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Address: Highway 4, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Angels Camp, CA

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Scenic Highway 4

In all my travels on the back seat of a Harley - back roads were my favorite places to ride in. My favorite is right here at home. Ebbett's Pass Highway 4. The beauty of this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Teri R
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Dorrington, California
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Dorrington, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

In all my travels on the back seat of a Harley - back roads were my favorite places to ride in. My favorite is right here at home. Ebbett's Pass Highway 4. The beauty of this mountain region is bar none to any other. I've traveled the entire Western half of the U.S. an when I come home and spend... More 

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Helena, MT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

What a great road for a motorcycle or sports car. We were doing a little "pass bagging" doing this and Sonora and more in one day on sport bikes. The road curves, drops, swells. Whoops and at times it is less than two lanes wide. Wonderful Maybe not so great in a 45 foot motor home While we did it... More 

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Calaveras County, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of my favorite routes to explore in the Sierras. Highway 4 is not on the main tourist circuit, so rarely is the road crowded. Lots of trails and lakes to explore all the way from Arnold up and over the summit. I just hiked on the relatively new Arnold Rim Trail. This is a good hike for Winter, Spring... More 

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California, USA
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153 reviews 153 reviews
31 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This scenic highway is fun to drive, and even more fun if you are a passenger. Stanislaus National Forest has lots of areas to stop and explore. Enjoy the curves and the scenery that unfolds.

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Austin, Texas
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102 reviews 102 reviews
23 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We made the drive from Murphy's to South Lake Tahoe on Hwy 4 and really loved Ebbetts Pass. There was lots of smoke in the area from fires near Yosemite, but this did not stop us. We only saw about six other cars during our drive and loved the view and seclusion of this drive. It was one of our... More 

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Arnold, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

The smell of the air and the open road,I have enjoyed many rides over the pass's in California. There is something about taking that ride,being able to pull off and look out over the valley of trees below with the wind blowing the smell of fresh pines..it honestly feels like heaven on earth and makes you feel like such a... More 

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Angels Camp, California
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This is the most beautiful hwy in this part of calif. from big trees state park to the biggest burger around at sues cafe in the ceder ridge center. i work here doing all the water plants on the pass and to taste the water is like drinking melted fresh snow.

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Pinecrest CA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Every year we take a drive over Sonora Pass and then northon 395 and back over Ebbits Pass. Then we go back to sonora Pass. Both passes in a day's drive make for quite a view of California. Amazing day!

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Merced, California
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32 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Riding over this beautiful pass in August is a thrilling experience and I am sure it would be wonderful in any type of vehicle. There was still snow on the higher peaks and the weather was absolutely perfect. Take a picnic and plan to eat lunch in one of the spectacular meadows.

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San Diego, California
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15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

This was a beautiful road for most of the trip. The last couple of miles were a bit blah. The were quite a few narrow twists and turns that made me wish I was't in the passenger seat and closer to the edge. If you don't have a fear of heights and want to take a slow drive through some... More 

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