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Highway 36

Highway 36, CA
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Worst road ever

This road was one of the scariest drives I have ever been on. Four hours of pure hell. I asked at a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Daneen L
via mobile
Road of awfulness

About 4 hours long, no guard rails, cell service, chp, or civilization. If you are looking to live... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dave N Julia G
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4 weeks ago
“Worst road ever”
4 weeks ago
“Road of awfulness”
Highway 36, CA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This road was one of the scariest drives I have ever been on. Four hours of pure hell. I asked at a gas station if 299 or 36 was better to take from Redding to Eureka, he said 299 had slides, but 36 was a...More

1  Thank Daneen L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

About 4 hours long, no guard rails, cell service, chp, or civilization. If you are looking to live on the edge take this road. Especially if its raining & snowing. With the 101 closed you get 2 options to go to northern CA. 299 or...More

1  Thank Dave N Julia G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took this road because Hwy 101 was closed due to mudslide. It was whindy, dark, rainy and snow in April!!! To make matters even worse, I had a tyre puncture. There are no major places to stop. If you are not looking for a...More

2  Thank Andy M
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I took 36 from Fortuna only because Hwy 299 was closed due to a landslide. I encountered heavy rain, fog and snow. Several stretches are basically just one big lane. There are sheer drop offs with no guard rails and blind curves. Make sure you...More

1  Thank sandybeach818
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My Girlfriend and I started a random road trip when I was forced to take vacation a week earlier than planned. New to me car, new Girlfriend and a love of driving. We filled our tank in Scotia then hit the road about 3 in...More

1  Thank Bryan G
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We left the coastal redwood area to head inland and also ride US50 (The Loneliest Road) in the same day. What a day of contrasts! CA36 is 150 miles of twists, turns, up down. Wonderful on a bike. Since we headed out first thing in...More

Thank Mr B
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I did not want to take I-80 from Reno, to much traffic. So ... looking on 'the map', I spotted Hwy 36. Figured this would be a bit more scenic. 395 to Susanville, then left on Hwy 36 ... seemed simple enough (on the map)...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Left Eureka for Red Bluff. I thought this looks like a nice road but I have never been on a hundred and thirty miles switch back road awesome scenery if you had the time prepare to make a couple stops as this road will tire...More

1  Thank 74JAB
Reviewed 19 April 2015

I definitely believe in god,angels and prayers after my survival of highway 36. As a 70 year old female travelling alone back from California. I contacted AAA to help me prepare a Travel Tic so I could experience a scenic drive on the coast as...More

4  Thank Oldenoughto
Reviewed 14 September 2014

i call myself taking a short cut to HSU. I spent 4 hours in that mountain, and the curves and lanes are ONLY for motorcycles, down heal i road my brakes,i got in the passing lanes so that the impatient locals could zoom by at...More

4  Thank Godsgood2me
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