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The 10 Best Backroads In Northern California For A Long Scenic Drive

We’ve all heard it a million times. It’s about the journey, not the destination. It may be a cliche, but there is seriously nothing better than driving down a Northern California backroad with the windows rolled down and the wind in your hair.

Here’s our favorite 11 backroads that we can’t get enough of in Northern California. Enjoy the drive!

What did you think of this list of fun Northern California backroads? Would you add any roads or byways to this list if you could?

Jill S.
Jill is a freelance writer from a small Northern California town and lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains. If you have an idea for an Only In Northern California story, email her at