Scenic Route Highway 49

Scenic Route Highway 49, Oakhurst: Address, Scenic Route Highway 49 Reviews: 4.5/5

Scenic Route Highway 49
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Gina H
Oceanside, CA1 contribution
Driving on 49 highway Yikes
Jul 2021 • Family
This was the most scary ride every. If someone is coming around the turn too fast or too far your off the cliff. It’s crazy. I can not even believe this highway exists😳 and I would differently not drive when snowing or at night
Written 7 July 2021
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soulgirl9296
Laramie Wyoming12 contributions
Paradise on Highway 49
Jun 2021
Great landscape to view, You will enjoy all the dense and assortment of trees. So beautiful. It is worth the drive.
Written 11 June 2021
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johnnnita
Napa, CA1,737 contributions
DROP THE TACO, GET IN THE CAR AND ENJOY ROUTE 49
Aug 2020
I've been looking for a way to incorporate one of my favorite commercial lines on TV and have found it. We chose to take this route, driving from Napa, CA to Yosemite. Let's face it. This was our first outing from self imposed "hunkering down" at home due to the pandemic. It was our anniversary and we needed to get out and enjoy something after all these months. After considerable thought, we decided to drive our car back to Yosemite, but take this scenic route.

Turns out, decades ago we took this exact route on our first trip to Yosemite. We didn't realize it until we started recognizing all the views, terrain, and winding road. Still, it was refreshing and we were in no hurry anyway. It's well worth the route and just realize you need to just settle back, enjoy the scenery and the drive. Plan on stopping along the way and taking some photos as well. Give yourself plenty of time to take it all in.
Written 8 October 2020
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Kathy S
Walworth, WI284 contributions
Gold country drive
Jul 2020
This is a great way to see the Sierra's and gold country. Be alert , no guardrails in places but stunning views.
Written 30 September 2020
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Chris F
San Francisco, CA1,916 contributions
California Highway 49 is Great.
Aug 2020
If you are looking to visit the foothills of the Sierra's in California and Gold Country this is a great route to take. There are lots of things / places to see (pre-Covid) but still a nice route on most summer days to take a drive with views. FYI - Don't speed here, there are both local and California Highway Patrol that will nail you if you do. LOL!
Written 4 August 2020
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Jacob G
Cherry Hills Village, CO118 contributions
Nice drive, keeps you awake
Oct 2019
Took this route on the way back from the Yosemite RV Campground to the Silicon Valley. Typical hilly drive at first, but then you see a parking pull-out on the left side, in front of you as the road turns steeply to the right. Stop there and get out of the car, the view is well worth it.

After that, it's all curves... kind of like driving through Norway, if Norway was semi-arid. Nice drive. To get back to the South Bay Area, turn left either on CA-132, or later on CA-4.
Written 10 October 2019
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Dot H
Canterbury, UK58 contributions
Twisty mountain road
Aug 2019
Drove the northern part of this highway recently whilst looking for the famous gold country towns. It is indeed a stunning drive and a beautiful area. Drivers should note, however, that parts of this mountain road have no crash barriers with steep drop offs right beside the road. If a vehicle loses control and crashes into you, you would be straight off down the mountain and not stand a chance. This was around Jamestown, Moccasin if I remember correctly. As a British driver in a large rented vehicle, I decided to choose another route so as not to annoy the locals.
Written 24 August 2019
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Kay
Put in Bay, OH8 contributions
Scenic highway
May 2019 • Couples
This is a must. Absolutely breathtaking. We actually never completed entire trip but was absolutely beautiful. Highly recommend. Spend a day or even two enjoying the beauty of the foothills of Yosemite. What a way to spend a quiet peaceful day!
Written 3 June 2019
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bli1220
Mount Dora, FL262 contributions
Beautiful
May 2019 • Couples
Took this road from Oakhurst to Mariposa. Awesome drive. We had already done Hwy 41 to Yosemite so next day took 49 to west entry - what difference just another great view of this wonderful area.
Written 23 May 2019
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JBRetired
Apple Valley, CA414 contributions
Nice but nothing special
May 2019 • Couples
A nice ride on a sunny day but we took 49 from Oakhurst to Mariposa and it was just that. Nice. I don’t believe it compares to roads like Rt 140 from Mariposa to Yosemite or 120 from Yosemite back to 49. A lot of great drives in the area
Written 8 May 2019
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