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City of San Luis Obispo, California
Junction of Highway #101. South to cities of Pismo Beach, Lompoc, Santa Barbara. North to San Fransisco.
0.1
0.2
Olive Ave

3.1
5.0
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
4.2
6.7
Kansas Ave
South side of highway. Access to sheriff's dept.
5.0
8.0
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
5.3
8.6
Dairy Creek Road
Access to El Chorro Regional Park - West side of highway. Overnight camping and RV site and day use park. Set along side of California's Scenic Highway 1.
6.3
10.2

View from highway.
6.9
11.1
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
9.3
14.9
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
11.0
17.7
View from highway.
City of Morro Bay, California - Southern limits. Access to Morro Bay State Park Campground. Access to community of Los Osos Baywood Park. Morro Bay State Park features lagoon and natural bay habitat. The bay's most prominent landmark is Morro Rock. Camping: Restrooms with showers are available.
11.2
18.1
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
12.0
19.3
Photo is view from highway. Photo looking north at Morro Rock
Morro Bay Blvd. Access to Morro Rock, California historical site. 'Morro Rock, the ancient landmark towering, over 500 feet above the entrance to Morro Bay. The last in a chain of long-extinct volcanoes.
12.9
20.7
Main Street
Emergency call box - both sides of highway.
13.2
21.2
Junction of Highway #41
East to city of Atascadero. Attractions: Charles Paddock Zoo, Atascadero Lake Park.
14.2
22.9
San Jacinto Street

15.1
24.3
Yerba Buena Street
Morro Strand State Beach Park. West of highway. This beach is a coastal frontage park featuring outstanding picnic sites.
15.5
24.9
View from highway driving North.
Point of Information - Crossing Torro Creek.
15.7
25.2
Point of Information
Crossing Torro Creek.
15.8
25.4
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
16.2
26.1
Welcome to Cayucos California, highway sign
City of Cayucos, California.
16.9
27.2
Studio Drive-West side & Old Creek Road-East side
Public access to coastal area.
17.0
27.4
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
17.7
28.5
Access to Morro Strand California State Beach Park Campground
This beach is a coastal frontage park featuring outstanding picnic sites. Fishing, windsurfing, jogging, and kite flying are popular. Campers (Max. Length) 24'.
19.0
30.6
Cayucos Drive
Emergency call box - both sides of highway.
19.2
30.9
Point of Information
Crossing Cayucos Creek.
20.7
33.3
Roadside turnout
Large gravel turnout - West side of highway.
21.1
34.0
Roadside turnout
Large gravel turnout - West side of highway. Emergency call box - West side of highway.
21.8
35.1
Roadside turnout
Gravel - West side of highway.
22.4
36.0

View from highway.
22.7
36.5
Roadside turnout
Gravel, no services.
22.8
36.7
Roadside turnout
Gravel, no services.
23.6
38.0
Point of Information
Crossing Gilla Creek. Emergency call box.
25.3
40.7
Emergency call box
West side of highway.
27.3
43.9
Community of Harmony, California
Population 18, Feb 2004. Elevation 175 ft.
27.5
44.3
Emergency call box
West side of highway.
27.9
44.9

View from highway.
28.9
46.5
Emergency call box
West side of highway.
29.1
46.9
Green Valley Road
Junction of Highway #46 - East to city of Paso Robles. Access to Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio.
30.8
49.5

View from highway.
31.1
50.1
Photo is view from highway
Community of Cambria California - Population 6444, elevation 60 ft. Cambria began as a fishing and quicksilver mining town. Known over the years as Santa Rosa, Roseville, San Simeon and 'Slabtown'. The town became Cambria in 1869,
31.4
50.5
Welcome to Cambria California highway sign
Main Street & Ardath Drive, city of Cambria.
32.1
51.7
Burton Drive

32.6
52.5
Roadside turnout
Gravel with emergency call box - Eastside highway.
33.1
53.2
Point of Information
Crossing Santa Rosa Creek.
33.8
54.4
Moonstone Beach Road
Access to Shamel Park. Access to scenic view point. Access to San Simeon State Beach Park. - West side of highway. The park offer unobstructed views of the ocean and rocky shore. The park includes the Santa Rosa Creek Natural Preserve. Camping: Restrooms with showers.
35.9
57.7

Roadside turnout with view area and picnic tables - West side of highway.
36.0
58.0
Point of Information
Crossing San Simeon Creek.
36.4
58.5
Access to San Simeon California State Park Campground
San Simeon State Park campground has toilet facilities and showers.
37.1
59.7
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
37.2
59.9
Community of San Simeon Acres, California
Population 462, Feb 2004. Access to lodging. Point of Information - Crossing Pico Creek. San Simeon Acres is the town nearest Hearst Castle, California
38.5
61.9
Roadside turnout
Vista Point view area - West side of highway.
38.9
62.6
View from highway
Roadside turnout scenic view point - West side of highway. Emergency call box at turnout.
39.1
63.0
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
39.5
63.5
Point of Information
Crossing Little Pico Creek.
40.1
64.6
Roadside turnout with scenic view area
Paved & gravel - West side of highway.
40.5
65.2

