Northern California Motorcycle Map
This map covers the area from the Oregon border south to roughly the city of Santa Cruz on the Pacific Coast. In between are, foggy coastlines, giant trees, granite spires and roads that cross them all. The Butler team rode over 30,000 miles to document and rate the roads you will see highlighted on this map. In addition to the best paved segments there is also a hand picked selection of our favorite dual-sport roads. Like our Southern California map this one also features Paved Mountain Trails. ‘PMTs’ as we call them are those rough and crumbling excuses for a paved road that can make you beg for the freeway or laugh for miles depending on the type of bike your are on. Look for the little green triangles on the map that point these out and don’t say we didn’t warn you… or thank us that we did.
Butler Motorcycle Maps identify the most dramatic and thrilling rides in each state. The experts at Butler have ridden and researched each and every road segment detailed on these maps. No matter what you ride, from sport bike enthusiast to dual sport adventurer, chopper rider to two up tourers, the Butler team has you covered. The best segments of road in the state are rated from G1 to G3, providing focused information about the riding experience. The rating system is based on features such as high mountain passes, deep canyons, sweepers, switchbacks, twisties, and remarkable scenery. The rides designated as Lost Highways are stretches of road that seem lost in time. Traveling through untouched landscapes void of population, the roads' faded centerlines and crumbling shoulders are the only remnants of a purposeful past. The Paved Mountain Trails are paths of pavement through remote forests and mountain ranges. All exceptionally tight, twisty, and remote, these stunning routes have even the most seasoned riders coming back for more.