Scenic Drives – Angeles Forest Hwy

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This road was completed in 1941 and is a popular commuting route for those living in the western Mojave Desert. Many use this as a scenic alternative between Pasadena and Palmdale instead of taking State 14 (Antelope Valley Freeway). Angeles Forest Highway also offers connections to Littlerock, Acton, Chilao Flat via Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road and lower Angeles Crest Highway.

Twisty section just south of the Mill Creek arch bridge.
Twisty section just south of the Mill Creek arch bridge.
Open arch bridge over Mill Creek. Built in 1941.
Open arch bridge over Mill Creek. Built in 1941.
Tunnel just north of the Mill Creek bridge. Built in 1941.
Tunnel just north of the Mill Creek bridge. Built in 1941.
Hidden Springs Cafe. This sadly burned in the Station Fire in 2009.
Hidden Springs Cafe. This sadly burned in the Station Fire in 2009.
Climbing toward Mill Creek Summit from the south.
Climbing toward Mill Creek Summit from the south.
Mill Creek Summit at 4910'
Mill Creek Summit at 4910′
Cuts along the road. Note the narrow width through the cut.
Cuts along the road. Note the narrow width through the cut.
Passing lanes heading south leading up to Mill Creek Summit.
Passing lanes heading south leading up to Mill Creek Summit.

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