State Route 197

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California 197 is North Bank Road along the Smith River in Del Norte County. Traveling 6.7 miles, the state route connects U.S. 199 (Redwood Highway) near Jedediah Smith State Park with U.S. 101 north to Smith River and Brookings, Oregon.

California 197 west
Heading north from U.S. 199 (Redwood Highway), California 197 westbound follows North Bank Road toward Smith River. The two-lane highway winds through stands of redwoods on the drive north to U.S. 101. Ruby Van Deventer County Park lies midway along the route. Photo taken 05/28/06.
SR 197 north to U.S. 101 south provides an alternate route to Crescent City in lieu of U.S. 199. U.S. 101 north continues 10.2 miles from the state route north end to the Oregon state line. Photo taken 05/28/06.
Ashford Road meanders east from SR 197 (North Bank Road) onto the hill overlooking Hiouchi to the north. Photo taken 05/28/06.
California 197 ventures northwest across flats on the east side of the adjacent Smith River. Photo taken 05/28/06.
Tan Oak Drive loops west to a handful of residences from California 197 (North Bank Road). Photo taken 05/28/06.
Continuing northward, California 197 navigates through stands of redwood forest. Photo taken 05/28/06.
North Bank Road passes through a meadow, two miles south of U.S. 101. Photo taken 05/28/06.
Westbound California 197 (North Bank Road) approaches its terminus at U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway). Photo taken 05/28/06.
U.S. 101 south crosses the Smith River to Fort Dick en route to Crescent City. North from California 197, U.S. 101 plies across agricultural areas to the community of Smith River. Photo taken 05/28/06.

Photo Credits:

05/28/06 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 199

Page Updated 08-29-2017.