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Angeles Crest Highway

Neighbourhood: Central L.A
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Address: Los Angeles, CA

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This was a great, scenic drive. About thirteen years ago, I drove the entire length westbound, from Mountain top Junction at the 138 to La Canada Flintridge, California at the... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a great, scenic drive. About thirteen years ago, I drove the entire length westbound, from Mountain top Junction at the 138 to La Canada Flintridge, California at the intersection with Foothill Boulevard. There is plenty of scenery all around.

Thank Michael E
Los Angeles
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Traveled on Angeles Crest Highway on a Saturday afternoon. Started in La Canada Flintridge, to the west. I thought there was only one highway through the mountains. However, my GPS took me onto Angeles Forest Highway towards Palmdale. Had to double back. Make sure you stay on Highway 2. At 6300 feet, we found snow! It was at a little... More 

Thank GiantsFanLosAngeles
Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 493 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Who knew there were fall colors to be seen in southern California?! It was a pleasant surprise to us. We just wanted to enjoy a nature drive and this route exceeded every expectation. Allow the better part of a day to do it with all the stops you'll want. Recommend heading west in the morning and east at twilight to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

If you find yourself in the LA area and are looking for a scenic drive the Angeles Crest highway is a must. The sweeping road clings to the side of the mountains offering an 'Alpine' driving experience like few others. There are plenty of picnic areas along the way and if you want to go even further off the beaten... More 

Thank Andrew B
Huntington, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I've lived in the ever increasing congestion of Los Angeles for 15 years now, but had not ventured up the Angeles Crest Hwy until this past year. And I kicked myself the whole way up and back down my first time for waiting so long to get up there! What a beautiful drive through the gorgeous Angels National Forest! There... More 

4 Thank Niki M
South Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

We did drive the California Hwy 2 from Glendale up to 138 junction in May 2016; this was the first time we did it even though we were living Pasadena for 5 years. Its a nice drive, wonderful view, good cool weather and flora and fauna. Several spots to stop and relax and view. No service no gas stations. Haramokngna... More 

1 Thank Asoka B G
Wiehle, VA
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

I first heard of Mount Wilson on my first visit to Los Angeles when I was 14. On our first night in Pasadena I caught the sign-off KBSC-TV, channel 52 a little before 10 that evening. They mentioned that their transmitter was located on “Mount Wilson, 5,700 feet above sea level:". Well, coming from a place where the tallest TV... More 

6 Thank Robert F B
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 December 2015

Driving Angeles Crest Hwy. from West to East is a fun ½ - 1 day experience if you want to get outside LA and see some of the backwoods area nearby. We started in La Canada / Flintride and headed out. We drove throughout, but you can drive, park, hike if you're the uber adventurous type. Have food, full tank... More 

1 Thank David B L
Laguna Hills, California
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Reviewed 22 October 2015

Nice scenic drive, many hiking trail heads, interesting small towns & gift shops & restaurants, especially in Wright Wood area.

Thank mark i
Alberta, Canada
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250 reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

I took this road expecting it to be a great drivers road, but quickly realized that this is NOT the road for spirited driving. Tujunga canyon is a much better choice for that kind of driving. I say this because the road is completely littered with large rocks that fall down from the hillsides. You will damage your vehicle or... More 

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