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Old 10-11-2013, 02:43 PM   #1
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Northern California Rt 1

We were looking at taking scenic Rt 1 south from Leggett, CA, but the Mountain Directory West sounds like it's a good route to avoid. Has anyone taken this route lately? If not, any other ideas or can you recommend campgrounds in the Leggett/Willits area?
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:00 PM   #2
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We did that cpstretch in 2009. The road is windy, narrow, steep, and scary.


And scenic!


We were towing a 17' Casita behind a Ridgeline. We took our time and did fine. I would NOT do it with our current class A because if the length and width.
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:11 PM   #3
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that stretch has not changed. the worse part is from Leggett to the coast.
if you are an experienced 5th wheel driver, you can do it, since logging trucks/semis drive it all the time.
personally, i wouldn't drive it no matter how experienced i was.
that stretch along with the part north of San Francisco and the part from Carmel to San Simeon, are the 3 sections on Highway 1 not advised for big RV rigs.
check and see what the directory says about Highway 20 out of Willits west, as an alternative.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:14 PM   #4
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I would not recommend Hwy 1 west of Leggett. I have Freinds that tow 38' fifth wheels over Branscomb Road to the coast and say It is not a problem at all. Branscomb Rd. intersects Hwy 101 at the town of Laytonville. It comes out on Hwy 1 about 3-4 miles north of West Port. there is a nice camp ground at west port called Wages Creek. I use Hwy 20 and the travel north or south along the coast.

South of Garberville is the Benbow RV Park. Nice, Clean and a golf course. 3-4 miles west of Willits on Hwy 20 is a nice KOA.

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Old 10-17-2013, 09:30 PM   #5
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I tow a 30 ft. Fifth wheel throughout Northern California and recommend avoiding highway 1 due to it being very curvy with many hairpin turns. I suggest that you consider hwy 101 and take side trips with your tow vehicle over to hwy 1 to see the scenery. If you want to stay on the coast, look at Pomo campground in Ft. Bragg. They have a nice park like setting (no pavement) with full hookups. It is about a 1 1/2 hour drive each way from Willits. A few other places to stay as mentioned, is Benbow and Standish Hickey State Park if it's still open and I'm not sure if your RV will fit in their spaces. I personally stay at Benbow when I'm in the area.
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Old 11-01-2014, 09:30 PM   #6
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A little late with this post...live in Ukiah and I would definitely recommend HW 20 from Willits to Fort Bragg. 20 has lots of turnouts when traffic builds up. We like to stay at Pomo campground just a mile south of Fort Bragg.
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Will be traveling north of San Francisco in June on to Seattle and would like to plan a few side trips along hwy 1 as I understand towing a 5er is not advisable.
Any tips as to where to get on/off of hwy 1?


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Yes get on at Bodega Bay and you will be fine. Do Not try to go from San Simeon North. You can't make it with all the switch backs and cliffs. Take 101 and head to petaluma. then to Bodega Bay. If your going North if your going South get off at Bodega Bay.
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So if I understand correctly I would get on hwy 1 in Bodega northbound and I am good all the way north?



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So if I understand correctly I would get on hwy 1 in Bodega northbound and I am good all the way north?



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No.
Highway 1 from Ft. Bragg to Leggett is not recommended for big RVs, unless you are really experienced.
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