Route is North to South

Pómniv is a work in progress. Conceived on May 17th, 2016 and completed on May 25th, 2017, the route is base on the shortest distance between hotels, seeing all 21 Missions, walking on dirt whenever possible, walking against traffic, providing quality/interesting food options, and seeing CA! If you find a great place to eat or know of something interesting along the route please let us know so we can add it to the site. Would love to include your photos as well (at this time we cannot compensate for photography usage).

Often, especially on the more remote roads, there is little or no shoulder. It is up to you to walk on the right or left side of the road. The arrows often put you on the right side with traffic behind you. Please walk to the opposite side (with traffic coming at you) unless otherwise noted.

Contact pomnivproject@gmail.com with any questions/comments. Will happily adjust route if your suggestion makes the distance between lodging shorter, is a safer route, provides an interesting place to eat or sight to see, is a better hotel (less $/cleaner), or any number of other reasons!

Route is broken up into 1 day segments. Many of the Missions are Pómniv friendly (meaning someone working there is familiar with the route). PLEASE announce yourself as a Pómniv participant so they start to see how many people are coming in due to this website.

 

Day 1

Mission San Francisco Solano State Historic Park to Petaluma

114 E Spain St, Sonoma, CA 95476

Make sure to have some snacks/water with you as there is little for the 7 miles between Sonoma and Petaluma.

When exiting mission turn right (west) on E Spain St

105 ft

Turn left onto 1st St E

322 ft

Turn right onto E Napa St

46 ft

Turn left onto CA-12 E/Broadway

1.8 mi

Turn right onto Watmaugh Rd

You may find a strawberry stand at the end of this road but do not count on it.

1.2 mi

Turn left onto Arnold Dr

0.4 mi

NEEDS CROSSWALK Be careful when crossing at the signal.

Turn right onto CA-116 W/Stage Gulch Road

3.1 mi

Green String Institute http://greenstringinstitute.org/

Continue onto Adobe Rd/Old Adobe Rd/Frates Road

3.6 mi

Right on Lakeville Hwy

0.3 mi

Turn right onto N McDowell Blvd

4.5 mi

Food on left

Destination will be on the right

Motel 6  1368 N McDowell Blvd Petaluma, CA 94954  (707) 765-0333

 

Day 2

Petaluma to Novato

1368 N McDowell Blvd Petaluma, CA 94954

Head left (back track) on N McDowell Blvd

0.7 mi

Turn right onto Corona Rd

0.5 mi

Turn left onto Petaluma Blvd N

2.4 mi

Cinnabar http://www.cinnabartheater.org/

Mi Pueblo  https://www.yelp.com/biz/mi-pueblo-petaluma-petaluma-2

TONS of other food/shops/entertainment along this road

Turn right onto I St NO SHOULDER

3.7 mi

Turn left onto San Antonio Rd NO SHOULDER

2 mi

Turn right to stay on San Antonio Rd

1 mi

Turn right onto bike lane (#5) that parallels frwy

1.7 mi

Ompali State Historic Park http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=465

Continue onto Redwood Blvd

1.2 mi

Destination will be on the right

Days Inn 8141 Redwood Blvd, Novato, CA 94945 (415) 897-7111

 

Day 3

Novato to San Rafael

8141 Redwood Blvd Novato, CA 94945

Head south on Redwood Blvd

2.0 mi

Turn right onto Diablo Ave

0.2 mi

Turn left onto S Novato Blvd

2.4 mi

At Monte Maria school (Sunset Parkway) cross over to other side of street

At Gateway Court cross back over to other side of street and enter bike path

1.3 mi

Exit bike path and head through parking lot

Right onto Entrade

100 ft

Left on Enfrente

100ft

Continue onto Ignacio Lane

0.1 mi

If you are too tired to go on Marin Inn 250 Entrada Dr Novato, CA 94949 (415) 883-5952 https://www.yelp.com/biz/inn-marin-novato

Turn right onto Ignacio Blvd

171 ft

Turn left onto Alameda del Prado

1.3 mi

If you are too tired to go on Marinwood Suites

Cross Clay Ct street and enter onto bike path

1.2 mi

Exit bike path heading straight onto Miller Creek Rd

0.2 mi

Turn left onto Las Gallinas Ave

2.5 mi

When route continue onto Los Ranchitos Rd cross to the other side of street/bike path

1.3 mi

Continue onto Lincoln Ave

0.4 mi

Destination will be on the left

Marin Lodge across street (Small number of rooms that book up fast. You'll need reservations to stay here)

Villa Inn  1600 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901

 

Day 4

San Rafael to Mill Valley

1600 Lincoln Ave San Rafael, CA 94901

Head southeast on Lincoln Ave toward Grand Ave

0.7 mi

Turn right onto Mission Ave

0.1 mi

Turn left onto Court St

354 ft

Slight right onto 5th Ave

341 ft

Destination will be on the right

Mission San Rafael Arcangel

1104 5th Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901

Exit Mission and make a right (west) on 5th Ave

0.2 mi

Turn left onto D St

1.1 mi

Slight right onto Wolfe Grade

0.6 mi

Turn right onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd

0.6 mi

Turn left onto College Ave

0.5 mi

Continue onto Magnolia Ave Destination will be on the right

0.1 mi

Rustic Bakery 1139 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, CA 94939

After bakery cross street (at Masonic Bldg) and walk until you see entrance to bike/walking path. Path will lead all the way to Larkspur. Just north of Doherty Dr you will exit path back onto Magnolia. Cross over to other side of street (Lark Theatre).

Head southeast on Magnolia Ave

1.8 mi

Continue onto Corte Madera Ave

1.1 mi

Hill. I suggest walking on the right hand side of the street on the pedestrian sidewalk (about 1/3 of the way uphill) then crossing over CAREFULLY to the other side so traffic is not coming at you from behind. There is no shoulder for a large portion (when there IS a shoulder you are sharing the road with bicyclists) of this walk so proceed with utmost caution!!

Continue onto Camino Alto

1.3 mi

Turn left toward E Blithedale Ave

689 ft

Turn right onto Mill Valley-Sausalito Path

43 ft

Turn left to stay on Mill Valley-Sausalito Path 1.2 mi

Proof Lab Station is a few blocks away from the hotel if you need to restock on anything "This gem of a store seeks to find the perfect balance of function and fashion, with an emphasis on American Made and built to last. Top brands include Patagonia, Filson, Pendleton, Levi's, Carhartt, Mollusk, Alternative Apparel, Deus Ex Machina, Penfield, Tellason, Red Wing Shoes, Blundstone Boots, Free People, Topo Designs, Fjall Raven, Iron & Resin, Poler, Original Penguin, Katin, Sunski, RAEN, Juniper Ridge, Curator, Gravel and Gold, United by Blue and Beyond Yoga. We have a room full of the most essential camping supplies, stocking all you need for that next trip up the coast or into the mountains.  Come hang and get what you need to keep living the outdoor life!" WOW! Wish I had the time to check it out. Let me know if it's worth keeping on this site.

Hotel is on your right as you walk along path. The turn-off for the hotel is soon after you see the 101 frwy bridge.

Holiday Inn Express 160 Shoreline Hwy Mill Valley, CA 94941

 

Day 5

Mill Valley to Mission Delores in San Francisco

160 Shoreline Hwy Mill Valley, CA 94941

Continue on path from where you left off

As you exit hotel get back onto Mill Valley-Sausalito Path heading south

0.9 mi

Continue onto Bridgeway

2.2 mi

Slight right onto Richardson St

259 ft

Turn left onto 2nd St

0.2 mi

Follow road uphill

Continue onto Alexander Ave

1.0 mi

Stay to the left when you get close to the top of the hill and see an overpass (you will probably see lots of other pedestrians and bicyclists at this time). There is a pedestrian path that will take you over the Golden Gate Bridge.

Continue onto the Golden Gate Bridge

1.5 mi

After crossing the bridge walk past the Roundhouse Cafe and make a left turn down the steps towards the Visitor’s Center (restrooms are straight ahead). Walk along sidewalk between Visitor’s Center and parking lot. Make a left turn into the Presidio (you will see a small sign).

Side note: This walk is an adventure through CA. There are very very few arrows in this area due to the nature of where you are walking through. If you get lost (to quote my favorite quote) "DON'T PANIC!" There are many people around this area who can give you directions.

