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Different Drive

We flew into Ontario Airport and drove to Palmdale. It was a very different drive requiring... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Page1977
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Fort Worth
via mobile
Wicked Highway

This highway is a tough drive anytime day or night. Lots of desert scenery if that’s your... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
George S
,
quartz hill, ca, United States
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A great highway to travel anytime of the year, but it's best in spring.
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good31%
  • Average34%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“nice drive” (5 reviews)
“two lane road” (4 reviews)
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Palmdale, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We flew into Ontario Airport and drove to Palmdale. It was a very different drive requiring headlights to be on per signage long roadways. One stretch has waves in it like little hills up and down. Lots of Joshua trees and in some areas we...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This highway is a tough drive anytime day or night. Lots of desert scenery if that’s your interest. Used by many trucks. Speeds can be very high or very low. One must exceptionally alert at all times. Makes for a nice shortcut to Nevada and...More

Thank George S
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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karmagardner
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
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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
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s0ldan0sal
31 August 2016|
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Response from Oldfux | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but be careful.
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