This page contains walkthroughs of all of the Countryside missions in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. There are 14 story missions in total before the next section of the map is unlocked.
Frank Tenpenny (C.R.A.S.H.)
Although you're now in the small countryside town of Angel Pine, the city of San Fierro is also unlocked before you start this mission. You won't be able to purchase any safe houses there just yet, but you can visit the area and complete a number of side-objectives without attracting any police attention.
You have a camera with infinite ammo until you complete the "Badlands" mission, so perhaps now is a good time to capture the 50 Snapshots in San Fierro?
Finally, head to the top of Mount Chiliad to take on three downhill bicycle races known as the Chiliad Challenge.
There's no cutscene at the start of this mission because the objective was explained by Tenpenny and Pulaski when they brought Carl to Angel Pine with a bag over his head at the end of "The Green Sabre". You need to head up the mountain, kill a witness who is under FBI protection and bring back proof of his death in photographic form.
Jump on the Sanchez dirt-bike parked nearby and make your way up the mountain. Start at the red marker at the bottom, then follow the dirt path up and around to the left and eventually you'll come to a small forest.
Hidden amongst the trees is a small wooden cabin where the witness can be found. If you get too close and get spotted, the FBI will start shooting at you.
If (or when) you cause too much drama with the FBI, the witness will be shown attempting to flee the area in a car.
Hints & Tips
If you happen to have a rocket launcher, you can destroy the witnesses' car from a distance. It's also possible to kill him inside the cabin by firing multiple rockets at it. Destroying his car sometimes means he'll glitch and stay inside the cabin making it much easier to take him out.
If he escapes, chase after him and follow him down the mountain. Stay with him even if you have no guns because he'll bail from his car at the bottom of the mountain, then you can chase after him and run him over or beat him to death.
Once he's dead, use the camera to take a photo of his corpse, then make your way to the drop-off point and deliver the camera.
You'll receive a phone call from Cesar telling you he sent his cousin over to help you out, opening up a new mission which is marked by a question mark on your map.
You'll also receive a phone call from Sweet saying prison is fucked up and he wants to be out soon.
New Missions Are Now Unlocked.
Catalina wants to rob four soft targets around the countryside. She says you can choose which one to go for. For the sake of staying close, we'll go for the gas station in Dillimore first.
Catalina tries to rob the gas station, but is foiled by bullet proof glass. She decides to take the gas tanker parked outside instead.
Get in the truck, then reverse it into the front of the gas tank. It will be attached and you'll now need to make your way to the drop off point.
Head off to the right and follow the road. Take the first left and follow it until you can make a right then go down a hill and over a bridge.
You'll need to make sure you drive fast enough to stay away from the pursuing car, but slow enough so that you don't jack-knife the truck when turning. If you lose the gas tank you'll fail the mission.
Head across the bridge and under the intersection, then come to a stop in the RS Haul car park. Catalina will meet up with the guy who runs that place and receive some cash for it, then take off.
Trucking Missions Are Now Unlocked.
A few seconds after the mission you'll receive a phone call from The Truth telling you to meet him at a motel with Officer Tenpenny. That's the only mission on your radar, so head over there now.
The Truth wants you to steal him a Combine Harvester to pay for the weed Tenpenny has been smoking. Get a vehicle and head to Ammu-Nation. Grab some weapons and then make your way to the yellow blip on the radar. It'll take awhile to get there, but you can use whichever vehicle you like. Park in the red circle and you'll be shown what you're doing. Make your way into the farm and kill the farmer to the left fence just as you go in. Two people will then come after you in tractors, so pop their heads and keep moving. Go towards the glass curved things and take out the ten or so farmers here and grab their rifle ammo, then hop over the wall and kill the few farmers around there. Head towards the combine and you'll need to kill the driver. Once he's dead get in the combine harvester and head back through the farm on the dirt road and chop up the farmers standing around. Head to the left when you reach the end of the dirt path, then you'll see a dirt track leading down and to the right. Follow that around and down, and cut across a field where you can deposit the combine in a hangar type thing.
After the cutscene with The Truth you'll receive a phone call from Cesar who tells you everything is messed up in Los Santos. CJ tells him to get Kendl somewhere safe.
Cesar Vialpando's Missions Have Been Unlocked.
King In Exile
Cesar tells you that Smoke is responsible for the trouble in Los Santos, and that he sends a car into San Fierro twice a week which comes back with a lot of drugs. He wants CJ to watch the highway and check it out. As CJ goes outside he receives a phone call from Catalina telling him to get his ass to her cabin.
Catalina's Missions Have Now Been Unlocked.
Catalina wants to rob some more stuff, so pick a place to rob and make your way there. The Liquor Store in Blueberry is closest, so that's where I'm heading next. Park in the red marker when you get there.
Local Liquor Store
Just as you pull up to the store, some cowboys rob it before you and try to make a getaway on some quad bikes. Catalina kills one of the fools and jumps on his bike. Get on the bike and chase after the other cowboys. Follow them closely and Catalina will shoot them off. When she kills one, he'll drop his money, so you need to stop and pick it up. Keep chasing them until all three are dead. If you don't kill them when they're on the move, they'll stop just North of Los Santos. Get off the bike and kill them, grab their briefcases then head back to Catalina's hideout.
After the mission you will receive a phone call from Cesar telling you about some countryside street racing.
Cesar Vialpando's Missions Have Now Been Unlocked.
