Ventura, California, to the Topatopa Mountains
Length: 62 miles, one way
Driving Time: 90 minutes
The Route: From Ventura, hop on 33 North and cruise through Ojai towards the mountains. "It's wild country and beautiful with amazing, twisty roads, and inspiring views most of the way," says Thom Hill, co-founder of Iron and Resin, a company that makes surf-influenced moto gear. The route will take you over Pine Mountain Saddle at about 6,000 feet, and drop down into the Cuyama badlands. Want more? Continue on 33 for another 17 miles to The Place in Maricopa for a drink and snack.
Where to Stop: Check out the Pioneer-era watering hole: the Reyes Creek Bar & Grill.