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Tehachapi Loop

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Address: Woodford-Tehachapi Rd, Tehachapi, CA
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Came to see trains

The road getting to the loop is just as much fun as watching the trains. There is a monument where you can see most of the loop. There are getting to be some tree issues but you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Alton, Illinois
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Malibu, California
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708 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The loop itself is kinda far off in the distance. I stopped at the official name plate on the road. (I've heard you can get closer via a dirt road.) train schedules area available to time for your viewing When I visited I, I didn’t see a train. Wish I got the chance to watch a train circle on down... More 

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Alton, Illinois
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120 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The road getting to the loop is just as much fun as watching the trains. There is a monument where you can see most of the loop. There are getting to be some tree issues but you can still see.There at the loop monument you can park and walk down the ridge to where you can see trains as they... More 

1 Thank FWL5346
Dundas, Canada
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116 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Nice short side trip to see this engineering marvel from a high vantage point. Would have been extra cool if we had seen a train go through.

1 Thank OurWanderingCasa
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Watching trains enter through a tunnel and then circle over itself is quite a sight. The trains are actually long enough to snake around and pass over the tunnel while part of the train is still emerging for what seems like several minutes.

1 Thank Phillyhorn
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Fun for the engineering minded! It isn't something I'd drive a long distance to see, but it is definitely an interesting site. Don't leave before seeing a train travel over it!

1 Thank KcgCO
Marina, California
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Family and I found this along the way during our fall Roadtrip. Cool winding road lead up to the roadside plaque. When we were there a trail was winding its way through the loop. Kids got a kick out of the train. Not sure of the significance of the loop, but enjoyed seeing it.

1 Thank Dagwood4
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

True american innovation at its best. No words to describe the site of a rail line such as this. Come and see this marvel.

1 Thank Giovanni P
Kalkaska, Michigan
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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

We took the curvy scenic route from Tehachapi to the lookout/monument point. Nice drive but it was extremely foggy. It's amazing to see one train wrapped around a mountain like a bracelet around your wrist. No wonder it's an engineering marvel still in use after 122 years.

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St. George, Utah
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

What an interesting rail system! We missed the train by a few minutes, however, the back road we took to get to the loop was beautiful.

Thank Sue B L
Honolulu, Hawaii
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123 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Aloha Everyone, Much chagrined, I have lived in the Bakersfield area in the past for many years and have been up and down Hwy 58 a ga-gillian times without ever stopping at the world-famous Tehachapi Loop. I've always promised myself that when I had a rare moment, I'd go take a look. Well, as it happened, such a moment arrived... More 

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