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13   in California California60 Miles

Motorcycle Roads Angeles Crest Highway

By esses
on July 2, 2012

4.8out of 5

4 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Start in La Canada (on the east side of LA) and take Highway 2 east up into the mountains and in to the route's end point of Wrightwood, CA.

Scenery

Pure Alpine scenery just minutes from downtown Los Angeles. Fresh air, trees, mountains and blue sky all day long.

Road Quality

Lots of twisting mountain roads, sweeping curves and switchbacks climbing up to approx 7000 ft. The road is in excellent condition and much of it is new. Its two lanes with occasional passing lanes and little traffic other than bikes on weekends.

Roadside Amenities

Newcomb's Ranch is a fantastic stopping point with great food, weekend bbq and lots of classic and new bikes to view in the lot. A very congenial atmosphere and beyond biker-friendly!

Additional Info

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Guest
on September 16, 2013 4 out of 4 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2012

Motorcycle Make BMW s1000rr

Motorcycle Type Sport

Angeles Crest Highway ACH is one of the best sections of road in Southern CA, it gets less weekend and Harley traffic than the roads near the coast(Mulholland, etc.) Repaved this summer(2013) Weekdays and early mornings on weekends 7-9pm best time to ride, watch for occasional debris/rocks. ACH if one of several good roads in the Angeles National Forest, also see "9 Mile", Angeles Forest Highway, Lower Big Tujunga, Alesio Canyon, Lone Pine Canyon, etc.

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By CoolHandLuke
on June 3, 2013 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2013

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Touring

Excellent ride! The views were phenomenal! I went towards the evening when I could enjoy riding through the many shadows casted by the zigzagged mountain ridges. There was hardly anyone else on the road. I passed maybe five vehicles the entire length of the trip. I highly recommend this route if you have a few hours to spare.

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By volo750
on June 17, 2016 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Aprilia

Motorcycle Type Sport

No question the ride is great, but I rode ACH a few weeks ago and won't be riding there again for a while. Either my suspension needs work or the road is needing repair as I felt chatter on the bike for the entire ride, not confidence inspiring at all. Word of the wise, try and go on a weekday. I went on a Saturday and the road was FILLED with CHP, cyclists and cars (who for some reason think it is acceptable to cross the double yellow while going around blind turns to avoid said cyclists).

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By phil642
on June 2, 2014 1 out of 3 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2013

Motorcycle Make Suzuki GSXR1000

Motorcycle Type Sport

One of my favorite rides.

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