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We gotta torch those fields. I only hope Gaia can forgive us!

— The Truth

Are You Going to San Fierro? is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, given to protagonist Carl Johnson by The Truth from his farm in the Leafy Hollow area of Flint County, San Andreas.


After the completion of Farewell, My Love..., Catalina gives Carl a deed to an old Xoomer garage in Doherty, San Fierro. The Truth calls, stating that the weed is finally ready, and asks Carl to come see him. Carl meets the Truth at his farm, pays him for the weed, and prepares to leave in the Truth's Mothership when the two hear a police helicopter outside. The Truth panics, realizing that Tenpenny set them up and that they must destroy the weed; he takes two flamethrowers, gives one to Carl, and the two torch the farm. After the weed is destroyed, the Truth gives Carl a rocket launcher, which he uses to destroy the helicopter, since they cannot escape it. Carl and the Truth get into the Mothership and drive to the garage in Doherty. After arriving at the garage, they realize that it is derelict, much to Carl's frustration.

Mission Objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Go and help The Truth destroy the weed
  • Go and speak to the Truth
  • Take out the chopper
  • Get inside the mothership
  • Drive the mothership to the garage in San Fierro


The reward for this mission is increased respect. The mission Wear Flowers in Your Hair is unlocked, the safehouses in San Fierro are purchasable, and Carl can buy clothing from Zip.


Video Walkthroughs


  • In the mission Short Trip - Fire It Up in The Contract update for Grand Theft Auto Online, Franklin references this mission after burning the second weed farm, saying that "This is like that shit that happened in Flint County back in the day", meaning that a similar event has happened in Flint County in the HD Universe.
  • The mission's name (and the mission unlocked by it) are references to the Scott McKenzie song San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair).
  • Although Carl pays The Truth for the weed, his balance is not decreased.
  • Unlike those that spawn during regular pursuits, the Police Maverick the player is required to shoot down actually has a pilot. He is a standard Rural Police officer and, once the chopper crashes, he might occasionally drop a Pistol and a Nightstick.
  • The helicopter's search light is in the middle of the helicopter and is wider than the helicopter.
  • The host of K-DST mentions this mission: "Great to hear about that weed farm going up in smoke. Just wish I'd been in the neighborhood with a good pair of lungs."
  • Sage, the host of Radio X expresses sadness in the fact that The Truth's weed farm had been burned, saying that they'll "Have to go back to the hard stuff".
  • A correspondent for WCTR gets high while reporting the mission.
  • If the helicopter was destroyed by other means before The Truth's weed are all destroyed (and when he's supposed to hand Carl the RPG), likely with a Sniper Rifle, the game skips to the part where Carl gets in in the Mothership and drives to San Fierro.
  • It's possible for the player to obtain The Truth's Mothership Camper by killing him while torching the weed thus failing the mission. The other way is on the mission Black Project and Riot.
  • The mothership, before the helicopter is destroyed, seems to be invulnerable to explosions and flames from sources other than the RPG carried by CJ (accidently had the helicopter fall and crash very close to it and then explode on the ground on the PS2 and Xbox (X360) version).
    • The reason why is probably simply the Truth will stop the Mothership directly at the entrance to Truth's Farm, which will also cause the Helicopter to stop directly above it. If the player then shoot down the helicopter while both vehicles are stopped in this position, the chance the falling helicopter will crash either directly on top or near the Mothership and then take it out in ensuing explosion is extremely high. This of course, will instantly fail the mission since this will most likely kill Truth instantly also.

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