| Hwy 395 is the main
north and south through California's Eastern Sierra Nevada. No matter where
you begin, you'll
use Hwy 395. It's a beautiful drive. Be sure to enjoy the
many points of interest along the way.
San Bernardino and San Diego, take I-15 north over the Cajon Pass toward
Victorville. Then take Hwy 395 through Ridgecrest, north to Bishop and
Los Angeles, Simi Valley, San Fernando Valley and the Beach Cities,
take I-5 north to State Route 14 which will take you through Mojave and intersect
Las Vegas, take Hwy 95 north to Hwy 266 west; turn slight left to State
Route 168 to Hwy 395. Go north at Hwy 395.
San Francisco, Sacramento, the Delta, Stockton You have several options and all involve crossing the Sierra. You
take Hwy 50 to 89, south to 88 and south to Hwy 395 in Minden or
Hwy 395 near
the Sierra on Hwy 88 off Hwy 99 through Jackson, past Kirkwood over
the Carson Pass and on to Minden and Hwy 395, or through Markleville
to Hwy 395 near Topaz.
Sonora, you can get over the Sierra on Hwy 4, to Hwy 89 to Hwy
you can take Hwy 108 over Sonora Pass to Hwy 395. These roads are closed
south towards Bridgeport.
San Joaquin Valley (Fresno, Merced, Tulare, Visalia, Madera) take
Hwy 41 or Highway 140 to Hwy 120 in Yosemite that will take you
through the park
to Lee Vining. At Lee Vining, turn left on Hwy 395 to Bridgeport. There is
fee to cross through Yosemite. The fee is good for seven days.
You can purchase an annual pass for $50.
Bakersfield take either Highway 178 along the Kern River to Highway 14,
or Highway 58 though the Techappi Mountains to Highway 14. From Highway 14 turn
to north toward Bishop and on to Bridgeport.
395 south, past Topaz Lake and along the Walker River to Bridgeport.
Mammoth Lakes, take State Route 203 to
Hwy 395 north towards Lee Vining, past Mono Lake and over Conway Summit
Death Valley, take Hwy 190 past Panamint Springs to Hwy 136 which ends at
Head north toward Bishop and on to Bridgeport.
Bishop, take Hwy 395 north towards
Mammoth Lakes, past Lee Vining, along Mono Lake and over Conway Summit to Bridgeport.
Lee Vining, take Hwy 395 north
past Mono Lake and over the Conway Summit to Bridgeport.
Santa Barbara and Ventura, take Hwy 101 to State Route 126 to
Hwy 5. Go south towards Los Angeles to Hwy 14. Continue on Hwy 14 through Mojave
and Red Rock Canyon to where it merges with Hwy 395.
Yosemite and Toulumne Meadows, take
to Hwy 395. Turn left and drive through Lee Vining, past Mono Lake
Summit to Bridgeport.