Driving From Spokane Washington To California

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Gloria G.'s Comment
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Hello to all , Im not sure if this js the place to post but figured Id give it a shot. My family and I are driving back to California from Spokane and my brother will be driving a 26” Uhaul truck and also hauling his truck with it . My question is What wiuld be the best route for someone driving a truck & hauling . The less hills the better which I doubt we can avoid . Any information and suggestions would be greatly appreciated .. Were also taking our time going so we have no rush . With this weather how many days do you think we are looking at ?

PJ's Comment
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Your not going to avoid hills/mountains for sure. I-5 is your best bet. It’s the most direct and they keep it open before other us routes.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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How many days depends on how many miles. Most of us figure 50 MPH. Depending on how many hours per day you want to drive will determine how many days. In California you will be maxed at 55 for the vehicle with the trailer. You can also use Google maps. It will give routes, time and traffic.

Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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Just took a route from Sacramento to Spokane recently. Route I took was: I-5 > I-205 (around the southeast of Portland) > I-84 > I-82 > US 395 > I-90

Double check each states 511 for road conditions. Especially Siskiyou, Grants Pass and the Columbia River Gorge. I went through the Gorge the day before the 24+ hour shutdown. it was horrible... Took 4+ hours to travel from mm18 (Troutdale T/A) to mm159 (Boardman Loves)!

If you're feeling adventurous there is US 95. Which is an awesome drive. How you get on 95 depends on where you start from in California. LA area, US 395 to US 6 to US 95. San Fran area take I-80 to Winnemucca, NV then catch US 95 north...


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