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Designation: California State Scenic Highway
Length, One-Way: 23 Miles (38.33 Kilometers)
Time: 28 minutes @ 50 mph


General Information

This portion of Skyline Boulevard winds along the crest of a ridge dividing the bay side of the San Francisco peninsula from the ocean side
Copyright: - California Scenic Highway Program
This portion of Skyline Boulevard winds along the crest of a ridge dividing the bay side of the San Francisco peninsula from the ocean side
Description - Route 35--Skyline Boulevard is a narrow road that runs along the backcountry of Silicon Valley featuring large residences, woodlands of sycamore, oak and madrone, and views of San Francisco Bay.

Attractions - In the Santa Cruz Mountains, this portion of Skyline Boulevard winds along the crest of a ridge dividing the bay side of the San Francisco peninsula from the ocean side. At the southern end, from an elevation of approximately 2,600 feet, motorists view groves of trees forming interesting patterns on steep, grassy slopes. Along the northern end, the route offers a number of spectacular views of San Francisco Bay to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west with intermediate views of wooded hillsides.

Recreation - The Route 35--Skyline Boulevard is known for it's cultural and scenic attractions.

Climate - A warm, dry Mediterranean climate prevails over Southern California - inland it is hot in the summer, mild in the winter. Coastal areas have a more moderate climate with frequent fog in the summer. Most of the precipitation comes as rain during the winter months. The best seasons to visit are spring and fall but with the generally mild climate, outdoor activities are available year-round in Southern California.

Location - Route 35 extends from the Santa Cruz County line to SR 92 (Half Moon Bay).

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ICON Scenic Driving Route 35--Skyline Boulevard
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ICON Viewing Scenery Route 35--Skyline Boulevard
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Additional Information:
California Scenic Byways - California offers one All American Road, two National Scenic Byways, and well over 50 state and National Forest designated scenic byways.

Links:
Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.

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