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Coming south out of Oregon on 101 to Arcata, Ca. I want to end up down around Merced, Ca. want to visit Yosemite & Sequoia Parks, thinking about running 299 to I-5 to 99, will be pulling a 35 Ft. 5th wheel.
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I would recommend that you come further south on 101 past Willits and take hwy 20 over to I 5. 299 has 5 passes that you have to climb and descend along with some tight turns and narrow in places. It will take you 4 to 5 hours to get from 101 to I 5 on 299. In my opinion hwy20 is better, some climbing but nothing that you can't handle.


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I would use 299 to Redding, then take 44/89 to 36 into Susanville, and 395 to 120/Tioga Pass into Yosemite. Then on to Sequoia. Have fun.

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Posted: 08/02/12 05:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I see 5'ers and MH's w/toads every time I drive Tioga.....

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You really don't want to pull anything substantial over the Tioga Pass. I live in Reno and would much rather go over Donner Pass (I-80) to Hwy 99 to Merced, Hwy 140 or maybe even I-5 to Hwy 140. US 395 is much prettier and slower paced but Tioga Pass is steep and winding. Same with Hwy 299 to Redding (not for RVs). Use State Route Hwy 20 to I-5 to Sacramento and then I-5 or 99 to 140. Good Travels.


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I travel hwy 299 quite often and it takes about 3-hours to get from Arcata to Redding. However, I would take hwy 101 south to hwy 20 also just because of the scenic beauty along the Eel river. If my destination was Reno, I would take 299.


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Posted: 08/02/12 07:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

renojack said it, renojack meant it.

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Warning, the following route is only suitable for competent and experienced drivers, not intimidated by hills and curves.

I would use 299 to Redding, then take 44/89 to 36 into Susanville, and 395 to 120/Tioga Pass into Yosemite. Then on to Sequoia. Have fun.

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You really don't want to pull anything substantial over the Tioga Pass. I live in Reno and would much rather go over Donner Pass (I-80) to Hwy 99 to Merced, Hwy 140 or maybe even I-5 to Hwy 140. US 395 is much prettier and slower paced but Tioga Pass is steep and winding. Same with Hwy 299 to Redding (not for RVs). Use State Route Hwy 20 to I-5 to Sacramento and then I-5 or 99 to 140. Good Travels.

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Thanks everyone. Jerry

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