TT West 2024 – Seashells and Redwoods along the California and Oregon Coast
This 975 mile trip follows the Pacific coast from central California to Corvallis, Oregon. We start in the beautiful seaside town of Cambria, California. The Monday morning drive is, in my opinion, one of the top five scenic drives in the Western USA. We head north on the Pacific Coast Highway via Ragged Point, McWay Falls in Big Sur, and lunch in the most charming town of Carmel-by-the-Sea. In the afternoon we continue along the coast, stopping at Bean Hollow State Beach and end at the Golden Gate Bridge.
The drive Tuesday will begin by following challenging Ridgecrest Boulevard through the Muir Woods and Mount Tamalpais areas as we head to the Pacific Coast Highway to an overnight in Fort Bragg. Stops along the way include the lighthouse and sea lions in Point Reyes National Seashore and the coastal vistas at Manchester State Park.
Wednesday we follow the PCH to Eureka, visiting beaches and Giant Redwood forests along this trip that includes the Redwood Highway and the Avenue of the Giants, a 31 mile scenic drive through redwood forests. Thursday we enter the Oregon coast and see more Redwood forests and beaches ending at Coos Bay. Friday continues north along the coast to Newport and then we head inland via the twisties of the Oregon rain forest to Corvallis, Oregon.
The tentative dates for TT West are September 23-27, 2024. It is possible, but unlikely, that the dates might change when final arrangements for hotels are made in March when registration for TT West will start.
Note that as of January 2024, our route for the Monday morning drive is closed due to a landslide last winter. Landslides from winter rains are a frequent occurrence along this route although reconstruction usually is done in a matter of months, but last year’s floods were exceptional. The road is scheduled to reopen in late Spring 2024. However, rains between now and March could delay that opening and/or wash out new areas. If in March the route is scheduled to be closed during the time period of TT West, we will start the drive in Carmel and the morning drive will be either a round trip to Big Sur (this portion of the Pacific Coast Highway is presently open) or the drive the famed 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach. The selection will be made by a vote of the participants.
TT West is an Audi Club of North America sanctioned event and all drivers must be members at the time of registration. All drivers and passengers must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the drive. The itinerary is subject to change at any time, even during the execution of the drive. TT West is limited to 20 cars and registration usually fills up in a few weeks. People on the TT West mailing list get a chance to register before registration is announced on this web site.