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Lake Hughes 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.
 
Location. 34° 44.666′ N, 118° 42.775′ W. Marker is in Lake Hughes, 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: Lake Hughes CA 93532, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The “Ridge Route” (approx. 6.2 miles away); Don Pedro Fages (approx. 10.7 miles away); Camel Trail Terminus (approx. 13.6 miles away); Peter Lebeck (approx. 13.6 miles away); The Camels of Fort Tejon (approx. 13.6 miles away); The First and Only "Camel Brigade" of the United States Army
The Old Ridge Route Marker image. Click for full size.
2017
2. The Old Ridge Route Marker
(approx. 13.6 miles away); Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale (approx. 13.6 miles away); Fort Tejon (approx. 13.6 miles away).
 
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.) 
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Old Ridge Route Postcard image. Click for full size.
3. Old Ridge Route Postcard
 

More. Search the internet for The Old Ridge Route.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on August 16, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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