Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-01-2016, 11:50 AM   #1
Kchula-Rrit's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Livermore, Calif.
Posts: 61
San Franciso Bay Area to Joshua Tree route tips?

We are thinking of going from the San Francisco Bay area to Joshua Tree Park in southern California in a few weeks. The GPS just say "take I-5 south to I-10 and turn left." Given the legendary Los Angeles traffic, I would be open to routing suggestions for a 31-foot Class C motor home. I'm not sure I want to go that deep into city. We'll be taking two days to go, stopping halfway down. I think I saw a wide spot to stop near Lost Hills.

I've been using Google Earth to map out the "wide-spots," rest areas, and truck stops along the way, and am amazed at the lack of "car crawls" on the freeways down there.

A friend and I drove through there in 1976. The friend always made sure to hit Los Angeles at midnight, and I remember the roads were fairly empty.


2006 Sunseeker 3100SS - "Heart Of Gold"
Kchula-Rrit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 12:33 PM   #2
2012 Solera
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 765
We usually cut east on hwy58 from Bakersfield. Then stop overnight at Red Rock Canyon State Park (beautiful sites, no hookups) (a little north of 58 on hwy14). Then hwy395 to I15 to I10 south of LA. Longer route, no problems with our 24 foot Solera, avoids LA.

For a quite pleasant, beautiful, but even longer drive, we have cut through Yosemite on hwy120 picking up hwy395 at Lee Vining. When we've gone this way we have added another overnight - often near Lee Vining. Several no hookups options off 120 before Lee Vining; a full hookups campground in Lee Vining (as I remember).
2012 Solera "S"
Calif SF Bay Area
JLeising is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:54 AM.