Continue on sidewalk then veer left onto Story then onto Sheridan Ave. You will see a large cemetery on your right.

1.1

Left on Graham

0.2

Right on Lincoln

0.3

Left on Lombard (sidewalk on right hand side). Pass through an old/cool looking gate.

Continue into city

0.4

Turn right onto Divisadero

HILL!! Welcome to San Francisco!

1.3 mi

Veer left onto Castro

0.5 mi

Turn left on 16th St

0.5 mi

Turn right on Delores

0.3 mi

Mission Dolores

3321 16th St San Francisco, CA 94114 (address is the Parish/Church NOT Mission). Mission is actually around the corner on Delores St. Sometimes they put a sign out, sometimes they don't. Just want to add that the person running the Mission was not receptive to the project so don't bother announcing yourself, they could care less

Head east on 16th St

0.3

Turn right onto Valencia St

0.2 mi

Curry Up Now next door to hotel wasn't too bad https://www.yelp.com/biz/curry-up-now-san-francisco-5

You can stay at a different hotel if you want to splurge in the big city or follow these directions to Hotel Tropical. This hotel is a little strange but...seems reasonably clean, is one of the least expensive in the city, AND is on a very hip street with lots of restaurants, clubs, shops, and entertainment.

This hotel has stairs leading up to lobby and rooms so not wheelchair accessible. Shared bathrooms just like the Camino Santiago :-)

San Francisco is probably where you will want to spend an extra day looking around the city even though it's a little pricey.

Tropical Hotel 663 Valencia St San Francisco, CA 94110

 

Day 6

San Francisco to San Carlos

663 Valencia St San Francisco, CA 94110

Exit hotel and turn left on Valencia St

213 ft

Turn left onto 18th

0.3 mi

Turn right on Mission

8.2 mi

At Bepler St Mission merges with San Jose and is a weird intersection. Find your way over to the other side of Mission and continue south.

If you are too tired to go on Mission Inn is located close by

BART Station here as well for those of you doing Pómniv in sections

Slight left onto El Camino Real

14.5 mi

No shoulder and traffic will be at your back off and on for a few short stretches. You can keep crossing the street back and forth if you prefer to walk against traffic.

Worth crossing the street for a free sample of See's Candies & Chocolates. Are sold by the piece or box at this old-school chain, in business since 1921. 210 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080 (650) 761-2490

Tanforan Shopping Mall 1150 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066

If you need a rest and a snack not far off El Camino Real is Copenhagen Bakery & Cafe 1216 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010

There is an interesting row of restaurants if you make a right on 37th (heading west) off El Camino. Didn't have a chance to try any of them so, if you do, please report back.

IHOP a little north of hotel

Destination will be on the right. Rates change daily since there are small number of rooms. No group reservations, only 4 rooms have 2 queen beds, and there is a pool. LOTS of other icky motels and a Holiday Inn Express within a few blocks of each other. Some of the nicer ones are: Lia Hotel (weekend rates are cheaper, America’s Best Value, and Best Western)

Hotel San Carlos 26 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070 (650) 591-5771

 

Day 7

San Carlos to Dumbarton Bridge to Fremont

26 El Camino Real San Carlos, CA 94070

As you exit the hotel continue south on El Camino Real

2.1 mi

IHOP on the northeast corner. Just in time for breakfast.

Turn left onto Whipple

0.4 mi

Turn right onto Veterans blvd

0.5 mi

Right on Jefferson

0.4 mi

Several restaurants along this section

Left on Middlefield Road

2.4 mi

Beautiful tree lined street. Lots of shade!

Turn left onto Marsh Rd

1.4 mi

Limited arrows as you make your way onto and across the bridge

Continue onto CA-84 W/Bayfront Expy (have to walk on shoulder)/Dumbarton Bridge

(Stay on right hand side of the bridge)

5 mi

As soon as you are over the bridge continue onto Marshlands Rd (lots of bird watching)

3.2 mi

Turn right onto Thornton Ave

2.5 mi

All Star Diner is funky (you’ve been warned!) but cheap and good. Has 4 stars on Yelp, go figure https://www.yelp.com/biz/all-star-burgers-newark. When was the last time you spent less than $5 on breakfast??

Turn right onto Cedar Blvd

1.7 mi

Laundromat inside shopping center on South west corner

When you see the EZ 8 Motel at 5555 Cedar Ct KEEP GOING!! ROACH INFESTED AND TERRIBLE SERVICE.

Left onto Mowry

0.8 mi

There is a Comfort Inn located here but it is more $ than Extended Stay. So, the reviews on Extended Stay are pretty bad but...I read nothing about bugs so it has to be better than the EZ 8. As with any pilgrimage you should suffer some to appreciate all that you have. Or you can stay at the Comfort Inn ;-)

Bombay Garden Indian food https://www.yelp.com/biz/bombay-garden-newark

Ray’s Sushi https://www.yelp.com/biz/rays-sushi-newark

Left onto Farwell

0.1 mi

Extended Stay America Hotel 5375 Farwell Place  Fremont, CA 94536

 

Day 8

Newark to Mission San Jose to San Jose

5375 Farwell PlaceFremont, CA 94536

Backtrack on Farwell then left to continue on Mowry

1.2 mi

Right onto Fremont

2 mi

Veer left onto Washington Blvd

2.2 mi

Left Mission Blvd

16 ft

Mission San Jose Fremont, CA

43300 Mission BoulevardFremont, CA 94539

When you exit Mission make a left (south) on Mission Blvd

3.3 mi

Food at the end of the street

Turn left onto Warm Springs Blvd

2.3 mi

Continue onto N Milpitas Blvd

1.1 mi

Turn right onto N Abel St/continue onto S Abel St/continue onto S Main St/continue onto Oakland Rd

4.1 mi

Turn right onto Murphy Ave/E Brokaw Rd

1.2 mi

Shopping center on this corner with several restaurants. Let us know if you find anything worth listing.

Turn left onto N 1st St

.5 mi

MANY HOTEL CHOICES! on 1st St

Springhill Suites by Marriott

https://www.yelp.com/biz/springhill-suites-by-marriott-sacramento?osq=SpringHill+Suites+by+Marriott

Extended Stay America

https://www.yelp.com/biz/extended-stay-america-san-jose-downtown-san-jose-2

Four Points by Sheraton

https://www.yelp.com/biz/four-points-by-sheraton-san-jose-airport-san-jose

Vagabond Inn

https://www.yelp.com/biz/vagabond-inn-san-jose-san-jose

Holiday Inn

https://www.yelp.com/biz/holiday-inn-san-jose-silicon-valley-san-jose

Wyndham Garden

https://www.yelp.com/biz/wyndham-garden-san-jose-airport-san-jose

Caravelle

https://www.yelp.com/biz/caravelle-inn-san-jose

Days Inn

https://www.yelp.com/biz/days-inn-san-jose-airport-san-jose?osq=Days+Inn

Easy 8 Motel

https://www.yelp.com/biz/e-z-8-motel-san-jose-ii-san-jose?osq=Easy+8+Motel

 

Day 9

San Jose to Mission Santa Clara to Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum to Campbell

Head south on N 1st St

0.4 mi

Togos Subs located on the corner. if you can hold out wait until after your Mission visit and eat at Ike’s Love and Sandwiches. YUM!

Turn right onto W Hedding St

1.4 mi

Turn right onto The Alameda

1.2 mi

Food and coffee across from Campus

Destination is on the left. Walk onto campus and look for Mission (straight ahead). Do NOT miss visiting the campus museum on the right. Bottom floor is dedicated to the Mission’s history and artifacts.

Mission Santa Clara de Asis

500 E. Camino RealSanta Clara, CA 95053

Backtrack on The Alameda

1.4 mi (cross Heddings St)

Ike’s Sandwiches 2235 The Alemeda. You’ll need to cross over to the opposite side of the street.

If you are too tired to go on Rose Garden Hotel 1860 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126 (408) 293-9361

Turn right onto Taylor/Naglee

.6 mi

Turn left onto Park Ave

20 ft

Destination will be on the left

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95191

Backtrack to Naglee and head west (turn left)

.6 mi

Turn left onto N Bascom Ave

4.5 mi

TONS OF FOOD PLACES along this stretch. Please report back. A couple of suggestions listed below.

