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150 miles of turns, hills, dips, and other shenanigans - large vehicles need not apply.

So, I have both observations from a coworker who really did not enjoy flogging a rental car down... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
George E
My first trip on Highway 36 and I had a good time

I drove from Fortuna to Redding yesterday via Highway 36 for the first time. It was a perfect sunny... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Mount Shasta, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This highway travels through some beautiful country but is it worth it? I had last taken it back in 1998. It left an impression! The windiness left me queasy. we took it from Hwy 101 to Hwy 5. I told myself I'd never take it...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank cuch
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

I drove from Fortuna to Redding yesterday via Highway 36 for the first time. It was a perfect sunny day in late September and I had a great time. I was in a new Chevy Impala and it handles the curves easily. Overall I’d say...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank panquakemix1
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Long delays on 36. Parts of the road closed except for 12-1 and after 5. Road consyruction. Took a different route.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

Writing this to provide some clarity as there are two distinct camps when providing reviews on this stretch of road. If you like to drive, drive this road. If your car is more of a conveyance tool then this is no place for you. I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank RCJO
Reviewed 12 August 2018

There are a few variables to consider in reviewing this road --- the driving experience of the driver, the weather and the vehicle, among other things. I’m a 70-year-old single grandmother with 54-years of driving experience, mountain and urban alike. My Subaru handles great on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Linda B
Reviewed 31 July 2018

All these scared urban sissies on here stick to the interstate system, 36 is a great road just drive during the day and dont be in a hurry I drive it all the time.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Tooter T
Reviewed 5 July 2018

So, I have both observations from a coworker who really did not enjoy flogging a rental car down this road, and my own personal experience astride a sportbike. 1) It's 150 miles of TURNS. Many of them are tight, and there's a section in the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank George E
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

I found highway 36 as #1 rated motorcycle rd in CA. had to ride it. Was cautious as my gas tank had max range of 140 miles and there were mixed review on gas stations on this route. The one in Platina is closed. Dinsmore...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank HectorLionScott
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

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank cndw
Reviewed 28 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

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank Bryan G
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3 August 2018|
Response from panquakemix1 | Reviewed this property |
They do have diesel at the Dinsmore Store
27 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!