Mulholland Highway

Posted on: August 29th, 2011 by chadman 9 Comments

Probably the most famous road in California, its proximity to Los Angeles has made it the playground of the rich and famous. Jay Leno is a frequent visitor to The Rock Store with his collection of vintage cars and bikes.

The road connects “the valley”, a large suburban area to the north, with the beach area just north of the rich and famous Malibu. This area is home to many of the best roads in So Cal, but most enthusiasts spend their time on “The Snake”, a short 21 turn section just above the popular Rock Store. The Snake is heavily photographed on weekends and attracts those looking to showboat a bit for the cameras. “Edwards’ Corner”, the final turn heading up The Snake, is a popular spot for people to congregate and watch others come up the hill. Probably the most famous incident on The Snake is this motorcycle vs bicycles video from 2013.

During the motorcycle boom of the 1980’s CHP crackdowns on motorcycle racing put a wet blanket on riding in the area, but budget cuts since then have kept enforcement to a minimum.


View Mulholland Highway in a larger map

Just your everyday parade of Ferraris, Ducatis, and Harleys on Mulholland Highway.
IMG_7323.JPG

The Snake

A short section of Mulholland Hwy directly above The Rock Store that is a favorite place for local motorcyclists, drivers, and cyclists to test their skills against the road. Heavily congested on weekends, but a wonderful ride during the week.


View The Snake in a larger map

Bikes and cars playing together on The Snake at Edwards’ CornerChasing Sportbikes on The Snake

Following sportbikes down The Snake part of Mulholland Highway.

In-car video heading up The Snake

Rockstorephotos.com

Up in The Snake area of Mulholland (right above The Rock Store) are a group of people that shoot photos on weekends. Their photos are exemplary. If you want to get a great photo of yourself in action, ride or drive Mulholland right above The Rock Store on just about any weekend, then check their flickr page for your photo.
WARNING! Rock Store Photog Ahead!

Trying to park at The Rock Store on a weekend can be seriously difficult.
IMG_7330.JPG

 

The world famous Rock Store
The Rock Store

The Lookout

More nice cars on Mulholland. This time at the Lookout.
Mercedes 300SL Gullwing

Panoramic view from the lookout on The Snake

9 Responses

  1. Patrick W says:

    was there on 1/12/14 but cops shut it down early. not that much action. best pics i got were of some downhill skateboarders. they had 3 runs before the cops stopped them.

  2. john rico says:

    Hello. The first map is most puzzling – if the bold line is intended to depict the entire length of Mulholland highway it is not accurate. The top portion is correct, but at some point the bold line veers on to Encinal canyon and goes to the beach, leaving Mulholland. In a coincidence, the bold line ends at Leo Carillo beach, where Mulholland truly ends.

    • Twistypedia Twistypedia says:

      Thanks for pointing that out! The map should be fixed now. We’re looking into bringing the map creation internal to the site as public Google Maps sometimes can’t be trusted.

  3. Jake D says:

    Has anybody ever been to “Tres Marías” , that’s in the outskirts Of Mexico City ? A bit more challenging road. Regards

    • Twistypedia Twistypedia says:

      I haven’t but I just added Mexico to the country list so if you want to add some Mexican roads that would be awesome. I’ll send you stickers if you do 🙂

  4. Fat and Bald does not make you a Automotive Journalist says:

    Just a note. Watch out for the cyclist at the top slow down do not cross yellows. Come up to see all of the nice cars and Motor bikes. If you get yelled at by a cyclist just ignore them and go about your way. Same goes for hot head motor bike riders.

  5. RC 51 says:

    Does anyone know of an RC51 club that rides the snake regularly?

  6. Racer says:

    Do not race on snake rd any more for a while .. 2 days ago I did one little donut and my car got impounded and got misdemeanor ticket exhibition of speed. Sheriffs department won’t release the car for 30 days. (1500$ Roughly ) on thesame day 2 guys were arrested for the same reason.
    The reason they are pushing us because the neighborhood wrote a complaint to state that Sheriffs don’t give damn and they are bothered by loud cars and scratching tires.
    I got pulled over at 12:30am by the hidden sheriff. He took my car keys right away. Next day when I was trying to get the release form for my car from sheriffs and spent all day waiting for sheriff deputy, I foind out that they won’t forgive anything to anybody any more. That state is on their ass. They have a lot of hidden cops all around. Sheriff deputy also mantioned that I was too lucky for not getting arrested and if it was her pulling me over I would have got arrested for sure.
    Be carefull folks and drive safely.

  7. Dyaneve95u says:

    http://librettopark.pl/dowioza-do-domu
    Looking for a new or used auto can be quite a difficult method should you not know what you are actually doing. By educating yourself about auto buying prior to deciding to visit the dealer, you may make stuff simpler for your self. The following advice may help your next purchasing vacation become more pleasurable.

    Generally provide a mechanic coupled when buying a fresh vehicle. Car retailers are well known for selling lemons and you do not wish to be their up coming sufferer. If you can not have a auto technician to consider automobiles together with you, at the very least make sure that you have him look at your final option before buying it.

    Know your boundaries. Before starting buying for your forthcoming auto or vehicle, determine how much you can manage to pay out, and follow it. Don’t neglect to include fascination with your calculations. You will definitely spend close to 20 percent as a down payment at the same time, so be prepared.

    Well before seeing a dealer, know what sort of car you need. Research most of you choices ahead of store shopping so that you can evaluate which works the best for your financial budget and household requirements. Seek information to determine how much you need to be paying for the probable automobile.

    Before you sign any deal take time to study every single line, such as the fine print. If there is nearly anything shown you do not recognize, will not sign before you have an answer that you comprehend. Unsavory salesmen can use a legal contract to place many service fees which were not talked about.

    When you keep the previous advice in your mind when that you go shopping for a vehicle, you may be very likely to obtain a good bargain. Buying a automobile does not have to become headaches. Just use the ideas with this article and you may receive the auto you would like at the very good cost.

Leave a Reply

Optionally add an image (JPEG only)