For a state with 38 million people, it's remarkably easy to find some great back roads. There are even quiet places just outside of the megalopolises of San Francisco and LA. The question begs: are Californians a bit strange? Why aren't they all out enjoying these roads? (on second thought, don't answer that)
Whether it's exploring the beautiful coastline, driving through redwoods, criss-crossing the Sierra Nevadas or baking in the desert – there's probably a road with your name on it.
Endless twists through northern California forest and beautiful coastline. … more
Squiggly mountain drive in Kern County, near Frazier Park and Tejon Pass. … more
A northwestern approach to Joshua Tree, avoiding Los Angeles. … more
Are we there yet? At least in summer, this is one to avoid. … more