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Old 11-11-2012, 08:45 PM   #1
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Redding,Ca to the coast ??

Traveling from Bend,Or to Morro Bay , what's the best way to get over to the coast from say Redding ?? Last time I tried it I got on some sketchy roads Or somewhere better than Redding ? Thanks in advance
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That's a rough way to go. You might consider staying on Highway 5 to I believe it's Highway 46 which takes you to Paso Robles. Once you get to the 101 head south you then have two choices; take the Cambria/Morro Bay turn off (just south of Paso) or proceed down the 101 to Atascadero then follow the Morro Bay turn off. Check your map well. We've been going to Morro Bay for over 40 years. Enjoy.

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Going the coastal route is scenic but slow, crooked and not passenger friendly as they will be riding right next to the cliff. From Big Sur south to San Simeon is gorgeous but very spooky for the passenger.
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Cutting over to the coast at Redding on 299 won't get you much. From Eureka south, it's really not that interesting a drive and 299 is definitely slow going.

The logical place to cut over is at the SF Bay Area; in other words, taking the 5 to the 505 to the 80 to 680 and then 101 south. As long as you aren't hitting this in peak traffic, it's definitely the way to go. If you think you might be doing it in traffic times, stay on the 5 to the 41 (and then onto the 46) as previously mentioned.

Taking PCH from Monterey south has some great vistas but it's very slow going. I would budget 5-6 hours in a motorhome at a minimum. And you need passengers that don't mind.

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Old 11-13-2012, 12:09 PM   #5
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Cutting over to the coast at Redding on 299 won't get you much. From Eureka south, it's really not that interesting a drive and 299 is definitely slow going.

The logical place to cut over is at the SF Bay Area; in other words, taking the 5 to the 505 to the 80 to 680 and then 101 south. As long as you aren't hitting this in peak traffic, it's definitely the way to go. If you think you might be doing it in traffic times, stay on the 5 to the 41 (and then onto the 46) as previously mentioned.

Taking PCH from Monterey south has some great vistas but it's very slow going. I would budget 5-6 hours in a motorhome at a minimum. And you need passengers that don't mind.

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I think that is the best way to do it , 5 to 80 to 680 is what came up on Mapquest as well . Just thought there may have been a different way . Thanks again
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my 2 cents is i-5 to ca 152(los banos) to 101 . its a good road and you miss all the mayhem of the bay area
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Well , i made it to Santa Nella. So far , so good. Now which route to Morro Bay
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If you are in Santa Nella Villages, the RV park there. Go right onto Hwy 33 until you deadend at Hwy 152 go right again nice scenic drive by a lake and up and down hill until you intersect Hwy 156 take it South (it might say West) until you hit Hwy 101. Keep on Hwy 101 South until you pass Paso Robles and look for Hwy 46 West, take it west until you hit Hwy 1 then South to Morro Bay. We like Morro Dunes at Morro Bay, right accross from the beach and about 3/4 mile walk to the town.

If you are more adventure some and have the time the drive down Hwy 1 to Morro Bay is quite a drive, a knee knocker for some, lots of steep cliffs on the ocean and narrow windy roads, but really beautiful. Be prepared to take some time.

To get to Hwy 1 when you are on the stretch which is marked both 156 and 101 take the Hwt 156 junction at Prunedale and it will take you over to Hwy 1.
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Thank you. That worked perfect , came down 101 to 46. Missed the turn for Hwy 1. Nicely settled in at Morro Dunes.
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