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The back way to Las Vegas from the San Ferndo Valley and West Los Angeles

The back way to Las Vegas. No need to go through Ranch Cucamonga and San Bernardino. Rustic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Camarillo, California
Desert Highway

Easy drive and many Joshua trees. Great way to get around traffic if you don't want to take the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Santa Barbara, California
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A great highway to travel anytime of the year, but it's best in spring.
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  • Average37%
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“nice drive” (5 reviews)
“two lane road” (4 reviews)
Palmdale, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The back way to Las Vegas. No need to go through Ranch Cucamonga and San Bernardino. Rustic, meandering, and rolling road that is a great way from the San Ferndo Valley or West Los Angeles and avoid the traffic across the San Gabriel Valley. Yucca...More

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy drive and many Joshua trees. Great way to get around traffic if you don't want to take the freeway.

Thank AprilleWright
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our family has traveled on this CA Highway many times. We first drove on this highway on or about 2007. It used to be a long dreary stretch of road on our drive to Palmdale, Lancaster and the Mojave Desert area. After a few years...More

Thank MerryGoWorld
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a very pretty place to take a quick road trip to. It's desert views and the beauty of our California desert.

Thank threebeagles2016
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

What was once the deadliest stretch of highway in California for sure if not the whole country. Is now it would appear all about done with its makeover. Gone is the clutching of the wheel and hoping the crosswind in one of those S-turns isn't...More

Thank gabor4u
Reviewed 8 August 2017

as u drive along 138 pearblossom hwy u theres some history along the hwy that u can stop and visit plus a lot of Antic shops to visit

Thank Andre V
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

April was a nice time to drive down this highway. The poppies were in bloom! Sunsets are also beautiful along this road.

Thank Anna N
Reviewed 30 July 2017

During spring when the poppies are in bloom, it's the place to be. An ocean of gold and orange California poppies ( the state flower) covers the hills and plains on either side. They re-seed and occur naturally every year. If you get stuck behind...More

Thank k9julie
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing scenery!! The mountains were so different from AZ. We had to deal with a terrible accident but were able to enjoy the scenery while that was taken care of.

Thank Nataliepaz1960
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Can be dangerous to drive on but hey the area nice to drive though and its quicker. Yes the road should be improved but I don't really care if it does or doesn't TBH I don't think California can afford it anyways haha. I don't...More

Thank Tony V
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21 June 2017|
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Response from nat1225 | Reviewed this property |
Pearblossum is not a quick route. I took it because I wanted to avoid the heavy traffic as you get closer to LA. It is a nice quieter alternative and you will probably save some time. Many parts are 50 MPH so keep that in... More
Mary C
27 December 2016|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
YES! Poor traffic flow aside for the 14fwy, taking the 405 or I-5 exposes you to traffic jams and delays that can get you believing they were planned just to mess with your head. Both freeway's traffic issues... More
31 August 2016|
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Response from Oldfux | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but be careful.