Highways; California State Route 4 over Pacific Grade Summit and Ebbetts Pass 

Interstate 5; the West Side Freeway 

Interstate 5; Southern San Diego to CA 99 in Wheeler Ridge 

Interstate 5 in the Sacramento River Canyon 

Interstate 5S in Los Angeles and Glendale

California State Route 5 from California State Route 9 to California State Route 1

California State Route 5 (the Goat Trail)

The western terminus of US Route 6, Laws Depot, and Carson & Colorado Railway 

Paper Highways; US Route 6 to San Francisco via Tioga Pass

California State Route 6

California State Route 7 (i)

California State Route 7 (ii)

California State Route 7 (iii)

Former California State Route 109 on current Interstate 8 west of I-5

California State Route 8 west of Mokelumne Hill

California State Route 8 east of Jackson over Carson Pass

California State Route 9 

Califoooornia! (Interstate 10 west from CA 86 over San Gorgonio to CA 60 in the Moreno Valley Badlands) 

California State Route 10

Interstate 10 in the Sonoran Desert between the Colorado River and Coachella Valley

Interstate 10S

The original California State Route 11

California State Route 11 the Otay Mesa Freeway Extension

The Paper Highways north of San Francisco Bay; CA 12, CA 17, CA 37, CA 181, CA 251, and CA 281 

California State Route 12 and the drive to stay alive in the Sacramento River Delta 

California State Route 13 

California State Route 14 on the Antelope Valley Freeway 

California State Route 14U

California State Route 14 (i)

Interstate 15 Exit 239 to Zzyzx Road; intersecting the Mojave Road and Tonopah & Tidewater Railroad

Interstate 15; the Mojave Freeway from Barstow north to the Nevada State Line

California State Route 15 (i)

California State Route 15 (ii)

Western California State Route 16 

Legacy of California State Route 17; CA 13 (i), CA 17, the Nimitz Freeway, I-880 and the San Rafael-Richmond Bridge 

California State Route 18; Rim of the World to the Mojave Desert 

California State Route 19

California State Route 20; from Emigrant Gap/I-80 west to CA 49 

California State Route 21

California State Route 22

California State Route 23; Canyons, Surface Streets, and Freeways 

California State Route 24 

Former California State Route 24 through the Kennedy Tunnel and Old Tunnel Road 

California State Route 25; the Airline Highway  

California State Route 26 

The original California State Route 26 in Orange County

California State Route 26 (II)

California State Route 27 

Lake Tahoe Circle Tour Part 2; California State Route 28 and Nevada State Route 28 

California State Route 28 (i)

The Putah Creek Bridge of the original California State Route 28

California State Route 29

California State Route 210 (legacy of California State Route 30)

California State Route 31

California State Route 32 

California State Route 33 

The original alignment of California State Route 33 in Firebaugh

The original alignment of California State Route 33 in Dos Palos

California State Route 34 

California State Route 35; the Goat Trail 

California State Route 35; CA 9/Saratoga Gap to Great Highway 

California State Route 36

California State Route 37

California State Route 38

Long closed California State Route 39 at Islip Saddle 

Former California State Route 39 in Knott's Berry Farm

The original alignment of US Route 40 over the Martinez-Benicia Ferry and Carquinez Scenic Drive 

Highways in and around Old Sacramento; US 40, US 99W, CA 16, CA 24, CA 70, CA 99, CA 275, and more 

Old US Route 40 on Donner Pass Road 

Former US Route 40, the North Lincoln Highway and Victory Highway in Newcastle

Former US Route 40 in Colfax

Former US Route 40 in Auburn

Interstate 40 and the H-Bomb

Interstate 40 Spur in Barstow

1889 Lanes Bridge Location (Old California State Route 41) 

California State Route 41; CA 46 north to CA 180/CA 168 

Old California State Route 41 in Fresno County and the expressway that never was 

California State Route 41; Madera County Line to Yosemite National Park 

Proto-California State Route 41 on Road 425B 

1906 North Fork Road Bridge Ruins (Old California State Route 41) 

1941 Lanes Bridge Renovations (Old California State Route 41) 

Old California State Route 41 (Kings County) 

California State Route 41; The 2 Lane Death Trap Corridor

Former California State Route 42 and California State Route 10

California State Route 43; into the foggy void 

California State Route 43; Lacey Boulevard Roundabout Build

California State Route 44 and California State Route 440 

California State Route 45 

California State Route 46

California State Route 47 and the Vincent Thomas Bridge

Hunting the early Lincoln Highway and US Route 48 from French Camp west to Altamont Pass 

