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Getting There: All Roads Lead To Ferndale

264 miles north of Sacramento and San Francisco, it's a beautiful drive from the major airports (Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose), or fly into the California Redwood Coast – Humboldt County Airport, 45 minutes north of Ferndale (car rentals, shuttle service available).

California Highway 101 is the most direct route to the North Coast from the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • 5 hours from the S.F. Golden Gate Bridge to Ferndale
  • 2.5 hours from Ukiah to Ferndale
  • 1 hour from Garberville to Ferndale

From California Highway 101, take the Fernbridge/Ferndale exit. Cross historic Fernbridge and drive through five miles of pastoral views to Ferndale's Main Street.

If California Highway 101 is obstructed affected areas may choose to make county roads available for appropriate vehicles. County Road--Bell Springs Road: If CalTrans warns of an obstruction in the mountains on Highway 101 (at the Confusion Hill area of Mendocino County, for example), this rural road from Leggett rejoins Hwy. 101 at Garberville. Bell Springs Road is a county road, not a state highway, and not suitable for heavy trucks or RV travelers. It is packed gravel in Mendocino County, paved in Humboldt County. There are no places to stop, services or restrooms along this route, so be sure your gas tank is full. Overall, it will add about 45 minutes to your trip.

Make Yours a Scenic Adventure

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If you are on the Interstate 5 corridor:

  • Highway 299: CalTrans’ main east-west artery features the spectacular beauty of the wild Trinity River. Leaving I-5 north of Sacramento and connecting to Highway 101 at Arcata (north of Ferndale), Hwy. 299 has plenty of services available, and receives priority attention when winter storms hit.
  • Highway 36: When the weather is clear, Hwy. 36 is a beautiful, leisurely drive, winding around lakes and through forests to connect to Highway 101 at Alton, 15 minutes south of Ferndale.

From the Sacramento Airport to Ferndale is

  • 5 hours via Interstate 5 to Highway 20 to Highway 101
  • 5.5 hours via Interstate 5 to Highway 299 to Highway 101
  • 5 hours via Interstate 5 to Highway 36 to Highway 101

 

Take your time and enjoy nature's beauty

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Ferndale Fuel/Gasoline: Tipple Motors, 524 Main St. When Tipples is closed, buy a prepaid Renner gas card at Valley Grocery for use in the card lock at Fernbridge (or any other Renner station). Tesla High Power Charging Station on the premises of the Victorian Inn, 400 Ocean Ave., Ferndale.

Tesla High Power Charging Station on the premises of the Victorian Inn, 400 Ocean Ave., Ferndale.


For road conditions, call
1-800-GAS-ROAD


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