The superslap portions of the route are what they are, but the mountain roads portion of this route is fantastic.
Two major sections of mountains and twisties.
Beautiful scenery in the mountains.
NOT good to go any later in the winter season than about November as roads up at 5000 feet elevation will ice up and snow, but other times of the year, it's a long but great ride to a desert resort area.
Vegas from palm desert
Great short day ride with fun curves, great views, and little towns
Santa Ysabel Loop and MCRD
Santa Ysabel-Julian-Borrego Springs-Ranchita-Lake Henshaw-Mesa Grande. 78/79e., 78e., Borrego Springs rd./S3 n., Motezuma Valley rd./S22w., 79e., 76w., Mesa Grande rd. s., 79e.
Escondido, Valley Center, Lake Henshaw, San Felipe rd./S2, 78, Borrego Springs rd., Borrego Springs, Palm Canyon dr., Montezuma Valley rd./S22, Ranchita, Warner Springs, Temecula, 15s, Escondido.
South Orange County to City of Orange via Santiago Canyon
Escondido, Valley Center, Lake Henshaw, Santa Ysabel, Julian, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, San Felipe, Ranchita, Borrego Springs, S3/Yaqui Pass, 78, S2, 79, 76/Pala Rd., Valley Center, Escondido.
Temecula-Pala-Mt. Palomar-Lake Henshaw-Santa Ysabel-Julian-Mt. Laguna-Lake Cuyamaca-Julian-Santa Ysabel-Temecula Loop
Enjoyable loop from Escondido to Romona-Julian-Santa Yasable-Mt Palomar valley Center back to Escondido.
Scenic route without tolls, stop at Hell's Kitchen of Ortega and Cooks Corner
Ortega Hwy to through Temecula Valley, Palomar, Henshaw, and Wildcat Canyon winding up at Mt. Soledad.
Start in Eastlake Chula Vista heading towards Tecate. Jump up to Sunrise highway and into Julian. Head down through Ramona and toward Escondido to hook up to Del Dios Highway. Ride down to the beach in Del Mar and finish off at San Diego Harley. (Or dealer/hangout of choice)
I love this route. I take it everyday on the bike. 90% of the corners are blind and very twisty. First time you go through take it kinda slow that way you can get to know the route. I have never seen a cop up there so after your first time through have fun. if you see a blue Yamaha ensure to wave. stay safe and OORAH.
Cruise some of old Hwy 80. Climb some mountains. Get back close to old Mexico. Come back around.
A quick SD backcountry ride up into the mountains. Stop at Barona for breakfast and pie in Julian. Don't forget Dudley's! Enjoy the day and some lightly traveled rural roads. Watch out for weekend crazies.
from Lakeside to the Kilt.
santee to romona
Nice ride up the technical side of Julian and down into lakeside trough wildcat canyon. Don't forget to stop for pie in Julian or even at the casino on the way down. Watch out for drivers crossing into your lane there is an average or 3 major motorcycle crashes a weekend up here.
Slab it out the 91 East to 15 South, then take scenic ride along the Lake to Ortega Hwy. Don't forget to check Hell's Kitchen on the way. Take the 5 home from there.
Great ride with many turns that require concentration, very nice.