California 371 connects California 79 at Aguanga with California 74 in the San Bernardino National Forest via the Cahuilla Indian Reservation, Lake Riverside and Anza. It is part of an east-west corridor formed by parts of California 79, California 371, and California 74 between Temecula and the Palm Springs-Coachella Valley area.
California 371 is a remnant of a much longer California 71, back when that route used to extend southeast from Corona via the current Interstate 15 to Lake Elsinore and Temecula, and then turned east along California 79. When California 71 was decommissioned in favor of I-15 between Temecula and Corona (in 1973-1974), the shared alignment became solely known as California 79, and the remnant alignment was given the new 371 designation.
|California 371 east|
|California 371 eastbound leaves California 79 in Aguanga. Ahead, California 371 will serve Anza en route to its junction with California 74. Photo taken 08/25/07.|
|Eastbound California 371 approaching the terminus at California 74. California 74 travels west to Lake Elsinore, where it links with Interstate 15. Photo taken 06/07/08.|
|California 74 leads east from California 371 to Palm Desert. Photo taken 06/07/08.|
|An end California 371 route marker is posted prior to the intersection with California 74. Photo taken 06/07/08.|
|SR 74 west connects SR 371 with SR 243 near Idyllwild, then proceeds to Hemet, Perris and Lake Elsinore. Photo taken 06/07/08.|
|California 371 west|
|Leading away from SR 74, SR 371 begins its westbound route toward Anza, Aguanga and Temecula. Photo taken 06/07/08.|
|Anza lies six miles to the west of SR 74 along SR 371. Aguanga and SR 79 follow in 20 miles. San Diego is 96 miles away via SR 79 north to Interstate 15 south. Photo taken 06/07/08.|
|California 371 reaches its west end at California 79. California 79 travels south to Julian and Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and northwest to Temecula and Interstate 15. Photo taken October 2000.|
|Historically, California 71 turned north from this stop sign to combine with California 79 northwest en route to Temecula. Photo taken 08/25/07.|
|A second end sign appears for California 371 at the intersection with California 79. California 79 heads south to Warner Springs and Santa Ysabel. Photo taken 08/25/07.|
October 2000, 08/25/07, 06/07/08 by AARoads
Page Updated 05-11-2012.