View from highway.
40.8
65.7
View from highway - Photo: Welcome to Hearst Castle, California highway sign
Access to Hearst Castle - East side of highway. Access to W.R. Hearst State Picnic Park - no campground. Picnic tables near the parking area. Hearst Castle is one of the largest of approximately 5,000 historic house museums in the U.S. High above the ocean at San Simeon, was the creation of two individuals, William Randolph Hearst and architect Julia Morgan.
40.8
65.7

Driving up to Hearst Castle.
40.8
65.7

Entrance to Hearst Castle.
40.8
65.7

Looking West from Hearst Castle.
40.8
65.7

At Hearst Castle - view of swimming pool.
41.3
66.4
San Simeon Drive
Community of San Simeon, California - South side of highway.
43.0
69.2
Roadside turnout
West side of highway. Emergency call box.
43.9
70.6
Photo: view from roadside turnout.
Roadside turnout wiht scenic view point.
43.9
70.6

Scenic view point.
45.4
73.0
Roadside turnout with scenic viewpoint
West side of highway.
45.5
73.2
Emergency call box

46.7
75.1
Access to Piedras Blancas historical lighthouse
West side of highway. Year Light First Lit: 1875
47.8
77.0
View from highway

48.6
78.2
Roadside turnout
Small gravel turnout, no services - West side of highway.
50.2
80.8
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
51.9
83.6
View from highway
Looking North at the Santa Lucia California Mountain Range.
53.8
86.6
Roadside turnout
No services - Westside highway.
54.2
87.3
Point of Information
Crossing San Carpoforo Creek.
54.9
88.4
Roadside turnout with view point,
No services - West side of highway.
55.1
88.6
Community of Ragged Point

55.2
88.9

View from highway.
57.9
93.1

View from highway.
58.5
94.1
Roadside turnout with view point
Small turnout, no services - West side of highway.
59.5
95.8
View from highway

59.6
95.9
Roadside turnout
No services - West side of highway.
60.3
97.0
Roadside turnout
No services - East side of highway.
60.6
97.5
Roadside turnout
Small gravel turnout, no services - West side of highway.
60.9
98.0
Access to Soda Springs Hiking Trail
East side of highway.
61.7
99.3
Roadside turnout with viewpoint
No services - West side of highway.
61.8
99.5
Roadside turnout with viewpoint
No services - Wesr side of highway.
62.8
101.1
Roadside turnout
Large gravel turnout, no services - West side of highway.
63.7
102.5
Roadside turnout wihth viewpoint
No services - West side of highway.
63.9
102.9
View from highway

64.9
104.4
Roadside turnout
Gravel, no services - West side of highway.
65.2
105.0
Roadside turnout wiht viewpoint
No services - West side of highway.
67.0
107.8

Community of Gorda. Services at highway. Photo: view from highway.
67.1
108.0
Photo: view from highway of California lilac bushes in full bloom.
Roadside turnout viewpoint, gravel , no services - West side of highway.
68.1
109.6
Photo view taken from turnout.
Roadside turnout with viewpoint, gravel, no services - West side of highway.
68.1
109.6

Photo is view from turnout. Point of Interest - these flowers are called the California Lilac Bush.
68.5
110.3
Los Padres National Forest picnic area
West side of highway. Los Padres National Forest encompasses nearly two million acres in the beautiful coastal mountains of central California. The forest stretches across almost 220 miles from the Big Sur Coast in Monterey County to the western edge of Los Angeles County.
69.5
111.9
Roadside turnout view point
Paved, no services - West side of highway.
70.0
112.7

View from highway.
70.2
113.0
Jade Cove Beach National Forest recreation area-Los Padres National Forest

71.0
114.3
Access to National Forest Campground

71.2
114.5
Roadside turnout
Sand Dollar National Forest picnic area - West side of highway.
71.6
115.2
Roadside turnout with access tocean
West side of highway.
72.8
117.1
Community of Pacific Valley

74.0
119.1
View from highway

74.2
119.4
View from highway

74.9
120.5
Roadside turnout
Gravel, no services - West side of highway.
75.7
121.8
Roadside turnout with view point
Westside highway.
75.8
122.0
Mill Creek National Forest picnic ground

76.2
122.7
Kirk Creek National Forest Campground
West side of highway.
77.8
125.2
Point of Information
Los Padres National Forest - Northern boundary.
78.2
125.8
Access to Limekiln State Park Campground
East side of highway. The park features breathtaking views of the Big Sur Coast, the beauty of the redwoods, the rugged coast and the cultural history of limekilns. The park has 33 campsites.
79.2
127.5
Roadside turnout wiht view point
Gravel, no services - West side of highway.
80.0
128.7
Community of Lucia

80.3
129.2
Roadside turnout
Large paved turnout - East side of highway.
80.6
129.7
Roadside turnout with view point
Paved, no services.
81.3
130.8
Roadside turnout with view point
Paved, no services.
83.1
133.8
Roadside turnout with view point
Paved, no services.
83.5
134.4