Mini Gourmet https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-mini-gourmet-san-jose-4

Kim’s Cafe https://www.yelp.com/biz/kims-restaurant-san-jose

Mariott Residence Inn (approx $300/night and was sold out. I suggest making reservations ahead of time if you want to stay here) https://www.yelp.com/biz/residence-inn-san-jose-campbell-campbell

Turn right onto Camden Ave

75 ft

Destination will be on the rig behind the Carlyle Hotel. 3rd most expensive Motel 6 in the nation (probably the least expensive hotel in the area) $145 doesn't include breakfast, shampoo, or wi-fi. Welcome to Silicon Valley! BTW the Foster's Freeze a few doors down charges a dollar extra if you use your debit card. $10 minimum on credit cards...once again welcome to Silicon Valley!

Motel 6 1240 Camden Ave Campbell CA 95008  1-866-599-6674

 

Day 10

Campbell to Los Gatos Cafe to Scotts Valley

1240 Camden Ave, Campbell, CA 95008

Today you will need to really fuel up in the morning as you will be going up and over the Santa Cruz mountains (probably the most strenuous day of the entire route). Save your first meal for the destination listed below!!  You should also grab some snacks/lunch while in Los Gatos to take with you.

Backtrack from hotel to Camden Ave, cross over street, then turn right onto Camden Ave.

Continue on Camden Ave until you pass over bridge. On your left you will see a dirt trail. Make a left onto Los Gatos Creek Trail

3.5 mi heading south through the trail working your way to Los Gatos. I did not see any arrows along the trail so have fun on your adventure!

When you exit the park (at University Ave)

Turn right onto Blossom Hill

.1 ft

Turn left onto N Santa Cruz Ave

.3 mi

Destination will be on the left

Could write an entire entry for this restaurant but I will let you experience one of the best breakfast places in all of CA for yourself!! Don't forget to read the specials written on the board above the kitchen.

Los Gatos Cafe

340 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030

(Cash only, atm in the back. Mom says to make sure you use the potty before leaving!!)

Head south on N Santa Cruz Ave (left when exiting cafe)

0.4 mi

Turn left onto W Main St

0.2 mi

Turn right onto Los Gatos Creek Trail (no markers along the trail or at the end but maybe a nice person will put some kairns someplace for others to follow. Detail map of this section is above)

1.8 mi

Turn right onto Alma Bridge Rd

1 mi

Turn left onto Old Santa Cruz Highway (Holy City https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_City,_California)

2.5 mi

Turn right onto Mountain Charlie Rd. HILL!

3.2 mi

Make a right turn to go on overpass across the 17 hwy

Continue up Summit Road

0.1 mi

 Continue straight ahead onto Mountain Charlie Road (you will see a plaque on your right) 

2.8 mi

Turn right onto Glenwood

2.8 mi

Turn right onto Scotts Valley Dr

1.8 mi

Turn left onto Mt Hermon Rd

0.5 mi

Turn right onto La Cuesta Dr

0.1 mi

Turn left onto Altenitas Rd

266 ft

Turn right onto La Madrona Dr

420 ft

Hilton Santa Cruz-Scotts Valley 6001 La Madrona Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 440-1000

 

Day 11

Scotts Valley to Mission Santa Cruz to Santa Cruz

6001 La Madrona Dr Scotts Valley, CA 95060

Head north

190 ft

Turn right onto La Madrona Dr

1.6 mi

Turn right onto Sims Rd

0.5 mi

Turn left onto Graham Hill Rd

1.7 mi

Needs crosswalk at Woods Cove so proceed with caution

Continue onto Ocean St

0.3 mi

Turn right onto Water St

0.1 mi

Turn right onto Emmet St

69 ft

Destination will be on the right

Mission Santa Cruz

130 Emmett St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Exit Mission and turn left (HEAD DOWNHILL) on Emmett St

69 ft

Turn left onto Water St

0.2 mi

Turn right onto Front St

0.6 mi

Turn left onto Laurel St

33 ft

Right onto San Lorenzo

.2 mi

Turn right onto Riverside Ave

404 ft

Destination will be on the right. These hotels are not the best but they are the most reasonably priced in the area.

Capri Motel 337 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 426-4611

Super 8 338 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060  (831) 426-3707

Torch Lite Inn has a nice pool but TERRIBLE reviews https://www.yelp.com/biz/torch-lite-inn-santa-cruz

 

Day 12

Santa Cruz to Watsonville

337 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Backtrack on Riverside Ave to San Lorenzo and make a right turn

361 ft

Budget Inn

Turn right onto Santa Cruz Riverwalk (not very long so you might as well stay on the sidewalk)

0.2 mi

Continue onto E Cliff Dr/Murray St/Eaton St

1 mi

Turn left onto 7th Ave

0.3 mi

Turn right onto Capitola Ave

0.3 mi

Turn right onto Wharf Rd

52 ft

Turn left onto Cliff

151 ft

Left onto Capitola

0.4 mi

Turn right onto Bay Ave

180 ft

Destination (celebrating 39 years in business) will be on the left. So, this is not a cheap place but neither is the quality of their baked goods. Try the chocolate coma...or anything else. It's ALL good (have tried at least 8 different items so I am speaking from experience)!!

Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria 504 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010

Exit Gayle's and head southeast on Bay Ave

0.2 mi

Turn left onto Park Ave

1.4 mi

Continue under frwy then turn right onto Soquel Dr

2.4 mi

If you don't want to continue the Hitching Post Hotel has been recommended by my cousin, Bill who lives in the area.

Continue over Aptos bridge into Aptos Village (lots of restaurants and shops) then onto Aptos St

1 mi

Right onto Rio del Mar

0.2 mi

Veer left onto clubhouse drive (golf course)

1.4 mi

Left on Sumner

0.5 mi

Left on seascape

0.8 mi

Right on San Andreas Rd

3.2 mi

Route puts you on the south side of street (traffic at your back) because there is a fresh fruit stand around the corner. Cross over to the other side or back track to cross walk.

Veer left onto Buena Vista crossing over the train tracks

1.6 mi

DO NOT take Harking Slough Road!!!!!!! It stinks because it runs parallel to the dump, it's closed off at the end, and there is some sort of water issue making it impassable.

Right on Ranport Rd

Left on Airport

0.2 mi

Right on Westgate

0.5 mi

At the end of Westgate cross street and stay to your left!! You will be walking against traffic on the 152 east hwy.

Turn right on S Green Valley

0.3 mi

Turn right on Silver Leaf

397 ft

Destination will be on the left 

Motel 6 Watsonville 125 Silver Leaf Dr Watsonville, CA 95076 (831) 728-4144

 

Day 13

13 Watsonville to SJB.png

Watsonville to Mission San Juan Bautista

125 Silver Leaf Dr Watsonville, CA 95076

Head northeast on Silver Leaf Dr

397 ft

Left on Green Valley

0.3 mi

Turn right onto Main St

0.2 mi

Continue onto Porter Dr

364 ft

Turn left onto San Juan Rd

5.4 mi

Turn left onto Aromas Rd/Continue onto Quarry Rd

1.8 mi

Turn right onto Aromitas Rd/Continue onto Anzar Rd unpaved hill.

5.5 mi

Cross street and turn right onto San Juan Hwy/Continue onto First St

2.3 mi

Turn right onto Monterey St

259 ft

Turn left onto 2nd St

0.2 mi

Destination will be on the left

MISSION SAN JUan Bautista State Historic Park

406 2nd Street  San Juan Bautista, CA 95045

So, the mayor and Jim Ostdick, walking mavin and local resident, met with me and said they would do everything they could to make San Juan Bautista a Pómniv friendly town. If you need support, would like to do a homestay instead of paying for a hotel, or have any other general questions/concerns I can connect you with the right people in SJB! I highly recommend spending a rest day here because of the affordability of the place AND because they have a pretty hip coffee house (Vertigo https://www.yelp.com/biz/vertigo-coffee-roasters-san-juan-bautista) and one of the best Mexican restaurants I've ever eaten at Jardines (https://www.yelp.com/biz/jardines-de-san-juan-san-juan-bautista). By the way Jardines means garden in Spanish and boy do they have a nice patio area. One day I hope to see Pómnivors from all over the world hanging out on the patio enjoying the food, weather, and each others company :-)

If you take a day off the Historical Society has come up with a great walking tour of the town:

http://www.sanjuanbautistaca.com/pop/SJB_Walking_Tour.pdf

Exit mission and head down Mariposa St

0.1 mi

Turn right onto 4th St

177 ft

Destination will be on the left

La Posada Hotel 310 4th St San Juan Bautista, CA 95045 https://www.yelp.com/biz/posada-de-san-juan-san-juan-bautista

Hacienda de Leal down the street https://www.yelp.com/biz/hacienda-de-l%C3%A9al-san-juan-bautista-4  is more expensive and hard to get a room because they have lots of events going on there.