Paper Highways of the Mojave Desert and San Gabriel Mountains; CA 48 (ii), CA 122, CA 196, and CA 249 

California State Route 49; the Golden Chain Highway Part 1 

California State Route 49; the Golden Chain Highway Part 2 

Former California State Route 49 in San Andreas 

Former California State Route 49 through Bagby

The alignment history of California State Route 49 through Bagby

Former California State Route 49-108 in Jamestown

The history of California State Routes 49, 8 and 88 in Jackson

Former California State Route 49 and California State Route 120 through Jacksonville

Lake Tahoe Circle Tour Part 3; US Route 50 and Cave Rock 

US Route 50 over Echo Summit 

Former US Route 50 and the South Lincoln Highway from Folsom east to Placerville

California State Route 51; failed Interstate 80 on the Capitol City Freeway and the present I-80 Business Loop 

California State Route 51 (i)

California State Route 52

California State Route 53 

California State Route 54

California State Route 55

California State Route 56

California State Route 57

California State Route 58/Old California State Route 178 west of CA 43 

California State Route 58 from CA 99 east to US 395 

Westside Parkway and Centennial Corridor; Future California State Route 58 

The Centennial Corridor and West Side Parkway of California State Route 58

Old California State Route 58 in North Barstow

California State Route 59/Sign County Route J59 

California State Route 60/Former US 60/70 through the Moreno Valley Badlands  

Box Canyon Road (former US 60/70 and the second CA 195)

Old US Route 60/70 through Hell (Chuckwalla Valley Road and Ragsdale Road) 

Former US Route 60-70 on Jack Rabbit Trail

Legislative Route Number 172 (the future Pomona Freeway and California State Route 60)

The final stand of US Route 60 in California during 1982

California State Routes 112, 61, and 260 (a functional CA 61)

California State Route 62 and US Route 95 retrospective

California State Route 63 

Former California State Route 63 on Boyd Drive 

Proposed US Route 64 to Morro Bay

Paper Highways; California State Route 64 and the unbuilt Malibu Canyon-Whitnall Freeway 

Old California State Route 65 on Famoso-Porterville Highway, Sign County Routes J35/J22/J29 

California State Route 65 south segment 

The Arroyo Seco Parkway and early US Route 66 terminus points in downtown Los Angeles 

Challenger versus US Route 66 

Cajon Pass; Cajon Pass Toll Road, National Old Trails Road, US 66/91/395, and Interstate 15 

Return to California and US Route 66 

Return to US Route 66 in Barstow 

Route 66 Wednesday; Santa Monica to Pasadena 

Route 66 Wednesday; Pasadena to Cajon Pass 

Route 66 Wednesday; Cajon Pass through the Mojave Desert to Arizona

Proposed US Route 66 Alternate to Las Vegas

The strange history of the terminus of US Route 66 in Santa Monica

California State Route 66

California State Route 67

California State Route 68

California State Route 69

California State Route 70

Proposed Interstate 70 over the Minaret Summit Highway

California State Route 71

California State Route 72

California State Route 73

California State Route 74

California State Route 75

California State Route 76

California State Route 77; the real 'Shortest Signed" State Highway 

California State Route 78

California State Route 79 

US Route 80 to Point Loma?

Interstate 80 west over the Carquinez Bridge to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge 

Interstate 80 over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge 

Donner Pass; from 30,000 feet 

Interstate 80 in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

California State Route 81

California State Route 82/Old US Route 101 on El Camino Real from I-280 to I-380 

The mystery of the original California State Route 83 

California State Route 83

California State Route 84 west from I-280 over the Santa Cruz Mountains to CA 1

California State Route 84 west from I-880 over the Dumbarton Bridge  

California State Route 85 

California State Route 86 

California State Route 87 

California State Route 88; the Carson Pass Highway 

Lassen Park Highway; implied California State Route 89 through Lassen Volcanic National Park 

Lake Tahoe Circle Tour Part 1; CA 89 through Emerald Bay, former CA 188 to Fallen Leaf Lake, and the Fanny Bridge 

California State Route 89 through Luther Pass 

Trans-Sierra Highways; California State Route 89 over Monitor Pass 

California State Route 89 (Lassen Volcanic National Park to South Lake Tahoe) 

California State Route 90

The Vague Original Southern Terminus of US Route 91 in Mojave Desert 

Former US Route 91 and US 466 in Baker

California State Route 92 

Paper Highways; Unbuilt California State Route 93 

California State Route 94

US Route 95

The last two covered bridges in the State Highway System (California State Route 96)

Exploring the southern terminus points of US Route 97 in Oregon and California

California State Route 98

US Route 99 to Visalia?  

