Ridge Route – Castaic

Virtual Tour of the Ridge Route

Ridge Route – Castaic

Looking north at the start of the ascent over the mountains from Castaic.
Looking north at the start of the ascent over the mountains from Castaic.
Original junction with Lake Hughes Road (Elizabeth Lake Canyon Road).
Original junction with Lake Hughes Road (Elizabeth Lake Canyon Road).
1922 widening ends here, joining the 1919 concrete.
1922 widening ends here, joining the 1919 concrete.
Old alignment near the top of the grade.
Old alignment near the top of the grade.

Castaic marks the beginning (or ending) of the trip over the mountains. This begins the “Ridge Route” section. Sadly, a major portion of the climb has been wiped out for development. Curbing, concrete, and the alignment itself were still relatively intact until it was bulldozed for houses. As a greater insult, the new roadway was named the Ridge Route. The still intact segment of the original alignment is now known as Castaic Lake Drive and only goes to Castaic Brick.

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