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Great improvement with the widening of most of the road. Will be better when whole highway is... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Palmdale, California
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Long and Uninteresting

Took this out of Palmdale to Victorville. It is long with little to see except Pearblossom and... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Jim K
Indio, California
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A great highway to travel anytime of the year, but it's best in spring.
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Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

Just stopped for another great meal at Rick's Roadside Cafe in Pinon Pines, CA . Out side of Palmdale on the Pearblossom Hiway. We love this small cafe with great food and the waitresses could not be nicer. That is a big draw for us....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Traveling on the 138 has several interesting places to stop and take in local fare. The Devils Punchbowl is on not to be missed. The owls are a surprise. Great hiking as well.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Great improvement with the widening of most of the road. Will be better when whole highway is widened. Nice that it still travels through Littlerock and Pearblossom.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Took this out of Palmdale to Victorville. It is long with little to see except Pearblossom and desert and that's about it. It did save us some mileage and I would probably use it again with some of the other turnoffs to get where I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jim K
Reviewed July 23, 2018

138 is a nice route until you get stuck behind a truck or slow car. Passangers get a nice view but a s the driver you are having to watch out for the traffic.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ronald C
Reviewed July 9, 2018

If your heading to either Palmdale/Lancaster Ca. or Edwards airforce base this is the way to go, just be cautious after you exit I-15 on the section before the top of Wrightwood pass heading northeast tends to have a few speed traps there so watch...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Los Angeles County has been hard at work upgrading this road over the past decade and it Shows. Currently, there are many two lanes passing zones that make for a much improved and safer drive along this highway.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

We drove Pearblossom Highway. Its a good way to get from I-5 to the Lancaster and Palmdale area. One needs to put on the headlights for part of the drive. Its a fast road but one can get behind trucks, etc. The trucks were going...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

15 years ago it used to be one of the worst highways for accidents. But it's been widened since then. But still dangerous if get behind a slow semi and you begin to get impatient. Don't pass in a no passing zone! The Highway Patrol...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

I’ve traveled this highway for many years and it has gotten so much better with the two lane highway expansion- the last fire that came through was devastkng but still such a pretty drive to the Inland Empire!

Date of experience: February 2018
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Sally A
May 30, 2018|
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Response from Polishbymarriage | Reviewed this property |
The distance from Palm Desert to Palmdale is approx 140 miles. That's about a two hour and 20 minute trip.
June 21, 2017|
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Response from nat1225 | Reviewed this property |
Pearblossum is not a quick route. I took it because I wanted to avoid the heavy traffic as you get closer to LA. It is a nice quieter alternative and you will probably save some time. Many parts are 50 MPH so keep that in... More
Mary C
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
YES! Poor traffic flow aside for the 14fwy, taking the 405 or I-5 exposes you to traffic jams and delays that can get you believing they were planned just to mess with your head. Both freeway's traffic issues... More