Virtual Tour of the Ridge Route
Ridge Route – Templin Highway
Templin Highway was built as an access route to the Castaic Power plant in 1968. The power plant is a part of the California State Water Project. It was that project that caused the rerouting of US 99. Before Templin Highway was built, the Ridge Route continued on a level path across here. Looking up, one can see some of the concrete that was bulldozed.
This is the last intersection until SR-138. There are no gas stations until Gorman which is another 35 miles north of here. Traveling south, Castaic is only 7 miles from here.
Go North on the Ridge Route to Gorman
Go South on the Ridge Route to Castaic
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