Against All Odds
Catalina will give you some Satchel Charges before the mission. Then you'll need to enter the betting shop. Catalina will try t hold up the people working behind the counter, and tell them not to hit the alarm, but they do anyway, so she kills them. You now need to switch to your satchel charges and throw one at the door to the right. Once it's attached switch to the detonator and stand back. Use the detonator and blow open the door, then go into the room and throw a satchel at the safe. Blow that open and then grab the cash. After the cutscene you'll be outside with Catalina. You've now got four wanted stars, so get in the car and you need to make your way to the Pay N' Spray in Dillimore. Once the car's sprayed make your way back to Catalina's hideout to get your cut.
After the mission you'll get a phone call from Catalina telling you to get your ass up there. Usually you're right there anyway, so just walk into the red marker.
Made In Heaven
Catalina is not happy with Carl. God knows why, but she just wants to be business partners now. Make your way to the final place you have yet to rob. If you're following the guide it's the Bank in Palomino Creek, so head over there now.
Small Town Bank
When you go in your mission will be to point your gun at the people in the store. When you see their arms start to drop down, aim at them. The best technique is just to hold R1 and tap L2 and R2 continually, however sooner or later you'll miss one and the alarm will be set off. Kill them all once it goes off, then watch the cutscene where the police arrive at the scene. Catalina will then tell you to smash the ATM machines and grab the cash, so aim and shoot at the three ATM machines and pick up the money that comes out. Once you've got it she'll take you outside. Once outside you need to make your way through the alley, killing the cops while protecting her. Walk forward and tap R1 to aim at the nearest cops. The Auto aim will pick them up before you can usually see them, so keep hitting R1 until it aims, then shoot. Make your way to the end of the alley and two cops on bikes will bust in. Kill them, then Catalina will tell you to get on a bike and follow her. Do just that. Keep up with her and eventually she'll be surrounded by cops. You need to get in there and save her, so kill all of the cops, and get back on your bike. She'll get on, then you just need to take her home.
Catalina's missions have now been completed. Grab the Buffalo parked at Catalina's place and head over to the CV on the map to start Cesar's missions. If the Buffalo isn't there, find a fast car and make your way to Cesar.
Wu Zi Mu
It's time for another street race. This time it's through the countryside though and you're racing Wu Zi Mu. Nothing special about this one, just do as you did on the previous race and follow the checkpoints and their arrows. You'll probably want to slow down at the top of a hill, because quite often the hill changes direction on the other side and you wouldn't want to be thrown off course. Even driving pretty slowly and braking a lot, you should still be able to comfortably win the race. You may need a few tries just to get to know the track though. After the race, providing you won, you'll meet up with Wu Zi Mu who will give you his contact details if you're ever in San Fierro. The police are on their way, so everyone scatters.
Farewell, My Love...
Catalina shows up and wants you to beg for her to come back. Carl really doesn't give a damn, so Catalina gets angry and shows off her new boyfriend, Claude from GTA3. She then wants to race. You're already in a reasonably fast car, and you're doing the same track as before but in reverse, so it shouldn't be too hard. Remember to brake before you go over hills, and try to stay on the dirt roads, and you shouldn't have too much trouble finishing ahead of everyone else. The most important thing is just don't crash. You can take a large shortcut after about twenty seconds where you can cut across a dirt track instead of following the road all of the way down and back, that will put you into first place, then you can just slowly follow the track making sure you get every corner right. After the race you'll meet up with Catalina and Claude and they'll give you some paper about a garage in San Fierro. Catalina then says her and Claude are going to Liberty City, where they obviously stay until early 2,000 when GTA3 takes place.
After the mission you'll receive a phone call from The Truth unlocking his missions again.
Are You Going To San Fierro?
Carl pays The Truth for Tenpenny's drugs a few missions ago, and TT tells CJ his stuff is in the truck. Carl is amazed to find there's over 2 tons of weed in there, but a police chopper overhead is enough to stop them talking. The cops are on their way and The Truth wants you to help him burn the rest of the weed with a flamethrower. Make your way over to the weed field and start flaming. You need to burn all of the fields marked with red dots on the radar, but you also need to avoid the fire, or Carl will die a horrible fiery death. Run towards the weed, hold R1 to aim the flamethrower, then push L1 or circle to shoot. Keep flaming until it catches fire, and a lot of black smoke is emitted. Move along to other patches of weed and keep shooting. You can smash the glass by flaming them for a few seconds. Just keep moving from one place to another and burning everything until it's gone. If you run out of ammo you'll find some more by the farm. Use it to take out the rest of the weed then get back over to The Truth. You may find this mission a bit easier after completing 12 levels in the Firefighter missions as you'll be fireproof, and catching fire will cause you no harm, however it's just as easy to keep out of the way. Alternatively, if you have any satchel charges left from Catalina's missions, throw those down on the ground in the weed and blow them up. They'll take out about quarter of a row each time which is a quick way to get rid of it if you don't have much time left. After you've burned them and spoken to The Truth he'll give you a rocket launcher and tell you to take down the chopper above, so aim upwards and take it down. Once it's gone, get in the mothership. You'll need to drive The Truth into San Fierro to a garage in his weed van, so plan your route from Back O Beyond into San Fierro. Make your way to the garage in Doherty and park in the red circle.
San Fierro has now been fully unlocked, allowing you to purchase safe houses.
Before accepting another mission you may want to head across the road into the train station and grab some ammo for the camera. In San Fierro you need to take 50 photos of random objects. These objects will show a little icon only when you are looking down the camera lens, so it's going to be pretty hard to find them all. That will make you a bit of cash and unlock some weapons at the garage.