Former US Route 99, US Route 466, and California State Route 65 through Famoso 

Former US Routes 99/60/70 on the 1923 Whitewater Bridge 

The original US Route 99 alignment on Sign County Route J9/French Camp Road 

Old US Route 99 through Herndon 

US Route 99 and the 1929 Van Ness Arch 

California State Route 99/Old US Route 99 from CA 51/US 50 south to CA 145 

California State Route 99/Old US Route 99 from I-5 north to CA 145 

Old US Route 99 through Madera on Gateway Drive 

Former US Route 99 in Goshen, Traver, and the Warlow Rest Area

Former US Route 99 through Tipton, Tulare, and Tagus Ranch 

Former US 99, US 99E, and US 99W in Red Bluff 

Former US Route 99 in Modesto and the 7th Street Bridge 

Legend of the Ridge Route; a history of crossing the mountains between Los Angeles Basin and San Joaquin Valley from wagon trails to Interstates 

Hunting for forgotten history; Old US Route 99 in Fresno 

Former US Route 99 in the Chowchilla Area 

Former US Route 99 in Merced 

Former US Route 99 in Atwater 

Former US Route 99 in Turlock

Former US Route 99 in McFarland and Delano

Former US Route 99 in Earlimart and Pixley

Former US Route 99 in Salida

The Lincoln Highway, US Route 99 and US Route 50 in Stockton

The Lincoln Highway, US Route 99 and US Route 50 in Lodi and Galt

The Midway Palm and Pine of US Route 99

Former US Route 99W from West Sacramento to Red Bluff

Former US Route 99 in Cottonwood

Oregon Route 273; early US Route 99 over Siskiyou Pass (includes the corridor of Hornbrook north to the Oregon State Line)

Former US Route 99 in Dunsmuir

Former US Route 99 in Mount Shasta City

Former US Route 99 from the Klamath River to the Oregon State Line via Hornbrook

Former US Route 99 through Heber and Calexico to the Mexican Border

The 1926-1934 Los Angeles-Redlands corridor of Former US Route 99

The 1935-1963 Los Angeles-Redlands corridor of former US Route 99

When did people begin to refer to the "Ridge Route" as "The Grapevine? (former US Route 99 and Interstate 5)

Former US Route 99-70 in Calimesa

Former US Routes 99-60-70 in San Gorgonio Pass (Beaumont, Banning and Cabazon)

Former US Route 99 in Livingston and the last traffic light

Former US Route 99-60-70 in Indio and Coachella Valley

Former US Route 99 through Athlone and the last Wheeler Ridge-Sacramento corridor expressway

Former US Route 99 in Westmorland

Former US Route 99 in Brawley 

Former US Route 99 in Imperial

Former US Route 99 in El Centro

The reemergence of US Route 99 at the Ventura Freeway/Golden State Freeway Interchange

Paper Highways; unbuilt California State Route 100 in Santa Cruz 

Former US Route 101 on Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway 

Old US Route 101 in King City and the 1903 Southern Pacific Depot 

Old US Route 101 in Salinas 

Railroad Square Historic District; US Route 101, California State Route 12; Santa Rosa, California 

History of Transportation in Cuesta Pass; El Camino Real, Southern Pacific Railroad, and US Route 101 

Hyde Street Pier and the original alignment of US Route 101 in San Francisco 

Challenger Coast Range Adventures Part 1; getting to Monterey and Old US 101 on the San Juan Grade 

Downtown San Francisco; Lombard Street and former US 101 on Hyde Street Pier 

El Camino Real Relics in Santa Barbra 

Old US 101 on the San Juan Grade 

Mission San Juan Bautista and El Camino Real 

Trees of Mystery; a US Route 101 landmark 

Douglas Memorial Bridge; former US Route 101 and the Redwood Highway over the Klamath River 

