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Good Way to Get from I-5 to Lancaster/Palmdale Area

We drove Pearblossom Highway. Its a good way to get from I-5 to the Lancaster and Palmdale area... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
mini
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Fremont, California
Going to a dance

15 years ago it used to be one of the worst highways for accidents. But it's been widened since... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Polishbymarriage
via mobile
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A great highway to travel anytime of the year, but it's best in spring.
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good31%
  • Average35%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“two lane” (8 reviews)
“las vegas” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
Palmdale, CA
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"two lane"
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"each direction"
in 3 reviews
"las vegas"
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"nice road"
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"tractor trailer"
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"few years"
in 2 reviews
"inland empire"
in 2 reviews
"san bernardino"
in 2 reviews
"palm springs"
in 2 reviews
"joshua trees"
in 2 reviews
"easy drive"
in 2 reviews
"less traffic"
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"beautiful drive"
in 2 reviews
"lancaster"
in 7 reviews
"west"
in 4 reviews
"headlights"
in 4 reviews
"valley"
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We drove Pearblossom Highway. Its a good way to get from I-5 to the Lancaster and Palmdale area. One needs to put on the headlights for part of the drive. Its a fast road but one can get behind trucks, etc. The trucks were going...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

15 years ago it used to be one of the worst highways for accidents. But it's been widened since then. But still dangerous if get behind a slow semi and you begin to get impatient. Don't pass in a no passing zone! The Highway Patrol...More

Thank Polishbymarriage
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I’ve traveled this highway for many years and it has gotten so much better with the two lane highway expansion- the last fire that came through was devastkng but still such a pretty drive to the Inland Empire!

Thank Kminman
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 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

Thank Page1977
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Reviewed 9 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 26 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

Thank Cavydad
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

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

Thank AprilleWright
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Reviewed 13 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

Thank MerryGoWorld
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Reviewed 13 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 6 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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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
26 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
30 August 2016|
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Response from Oldfux | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but be careful.
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