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San Francisco to Smith River

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San Francisco to Smith River

We are driving from San Francisco to Smith River, staying in Smith River for 5 days then driving back. Thinking of going to Pt. Reyes on the way up and driving route 1 part of the way. Any suggestions on other places to see and route to take?

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1. Re: San Francisco to Smith River

Do you mean Smith River, California or Smith River, Oregon?

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3. Re: San Francisco to Smith River

It is almost 400 miles to Smith River. When you say you are staying there for five days, does that include driving time?

If you plan on stopping to see things on the way, Point Reyes for example, is at least half a day, preferably longer, then you will need at least two days to drive up.

The Mapquest map shows going all the way on Hwy 1, which I would recommend.

On the way back you can take Hwy 101 from Leggett, which will be faster, but Smith River is still at the very top of the state. Are you interested in Redwood National Park?

http://www.mapquest.com/?le=t&s=name%3AFast+Food&vs=

http://www.mapquest.com/?le=t&s=name%3AFast+Food&vs=

Edited: 12:26 am, June 28, 2013
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4. Re: San Francisco to Smith River

Sorry, I can't get the links to work. Just do Mapquest Directions from SF to Smith River.

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5. Re: San Francisco to Smith River

Driving highway 1 and then 101 would take you over 9 hours without stopping and keep in mind that there are many stretches of the coastal route that are very twisty and gets tedious and tiring to drive . Driving out to Point Reyes would add another 70 miles and 90 minutes of driving assuming you just drove out to the lighthouse and then turned around. You didn't mention how much time you have to make the drive but if you want a realistic change to be cable to actually stop and enjoy some things along the way it's going to take you at least 2 days.

Other places to stop at along the way on highway 1/101 are:

In the town of Bodega (NOT Bodega Bay) see the school house featured in Alfred Hitchcock's movie, "The Birds"

Tour the old Russian fort at Fort Ross State Park

Goat Rock State Park

The village of Mendocino

Climb to the top of the lighthouse at Point Arena

Fort Bragg

The Redwoods

Trees of Mystery

etc

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