California State Route 175

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State Route 175 marker

State Route 175
Route information
Defined by S&HC § 475
Maintained by Caltrans
Length: 37.89 mi[2] (60.98 km)
Restrictions: No vehicles more than 39 feet (12 m) in length between between Hopland and Lakeport[1]
Major junctions
West end: US 101 at Hopland
  SR 29 near Lakeport
East end: SR 29 at Middletown
Highway system
SR 174 SR 177

State Route 175 is a state highway in California, USA, connecting Hopland in Mendocino County and Middletown in Lake County

Route description[edit]

CA Route 175 connects U.S. Route 101 at Hopland to State Route 29 near Lakeport through the Mayacamas Mountains. From there it joins Route 29 until Kelseyville, where it loops out until meeting Route 29 again at its end at Middletown. The section between Hopland and Lakeport is also known locally as the "Hopland Grade", or "Hopland Pass."

History[edit]

Originally constructed in the early 1920s, it is one of the steepest and most difficult to drive of any California state highway. Indeed, until recently it was called the "crookedest road in California". Vehicles more than 39 feet (12 m) in length are banned from the Hopland Grade, due to its many tight hairpin turns and curves.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

Except where prefixed with a letter, postmiles were measured on the road as it was in 1964, and do not necessarily reflect current mileage. R reflects a realignment in the route since then, and T indicates postmiles classified as temporary.[3] The numbers reset at county lines; the start and end postmiles in each county are given in the county column.

County Location Postmile
[3][4][5]
Destinations Notes
Mendocino
MEN 0.00-9.85
Hopland 0.00 US 101 – Ukiah, Santa Rosa
Lake
LAK 0.00-28.04
  R8.19
R40.14[N 1]
SR 29 north / South Main Street – Lakeport West end of SR 29 overlap
  31.05[N 1]
8.25
SR 29 south – Lower Lake East end of SR 29 overlap
Middletown 28.04 SR 29 (Calistoga Road) / Main Street – Lower Lake, Calistoga
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  1. ^ a b Indicates that the postmile represents the distance along SR 29 rather than SR 175.

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