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Portland, OR to Sierra Nevadas & Yosemite National Park

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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 756 miles / 1216.7 km
  • Ride Time: 1 week (5-7 days)
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $57.46
  • States Visited: Oregon, California
Submitted by:
HarleyKnight

Interstate 5 is the major north-south corridor of the West Coast. Many sites are accessible from it. What it lacks in character it gains in beautiful scenery and accessibility. (I recommend Crater Lake National Park, east of Medford about 80 miles.)This was a long trip: 1500+ miles round trip. I had to break it in half, stopping midway across the OR-CA border, in Yreka. Beautiful summer travel: forested mountain passes, Mt. & Lake Shasta. Once I rode through Sacramento, the fun started! CA 49 snakes through the Sierra Nevada foothills and old Gold Rush country (Sutters Mill is along this route) and provided some challenging hairpins (Mokelumne Hill), especially a serious 115-degree, 15 MPH turn south of Angels Camp, CA (made famous by Mark Twain in 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calavares County').I bivouacked in Sonora--a quiet frontier town--then launched into Yosemite. Priest Hill has to be one of the most demanding grades I've ridden! Tight, curving, steep--don't get in a hurry. But the view is incredible, and once inside the park, the scenery speaks for itself! I was saddle sore for days afterward, but What A Ride!

This is a motorcycle ride in the states Oregon, California. This motorcycle route has 4 scenery characteristics and other road conditions to help you plan your road trip. This motorcycle map was created by HarleyKnight in September. Click here to see other Motorcycle Roads by HarleyKnight

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  • Motorcycle Ride Picture 3 for Portland, OR to Sierra Nevadas & Yosemite National Park
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