U.S. Route 101 (US 101) is a US Highway in western California, Oregon, and Washington in American Truck Simulator. It runs from Interstate 5 in Los Angeles to Interstate 5 in Olympia.

Course[edit | edit source]

US 101 begins at its intersection with Interstate 5 in Los Angeles, CA; in real life this interchange is southeast of Downtown Los Angeles, but in the game it's to the north, in the San Fernando Valley. The highway runs to the north of the Santa Monica Mountains, where CA 27 intersects with the 101. After descending Conejo Grade, the highway enters the Oxnard Plain and the city of Oxnard, and, after crossing the Santa Clara River, intersects with CA 126 in Ventura. Here the highway runs along the coast past Mussel Shoals to Gaviota Pass, a narrow gap in the Santa Ynez Mountains that the northbound lanes crosses with a tunnel. Here the highway begins running inland through the chaparral, where it encounters Santa Maria. After a short coastal run, where it passes Pismo Beach, the 101 meets CA 1, the Pacific Coast Highway, at San Luis Obispo. The highway then begins a long inland route down through the Salinas Valley, where it intersects with CA 58, CA 198, and CA 152, the last at Gilroy. The 101 passes to the east of Santa Cruz, and soon after reaches San Francisco. From Los Angeles to this point the highway has been a freeway, with the exception of an at-grade intersection at a Gallon Oil refinery west of Oxnard, where the speed limit also drops to 30 mph. The highway up until this point has also followed El Camino Real (The Royal Road), a trail first blazed in 1769 to link missions in what was then part of the Spanish Empire.

US 101 runs through San Francisco on surface roads, where it meets the western terminus of Interstate 80, before returning to its freeway routing. The 101 crosses the Golden Gate via the famous Golden Gate Bridge, a 1.7 mile (2.7 km) long suspension bridge built in 1917. This bridge, considered one of the Wonders of the Modern World, is one of the most iconic landmarks in all of California, and is no doubt the most iconic in San Francisco. After crossing the straits, the highway passes through the Robin Williams Tunnel and descends to San Rafael, where it intersects with Interstate 580 at its eastern terminus. The highway then enters the forests of the Northern California Coast Ranges, which it runs through past Ukiah and Leggett, through the Humboldt Redwoods and over the South Fork Eel River to Eureka, where the freeway ends. Out of Eureka the highway intersects with CA 299 and begins its famous and scenic run along the rugged Pacific coast. After a southbound weigh station, the highway rounds Big Lagoon and passes Elk Country RV Resort. At Freshwater Lagoon the highway passes near Redwood State and National Parks, and after curving inland passes the Trees of Mystery tourist attraction, which offers a rest stop. Returning to the coast, the highway runs through Crescent City, and after intersecting with US 199 continues into Oregon.

In Oregon, US 101 is known as the Oregon Coast Highway, and it is this stretch that features some of the highway's best scenery. After crossing the state line, the highway runs along the edge of the Siskiyou Mountains (a sub-range of the Klamath Mountains) past Sisters Rock, a massive sea stack (large offshore rock formation) that can be viewed from two overlooks, the southern one including a rest stop. The highway soon runs through Coos Bay, leaving town via the McCollough Memorial Bridge, a long through truss. The highway then runs through a tunnel before crossing the Cape Creek Bridge, from which the Heceta Head Lighthouse can be seen, and soon after passes by the falls of Cook Creek and Thor's Well, one of the Oregon Coast's many curious features. The highway soon reaches Newport, which it enters via the Yaquina Bay Bridge, and intersects with US 20 at its western terminus. Out of Newport the 101 passes by Yaquina Head, which features a rest area, and soon after runs through Pacific City, where Chief Kiawanda Rock, a large sea stack, can be seen offshore. The highway then proceeds through the dense forest to Warrenton, and crosses the New Youngs Bay Bridge (a rather long bridge with a lifting section) into Astoria, where it meets US 30 at its western terminus.

