California State Route 169

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State Route 169 marker

State Route 169
Map of northwestern California with SR 169 highlighted in red
Route information
Defined by Streets and Highways Code § 469
Maintained by Caltrans
Length: 23.867 mi[1] (38.410 km)
SR 169 is broken into pieces due to an unconstructed portion, and the length does not reflect the gap.
Existed: 1919 – present
Section 1
West end: US 101 at Klamath
East end: Klamath Glen
Section 2
West end: Wauteck Village
East end: SR 96 at Weitchpec
Highway system
SR 168 SR 170

State Route 169 (SR 169) is a state highway in northern California.

Route description

The route begins at U.S. Route 101 near Klamath and after a discontinuity from Klamath Glen (near the McBeth Airport) to Johnsons via the Yurok Indian Reservation, resumes at the town of Wautec. The highway continues through Pecwan before the curving road heads southeast and passes through Martins Ferry after several miles. SR 169 ends at State Route 96 near Weitchpec. The entire route is within the Yurok Indian Reservation.[2]

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Western terminus of SR 169 at US 101.

Major intersections

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).[1] 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.

County Location Postmile
Destinations Notes
Del Norte
DN R0.00-3.52
Klamath R0.00 US 101 – Eureka, Crescent City Interchange; west end of SR 169
Klamath Glen 3.52 Riffle Road
Gap in route
HUM 13.20-33.84
Wauteck Village 13.20 Wauteck Village
29.95 Martins Ferry Bridge over Martins Ferry School Creek
Weitchpec 33.84 SR 96 East end of SR 169
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
File:California Route 169 End Marker.JPG
Marker at the end of California Route 169.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 California Department of Transportation. "State Truck Route List". Sacramento: California Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (XLS file) on June 30, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. California Road Atlas (Map). Thomas Brothers. 2008.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. California Department of Transportation, Log of Bridges on State Highways, July 2007
  4. California Department of Transportation, All Traffic Volumes on CSHS, 2005 and 2006

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