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Blazing Zippers

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Hey out there--I'm interested in a route from I-5 North of Sacramento (roughly) over to the coast some where South of Crescent City. We're towing a TT. We've been Hwy 20 to Ft. Bragg, but are asking if another way would be O.K. Some of the routes look a little dicey.
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Simplest route would be 299 out of Redding to Mckinleyville and then 101 north to Crescent City. The road is fine for RV travel, just depends on the time of the year. Another route would be go up to Grants Pass, Or, then take 199 west. This does take you back into California in sort of a round about way. 299 is the most direct route for you, though.

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California Hwy. 1 north of Westport (which is north of Ft. Bragg) is not recommended for RVs. That leaves CA 20 as the most reasonable direct route to US 101 and north.


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Be careful about using 299 during this time of year. Check Caltrans live cameras before you go.
http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist1/d1tmc/1_cam.php?cam=129

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wkamper wrote:

Be careful about using 299 during this time of year. Check Caltrans live cameras before you go.
http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist1/d1tmc/1_cam.php?cam=129


Hwy. 299 has curves and some hills. The roads can be closed in the winters due to mud slides and rocks on Hwy. Watch your speeds, drive with caution. I prefer Hwy 20 because it is more RV friendly. 299 is not my 1st choice

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Blazing Zippers wrote:

Hey out there--I'm interested in a route from I-5 North of Sacramento (roughly) over to the coast some where South of Crescent City. We're towing a TT. We've been Hwy 20 to Ft. Bragg, but are asking if another way would be O.K. Some of the routes look a little dicey.
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5 north to 20 and then to 101 up to Crescent City is the way to go.


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Thanks all. Hwy 20 might be the best option. We wanted to hit Oregon at the Southern border because we've never been there.
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Highway 20 is 2 lanes. Sometimes there is a limited shoulder. But there are turnouts.

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Blazing Zippers wrote:

Thanks all. Hwy 20 might be the best option. We wanted to hit Oregon at the Southern border because we've never been there.
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Depends on what part of Oregon's Southern Border you want to visit, the border is only about 20 mi north of Crescent City right up 101.


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Having driven all the main routes repeatedly, I would take I5 to Hwy 20W and take that to US101, then North. It is a pretty drive with much of it in the redwood forests. I don't know what trailer/TV combo you are traveling with, or what time of year, so that would be a guess. That route will get you to the west side of the Coast Range at low altitude, avoiding possible snow this time of year.


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