US Route 101 through Richardson Grove State Park 

Former US Route 101 from San Lucas to San Ardo 

Former US Route 101 in Bradley 

Former US Route 101 in San Miguel

Former US Route 101 and California State Route 152 in Gilroy 

Former US Route 101 at Confusion Hill

US Route 101 and the Last Chance Grade 

US Route 101 and California State Route 20 in Willits

Former US Route 101 on State Street in Ukiah and the State Highway Corridors of Ukiah

Former US Route 101 between Hopland and Cloverdale

US Route 101 through Gaviota Pass

Former US Route 101 and California State Route 41 in Paso Robles

Former US Route 101 through Templeton

Former US Route 101 through Atascadero and Santa Margarita

Former US Route 101 and California State Route 1 through San Luis Obispo

Former US Route 101 in Pismo Beach and Arroyo Grande

Former US Route 101 through Nipomo

Former US Route 101 along Santa Barbara Channel

Former US Route 101 in Buellton

The Legislative Route definition gaps of US Route 101 and California State Route 1 on the Golden Gate Bridge

Former US Route 101 on Grant Street in Chualar

Former US Route 101 in Greenfield on El Camino Real

Former US Route 101 on Alta Street in Gonzales

Former US Route 101 in Soledad

Former US Route 101 and California State Route 198 in San Lucas

Former US Route 101 and California State Route 156 at San Juan Bautista Y

The Pinecate Rocks of US Route 101

US Route 101 at Benbow, Garberville and Redway

Former US Route 101 through Sargent

Former US Route 101 on Y Road near Betabel siding

The history of US Route 101 in Los Angeles

Former US Route 101, US Route 91, California State Route 18 and California State Route 10 in Anaheim

Chualar Bus Crash Site (US Route 101 and Broome Road)

The Bayshore Freeway (US Route 101)

The Central Freeway (US Route 101)

Unconstructed California State Route 102

California State Route 103 (i)

The Terminal Island Freeway (California State Route 103 and California State Route 47)

California State Route 104 

Interstate 105

Former California State Route 106

California State Route 107

Trans-Sierra Highways; California State Route 108 over Sonora Pass

California State Route 109 

The Harbor Freeway (Interstate 110 and California State Route 110)

The original Interstate 110

California State Route 111 in Coachella Valley 

California State Route 112

California State Route 113; a little bit of vintage US 40, US 40A, US 99W, and CA 24 

California State Route 114 

California State Route 115

California State Route 116 

California State Route 117 (i)

California State Route 117 (ii)

California State Route 118 

California State Route 119; a US Route 399 story 

Old California State Route 120 and 140 entrances to Yosemite National Park 

California State Route 120 from US 6 west to US 395

The Tioga Pass Road (California State Route 120) 

California State Route 120/New Priest Grade Road and Old Priest Grade Road

California State Routes 37, 121, 128, and unbuilt CA 179 

Unconstructed California State Route 122

California State Route 123/San Pablo Avenue; a trip down Old US Route 40 and thel terminus points of US Routes in Oakland 

California State Route 124 

California State Route 125

California State Route 126; from CA 23 east to I-5 

California State Route 127 and Nevada State Route 373 

California State Route 128

California State Route 129 

California State Route 130 and the Lick Observatory 

California State Route 131 

California State Route 132/Sign County Route J132 

California State Route 133

California State Route 134 

California State Route 135 

California State Route 136 

California State Route 137 

California State Route 138

Oregon Route 39 and California State Route 139

California State Route 140 and El Portal Road 

Sign County Route J18 and early California State Route 140 

California State Route 141

California State Route 142

Unconstructed California State Route 143

California State Route 144 

California State Route 145 

Former California State Route 145 over Skaggs Bridge Crossing

Pinnacles National Park and California State Route 146

Pinnacles National Park West and California State Route 146 West  

California State Route 146 East 

California State Route 147 

Unconstructed California State Route 148

California State Route 149 

California State Route 150 family of highways (CA 246, CA 154, CA 192, and CA 150) 

California State Route 151 

California State Route 152 

Former California State Route 152 east through Pacheco Pass to the San Luis Reservoir

California State Route 153; the supposedly shortest State Highway 

California State Route 154

California State Route 155 

Old California State Route 155 between Bakersfield and Woody 

California State Route 156 

Paper Highways of San Digo; Unbuilt California State Routes 157, 171, and 252 

California State Route 158; the June Lake Loop 

California State Route 159

California State Route 160; the legacy of US Routes 40/50/99/99W/99E, the Lincoln Highway, Victory Highway, CA 24 

