Scenic Drives – Lake Hughes Road

Lake Hughes Road – Elizabeth Lake Canyon

This road runs north-south from Castaic to Lake Hughes. It was built by the California Conservation Corps in 1936. This road can be broken up into three segments as shown in the photos below.

Looking northerly along Lake Hughes Road. This section was built to bypass Castaic Lake in the late 1960's.
Looking northerly along Lake Hughes Road. This section was built to bypass Castaic Lake in the late 1960’s. This road rejoins the old road at the base of the narrows of Elizabeth Lake Canyon
Middle segment of Lake Hughes Road. After entering Elizabeth Lake Canyon, the road narrows and curves sharpen. It is also a very scenic segment. Many campgrounds are available alongside the road through this area.
Middle segment of Lake Hughes Road. After entering Elizabeth Lake Canyon, the road narrows and curves sharpen. It is also a very scenic segment. Many campgrounds are available alongside the road through this area.
Old bridge on the road. This creek is a great place to collect various rocks and minerals. Minerals found here include graphite, epidote, and garnets.
Old bridge on the road. This creek is a great place to collect various rocks and minerals. Minerals found here include graphite, epidote, and garnets.
End of the road near Lake Hughes. This junction is well signed and is one of my favorite country junctions.
End of the road near Lake Hughes. This junction is well signed and is one of my favorite country junctions.

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