 

Day 14

San Juan Bautista to Salinas

310 4th St San Juan Bautista, CA 95045

Backtrack on 4th St (Head southeast)t

0.3 mi

Slight right onto The Alameda (Vertigo Coffee on right)

0.4 mi

Continue onto Salinas Rd

187 ft

Slight left onto Old Stage Coach Rd (De Anza Trail)

9.9 mi

 

Alt route :

Veer right and take Salinas Road

Continue onto San Juan Grade Road (where I took the main photo for the Pómniv website) 

9.9 mi

Turn left onto Crazy Horse Canyon Rd (food truck located on corner)

Meet up with De Anza route and turn right onto Old Stage Coach Rd

 

Continue onto Natividad Rd

4.2 mi

Veer left onto Sherwood Dr

0.8 mi

Turn left onto E Market St

0.3 mi

Turn left onto Kern St

0.2 mi

Destinations straight ahead

Quality Inn 144 Kern St, Salinas, CA 93905 (831) 758-8850

Motel 6 140 Kern St, Salinas, CA 93905 (831) 753-1711

Best Western 175 Kern StreetSalinas, CA93905 (888) 942-5691

 

Day 15

Salinas to Marina

175 Kern St  Salinas, CA 93905

Head south (backtrack) on Kern St

0.2 mi

Turn right onto E Market St 

0.5 mi

Left onto E Front/reconnects with Market

0.8 mi

Turn left onto Salinas St

0.3 ft

Turn right onto Alisal St

1.5 mi

Turn right onto W Blanco Rd

5 mi

Turn right onto Reservation Rd

3.5 mi

Ramada Inn https://www.yelp.com/biz/ramada-marina-marina

Destinations will be on the right

Motel 6 is around the corner and through a parking lot

Motel 6 100 Reservation Rd Marina, CA 93933 (831) 384-1000

Comfort Inn 140 Reservation Rd, Marina, CA 93933 (831) 883-4000

 

Day 16

Marina to Monterey

Lots to see in Monterey so you won't have any problem adding on to the miles today

100 Reservation Rd Marina, CA 93933

Head north on Cardoza Ave toward Reservation Rd

292 ft

Backtrack on Reservation Rd

0.8 mi

Turn right onto Del Monte Blvd and enter bike path

0.2 mi

If you want some really good (and reasonably priced) Thai food just off hwy 1 check out Siam Thai Marina at 210 Reindollar Ave Marina, CA 93933 open 11-3/5-9

Make sure to take advantage of their facilities because you'll be on a trail today for about 5 miles with NOTHING available. Make sure you have plenty of water as well.

Turn right onto Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail

0.2 mi

Continue onto Beach Range Rd (parallel hwy)

4.6 mi

Econo Lodge

Turn right onto Fremont Blvd (Alternatively you can veer left to continue onto Fremont where there are a lot more restaurants early on but then you'll have to make your way back down to Del Monte otherwise you 'll be walking on the freeway then have to backtrack to get back onto a regular street - not advised. Better to just stay on Del Mar and eat the high priced tourist food at Fisherman's Wharf)

0.1 mi

Veer right onto Del Monte Blvd

3.8 mi

Turn left onto Washington

0.2 mi

Abrego St

0.4 mi

Continue onto Munras Ave.

0.4 mi

There are TONS of hotels along this street. In brackets were prices on 5/18/17. They probably change on a daily basis. Best to check around ahead of time and make reservations. The Motel 6 was one of the closest to the starting point for the next day.

Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa (161)

Munras inn (160)

Stargazer Inn & Suites (75)

The Arbor Inn (83)

Best Western (149)

Best Western Park Crest (110)

America’s Best Value (70)

Pelican Inn (69)

Monterey Surf Inn (72 has pool)

Days Inn (84)

Comfort Inn (95)

Villa Franca (89)

Inn by the Bay (99)

Motel 6 (89) 1240 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940

 

Day 17

Monterey to Mission San Carlos Borromeo Carmelo to River Road

If you have walked from Sonoma CONGRATULATIONS! You have reached the 1/2 way point. In celebration you'll be doing the same distance tomorrow (26 miles). There are places in Carmel and Soledad to make it shorter if you would like to break it up.

The next week is the most difficult of the entire route. #1 There are very long distance days #2 There is little to no infrastructure #3 The shortest routes to get to the town of Soledad/hotel requires that you walk on the freeway. Pómniv does NOT propose you do this and Pómniv is NOT responsible for your safety or well being. Because the route is so new a solution would be to take cabs or have car support (please contact pomnivproject@gmail.com for more information). It is up to YOU to decide what your comfort level is.

1240 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940

Head uphill (north) on Munras Ave

Turn left onto Soledad Dr

0.2 mi

Turn right onto Viejo Rd

0.9 mi

Walk onto bike path

0.2 mi

Exit bike path and walk downhill crossing Aguahito (the street you will be walking up when exiting Carmel)

NEEDS CROSSWALK

Walk onto the reverse direction of the freeway exit in front of you. There is a walking/bike path for most of it, not all.

0.1 mi

NEEDS CROSSWALK

Right onto Carpenter St

0.6 mi

Turn right onto Ocean Ave (cute little path to walk on)

0.2 mi

Turn left onto Junipero St

0.2

Destination will be on the right

NEEDS CROSSWALK

Carmel Mission Basilica Museum

3080 Rio Rd, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923

Saint/Father Junipero Serra, the only saint consecrated on American soil is buried here. If you go into town (which I recommend but you have a very long day tomorrow) head over to Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Co. for great baked goods and coffee. On Ocean Ave. between Lincoln and Monte Verde

Backtrack to Aguajito Rd

1.1 mi

Turn right onto Aguajito Rd

2.5 mi

Turn right onto Mark Thomas Drive/continue onto Fairgrounds Road

1 mi

Hyatt Regency

Travelodge

Left onto Casa Verde Way

0.1 mi

Right onto N Fremont

0.7 mi

Lone Oak

Red Roof Inn & Suite

Pacific Inn

Fireplace Inn

Turn right onto Canyon Del Rey Blvd

1.9 mi

Turn left onto Monterey Salinas Hwy/continue onto Monterey Road

10 mi

The last mile of this road turns into a highway. But...it is not a long distance and there is plenty of shoulder. Exit hwy at River Road offramp and cross over to other side of the street.

Turn right onto River Rd

3.4 mi

Destination will be on the left

There is a restaurant next door to the gas station and the owner of the gas station does a bbq at 11am in the back.

Exxon 273 River Rd Salinas, CA 93908

At this point, because there is so little infrastructure, I recommend calling a cab to take you to the hotel. Call a cab the next morning to take you back to the Exxon so you can walk to the mission and back to the same hotel. Contact pomnivproject@gmail.com if you need assistance.

 

Day 18

River road to Mission soledad to soledad

273 River Rd Salinas, CA 93908

Continue heading southeast on River Rd/veer right at Chulas???

Turn right at intersection of Gonzales

NEEDS CROSSWALK

Continue onto Fort Romie Rd (do NOT turn off on Mission)

22.6 mi

Turn right onto Fort Roomie Rd

Mission Soledad

36641 Fort Romie Rd, Soledad, CA 93960

Quicksand in river do not cross it!!

If you feel uncomfortable with walking on the freeway call a cab. If you decide to walk on the freeway it is a very short distance...stay to the right! Exit at the first offramp. Hotel will be right in front of you.