California State Route 160 and Sign County Route J11 

California State Route 161

California State Route 162 to the Bidwell's Bar Bridge (both the 1965 and 1856 variants) 

California State Route 163; Old US Routes 80/395 on the Cabrillo Freeway 

California State Route 164

California State Route 165 

California State Route 166 

California State Route 167 

Tale of CA 168 West, the failure of the Piute Pass Highway, Big Creek, and The Climb to Kaiser 

California State Route 168 road work update and Friant Dam 

Paper Highways; modern California State Route 169 the unfinished California State 96 

The Hollywood Freeway; CA 170, US 101, former US 66, and CA 2 

Unconstructed California State Route 171

California State Route 172 (old CA 36) 

California State Route 173; former CA 2 and the last stand of the dirt State Highway 

California State Route 174 and the Empire Mine 

California State Route 175 

Former California State Route 176 

California State Route 177 

California State Route 178; west from CA 14 to CA 184 

The Panamint Gap in California State Route 178 

Old California State Route 178, Legislative Route 137, and the 1914 Salinas River Bridge 

California State Route 178 Spur in Bakersfield

Unbuilt California State Route 179 

California State Route 180 Kings Canyon Expressway expansion opening (Minkler and Centerville bypass) 

California State Route 180 Kings Canyon Road Expressway and Sequoia-Kings Canyon Freeway 

California State Route 180 (CA 99 west to CA 33) 

Old California State Route 180 and 41 surface alignments in Fresno 

Sign County Route J1 and former California State Route 180 on Panoche Road 

California State Route 180 east Fresno to Cedar Grove (Kings Canyon Highway)

Old California State Route 180 on Dunlap Road  

Old California State Route 180 on Onion Valley Road 

Unconstructed California State Route 181

California State Route 182 and the Sweetwater Road

California State Route 183 

California State Route 184; the Weedpatch Highway 

California State Route 185 

California State Route 186

California State Route 187

Former California State Route 188 on Fallen Leaf Lake Road

California State Route 188 (ii)

California State Route 189 

California State Route 190; a Trans-Sierra Highway that could have been 

Horseshoe Meadows Road and former California State Route 190 

Former California State Route 190 at the bottom of Lake Success

California State Route 191 

California State Route 192

California State Route 193 

Former California State Route 194 from Downieville to Saddleback Mountain  

California State Route 195 (i)

California State Route 195 (ii)

Unconstructed California State Route 196

California State Route 197

California State Route 198 

Challenger Coast Range Adventures Part 4; CA 198 from US 101 to I-5 

Old California State Route 198 in Kings County 

Former California State Route 198 at the bottom of Lake Kaweah

US Route 199 

Winnemucca to the Sea Highway (US Route 199)

California State Route 200

California State Route 201 

California State Route 202 

California State Route 203; the road that could have been a Trans-Sierra Highway 

California State Route 204; Old US Route 99 in Bakersfield

Interstate 205 

Former California State Route 206 and US Route 66 Alternate in San Bernardino

California State Route 207 I & II 

California State Route 208

Cabrillo National Monument and former California State Route 209 

Interstate 210 and California State Route 210 on the Foothill Freeway 

The indomitable Fernbridge (California State Route 211)

California State Route 211 (ii)

California State Route 211 (ii)

Former California State Route 212

California State Route 213

California State Route 214

Interstate 215/former I-15E/former CA 194 

California State Route 215

California State Route 216 

California State Route 217

California State Route 218  

California State Route 219 

California Ferry Routes; CA 84 over the Real McCoy II and CA 220 over the J-Mack Ferry 

California State Route 221 

California State Route 222; connecting the Redwood Highway to Talmage 

California State Route 223; Bear Mountain Boulevard 

Former California State Route 224 

California State Route 225; the zombie highway of Santa Barbra 

California State Route 226

California State Route 227 

Unbuilt California State Route 228

California State Route 229

California State Route 230 and the planned Hunters Point Freeway

California State Route 231

California State Route 232 

California State Route 233 

Unconstructed California State Route 234

Unbuilt California State Route 235 

California State Route 236 

California State Route 237; South Bay Freeway 

Interstate 238; the Interstate numbering abomination  

Unbuilt California State Route 239 and Signed County Route J4 

Former California State Route 240

California State Route 241

California State Route 242 

California State Route 243 

The original California State Route 243

California State Route 244 and the unbuilt highway of Metro Sacramento (CA 65, CA 102, CA 143, and CA 148)

