• Angeles Crest Scenic Highway - Palmdale, California

      scenic highway
      Photo by Osie Turner
      California State Route 2, or The Angeles Crest Highway, is a beautiful scenic route through the San Gabriel Mountains and Angeles National Forest. The 66 mile highway offers countless picturesque views of the lush mountains and a nice break from the congested city traffic. The Angeles Crest Highway can be used to get to Palmdale or to the I-15 Freeway between Cajon Pass and Victorville. Pull-offs are plentiful along the highway, offering great natural landscapes as well as city views.

      If you go:
      There are a few campgrounds and hiking trails found throughout the mountain range. Check ahead for road closures and driving conditions, as the mountains are prone to ice in the winter, wildfires in the warmer months, and the occasional landslide.


      California State Route 2
      Palmdale, California 93550 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Angeles National Forest San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
      +1 (626) 574-1613