US 101 makes a spiral climb out of Astoria and crosses the high Astoria-Megler Bridge over the wide Columbia River into Washington. After passing below Point Chinook and Fort Columbia, the highway crosses the Naselle River, near where deer are known to cross the highway. Past a northbound weigh station, the highway enters Aberdeen, where, after crossing the Chehalis River, it meets US 12 at its western terminus. After crossing the Hoquiam River via lift bridges and passing through the town of Hoquiam, the 101 passes through a portion of Olympic National Forest, where it curves by Lake Quinault. After crossing the Queets River, the highway returns to the coast, which it runs along for a short distance through Kalaloch before turning back inland to the town of Forks. Past Forks the road turns east, and proceeds along Lake Crescent before moving through Port Angeles. Here the highway runs through farmland, with the Olympic Mountains as a backdrop, before meeting WA 20 at Discovery Bay. There the 101 heads south along the Hood Canal, past WA 8, to Olympia, where it ends in the same way it begins, at an interchange with Interstate 5.

Cities[edit | edit source]

California[edit | edit source]

Oregon[edit | edit source]

Washington[edit | edit source]

Junction list[edit | edit source]

California[edit | edit source]

Location mi km Exit Destinations Facilities Notes
Los Angeles 0 0 ----- IS5 I-5Los Angeles, San Diego, Bakersfield, Sacramento South terminus
20 32 CA27 SR 27Los Angeles, Malibu Gas ico.png
35 56 ----- Rest area Parking ico.png
Oxnard 45 72 CA1 SR 1 south – Oxnard City Center, Los Angeles
53 85 Oxnard City Center Gas ico.pngParking ico.pngService.png
62 100 66 A CA126 SR 126 east – Bakersfield
82 132 66 B East Main Street – Oxnard
----- Rest area, Gallon Oil depot Parking ico.png At-grade junction
Mussel Shoals 104 167 Mussel Shoals Southbound only
Santa Maria 144 232 Santa Maria Parking ico.pngService.png
152 245 Santa Maria Gas ico.png
San Luis Obispo 179 288 CA1 SR 1 north – Santa Cruz
187 301 CA58 SR 58 east – Bakersfield
249 401 CA198 SR 198 east – Huron
Gilroy 313 504 SR 152 east – Fresno Gas ico.pngParking ico.png
Santa Cruz 349 562 ----- CA1 To SR 1Santa Cruz Dealer ico.pngParking ico.pngService.png
San Francisco 386 621 North end of freeway
----- San Francisco Downtown (Embarcadero) Parking ico.png TOTSO
388 624 ----- CA1 SR 1 south – Santa Cruz Gas ico.pngParking ico.png TOTSO
397 639 ----- San Francisco residential area Gas ico.png TOTSO
412 663 ----- San Francisco Downtown (Embarcadero) Dealer ico.pngParking ico.pngService.png TOTSO
South end of freeway
San Francisco residential area Service.png
Golden Gate ----- Golden Gate Bridge Road toll ico.png Toll southbound only
San Rafael 463 745 San Rafael Parking ico.png
477 768 IS580 I-580 east – San Rafael, Stockton Southbound TOTSO
Ukiah 546 879 Perkins Street / Vichy Springs Road – Central Ukiah Gas ico.png
584 940 North end of freeway
----- South Leggett Gas ico.pngParking ico.png
597 961 ----- CA1 SR 1 south – Leggett Gas ico.pngParking ico.png
South end of freeway
Eureka 655 1054 North end of freeway
----- Eureka Parking ico.png
656 1056 ----- R Street – Samoa Parking ico.png
South end of freeway
670 1078 716 CA299 SR 299 east – Redding Gas ico.pngParking ico.png North terminus in base game
681 1,097 725 Crannell Road Northbound only
689 1,109 725 Crannell Road Weigh Station ico.png Southbound only
North end of freeway
720–722 1,159–1,162 ----- Elk County Parking ico.png
752 1,210 ----- Redwood Creek Picnic Area Parking ico.png
763 1,228 ----- Motel Trees Parking ico.png
Crescent City 775 1,248 ----- Rest area Parking ico.png
778 1,253 ----- Gas station Gas ico.png
782 1,259 South end of freeway
794 USCA199IS5 US 199 north to I-5Grants Pass Northbound exit and southbound entrance
787 1,267 North end of freeway
----- USCA199 To US 199 north – Grants Pass

