Note: This schedule is preliminary and it is subject to change at any time up until the start of the event. Some times in the schedule may change and a final time schedule will be made available to all TT West 2024 attendees at the event. Also, the distances listed are approximate and can change due to weather, road construction and/or other unforeseen circumstances, so please view these distances as best estimates.

Sunday September 22, 2024 – Cambria, California

The area around Cambria has many interesting things to do for those who arrive early Sunday. Downtown Cambria is a compact area slightly inland that has many interesting shops, bars, and restaurants. The host hotel is in Cambria’s seaside area and has numerous easy shoreline walkways. There are several wineries for tasting nearby and along the road to Paseo Robles. You can spend hours watching the elephant seals cavort at the elephant seal vista about 10 miles north of Cambria along the Pacific coast Highway. The historic Piedras Blancas Lighthouse is near the elephant seal vista but is closed Sundays. Finally, nearby Hearst Castle is worth a visit but tour tickets must be purchased in advance.

Weather Link: Cambria, California

Monday September 23, 2024 – Cambria to Golden Gate Bridge (225 miles)

We head north from Cambria via the Pacific Coast Highway to Ragged Point, McWay Falls in Big Sur, and lunch in beautiful and charming Carmel-by-the-Sea. We budgeted 2 hours in Carmel to allow folks to wander around the village, or visit the old Spanish mission there, or eat lunch at the Pebbel beach golf course Club House. In the afternoon we continue along the coast with a stop at Pebble Beach at Bean Hollow State Beach (which is different than the Pebble Beach golf course in Carmel) and end at the Golden Gate Bridge vista and hiking area immediately after crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. Note that park, beach, and visitor center fees are not included in your registration fee.

7:30 Registration
8:00 Driver Meeting
8:30 Depart host hotel
9:00 Arrive at Ragged Point Inn
9:30 Depart
10:15 Arrive at McWay Waterfall trailhead (pit toilets)
10:45 Depart
11:30 Arrive Carmel for lunch and exploration
1:30 Depart
2:45 Arrive Pebble Beach at Bean Hollow State Beach (pit toilets and porta-pots)
3:05 Depart
4:30 Arrive David Bowers Vista Point which is immediately after crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. The rest of day you are on your own.

Distance: 225 miles (approx.) Weather Link: Cambria, California Route Link: TT West 2024 Day 2

Tuesday September 24, 2024 – Mill Valley to Fort Bragg (215 miles)

The drive will begin by following challenging Ridgecrest Boulevard and the Panoramic Highway through the Muir Woods and Mount Tamalpais on our way to the lighthouse and sea lions in Point Reyes National Seashore. After lunch in Bodega Bay we visit the coastal vistas at Manchester State Park on our way to Fort Bragg.

8:45 Driver Meeting
9:00 Depart host hotel
10:30 Arrive at Point Reyes Lighthouse and sea lion overlook
11:00 Depart
12:30 Arrive Bodega Bay for lunch
1:45 Depart
3:30 Arrive Manchester State Park (pit toilets)
4:00 Depart
5:00 Arrive Fort Bragg host hotel

Distance: 215 miles (approx.) Weather Link: Mill Valley, California Route Link: TT West 2024 Day 3

Wednesday September 25, 2024 – Fort Bragg to Eureka (135 miles)

Beaches and Giant Redwoods along this trip that includes the Westport-Union Landing State Beach, Redwood Highway, and the Avenue of the Giants, a 31 mile scenic drive through redwood forests. We arrive in Eureka CA mid-afternoon to have time to explore on your own the nearby bays, beaches, and wildlife refuge.

8:45 Driver meeting
9:00 Depart host hotel
9:40 Arrive Westport Beach (pit toilets)
10:10 Depart
11:15 Arrive Garberville for lunch
12:30 Depart for Avenue of the Giants
1:15 Arrive Founders Grove Nature Trail (pit toilets)
2:15 Depart
3:15 Arrive Eureka host hotel

Distance: 135 miles (approx.) Weather Link: Fort Bragg, California Route Link: TT West 2024 Day 4

Thursday September 26, 2024 – Eureka to Coos Bay Oregon (220 miles)

More beaches, redwoods and lighthouses as we head north along the coast. The morning focuses on the Redwood National Park.

8:30 Driver meeting
8:45 Depart host hotel
9:45 Arrive Prairie Creek Visitor Center for redwoods and posible elk
10:15 Depart
10:45 Arrive Yurok Loop Beach Overlook Trail (pit toilets)
11:15 Depart
NOON Arrive Brookings, OR for lunch
1:15 Depart
2:45 Arrive Bullards Beach State Park
3:30 Depart
4:00 Arrive Coos Bay host hotel

Distance: 220 miles (approx.) Weather Link: Eureka, California Route Link: TT West 2024 Day 5

Friday September 27, 2024 – Coos Bay to Albany (190 miles)

We continue up the coast stopping at scenic sea vistas on our way to our last oceanside village of Newport, Oregon where we have lunch and explore. Then we cross inland through the twisties of the Oregon rain forest to Albany which is near Corvallis. Albany is adjacent to I-5 for a quick start to your drive home.

8:30 Driver meeting
8:45 Depart host hotel
10:15 Arrive Cape Perpetua Visitor Center to see Thor’s Well and Spouting Horn
11:15 Depart
11:45 Arrive Newport for lunch and exploring Yaquina Bay State Park beach and lighthouse, or Oregon Coast Aquarium
1:30 Depart
2:45 Arrive Ellmaker Wayside State Park (possible elk)
3:05 Depart
4:00 Arrive Albany host hotel
5:30 Farewell dinner (location TBD)

Distance: 190 miles (approx.) Weather Link: Coos Bay, Oregon Route Link: TT West 2024 Day 6