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Tehachapi Loop

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Address: Woodford-Tehachapi Rd, Tehachapi, CA

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A real feat

A great idea from 1876 that works to this day. A must see as the trains make their way around the track, front looping back.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Maggie W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great idea from 1876 that works to this day. A must see as the trains make their way around the track, front looping back.

Thank Maggie W
Tehachapi, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visiting the Tehachapi Loop is a once in a lifetime experience. The price is right (free) but there is not much more than a plaque and a winding road to experience. If you are a follower of history, this is somewhat interesting. It is an engineering feat, but for most people, the experience offers little.

Thank trapplarry3
Danville, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

The loop is visible only from the old highway, but it isn't that far our of the way. If you time it right you can see a train pass over itself as it goes around the loop. A lot of trains pass through here so you shouldn't have to wait long. (warning: fun for train spotters only!)

Thank Jim W
Cody, Wyoming, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

For anyone in the Tehachapi area take a moment and check out the Historical Loop. If you watch a lot of crime movies it seems like the loop always makes an appearance! One that comes to mind right away is an episode of Criminal Minds with what else but a serial killer. Check it out and see for yourself.

Thank Joni S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

It's not really a destination unto itself, but I think it's cool. An engineering marvel and you'll see a train go through if you wait long enough. It's a busy track so you're probably sure to see one if you're there 45 mins or longer

Thank John L
Glenolden, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

A bit tricky to park, it is just a cut off on the road, but worth it. The view is spectacular, and the tablets describing the location are informative. It is definitely worth the trip if in the area.

Thank Justaguy061
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Oh my word if you ever get a chance to see this do so, my husband loves trains and he so wanted to do this and see a train on the loop, it was truly amazing, the train foes a full 360 deg loop passing over the rear of the train climbing 65 feet in the process, traveling at 10... More 

Thank Christine G
Tehachapi, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

A little off the beaten path on a slow and winding two lane (mostly) road. Once you reach for destination park you car as far on the road as you can and hike to the monument and read all about the historic Tehachapi loop. If you are luck and/or patient you can wait for the next train to come by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

If you want to see a piece of American railway history than this is 'a must see' for you. A piece of engineering marvel recognized by the American society of civil engineering. Watch trains go by ever 25/30 minutes going around the loop and into the tunnel. Best place to see them is at the top of the hill next... More 

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Ventura, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

nice ride along the Hwy 58 puts you practically trackside, excellent train viewing and just before Keene, there are spots where you can park and get unobstructed pictures of the train. on straightaways, no access to actual loop.

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