Oregon[edit | edit source]

Location mi km Destinations Facilities Notes
830 1,337 Rest area Parking ico.png
863 1,390 Rest area Parking ico.png
Coos Bay 904 1,456 Gas station Gas ico.png Southbound only
907 1,460 Motel Parking ico.png
909 1,464 Gas station Gas ico.png
910 1,464 Service shop Service.png
957 1,541 Washburne State Park Parking ico.png
Newport 1,007–1,013 1,621–1,631 Or. Coast Aquarium Service.png
1,022 1,645 Yaquina Bay, Historic Bayfront
1,028 1,655 Service shop Service.png
1,029 1,656 Historic Bayfront
1,029 1,656 US20 US 20 east – Salem Gas ico.png
1,031 1,660 Yaquina Head Historic Lighthouse Parking ico.png
Pacific City 1,046 1,683 Pacific City
1,069 1,720 Cape Lookout Viewpoint Parking ico.png
Garibaldi 1,107 1,782 Garibaldi
Astoria 1,137 1,830 Warrenton
1,141 1,836 US101 US 101 Bus. south – Marine Drive
1,141 1,837 US30 US 30 east – Portland Gas ico.pngParking ico.png TOTSO

Washington[edit | edit source]

Location mi km Destinations Facilities Notes
1,149 1,850 WA401 SR 401 north – Raymond Inaccessible
TOTSO
1,193 1,921 WA4 SR 401 east – Kelso Inaccessible
TOTSO
1,202 1,936 Weigh station Weigh Station ico.png Northbound only
1,207 1,944 Road to Deepgrove harvest site
Aberdeen 1,213 1,953 US12 US 12 east – Olympia Southbound TOTSO
1,213 1,953 Aberdeen Northbound TOTSO
1,213 1,954 Aberdeen Gas ico.pngParking ico.png TOTSO
Hoquiam 1,213 1,954 Hoquiam
Kalaloch 1,269 2,043 Kalaloch
Forks 1,292 2,080 Rest area, weigh station Parking ico.pngWeigh Station ico.png
1,296 2,087 Gas station Gas ico.png
1,309 2,107 WA113 SR 113 west – Clallam Bay Inaccessible
Port Angeles 1,329 2,140 Service shop Service.png
1,330 2,141 US101 US 101 east – truck route Gas ico.pngParking ico.png Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
1,331 2,144 US101 US 101 west – truck route Gas ico.pngParking ico.pngService.png TOTSO
1,332 2,145 Hotel Parking ico.png
Discovery Bay 1,354 2,180 WA20 SR 20 east – Port Townsend Port ico.png
Potlatch 1,372 2,210 Potlatch
1,420 2,287 WA8 SR 8 west – Aberdeen Northbound only
TOTSO
Olympia 1,423 2,291 Black Lake Boulevard – West Olympia Gas ico.png
1,437 2,313 IS5 I-5Portland, Seattle North terminus

History[edit | edit source]

Map of US 101 in the initial version of the game.

  • In the initial version of American Truck Simulator, US 101 was separated into four sections. The first section began in Los Angeles as a continuation of SR 110 and headed north along the coast on what is now signed as SR 1. It then merged onto a freeway and continued west until ending in Oxnard where SR 1 would continue north. The second section began where SR 198 currently begins in Huron and headed west until ending at SR 1 in Santa Cruz. The third section began at the north end of the Embarcadero in San Francisco and headed north to San Rafael on the then four-lane Golden Gate Bridge. Where US 101 currently intersects with Interstate 580 and continues north, it turned to the southeast to end at a junction in San Rafael, from which Interstate 580 would continue southeast. The fourth section began at the south end of Eureka and headed north through the town like it currently does and ended at a diamond interchange with SR 299.
  • In update 1.5, which changed the map scale from 1:35 to 1:20, the entire section of US 101 from Oxnard to Santa Cruz was added. The south terminus was changed to a new trumpet interchange with Interstate 5 in Los Angeles. From there, US 101 heads west on the old freeway and reaches Oxnard via a short new section. The coastal section north of Los Angeles was redesignated as SR 1. Between San Rafael and Eureka, new sections were added to the existing highway to accommodate the new map scale. The Golden Gate Bridge was expanded to six lanes.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

