ⓘ U.S. Route 101 in California
U.S. Route 101 is a major north–south United States Numbered Highway, stretching from Los Angeles, California to Tumwater, Washington. The California portion of US 101 is one of the last remaining and longest U.S. Routes still active in the state, and the longest highway of any kind in California. US 101 was also one of the original national routes established in 1926. Significant portions of US 101 between the Los Angeles area and the San Francisco Bay Area follow El Camino Real, the historic road connecting the former Alta Californias 21 missions.
Although the highway has been replaced in overall importance for transport through the State on interstate I-5 US 101 remains a major coastal route North–South, which connects the greater Los Angeles area on the Central coast, in the Bay area of San Francisco and the North coast Redwood Empire. Usually referred to as "the 101" by residents of Northern California, in southern California it is often called the "101" is spoken as "one and one". The track portion designated as the Santa Ana freeway, the Hollywood, Ventura freeway, South Valley freeway and follow the fresh. Redwood highway, the 350-km 560 km Northern segment of the highway begins at the Golden gate and passes through the high worlds and only extensive preserves a virgin, old-growth Sequoia trees.