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  The Ridge Route Book - Now Available for online purchase  

The 1915 Ridge Route remains closed due to 2005 storm damage except for that portion between highway 138 and the historic Tumble Inn site on the northern end of the road. (See News Tab)

We will post tour dates when the road re-opens.

An Adventure Pass is NO LONGER REQUIRED. There are NO designated "Developed Campgrounds" along the Ridge Route. Areas without "Developed Campgrounds" are referred to as "Open & Despersed Areas."

"Open & Despersed Areas" allow camping,however,you are NOT allowed to have an open fire or bar-be-cue. Only propane type stoves are permitted. A propane stove permit can be obtained at any Ranger Station, BLM or CDF office. For license information regarding Hunting and Fishing call: (562) 342-7100

Ranger Station Information

  • Angeles National Forest
    701 No. Santa Anita Ave.
    Arcadia , CA 91006
    (626) 574-5274
  • Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers Ranger District Station
    33708 Crown Valley Road
    Acton, CA 93510-1763
    (661) 269-2808
  • Mount Pinos Ranger District
    34580 Lockwood Valley Road
    Frazier Park, CA 93225
    (661) 245-3731

Do not attempt traveling the road during or immediately after a rain storm, regardless of four wheel drive capability. Doing so is not only dangerous but causes damage to the road.

 

Directions to The Ridge Route

Huell Howser's Excursion

From Los Angeles area, go north on I-5 freeway taking the PARKER RD. exit at CASTAIC. At top of off ramp turn right onto the RIDGE ROUTE. After traveling through town on the maintained portion of the road you reach TEMPLIN HWY. Disregard "Not A Through Road" sign. Your trip ends at Hwy 138 near Gorman. Return to Los Angeles by turning left at Hwy 138, you will soon junction with the I-5 FWY.

From Bakersfield area, take I-5 south. Exit at Hwy 138 heading toward Lancaster. After passing Quail Lake watch for the "Old Ridge Route" sign and turn right onto the 1915 Ridge Route. You climb up hill passed PINE CANYON intersection to the unmaintained portion of road. Your trip ends in Castaic or you can elect to turn right at Templin HWY to access the I-5 FWY.

CAUTION, The trip is approximately 20 miles. there are NO RESTROOMS or SERVICES. Take WATER. Although the road is only maintained as a fire road it is passable.

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