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“Winterwonderland In The Easter Sierra Nevada”

Ebbetts Pass Scenic By-way
Ranked #5 of 13 things to do in Angels Camp
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

My husband and I came from the Markleeville side of the mountain. I was doing research of the area including Ebbet's Pass for my book project. Traveling toward it on Highway 4 was fine until we were going up on switchbacks in the snow. Then the closed Iron Gate at one juncture killed any plans to reach the summit. Imagine navigating the narrow, twisty thing in an SUV and trying to squeeze to one side to let another vehicle pass by. The fall down from the edge is a long one! So we parked our Tahoe and hiked past the gate and up the windy road. It was fantastic. I took gobs of photos and we had so much fun! Even though we didn't get to drive to the top, we loved the exercise and peaceful surroundings in the stillness of winter.

1  Thank Angie Y
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

We were lucky enough to get to drive this road with no traffic in front of us - totally amazing! It's such a beautiful drive - lots of twists and turns and the road itself feels new. A little scary when cars/RVs are coming the other way as the road is quite narrow. Would love to drive this road again one day.

Thank Lin G
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Reviewed 27 September 2015

It is one lane most of the way. The scenery is beautiful, but we had to dive on the very edge of the road or were sometimes forced off the road by very large trucks driving down the center of the lane. Some of these vehicles were large recreational vehicles and some were trucks pulling horses and farm equipment. On many of the blind curves, you would almost run head on into these people. There must be better roads (safer) than a one lane road winding up in the mountains for these people to use. There were some people going very fast too. The views were beautiful, but the poor judgement of others really is something to consider. Make sure you ravel this road on a day with good visibility. Good driving conditions are a must.

1  Thank mersmom2016
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

This was a super fun drive, beautiful scenic views. Be prepared for a slow drive due to both steep, winding roads and the fact that it's a one-lane road with traffic moving in both directions. Had to pull over a couple of times to let other cars pass. That was tricky... please just drive carefully.

Thank Tracy S
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

From the blue of Lake Tahoe to the heat of the Valley this was a great way to come over the Sierras. Yes, the road is steep and twisty (nothing like some of the roads in England or Scotland, US travellers beware!), but the scenery makes it well worthwhile. The lakes in the mountains were great, the only negative was that it was quite misty due to a big forest fire miles away in the Fresno area which spoilt the long distance views.

2  Thank Sillyworth
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