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Ebbetts Pass Scenic By-way

Highway 4, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Angels Camp, CA
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Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in Angels Camp
Type: Scenic Drives
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2013
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Austin, Texas
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88 reviews 88 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 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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Renton, Washington
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83 reviews 83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Yes you should drive this road but slowly, if you are suicidal tow a trailer. Pretty but hard to pull off to see vistas, road is windy with some grades of 26%.

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Renton, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Lots of beautiful scenery on this winding road. Don't try to take this drive too fast. You would miss too much if you don't take it slow.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Give yourself a full day to explore this route. Many slow turns and the single lane keep your attention focused.

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Jackson, California, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Just an hour from home, Ebbetts Pass is a nice drive to the High Sierra where the crowds seldom go. If you simply go to Bear Valley for skiing in the winter, you owe it to yourself to come back when the pass is open and take the drive to Markleeville. The road narrows once you are past Lake Alpine... More

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