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CA-58 From McKittrick to Santa Margarita, California

Distance: 113.6 Km / 70.8 Mi Duration: 01:22:37

California State Route 58 is an east-west highway that cuts across the lower third of California from Barstow in the Mojave Desert, to Santa Margarita on the Pacific coast.

California Route 58 - Twisty Motorcycle Roads

California Route 58 - Twisty Motorcycle Roads

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The motorcycle route is known by many different names along the road like Rosedale Highway, Barstow-Bakersfield Hwy or the Kern County Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway just to mention a few.

Get ready, this road is often compared to a roller-coaster ride due to its hills, tight curves, giants sweepers and many changes in elevation. CA-58 is a scenic ride that offers an amazing vista of the valley and pastoral farmlands, crossing desserts, oil fields and the fabulous Santa Lucia Mountains. Last checked, CA-58 was very lightly police patrolled and you'll see very few cars on the road.

This ride starts in the junction of CA-58 and CA-33 at McKittrick; as soon as you leave town, the road gets insanely twisty. At CA-58 you'll head west for an amazing ride. Before you find the end of the road at Santa Margarita, you'll enjoy a breathtaking view of the largest grass plain in California: the Carrizo Plain's northern edge is 50 miles long and about 15 miles wide.

Carrizo Plain - Motorcycle Roads

Carrizo Plain - Motorcycle Roads

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