Head southeast on Fort Romie Rd

1.5 mi

Turn left onto Arroyo Seco Rd

1.2 mi

Take the ramp onto US-101 North (you will be backtracking a bit)

0.7 mi

Take the first exit - 302 toward CA-146/Soledad

0.2 mi

Continue onto Front St

0.2 mi

Destination will be on the right

Windmill Restaurant next to Motel isn’t bad.

Soledad Motel 8 1013 Front Street, Soledad, CA 93960 (831) 678-3814

The beauty of cabbing back and forth is that you don't have to walk with your pack the next day since it can be left at the hotel. I recommend taking a few days here so you can hike Pinnacles National Park (several interesting caves). Will work on getting Pinnacles to have vans pick up in Soledad https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinnacles_National_Park

 

Day 19

Soledad to King City

1013 Front St, Soledad, CA 93960

Head north on Front St

0.4 mi

Turn right onto Dixi St

0.3 mi

Turn right onto Metz Rd

16.0 mi

Turn right onto Spreckels Rd/onto Cemetery/onto San Antonio Dr/onto Broadway St

4.9 mi

Destinations will be straight ahead

Days Inn 1130 Broadway, King City, CA 93930  (831) 385-5921

Quality Inn  1190 Broadway St, King City, CA 93930  (831) 385-6733

Super 8 4 Broadway Cir, King City, CA 93930 (831) 385-4646

Motel 6 3 Broadway Cir, King City, CA 93930  motel6.com (831) 385-5000

V’s Diner next to Motel 6 wasn't too bad the last time I was there. Please report back if you try it out.

 

Day 20

King City to Mission San Antonio or The Hacienda Hotel inside Fort Hunter Liggett

3 Broadway Cir King City, CA 93930

As a Pómnivor you will be assisted in obtaining permission to access the military base of Fort Hunter Liggett. For more information contact pomnivproject@gmail.com

There are two completely different lodging options available:

#1 Mission San Antonio has a retreat center with rooms for rent. You must book ahead of time since it is used by many different groups on a regular basis. Please note that there is no food sold or served here unless you can attach yourself to a large group that is already ordering food OR I can connect you with an awesome bbq chef who will deliver meals to you. Please contact pomnivproject@gmail.com for more information.

#2 The Hacienda is another option but they book up as well so make reservations ahead of time! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hacienda_(Milpitas_Ranchhouse)

They are both unique places, both have shared bathrooms (unless you pay for one of the more expensive rooms at The Hacienda), and both are on the rustic side so don't expect anything fancy. The Hacienda does serve a pretty good boxed breakfast and allows you access to the military base bowling alley for not-so-great food and snacks (at least you have access to food). I have stayed at both multiple times and find them equally interesting. If you have the time, stay one night at each and give your feet a rest! BTW both locations have unique events so see if you can time your stay to participate in the festivities.

Backtrack on Broadway Cir to Broadway St

Turn left onto Broadway St and continue straight onto San Lorenzo Park Rd

0.7 mi

Head into San Lorenzo Park and turn left onto the bridge which connects to Jolon Rd (parallel the frw)

1 mi

When exiting the path onto Jolon Road make a left.

12.7 mi

Turn right onto Mission Road will merge into Sulphur Springs Rd

Partial restricted usage road

4.9 mi

First destination will be on your right (large, white, Spanish style bldg on the top of the hill)

The Hacienda Fort Hunter Liggett Bldg. 101 (831)386-2262

Farther down the road is the Mission. Continue onto Mission Rd (you will see the Mission straight ahead)

0.7 mi

Mission San Antonio de Padua  1 Mission Creek Rd, Jolon, CA 93928  831-385-4478

 

 

Day 21

Mission San Antonio to Lockwood Market

It's a long way to the lake from the mission so it's best if you can split up the day into 2 by getting car support. Contact pomnivproject@gmail.com for assistance.

1 Mission Creek Rd, Jolon, CA 93928

Head south toward Mission Rd/Mission Creek Rd

0.4 mi

Slight left on Infantry Road

4.9 mi

Turn right on Jolon Pleyto Rd

6.1

Lockwood Store 67997 Jolon Rd, Lockwood, CA 93932 (831) 385-5750

 

Day 22

Lockwood Market to Lake Nacimiento

Rolling hills along this section. It's a long way to the lake from the mission so it's best if you can split up the day into 2 by getting car support. Contact pomnivproject@gmail.com for assistance.

Turn right onto Interlake Rd

15.9

Turn right onto Bee Rock Rd into campground

2.7 mi

There is a restaurant, market, and ice cream stand here but make sure they are open before arriving or make sure to bring food with you!

 

Day 23

Lake Nacimiento to Mission San Miguel to San Miguel

Google maps will not allow adjustments to the route. Route in image adds more than 13 miles to the day if you choose not to cross the 101 hwy. Alternate routes are being looked into (see below).

Head back up hill from campground

2.7 mi

Turn right onto Nacimiento Lake Dr

9.1 mi

A mile south from the exit of the campground is Naga Cafe (on the right). When you see the school turn down Nygren Rd.

Left onto US 101 Paso Robles

1.9 mi

Left on San Marcos

4.5 mi

At the end of San Marcos is the 101 hwy. If you choose to cross do so carefully!

After crossing make a left turn and walk north on the 101.

.5

Exit highway at the first exit, walk straight ahead, then veer right on Mission St. Entrance is on right side of the building.

Mission San Miguel 775 Mission Street San Miguel, CA 93451

Alternative routes are still being looked into but underpass .1 mile south is currently closed due to bridge repair. Other routes are blocked off at this time.

When exiting mission turn left onto Mission St

100 ft

Right onto San Luis Obispo Rd

.4 mi

Destination will be on the left

Western States Inn 1099 K St, San Miguel, CA 93451  (805) 467-3674

 

Day 24

San Miguel to Atascadero

Have been told an alt route would be to walk parallel to the train tracks (uphill?)which would eliminate having to walk on the hwy into San Luis Obispo the following day. Please report back if you decide to try this route.

Turn left (north) onto K St

0.5 mi

Turn right onto 12th St

0.1 mi

Turn left onto Mission St

.2

Turn right onto 14th/Continue onto N River Rd

4.7 mi

Turn right onto the River Walk which then lets you off onto N River Rd/Wellsona Rd/N River Rd/Union Rd

5.7 mi

Slight right onto S River Rd

3.6 mi

Turn left onto Neal Spring Rd

1.1 mi

Right on El Pomar

2.7 mi

Turn left onto Templeton Rd

4.8 mi

Turn right onto Creston Eureka Rd/CA 41

1.5 mi

Turn left onto El Camino Real

1.6 mi

Destination will be on the right

Motel 6 9400 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422 motel6.com (805) 466-6701

Spring Hill Inn (Mariott) 900 El Camino Real  Atascadero, CA  93422  805-462-3500 if you want something more upscale

 

Day 25

Atascadero to Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

9400 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA

Head southeast on El Camino Real

7.8 mi

Take the ramp on the left to US-101 N and walk on frwy heading the opposite direction of traffic. There is really no way around this so you'll see bikes and possibly other pedestrians.

7 mi

Exit onto onto Monterey St

.6 mi

On the left is the first motel EVER but...it's closed down right now so you can't stay there.

Motel Inn  2223 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA

Hotels on the same street are:

Peach Tree Inn  2001 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805) 543-3170

Creek Lodge 1941 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805) 541-1122

La Cuesta 2074 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805) 543-2777

Sands Inn 1930 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (800) 441-4657

Travel Lodge 1825 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805) 543-5110

Quality Inn 1631 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805) 541-5001

AND MORE!! Please report back if you stay at any of them to let others know of your experience

 

Day 26

San Luis Obispo to Pismo Beach

From one of the many hotels you have the option of staying at continue on Monterey

.6 mi

Right onto Santa Rosa

.1 mi

Left onto Palm St

.3 mi

Franks Famous Hot Dogs down the street https://www.yelp.com/biz/franks-famous-hot-dogs-san-luis-obispo

Destination will be on the left (old stone wall)

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa 751 Palm St  San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Continue southwest on Palm St

174 ft

Turn left onto Broad St/CA-227 S/Edna

6.4 mi

NEEDS CROSSWALK

Turn right onto Price Canyon Rd

4.9 mi

Turn left onto Price St

0.1 mi

Turn left on Pomeroy

 

Veer right onto Ocean View Ave

46 ft

Turn left onto Pacific Coast Highway (PCH)

1.3mi

NEEDS CROSSWALK

You will be walking past the Monarch Grove on your right after the camp ground. A definite MUST SEE http://www.monarchbutterfly.org/butterfly-grove/

Turn left onto E Grand

Turn left onto N 4th St

1 mi

Destination will be on the left

Motel 6 860 N 4th St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449 (805) 979-9809

Optional Motel 6 (adds more distance to the next day but...on the ocean and next to a good dinner spot) Motel 6 250 Main St Pismo Beach

 

Day 27

Pismo Beach to Santa Maria

Lil Bits Cafe 151 N 7th St Grover Beach, CA 93433

Make a left on 7th. On left side of street there ia a shopping centerAll the way to the back is the restaurant.

