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Tehachapi Loop

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Address: Woodford-Tehachapi Rd, Tehachapi, CA

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Great loop

I needed to get away from the city. My wife and I drove here. I read about it at work...which I am sick of. We live in long beach. We found the loop...but no train...so we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Long Beach, California
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I needed to get away from the city. My wife and I drove here. I read about it at work...which I am sick of. We live in long beach. We found the loop...but no train...so we left...as we were leaving ...down the road we heard the whistle..raced back to the Vista spot and enjoyed one of the coolest things ever.... More 

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Lancaster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Brite Lake so peaceful hanging out with nature, watching the trees dance in the wind and the sound of birds and a sight of rabbits squirrels and ducks, Hanging out with nature

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Kingman, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Although it is very breathtaking to see trains going around the loop (and passing "over" themselves), it should be pointed out that there are times when a train won't pass for hours. There is no way to tell WHEN a train will pass this area, I tried doing searches on the internet and no schedule can be found. So you... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This loop was constructed in the late 1800's in only two years and it is still used today. To gain elevation to go over the pass, the track makes a "loop" over itself. Interesting to watch a train fill the entire loop.....but it may be difficult to visit when a train is scheduled.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Interesting engineering solution to navigating hilly inclines. Still very much in use. This area is one of the prettiest along the route from Bakersfield to Northern Arizona.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We have visited Tehachapi Loop about three or four times now and we love it. What we do is start down the road further at a little town called Caliente and wait for a train to come by taking lots of photos. The drivers wave to the video sometimes which is a bonus. We then get in our car and... More 

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Tehachapi, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

You have to walk out on a trail to see the trains which come every so often . It's really fun to watch the trains circle around the mountain to climb up and over the pass. Really something to see.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The famous Tehachapi Loop is only minutes away from the town. There is a county road you can take (look on any map) that's much closer than Hy 58. There's several overlooks. If you're willing to invest an hour waiting you're guaranteed to see at least one train, probably 2 or 3 negotiate the loop.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

From the turn off go, west about 1/2 mile. there is a wide spot in the road where you can spot the train traveling "over itself."

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is the only loop like this in this country. It is quite a sight to see a train moving around this loop almost meeting itself coming and going. Worth driving a little out of your way.

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Address: Woodford-Tehachapi Rd, Tehachapi, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Tehachapi

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