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Address: Palmdale, CA
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A great highway to travel anytime of the year, but it's best in spring.

A great highway to travel anytime of the year, but it's best in spring.

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TWO-LANE UNDULATING ROAD

Named after the small burg of Pearblossom. This road is the back way to and from the 5 to the 15, bypassing LA. It is a narrow, undulating road, which makes for very few passing... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
SoCalOregonian
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Murrieta, California
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Murrieta, California
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838 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Named after the small burg of Pearblossom. This road is the back way to and from the 5 to the 15, bypassing LA. It is a narrow, undulating road, which makes for very few passing zones. Only take this road if you are not in a hurry, because more than likely you will find yourself behind a truck traveling 20MPH... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

heading to palm springs this road makes for easy access to the I15. WHEN SWITHCHING TO THE i215 THEN TO THE 210 east bound makes for a quick trip

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Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 405 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There aren't many stretches that compare in terms of scenery and vistas, but there were at least 3 times I wouldn't have wanted my kids to be behind the wheel. Even defensive driving isn't good enough when the morons decide they can pass when they shouldn't. I used turnouts liberally to let others be stupid without being close to me.

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Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Highway was dark.. Raggy roads scary will never drive at night again ..know lights drove day before just as scary

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Newbury Park, California
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I have driven this road numerous times , do not drive this road unless A : you don't mind getting behind locals going 35mph under the speed limit B : you like to pass 3 trucks at a time C : like to have cars coming at you in your lane while they are passing 15 cars at a time... More 

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Palmdale, California
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great shortcut when going to Vegas or needing to get on the 15. A good portion of the highway is single lane however there are passing lanes (is there ever enough when theres traffic?!) If heading away from Palmdale are make sure to take holidays and weekend traffic into consideration as it is popular. There are also gas stations and... More 

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Quartz Hill
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is the most dangerous stretch of road in California. Too many trucks, RV's, lost people & drunk drivers. Avoid at all costs.

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Thank Oldfux
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

They finally finished working on most of the road leading to San Bernardino. It feel much safer but, drivers still MUST BE CAREFUL of the "speeders" who still want to get around the car in front of them on a two lane road with double, double YELLOW lines at 80 mph! Road itself it's much improved though.

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palm desert, ca
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168 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

lot of construction in both directions. tough drive. dont go this way but 18 through victorville is closed

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Palmdale, California
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Road is still under construction therefore still dangerous if you are not alert. Improvements are vastly overdue, and should help greatly once completed. In the interim period caution is advised with great attention to oncoming traffic. I still see many drivers passing cars &trucks over double yellow linrs. You must pay close and constant attention to oncoming traffic while keeping... More 

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