860 N 4th St Pismo Beach, CA 93449

E Grand Ave

2 mi

Turn right onto N Halcyon Rd

1.3

TAKE FOOD!!!

Turn left onto Cienaga St veer right toward Guadalupe (Stay on Hwy 1)

9.7 mi

Turn left onto CA-166 W Main St

8 mi

Turn left onto N Blosser Rd

.5 mi

Turn right onto E Alvin Ave

1 mi

Turn right onto Broadway

1.3 mi

Turn right onto Preisker Ln

0.8 mi

Laura Lodge

Destination will be on the left

Fairfield Marriott

Holiday Inn & Suites

Motel 6 2040 Preisker Ln, Santa Maria, CA 93454

or cont on 166 and make a right on Broadway

Holiday Motel 605 S Broadway Santa Maria (saves 4 miles) Santa Maria Inn

 

Day 28

Santa Maria to Lompoc

605 S Broadway Santa Maria

Crumbles Santa Maria

BBQ Land Santa Maria

Continue onto CA-135 N/Orcutt Expy (at Lakeview-Skyway enter onto pedestrian walkway)

3 mi

Cross UnionValley NEEDS CROSSWALK - Alt route if you want to walk on dirt make a right on Union Valley then a left on Broadway/..../... will drop you off into the town of Orcutt)

Turn right onto Clark (cross over when possible to eat at Charlie’s Falafel in Orcutt a really cute and very small old town. market there as well)

NEEDS CROSSWALK

4.5 mi

Charlie’s Falafel

Left turnonto CA-1 South

7mi

Turn left onto Harris Grade Road

(at Purisima cross to there side of road to enter pedestrian path on bridge but…you'll be on the opposite side of a cool, old drive-in theatre)

9 mi

Destination will be on the right

1521 N H St Lompoc, CA 93436

Lompoc Valley Inn & Suites

Motel 6

1521 N H St, Lompoc, CA 93436

(805) 735-7631

 

Day 29

Lompoc to Mission La Purisima to Solvang

1521 N H St Lompoc, CA 93436

Head north on N H St (backtrack on the road you walked down).

Turn right onto Purisima Rd t is important to cross over to the (left) north side of the street, with traffic coming at you, since there is little/no shoulder for the majority of this stretch

2.0 mi

Destination on left

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park 2295 Purisima Rd, Lompoc, CA 93436

Continue on Purisima Rd

0.8 mi

At the traffic circle stay to the left onto onto CA-246 E/W Hwy 246

17.1 mi

Pea Soup Anderson on left https://www.yelp.com/biz/pea-soup-andersens-restaurant-santa-nella-2

Ostrich Farm on right https://www.yelp.com/biz/ostrichland-usa-solvang

Paula's Pancakes in the middle of town https://www.yelp.com/biz/paulas-pancake-house-solvang

Svendsgaard's Danish Lodge-Americas Best Value Inn 1711 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463 (805) 688-3277

 

Day 30

Solvang to Mission Santa Inés to Cachuma Lake

1711 Mission Dr Solvang, CA 93463

Head east on Mission Dr

295 ft

Destination is on the right

Old Mission Santa Ines 1760 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463

Turn right (east) on Mission Dr

4 mi

Right onto CA-154 E

6 mi

Turn left onto Lakeview Dr

0.2 mi

Destination will be on the left

Cachuma Lake Recreation Area 1 Lakeview Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

https://www.countyofsb.org/parks/cachuma.sbc (805) 686-5055

There is market at the campground but check to make sure it is open before arriving or bring food with you

 

Day 31

Cachuma Lake to Santa Barbara

1 Lakeview Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Backtrack to Cachuma Lake entrance

0.2 mi

Turn left onto CA-154 E/San Marcos Pass Rd

17.5 mi

Turn left onto Calle Real

0.4 mi

Turn left onto State St

0.8 mi

Destination will be on the right

Motel 6 3505 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105  (805) 687-5400

Across the street is a GREAT foot massage place and a little south is Farmer Boy (breakfast & lunch)

 

Day 32

Hotel to Mission Santa Barbara to Carpenteria

3505 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Farmer Boy for breakfast is just a few doors south of the Motel 6

Continue on State Street heading south (at hotel exit turn right)

2 mi

Turn left onto Los Olivos St

1 mi

Old Mission Santa Barbara 2201 Laguna St  Santa Barbara, CA 93105

After Mission Santa Barbara the area could definitely use some crosswalks and signals along the route. Remember Pómniv is a work in progress. An alternate route is being discussed with the City of Santa Barbara...stay tuned!

Head southeast on Laguna St

.2 mi

Slight left on Olive Ave

.1 mi

Veer right onto Olive St

.8 mi

You can pick up a popsicle at Victoria Market or make a right onto E Haley St for a delicious, organic smoothie and snack at Ah Juice 432 E Haley St Santa Barbara, CA 93101 7:30-5:30

Left turn on Haley St

1.1

Right onto Alisos St

.2

Left onto E Mason St

.2

Right onto S Salinas 

.2

Slight left onto Old Coast Hwy

0.9 mi

At the traffic circle continue straight onto Coast Village Rd

0.8 mi

At the end of Village Road there are freeway onramps. Make a left here then turn right onto Olive Mill Rd/North Jameson (runs parallel to freeway)

1 mi

Turn right onto Ortega Hill Rd/Continue onto Via Real not too bad a hill

5.3 mi

The Nugget for lunch!  https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-nugget-summerland

Turn right onto Santa Ynez Ave

0.2 mi

Best Western

Turn left onto Carpinteria Ave

1.2 mi

Santa Claus Lane http://www.carpinteria.com/points_of_interest/santaland/

5550 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013

 

Day 33

Carpenteria to Mission San Buenaventurato Ventura

Carpenteria to Mission San Buenaventura to Ventura

5550 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA

Head east onto Carpinteria Ave

1.5 mi

Cross to south side of street and enter bike path just past City Hall. Trail ends at freeway ramp interchange. I've been told that by 2020 there will be some extensions of paths so no one will have to walk on the freeway but for now you have 3 options:

1. You can enter freeway heading south, stay to your right, and get off at first offramp, Bates Road, then straight onto Caltrans Adopt-a-Bike-Path. This is the city's designated route for bikes. It has a wide shoulder and doesn't really go on much of an open highway.

2. You can pick your way through the park on your right and find the trails that lead to the park/path. Look for railroad tracks. Not recommended but if you find some locals I'm sure they can point you in the right direction. Just don't go too far without asking because then you'll end up backtracking.

3. You can turn left at the freeway onramp then right on Rincon Rd/Continue onto Bates Rd

1.5 mi

Turn left

3.5 mi

Continue onto Mobil Pier Rd

0.1 mi

Turn right onto Pacific Coast Hwy

0.6 mi

Turn left toward Hobson Rd

2.9 mi

Turn left onto CA-1 S

3.5 mi

 

Cliff House Inn has GREAT views/pool if you feel like stopping here.

After 3 miles the coastal path will end and you will see a bridge/frwy overpass. Turn left to go under the frwy (before the exit sign for Seacliff) then make a right turn onto get back onto the bike lane.

DO NOT EAT AT FARIA BEACH CAFE!!! Trust me. You have Dan to thank for testing it out for you.