View from highway. Roadside turnout - West side of highway.
83.7
134.7

View from highway.
84.1
135.4
Roadside turnout with view point
West side of highway.
85.3
137.2
Point of Information
Crossing Big Creek.
85.8
138.1
Roadside turnout
Gravel, no services - West side of highway.
86.9
139.8
Roadside turnout with view area
West side of highway.
89.2
143.5
Roadside turnout
No services - West side of highway.
90.4
145.4
Roadside turnout
Paved, no services - West side of highway.
91.3
147.0
Point of Information
Crossing Burns Creek.
92.7
149.1
Roadside turnout
No services - West side of highway.
94.4
151.9
Roadside turnout wiht view point
West side of highway.
96.1
154.6
Roadside turnout
Paved with view point - West side of highway.
98.9
159.1
Roadside turnout with view point
No services - West side of highway.
99.4
159.9
Roadside turnout with view point
No services - West side of highway.
99.6
160.3
Roadside turnout with view point
No services - West side of highway.
103.2
166.0
Big Sur State Park
Southern boundary.
103.5
166.6
Access to ranger station
East side of highway.
103.7
166.9
Pfeiffer Big Sur California State Park Campground - Park highway sign
East of highway. Camping: All campsites have water spigots nearby. Restrooms with showers.
104.5
168.1
Access to campground
West side of highway.
105.0
169.0
Access to accomodations
Fuel, service at highway.
105.3
169.4
Access to campground
West of highway.
105.4
169.6
Access to campground
West side of highway.
105.7
170.1
Community of Big Sur
'National Geographic Traveler listed Big Sur as one of the 50 Places of a Lifetime/The World's Greatest Destinations.'
106.9
172.0

View from highway.
107.9
173.7
Roadside turnout
Large gravel turnout, no services - West side of highway.
108.1
173.9
Access to Andrew Molera State Beach Park
West side of highway. In the spectacular Big Sur area, this park is still relatively undeveloped and offers visitors great hiking, fishing and beachcombing. There are 24 identified sites. Camping is allowed only at these sites. You will see Monarch Butterflies all over Big Sur, however Andrew Molera State Park is one of the better places for observing them.
110.7
178.2
Access to Port Sur Naval Facility
West side of highway.
112.2
180.5
View from highway

112.5
181.1

Roadside turnout, paved, no services - both sides of highway. Photo taken from turnout.
112.5
181.1

Photo taken from turnout.
114.0
183.5
Roadside turnout
Gravel, no services - both sides of highway.
114.8
184.8

View from highway.
115.1
185.2
Roadside turnout with view area
No services - West side of highway.
115.1
185.3
Roadside turnout with view area
No services - West side of highway.
115.3
185.6
Roadside turnout
Large gravel turnout, no services.
115.6
186.0

View from highway.
116.3
187.2
Roadside turnout with scenic view point
Gravel - West side of highway.
116.6
187.7

View from highway.
116.9
188.1
Point of Information
Crossing Rocky Creek.
120.9
194.6
Roadside turnout
Gravel, no services - West side of highway.
121.1
194.9
Point of Information
Crossing Granite Canyon.
121.9
196.2
Roadside turnout
Gravel, no services - West side of highway.
124.1
199.7
Roadside turnout
Gravel, no services - West side of highway.
124.7
200.6
Community of Carmel Highlands

125.5
202.0

View from highway.
125.8
202.5
Point of Information
Crossing Wild Creek.
126.1
202.9
Roadside turnout
Paved - West side of highway.
127.1
204.5
Access to Point Lobos State Reserve
West side of highway. Point Lobos State Reserve, deriving its name from the offshore rocks at Punta de los Lobos Marinos, Point of the Sea Wolves, where the sound of the sea lions carries inland, the reserve has often been called 'the crown jewel of the State Park System.
127.9
205.8
Point of Information
Crossing San Jose Creek.
129.0
207.6
Point of Information
Crossing Carmel River.
130.2
209.5
Photo of City of Carmel, California
Carmel Valley Drive. City of Carmel. Junction of Montery County Roadway #G16. East to communities of Carmel Valley, Tassajara Hot Springs.
130.2
209.5

City of Carmel, California. Attractions: The annual Carmel Art Festival, Carmel Bach Festival, and the Carmel Shake-speare Festival.
130.2
209.5

City of Carmel, California
131.1
211.0
Ocean Ave

132.5
213.2
Carpenter Street

132.9
213.8
City of Monterey
Junction of Route #1 business route. Access to Monterey - East of highway. Attractions: Monterey's rich history, the saga of California's Mission Trail, historic Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Colton Hall and the Monterey Museum of Art.
132.9
213.8
City of Monterey, California
Start/finish of Highway Travel Guide. For continuance of Highway #1 North see MilebyMile - California Highway Travel Guide California #1 The Pacific Coast Highway - Monterey to San Francisco. - Se