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Near Gorman in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Old Ridge Route

 
 
The Old Ridge Route Marker image. Click for full size.
2017
1. The Old Ridge Route Marker
Inscription.  The old Ridge Route thru the Angeles National Forest was opened in 1915 and hailed as a miracle of modern engineering providing safety with a maximum speed of 15 MPH and a saving of 44 miles over the former road.
 
Erected 1976 by U.S. Forest Service, and Santa Clarita Antique Car Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 34° 44.666′ N, 118° 42.775′ W. Marker is near Gorman, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Ridge Route Road and Pine Canyon Road, on the right when traveling south on Ridge Route Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lebec CA 93243, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 11 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sandberg’s Summit Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Liebre Summit (approx. 0.9 miles away); Liebre State Highway Camp (approx. 2.1 miles away); Tumble Inn (approx. 2½ miles away); Kelly’s Halfway Inn (approx. 4.3 miles away); Reservoir Summit (approx. 5.7 miles away); The “Ridge Route”
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2017
2. The Old Ridge Route Marker
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(approx. 6.2 miles away); Castaic Powerplant (approx. 6.3 miles away); Swede’s Cut (approx. 7.1 miles away); National Forest Inn (approx. 8.8 miles away); Ridge Route Directory (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gorman.
 
Regarding The Old Ridge Route. There is a locked gate 4 miles south at the historic Tumble Inn site. Efforts to reopen the road are ongoing. The Ridge Route was replaced by US 99 in 1934, which was replaced by Interstate 5 in 1968. This road was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Ridge Route Preservation Organization. Working to reopen the road. (Submitted on August 16, 2018.) 
 
Old Ridge Route Postcard image. Click for full size.
3. Old Ridge Route Postcard
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on June 29, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 3, 2022