Turn right onto W Main St

0.8 mi

Destination will be on the left

San Buenaventura Mission 211 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001

Exit Mission and turn left (east) on E Main St

0.3 mi

Turn right onto S California St

0.3 mi

Turn left onto E Thompson

0.6 mi

Right in Sanjon

.2 mi

Turn left onto E Harbor Blvd

0.9 mi

Destination will be on the right

Comfort inn

Shores Motel

Motel 6 2145 E Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001  (805) 643-5100

Carrows on your way out for breakfast the next morning

 

Day 34

Ventura to Camarillo

2145 E Harbor Blvd Ventura, CA 93001

Head southeast on E Harbor Blvd toward S Seaward Ave

3.6 mi

Slight left toward W Gonzales Rd

6.4 mi

Turn left onto N Rice Ave

0.4 mi

Continue onto Santa Clara Ave

285 ft

Turn right onto Ventura Blvd/N Del Norte Blvd

1 mi

Turn left onto Camino Ave

0.4 mi

Continue onto W Ventura Blvd

1.0 mi

Turn left onto Central Ave

0.2 mi

Turn left onto Del Norte Rd

0.2 mi

Destination will be on the left

1405 Del Norte Rd, Camarillo, CA 93010

 

Day 35

Camarillo to Simi Valley

1405 Del Norte Rd, Camarillo, CA 93010

Turn left at exit of hotel and back track to Central Ave on Del Norte Rd

0.2 mi

Turn right onto Central Ave

0.3 mi

Cross over frwy

Turn left onto W Ventura Blvd 

Quality Inn on right

(make another left after bend to stay on W Ventura Blvd)

HUGE shopping center on right. Has a Walmart if you want to pick up groceries, Applebees, Soup Plantation and a ton of other chain restaurants/fast food places. Turn in when you see the Home Depot. If you can holdout there’s a very nice downtown area farther down the road with shops & restaurants (probably better than Applebees and Souplantation!). Report back if you find something good.

4.2

After In n Out cross over because there is no shoulder after fwy onramp. 

Turn left onto N Lewis Rd

200 ft

Enter train station and climb stairs or use ramp to get across train tracks 

At bottom of ramp turn left onto Dawson Dr

Turn right onto Mission Oaks Blvd

1.7 mi

Turn right onto Adolfo Rd

0.2 mi

Turn left onto Santa Rosa Rd

CVS on opposite side of street is the last place to buy food and do your business for a while so I suggest you take advantage of the facilities.

8 mi

LEFT onto N Moorpark Rd (I did not see any arrows here)

1.5

Turn right on Tierra Rejada Rd/continue onto E Los Angeles Ave

2.1 mi

Turn left onto Erringer Rd

0.7 mi

Destination will be on the right

Motel 6 2566 Erringer Rd, Simi Valley, CA 93065 (805) 526-3533

 

Day 36

Simi Valley to North Hills

2566 Erringer Rd Simi Valley, CA 93065

Backtrack on Erringer Rd (south)

0.2 mi

Turn left onto Cochran St

.3

Donut shop on right, Starbucks on left

3.4 mi

Turn right onto Ralston St

0.5 mi

Turn left onto E Los Angeles Ave

2.2 m

Turn right onto Kuehner Dr/Continue onto Santa Susana Pass Rd HILL

VERY TRICKY!!! Veer right onto Santa Susana but work your way to the left hand side of the road

NEEDS CROSSWALKS!!

2.3 mi

Turn right onto 118/Topanga Canyon

1.7 mi

Turn left onto Lassen St

7.7 mi

Turn right onto Sepulveda Blvd

0.4 mi

ALL HORRIBLE:

Budget Inn

Midtown

Hillcrest

Destination will be on the right

Least horrible:

9151 Sepulveda Blvd North Hills, CA 91343

 

Day 37

Day 12

North Hills to Mission San Fernando to Burbank

9151 Sepulveda Blvd North Hills, CA 91343

Head east toward Sepulveda Blvd

171 ft

Turn left onto Sepulveda Blvd

2.2 mi

Stop for a bite to eat at the Bear Pit BBQ  10825 Sepulveda Blvd 818-365-2500 https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-bear-pit-bar-b-que-mission-hills-2

Turn right onto S Brand Blvd

0.3 mi

Turn left to stay on S Brand Blvd

36 ft

Turn right toward San Fernando Mission Blvd

33 ft

Turn left toward San Fernando Mission Blvd

0.6 mi

Mission San Fernando Rey de España

15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd   Mission Hills, CA 91345

Make sure to check out the amazing Bob Hope collection!!

Turn left at exit of Mission San Fernando

230 ft

Turn right onto Noble Ave

308 ft

Turn left onto S Brand Blvd

0.2 mi

Turn right onto Arleta Ave

1.2 mi

Turn left onto Devonshire St

0.1 mi

Continue onto Arleta Ave

3.1 mi

Turn left onto Roscoe Blvd

0.7 mi

Turn right onto Webb Ave

0.5 mi

Turn left onto Strathern St

1.4 mi

Turn right onto San Fernando Rd

3.3 mi

Ramada Inn 2900 N San Fernando Blvd   Burbank, CA 91504 (818) 843-5955

HUGE shopping mall with a Crispy Creme Donuts on this street

Continue onto Victory

.3mi

Giamela’s Subs on corner 216 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502

Great meatball subs enough to share. Long lines at lunch time!

Turn Left on Magnolia

0.4

Burbank Center Sears, Theaters, shops, and food

Turn right onto N 1st St

0.5 mi

Turn left on E Angeleno Ave

423 ft

Holiday Inn 150 E Angeleno Ave  Burbank, CA 91502

This location is very close to the Burbank Metrolink Station

 

Day 38

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Burbank to Mission San Gabriel to Rosemead

150 E Angeleno Ave  Burbank, CA 91502

At hotel exit make a right turn (northeast) on E Angeleno Ave to S San Fernando Blvd

279 ft

Turn right onto S San Fernando Blvd

3.1 mi

Hilton Garden Inn  401 S San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502 (818) 509-7964

Turn left onto W Wilson Ave

2.5 mi

First Baptist Church of Glendale 209 N Louise St, Glendale, CA 91206  (818) 242-2113

Veer right onto W Broadway

0.3 mi

Continue onto Colorado Blvd

1.1 mi

Comfort Inn 2300 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041  (323) 256-1199

Veer right onto La Loma Rd

1.1 mi

Turn right onto Figueroa

1.6

Turn left onto York becomes Pasadena Ave becomes Monterey

1.3

Turn right onto N Garfield

Don't pass up the onion rings and hot fudge sundae at Twohey's (celebrating 75 years in business!) 1224 N Atlantic Blvd Alhambra, CA 91801 626-284-7387

Turn left onto E Main St

0.3 mi

Continue onto W Las Tunas Dr

0.1 mi

Turn right onto S Mission Dr

0.4 mi

4 h 56 min (14.8 mi)

Mission is at end of street as it curves around the block (past winery).

Mission San Gabriel

428 S Mission Dr   San Gabriel, CA 91776

At Mission exitgo through parking lot to cross walk. Walk straight then turn left onto Mission Rd

0.1 mi

(head south east)

Turn right onto W Mission Rd

0.4 mi

Turn right onto S Del Mar Ave

1 mi

Turn left onto Valley Blvd

0.5 mi

Lots of places to eat on Valley Blvd

Turn right onto San Gabriel Blvd

0.4

Alternative to check out after they're done renovating

Rodeway Inn & Suites 3327 Del Mar Ave Rosemead, CA 91770

On Del Mar is Mien Nghia Noodle House Cheap, and good portions!! 

7755 Garvey Ave, Rosemead, CA 91770

This is probably the worst hotel along the entire route. The other hotels in the area are even worse! But...it's better than having to carry camping gear on your back.

Budget Inn 1924 S San Gabriel Blvd   San Gabriel, CA 917766   (310) 948-1082

 

Day 39

San Gabriel to Buena Park

1924 S San Gabriel Blvd   San Gabriel, CA 917766

Head south on San Gabriel

2.3 mi

Turn left to continue onto San Gabriel

Fairfield Inn  705 San Gabriel Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770 (323) 726-1111

& Motel 6 1001 San Gabriel Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770 (626) 572-6076

if you want to go farther

Turn right onto CA-19 N Rosemead Blvd

Continue to follow Rosemead Blvd

2.1 mi

Turn left onto Whittier Blvd

3.0 mi

Slight left onto The Whittier Greenway Trail

1.4 mi

Turn right onto Laurel Ave

30 ft

Turn left onto Lambert Rd

1.5 mi

Turn right onto Colima Rd

210 ft

Slight left onto La Mirada Blvd

4.3mi

Turn right onto Beach Blvd

 Destination will be on the right

2.1 mi

Buena Park Hotel & Suites “In the center of fun” 7555 Beach Blvd Buena Park, CA 90620 (714) 522.7360

Kirt Christensen, CHS General Manager is AWESOME!!! Great guy. Tell him I sent you!

