California State Route 26
|Defined by S&HC § 326|
|Maintained by Caltrans|
|Length:||62.162 mi (100.040 km)
This route is broken into pieces, and the length does not reflect the overlaps that would be required to make the route continuous.
|West end:||SR 99 near Stockton|
| SR 12 at Valley Springs
SR 49 at Mokelumne Hill
|East end:||SR 88 near Pioneer|
The route begins at an interchange with SR 99 in eastern Stockton. SR 26 then exits Stockton after crossing a canal and heads eastward. After crossing Jack Tone Road, the direction of the highway turns slightly more northeasterly. The road then briefly enters the city of Linden, before intersecting Escalon-Bellota Road. Following another intersection with Jenny Lind Road, the route enters the city of Rancho Calaveras. It turns slightly more northeastward as it passes through the area. The highway passes by the New Hogan Lake before entering Valley Springs. Here, the route makes an abrupt right turn onto SR 12. The route run concurrent and turn back northeastward as they exit Valley Springs. Shortly after exiting the city limit, SR 26 veers away from SR 12 and heads north. East of Paloma, the roadway meets Paloma Road and again turns northeastward. At Mokelumne Hill, the route intersects SR 49, taking a slightly more winded path. SR 26 enters and exits the city of West Point before making an extremely long hairpin turn. Heading westward, the route enters Amador County to its terminus at SR 88.
The segment between the community of Mokelumne Hill and West Point is named the Stephen P. Teale Highway. Bridge 30-0052, crossing the Middle Fork of the Mokelumne River, near West Point, is named the Tom Taylor Bridge.
CA 26 was formerly known as California State Route 8 in 1934–1964.
Except where prefixed with a letter, postmiles were measured on the road as it was in 1964, based on the alignment that existed at the time, and do not necessarily reflect current mileage. R reflects a realignment in the route since then, M indicates a second realignment, L refers an overlap due to a correction or change, and T indicates postmiles classified as temporary (for a full list of prefixes, see the list of postmile definitions). Segments that remain unconstructed or have been relinquished to local control may be omitted. The numbers reset at county lines; the start and end postmiles in each county are given in the county column.
|1.11||Fremont Street||Continuation beyond SR 99|
|1.11||SR 99 – Sacramento, Fresno||Interchange; west end of SR 26|
|6.85||CR J5 (Jack Tone Road)|
|Fine Road – Clements, Peters|
|Bellota||15.06||CR J6 (Escalon-Bellota Road) – Farmington, Escalon, Modesto|
|R4.38||CR J14 (Jenny Lind Road)|
|SR 12 west / Laurel Street – Lodi||West end of SR 12 overlap|
|SR 12 east / Toyon Circle – San Andreas||East end of SR 12 overlap|
|Mokelumne Hill||18.07||SR 49 – San Andreas, Jackson|
|4.64||SR 88 – Pine Grove, Volcano, Silver Lake||East end of SR 26|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Indicates that the postmile represents the distance along SR 12 rather than SR 26.
- Staff. "State Truck Route List" (XLS file). California Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
- CA Codes (shc:250-257)
- Google Inc. "SR 26". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=E+Fremont+St&daddr=38.2435451,-120.7592003+to:38.34516,-120.58248+to:CA-26+W%2FRed+Corral+Rd&hl=en&geocode=FVBgQwIdAPHF-A%3BFdmMRwIdYFzN-CnVZjoeWIKQgDHQE95xamf_MQ%3BFcgZSQIdsA7Q-Cl_HjUYu3WagDGJrTtCokFikw%3BFaMsSgIdVqPP-A&mra=dpe&mrsp=2&sz=12&via=1,2&sll=38.342464,-120.51693&sspn=0.262003,0.528374&ie=UTF8&ll=38.230629,-120.605164&spn=1.049616,2.113495&z=10. Retrieved May 10, 2011.
- 2006 Named Freeways, Highways, Structures and Other Appurtenances in California. Caltrans. p. 77. Retrieved 2007-03-28.
- 2006 Named Freeways, Highways, Structures and Other Appurtenances in California. Caltrans. p. 103. Retrieved 2007-03-28.
- California Department of Transportation, Log of Bridges on State Highways, April 2008
- California Department of Transportation, All Traffic Volumes on CSHS, 2007