California State Route 245 

California State Route 245 (i)

California State Route 246

California State Route 247 

Former California State Route 248

Unconstructed California State Route 249

The Ells Tunnel of planned California State Route 249

California State Route 250

Unconstructed California State Route 251

Unconstructed California State Route 252

California State Route 253 

California State Route 254/Avenue of the Giants (former US 101) 

California State Route 255 

Unbuilt California State Route 256

California State Route 259; TO I-215/CA 210 

California State Route 260

California State Route 261

California State Route 262 

California State Route 263/Old US Route 99 in the Shasta River Canyon 

Former US Route 99/current US Route 97 and California State Route 265 in Weed

California State Route 266

California State Route 267 

Mulholland Drive; Cahuenga Pass west to Sepulveda Pass (and unbuilt CA 268) 

California State Route 269 

California State Route 270 to Bodie 

California State Route 271 

California State Route 273, Old US 99 through Redding and Anderson 

Former California State Route 274

California State Route 275

Mineral King Road, the White Chief Mine, and unbuilt California State Route 276 

Interstate 280 

California State Route 281 

California State Route 282

California State Route 283 and the Rio Dell Bridge 

California State Route 284

Paper Highways: California State Route 285

US Route 299 and modern California State Route 299

US Route 50/Hidden Interstate 305 

California State Route 330 and City Creek Road

California State Route 371 

Interstate 380 

US Route 395; Nevada State Line south to CA 14 (Adventure on El Camino Sierra) 

Where the hell is Hill Valley? (US 395 east/US 8 south) 

US Route 395 south of Kramer Junction to I-15 (former CA 95) 

Interstate 405; Carmageddon on the San Diego Freeway 

California State Route 440

Legacy of US Route 466 Part 1; California State Route 46 

Legacy of US Route 466 Part 2; Tehachapi to Bakersfield 

Legacy of US Route 466 Part 3; Morro Bay to Shandon (California State Routes 41 and 229) 

Legacy of US Route 466 Part 5: Old Highway 58 through North Barstow

The Embarcadero Freeway and planned Golden Gate Freeway (Interstate 480/California State Route 480) 

Interstate 505; a trace of I-5W 

Interstate 580 from I-5 west to CA 13 

Interstate 580 San Rafael-Richmond Bridge 

Interstate 605

Interstate 680 over the Benicia-Martinez Ferry and the Legacy of CA 21 

Hidden California State Route 710 and the Pasadena Gap of the Long Beach Freeway

Interstate 710

California State Route 740

Interstate 780 and former California State Route 141 

Interstate 805 

Interstate 880 (ii)

California State Route 905

Interstate 980 


Legislative Routes that never had a Sign State Route

Old Highway; Mariposa County (former Legislative Route 18) 

Chisholm Ferry/Bridge Location and early Legislative Route 10 

Legislative Route Number 141

Algodones Dunes Old Plank Road (Legislative Route Number 27)


County Sign Routes

Siskiyou County Route A12; 99-97 Cutoff

Siskiyou County Route A28 

Sign County Route E15 to Copperopolis

O’Bryne’s Ferry Covered Bridge (future County Route E15)

Sign County Route G1 

Santa Clara County Route G8 and the New Almaden Quicksilver Mine

Sign County Route G9 

Sign County Route G13 

Sign County Route G14 

Sign County Route G15 

Sign County Route G16 

Sign County Route G17 

Monterey County G18

Sign County Route G20 

Sign County Route J1 and former California State Route 180 on Panoche Road 

Sign County Route J2 over Corral Hollow Pass (El Camino Viejo) 

Signed County Route J4 and unbuilt CA 239 

Planes, Trains, Automobiles on Sign County Route J7 

The original US Route 99 alignment on Sign County Route J9/French Camp Road

California State Route 160 and Sign County Route J11 

County Route J14

Sign County Route J16 

Sign County Route J18 and early California State Route 140 

Fresno/Tulare County Route J19

Sign County Route J21 

Old California State Route 65 on Famoso-Porterville Highway, Sign County Routes J35/J29/J22 

Sign County Route J28 

Sign County Route J37; the last Sign County Route in Tulare County and legacy of the Lone Pine-Porterville High Sierra Road 

Fresno/Tulare County Route J40

Trans-Sierra Highways; Sherman Pass Road and Sign County Route J41 

Sign County Route N2 

Los Angeles County Route N3 (Angeles Forest Highway)