Knott's Berry Farm is just a few blocks down the street so this might be a good spot to take an extra rest day and enjoy what Buena Park has to offer.

 

Day 40

Buena Park to Santa Ana

7555 Beach Blvd Buena Park, CA 90620

Make a right turn when exiting the hotel and head south on Beach Blvd

1.6 mi

Turn left onto Lincoln

4.2 mi

Almost at the end is Saint Boniface 124 N Resh St, Anaheim, CA 92805 (714) 535-2742

Turn right onto Harbor blvd

1 mi

LOTS of hotels and a Starbucks here.

Turn left onto Ball Rd

0.4 mi

Turn right onto S Anaheim Blvd

0.9

Disneyland is around here somewhere.

Walk under 5 frwy

1745 Anaheim

Continue onto S Manchester Ave

1 mi

Stay on S Manchester Ave as is curves around

Holiday Inn  1915 S Manchester Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802 (714) 748-7777

Motel 6 100 W Disney Way, Anaheim, CA 92802  (714) 520-9696

Turn left onto W Chapman Ave

2.3

Turn right at traffic circle (SUPER CUTE AREA!!) onto South Glassell St

Continue onto N Grand Ave

Calvary Temple Church Orange, CA 92866 (714) 538-1064

Holy Family Cathedral 566 S Glassell St  (714) 639-2900 Open 24 hours

Civic Center Inn & Suites 2720 N Grand Ave (714) 997-2330

2.9 mi

Turn left onto E First St

Destination will be on the left

Laundromat across the street

0.8 mi

Motel 6 1623 E First St Santa Ana, CA 92701

 

Day 41

Santa Ana to Mission Viejo

1623 E First St

Santa Ana, CA 92701

At exit of lobby turn left (east) on E First St, make an immediate right at first signal

112 ft

Turn right onto S Lyon St

1.3 mi

Turn left onto E Edinger Ave

3.2 mi

Home Depot, IHoP, Starbucks + more!!

Continue onto Irvine Center Dr

4.2 mi

Turn left onto Barranca Pkwy

1.9 mi

Continue onto Muirlands Blvd

4.5 mi

El Toro Park & Church across street

Turn right onto La Paz Rd

0.2 mi

Church on corner of Muirlands and La Paz

Turn left onto Cabot Rd

1.2 mi

Turn left onto Oso Pkwy

0.3 mi

Destination will be on the right…go through gas station

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Mission Viejo Orange County 26328 Oso Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

 

Day 42

Mission Viejo to San Clemente

26328 Oso Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Head left/downhill (west) on Oso Pkwy toward Fairfield Inn

0.2 mi

Turn left onto Cabot Rd

2.2 mi

Turn left onto Paseo de Colinas

0.4 mi

Slight left to stay on Camino Capistrano

3.3 mi

In N Out Burger on this road

Destination will be on the left

2 h 10 min (6.2 mi)

Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano

31520 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Cedar Creek Restaurant…expensive but GOOD!!

Head south on Camino Capistrano

2.7 mi

Marriott Residence Inn 33711 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

(949) 443-3600

Continue onto Doheny Park Rd

0.4 mi

Continue onto Coast Hwy/Pacific Coast Hwy

2.5 mi

Continue onto N El Camino Real

4.6 mi

Travel Lodge 3255 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 600-8515

a block away

 Destination will be on the left

135 ft

Comfort Inn Suites 3701 S El Camino Real San Clemente, CA 92672

 

Day 43

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San Clemente to Oceanside

3701 S El Camino Real   San Clemente, CA 92672

Exit hotel and turn left (south) onto S El Camino Real

0.3 mi

Turn right onto Cristianitos Rd

100 ft

Turn left at trailhead (as you head down the dirt trial veer right at fork). Please note that the military often changes routes in this area based on their needs. Route is unmarked after gate entrance due to these types of changes. Please be sure to plan accordingly when coming through this area. Pómniv is here to help so please join as a member to get more information and help through Camp Pendleton.

.7 mi

Turn left onto Old Hwy 101

5.9 mi

Old Hwy 101 turns left and becomes Old Pacific Hwy Trail

3.8 mi

Take Las Pulgas Road

0.7 mi

You will need Pendleton base access prior to entering area

As a Pómnivor you will be assisted in obtaining this permission. For more information contact pomnivproject@gmail.com

Turn right onto Stuart Mesa Rd

6.8 mi

Turn right onto Vandegrift Blvd

1.5 mi

Head straight out of the base veering right (under overpass) following arrows on your left. About 0.5 mi from base you will see MANY hotel options and a little father up N Coast Hwy are LOTS of breakfast/food places. Try the Breakfast Club diner 228 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054  (760) 722-3124

Days Inn  1501 Carmelo Dr, Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 722-7661

Holiday Inn  1401 Carmelo Dr, Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 231-7000

Oceanside Marina Suites expensive but nice! 2008 N Harbor Dr, Oceanside, CA 92054

Jolly Roger in the harbor has a great happy hour (next door to Oceanside Marina Suites and approx 1.5 miles from the other hotels)

La Qinta  937 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 450-0730

Motel 6 901 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 722-1781

 

Day 44

Oceanside to Mission San Luis Rey to Carlsbad

901 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

Head south on North Coast Highway

6.7 mi

Head east on Mission Ave

4.8 mi

Mission San Luis Rey Parish

4070 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92057

Head west on Mission Ave (backtrack)

0.9 mi

Turn left onto S El Camino Real 4 small hills

Church on Fire Mt

4.4 mi

Turn right onto Chestnut Ave

0.3 mi

Turn left onto Westhaven Dr

443 ft

Turn right onto Park Dr

0.4 mi

Turn right onto Tamarack Ave

1.3 mi

St Patrick church

Behind Chevron Gas Station is the Village Kitchen and Pie Shoppe (GREAT!!)

Turn left onto Carlsbad Blvd

1.8 mi

Continue onto Palomar Airport Rd

0.4 mi

Turn right onto Avenida Encinas

1.5 mi

Turn left onto Raintree Dr

 Destination will be on the left

220 ft

Motel 6 750 Raintree Dr Carlsbad, CA 92011

 

Day 45

Carlsbad to San Diego

750 Raintree Dr

Carlsbad, CA 92011

Exit hotel and make a right onto Avenida Encinas

220 ft

Turn left onto Avenida Encinas

633 ft

Holiday Inn & Benihana at corner

Turn right onto Poinsettia Ln

0.3 

Turn left onto Carlsbad Blvd (at ocean)

More dirt on left more food/shops on right

There are many food places on the other side of the street but few cross walks so be careful!!

1.4 mi

Rodeway Inn

Continue onto N Coast Hwy 101

7.6 mi

Holiday Inn Express & Marriot?

Continue onto Camino Del Mar

3.0 mi

Continue onto N Torrey Pines Rd

3.6 mi

Hill

Hilton next to golf course

Continue onto Genesee Ave

5.2 mi

Hill

Rose Canyon Open Space Park https://www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/parks/osp/rosecan1

Chabad Center of University City 3813 Governor Dr, San Diego, CA 92122

Turn left onto Clairemont Mesa BlvDestination will be on the left

1.3 mi

Hotel is located behind Buga Korean BBQ

Motel 6  5592 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117

 

Day 46

San Diego hotel to Mission

5592 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117

Head east on Clairemont Mesa Blvd

0.8 mi

Turn right onto Ruffner St

1.1 mi

Turn left onto Balboa Ave

52 ft ??

Turn right onto Convoy St

0.5 mi

Turn left onto Aero Dr

0.8 mi

Turn right onto Sandrock Rd

0.5 mi

Turn left onto Gramercy Dr

0.5 mi

Continue onto Mission Village Dr

1.2 mi

Go through several crosswalks until you are at the bottom of the hill/in front of the stadium.

Left on San Diego Mission Rd Continue for .05 mi

Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala

10818 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108

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