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Quick Facts
Designation: California State Scenic Highway
Designation: USFS Scenic Byway
Length, One-Way: 40 Miles (66.67 Kilometers)
Time: 1hour @ 40 mph


General Information

Description - Route 33--Jacinto Reyes Scenic Byway lies within the Los Padres National Forest. The route winds slowly over the coastal mountain range at Pine Mountain Summit. The scenery is typical of that found along the central coastal range. It includes, of course, the pine forests and the semi-desert vegetation typical of the east slope of the range as it drops down into the Central Valley. From the summit can be seen the verdant Cuyama and Lockwood Valleys.

Attractions - The highway climbs to 7,500 feet at Pine Mountain in the Ventura County backcountry, forty miles beyond Ojai. The views from the highway include the central coast and Channel Islands, the striking Sespe Gorge, and several wilderness areas.

Recreation - The Route 33--Jacinto Reyes Scenic Byway is known for it's cultural, natural and scenic attractions.

Climate - During spring and fall the sun shines 80 percent of the time. Summer fogs can be thick and cool, while fall brings "Indian summer" and temperatures in the high 80s. Most of the precipitation comes in the winter in the form of rain, turning the golden hillsides green.

Location - This byway is located north of Ventura and Ojai in the Central Coast Region. It extends 6.4 miles north of junction State Route 150 north to the Santa Barbara County line.

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Filed By: Louis (West Covina, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Wonderful trip! Great for summer and winter. You can expect snow in the winter. The views are great, especially after the summit. There are vistas of many ridges of mountains in the distance. As you climb down through the Cuyama area, there is wide open space. This is especially nice at night for stargazing. There are several good side trips, quite worthwhile. When you hit the Junction with Hwy 166, going left takes you to Santa Maria, which itself is nothing special, but the drive is fun. This is a remote, beautiful part of Southern California. If you take 33, be prepared to go slow. I have heard of bad accidents, especially involving motorcycles.


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Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Scenic Driving Route 33--Jacinto Reyes Scenic Byway
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Route 33--Jacinto Reyes Scenic Byway
Yes


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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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