California State Route 243 (formerly R1) 


Auto Trail standalone articles

Old Stage Road; the 'real" El Camino Real and predecessor route to US 101 on the San Juan Grade 

Donner Pass; hunting from the Dutch Flat & Donner Lake Road (North Lincoln Highway and the Central Pacific Railroad Tunnels)

Dog Valley Grade (North Lincoln Highway and Victory Highway)


Other Roads

Bitterwater Road and Bitterwater Valley Road to Blackwell's Corner 

Elwood Road; Fresno County 

Sand Creek Road 

Brown Material Road 

Return to Parkfield; Parkfield Grade, Parkfield-Coalinga Road, and Cholame Road/Cholame Valley Road 

Lonoak Road 

La Gloria Road and Gloria Road; descending the ridge of the Gabilan Range to Salinas Valley 

Auberry Road and the Wildflower Trail 

Lodi Mission Arch 

Ben Hur Road/Road 613 to Raymond 

2nd Street and 3rd Street Tunnel in Los Angeles  

Patterson Pass Road 

Ice Cream Grade 

Felton Covered Bridge 

1885 Firebaugh Drawbridge 

Parkfield Grade/Parkfield-Coalinga Road 

Los Gatos Creek Road/Coalinga Road 

China Alley; Hanford, CA  

Nacimiento-Fergusson Road 

Challenger Coast Range Adventures Part 3; Nacimiento-Fergusson Road 

La Brea Tar Pits; Wilshire Boulevard 

1916 Elkhorn Avenue Concrete Pony Truss Bridge 

Caliente-Bodfish Road 

Panamint Valley and Trona-Wildrose Road 

Fulton Street reconstruction project in Fresno

Court Street; Hanford, CA 

Cat Canyon Road 

Cannery Row and Monterey Bay (2018 versus 1993) 

Fresno County Blossom Trail 

North Fork Road/Road 200 

Christmas Tree Lane; Fresno, CA  

Monterey Bay Sunset Drive 

Firebaugh's Ferry 

Cannery Road Monterey 

Old Creek Road 

Road 222/Powerhouse Road 

Faultline Friday; the back roads between CA 25 and CA 46 on the San Andreas Fault 

Yokohl Valley Drive 

Bitterwater Road 

Millwood Road 

San Francisco's Lombard Street

Mosquito Road Bridge

Coalinga Mineral Springs Road, Fresno Hot Springs Resort and Coalinga Mineral Springs National Recreation Trail

Cummings Skyway

Wards Ferry Road

Roberts Ferry Covered Bridge

Lawn Way, Capitola

Pardee Dam Road

The Middle Bar Bridge over the Mokelumne River (Middle Bar Road and Gwin Mine Road)

Aptos Creek Road to the Loma Prieta ghost town site

Go home Hollister you're drunk (the saga of the Ladd Lane striping debacle)

Priest-Coulterville Road

Alfred Harrell Highway

100th Christmas Tree Lane (Van Ness Boulevard, Fresno)

Old Stage Road in Tulare County and Kern County

Round Mountain Road

Pope Street Bridge

Millerton Road

Vasco Road

Friant Road

Tulare Lake returns (Tulare Lake roads and infrastructure)

Sky Harbour Road and Pincushion Peak

Disneyland Drive

Tehachapi-Willow Springs Road

Dillon Road

Santa Ana Street, Anaheim

Iowa Hill Road Bridge

Drum Valley Road (Tulare County Diagonal Route 152)

Eshom Valley Road and Stagecoach Drive (Tulare County Mountain Routes 469 and 453)

Thousand Palms Canyon Road

Arizona State Route 95 Detour in Needles

Bridgeport Covered Bridge

Veterans Boulevard (Fresno)

Northbrea Tunnel

Spreckels Avenue

Honey Run Covered Bridge

Westmoreland’s Suspension Bridge

Rattlesnake Bar Suspension Bridge

Yankee Jims Bridge

Madera County Road 800 and Indian Peak Road

Madera County Road 600 and the post-1886 Yosemite Stage Road

Madera County Road 400 and the 1882-1886 Yosemite Stage Road

Madera County Road 211

Madera County Road 407 and the Stockton-Los Angeles Road

Colorado Road (Fresno County)

Mount Madonna Road

Guadalupe Canyon Parkway


National Park Related Articles 

Hetch Hetchy Valley; Hetch Hetchy Railroad, abandoned Lake Eleanor Road, and the Wapama Fall Bridge 

