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Great curvy road with scenic views, if your timing is right...

Before heading out on Hwy 36, make sure to check with CalTran for road closure times. The week we... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Ride of a Lifetime Part 2

I have been talking about this road for nearly 10 years. I GOT TO DRIVE IT AGAIN! 3 hours of... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Bryan G
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Highway 36, CA

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Before heading out on Hwy 36, make sure to check with CalTran for road closure times. The week we went, there was a "hard closure" between Bridgeville and Dinsmore from 1 pm to 3 pm local time Friday and 1 pm to 5 pm Monday...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

I have been talking about this road for nearly 10 years. I GOT TO DRIVE IT AGAIN! 3 hours of zoom zoom, if you love twisty roads this is the route for you. The best sign in the world is windy road next 140miles. The...More

1  Thank Bryan G
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

If you have some car handling skills, a little bit awareness, and some common sense, this road could possibly be the best drive you'll ever go on. Is it a straight city highway? Absolutely not! You shouldn't expect it to be! Highway 299 is wider...More

1  Thank Wes G
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This road was one of the scariest drives I have ever been on. Four hours of pure hell. I asked at a gas station if 299 or 36 was better to take from Redding to Eureka, he said 299 had slides, but 36 was a...More

7  Thank Daneen L
Reviewed 24 April 2017

About 4 hours long, no guard rails, cell service, chp, or civilization. If you are looking to live on the edge take this road. Especially if its raining & snowing. With the 101 closed you get 2 options to go to northern CA. 299 or...More

4  Thank Dave N Julia G
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I took this road because Hwy 101 was closed due to mudslide. It was whindy, dark, rainy and snow in April!!! To make matters even worse, I had a tyre puncture. There are no major places to stop. If you are not looking for a...More

4  Thank Andy M
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I took 36 from Fortuna only because Hwy 299 was closed due to a landslide. I encountered heavy rain, fog and snow. Several stretches are basically just one big lane. There are sheer drop offs with no guard rails and blind curves. Make sure you...More

2  Thank sandybeach818
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My Girlfriend and I started a random road trip when I was forced to take vacation a week earlier than planned. New to me car, new Girlfriend and a love of driving. We filled our tank in Scotia then hit the road about 3 in...More

3  Thank Bryan G
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We left the coastal redwood area to head inland and also ride US50 (The Loneliest Road) in the same day. What a day of contrasts! CA36 is 150 miles of twists, turns, up down. Wonderful on a bike. Since we headed out first thing in...More

1  Thank Mr B
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I did not want to take I-80 from Reno, to much traffic. So ... looking on 'the map', I spotted Hwy 36. Figured this would be a bit more scenic. 395 to Susanville, then left on Hwy 36 ... seemed simple enough (on the map)...More

1  Thank James B
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26 November 2017|
Response from cndw | Reviewed this property |
The short answer is "Yes", but be very cautious. I did see large trucks on the road but where the road is being repaired it narrows down to one lane with no straights. Good luck!