CA mini.png California
Cities Bakersfield - Barstow - Carlsbad - El Centro - Eureka - Fresno - Hilt - Huron - Los Angeles - Oakdale - Oakland - Oxnard - Redding - Sacramento - San Diego - San Francisco - San Rafael - Santa Cruz - Santa Maria - Stockton - Truckee - Ukiah

Scenery Towns: Alturas - Berkeley - Bishop - Blue Lake - Blythe - Brawley - Burbank - Burney - Cactus City - Canby - Cayucos - Chiriaco Summit - Corning - Crescent City - Desert Center - Douglas City - Dunnigan - Garberville - Gilroy - Hatfield - Hiouchi - Indio - Klamath - Laytonville - Malibu - Moccasin - Mussel Shoals - Needles - Newport Beach - North Shore - Olancha - Old Station - Ontario - Orick - Panamint Springs - Patterson - Pismo Beach - Richmond - Rio Dell - Samoa - San Luis Obispo - San Simeon - Santa Clarita - Santa Monica - South San Francisco - Susanville - Tulare - Vidal Junction - Weaverville - Weed - Willow Creek
Removed: Hornbrook - Leggett

Highways Interstate 5 - Interstate 8 - Interstate 10 - Interstate 15 - Interstate 40 - Interstate 80 - Interstate 580
US 6 - US 95 - US 97 - US 101 - US 199 - US 395
SR 1 - SR 4 - SR 14 - SR 27 - SR 36 - SR 37 - SR 44 - SR 58 - SR 74 - SR 99 - SR 110 - SR 111 - SR 120 - SR 126 - SR 130 - SR 139 - SR 152 - SR 180 - SR 190 - SR 198 - SR 255 - SR 299
Flag Oregon Front.png Oregon
Cities Astoria - Bend - Burns - Coos Bay - Eugene - Klamath Falls - Lakeview - Medford - Newport - Ontario - Pendleton - Portland - Salem - The Dalles

Suburbs: North Bend - Rieth - Springfield - Terrebonne - Toledo - Troutdale - Warrenton

Scenery Towns: Adel - Albany - Baker City - Basque - Biggs Junction - Bly - Brothers - Buchanan - Burns Junction - Canyonville - Crescent - Garibaldi - Grants Pass - Hatfield - John Day - Jordan Valley - Juntura - Kerby - Maupin - McDermitt - Millican - Mount Vernon - Pacific City - Pleasant Hill - Riley - Rome - Shaniko - Vale

Highways Interstate 5 - Interstate 82 - Interstate 84 - Interstate 105 - Interstate 205 - Interstate 405
US 20 - US 26 - US 30 - US 95 - US 97 - US 101 - US 197 - US 199 - US 395
OR 22 - OR 39 - OR 58 - OR 62 - OR 78 - OR 99 - OR 126 - OR 140 - OR 201 - OR 213 - OR 569
Flag of Washington.png Washington
Cities Aberdeen - Bellingham - Colville - Everett - Grand Coulee - Kennewick - Longview - Olympia - Omak - Port Angeles - Seattle - Spokane - Tacoma - Vancouver - Wenatchee - Yakima

Suburbs: Okanogan - Pasco - Renton - Sunnyslope - Union Gap

Scenery Towns: Barney's Junction - Bellevue - Burlington - Clarkston - Coulee City - Coulee Dam - Coupeville - Dayton - Discovery Bay - Dodge - Ellensburg - Elma - Factoria - Forks - Goldendale - Hoquiam - Kalaloch - Marysville - Moses Lake - Naches - Newhalem - Orondo - Port Townsend - Potlatch - Richland - Ritzville - Tonasket - Waitsburg - Wallula Junction - Wickersham

Highways Interstate 5 - Interstate 82 - Interstate 90 - Interstate 182 - Interstate 205 - Interstate 405
US 2 - US 12 - US 97 - US 101 - US 395 - US 730
SR 8 - SR 14 - SR 20 - SR 155 - SR 261 - SR 285 - SR 397 - SR 432 - SR 433 - SR 526 - SR 529 - SR 900
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