The Old Coulterville Road; the first highway to Yosemite 

Old California State Route 140 and 120 entrances to Yosemite National Park 

History of the Big Oak Flat Road 

History of the Wawona Road 

Yosemite Fall Season 

The Tioga Pass Road (California State Route 120) 

California State Route 140 and El Portal Road 

Former US Route 101 on Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway 

Lassen Park Highway; implied California State Route 89 through Lassen Volcanic National Park 

California State Route 89 (Lassen Volcanic National Park to South Lake Tahoe) 

Pinto Basin Road and Cottonwood Springs Road

Ghost Town Tuesday; Lost Horse Mine (Joshua Tree National Park) 

The Generals Highway; connecting Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Park 

The Colony Mill Road to the Giant Forest 

Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park (Spring Season) 

Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park (Fall Season)  

Return to Sequoia National Park and the Generals Highway 

Channel Islands National Park and Anacapa Island

Nevada State Route 374, Rhyolite, and Hell's Gate 

Dante's View Road

Death Valley Winter 

Pinnacles National Park

Pinnacles National Park West and California State Route 146 West 

California State Route 146 East 

Abandoned Foresta Road


National Forests and other National recreation areas

McKinley Grove Road to the Wishon Resevoir, Courtright Way to the Courtright Reservoir, and a dog named Dinkey 

The road to Stevenson Creek Falls; the San Joaquin & Eastern Railroad, Italian Bar Road, and Million Dollar Road 

1938 Dinkey Creek Bridge 

Redinger Lake Road (Road 235)

Italian Bar Road (Road 225) east through the Geographic Center of California to the 1925 Italian Bar Bridge  

Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Part 1; Sierra National Forest Route 10 

Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Part 2; a bumpy ride on Sierra National Forest Route 7 

Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Part 3; Sierra National Forest Route 81 and the failed plans for the Minaret Summit Highway 

The Sierran Death Highway; Blackrock Road 

Soda Lake Road and Carrizo Plain National Monument

Kelbaker Road, Kelso Depot, and the Mojave National Preserve 

Marin Headlands; Golden Gate National Recreational Area

Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Point Reyes National Seashore 

Muir Woods Road/National Monument and Panoramic Highway 

1908 Toro Creek Bridge; Fort Ord National Monument 


Ghost Town standalone articles

Locans, California ghost town site

Lone Star Ghost Town Site and the Visalia District Railroad 

Millerton and the Stockton-Los Angeles Road 

Garlock ghost town 

Nexus of the Universe; Butler Ghost Town Site  

Conejo, CA; ghost town on the rails 

Rice, CA and the bomb 

Calico, CA 

Ford Ord 2nd Avenue abandoned barracks 

Kingston and the Kingston Grade 

Minkler and Centerville 

Ghost Post; the ruins of Fort Ord 

Woodville and the Stockton-Los Angeles Road


Railroad standalone articles

San Juan Pacific Railway

Monterey Branch Railroad 

Minarets & Western Railroad 

Kerman Branch Railroad (Southern Pacific Railroad) 

A Streetcar Named Fresno Traction, the history of streetcar service in Fresno 

1897 Hanford Station 

1882 Fowler Rail Depot 

1899 Fresno Station 

Riverdale Branch Railroad Ruins 


Interesting Places

Tower Theatre; Fulton Street, Fresno 

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway 

March Air Reserve and the SR-71A Blackbird 

Spreckels 

Old Fresno Water Tower 

1855 Point Pinos Lighthouse 

Knight's Ferry Covered Bridge

El Adobe de Los Robles Rancho 

San Juan Bautista and El Camino Real 

Mount Diablo State Park and Mount Diablo Summit Road 

Adventure San Francisco 

EddieWorld


Version information and updates

-  Version 1; 6/30/20:  Simply put Version 1 is simply just piling everything we have related to California into this directory.  Likely updates will come to this page on a monthly basis as California articles are published.  Short term I would like to inventory what State Highways we have articles for and what remains.

-  Version 2; 2/10/22:  I simplified the page and shuffled the text around in hopes of making it easier to navigate.  The Version and Update Log was pushed to the bottom since I doubt many people really care to read it.  I had to blow up the text to correct whatever was going on embedded in the background causing glitches. 

-  Version 3.0; 1/10/23:  The link directories were updated, and a new URL was created to fix some bugs. 

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