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CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
OLD RIDGE ROUTE ROAD
ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST
Overnight Parking....
LATITUDE: N 3443.903
LONGITUDE: W 11842.873
(GPS from Liebre Summit)
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL CAMPGROUND
We have overnight parked, got up early and
continued towards our destination.

Old Ridge Route Road
Old Ridge Route Road

Close to Los Angeles, yet you could
a million miles away. It is 30 miles to
Castaic, but the road is closed 6.5 miles
ahead due to storm damage in Jan.2005.
Less traffic this way...

Old Ridge Route Road
Old Ridge Route Road

The road is paved, but hasn't been maintained
or resurfaced in many years(1933?)... still it's in
better condition than some new roads we've
been on.. well almost. It is interesting to drive
this road. Feels like an old, good friend.
Not recommended for RV's.

Liebre Summit View
Liebre Summit

Liebre Summit
Liebre Summit
This point is the highest point (4,233) on the Old
Ridge Route. From the origin of the route in Castaic to
the south, travelers climb 3,100 feet in 26 miles to reach
this point, many times wearing out their tires or
overheating their cars in the process. For those travelers
approaching from the Grapevine to the north, there is a
climb of 2,400 feet in 22 miles to reach this summit.

Tumble Inn
Tumble Inn

Area Closed
Road 8N04

Sometimes the weather is perfect, but don't
be surprised if it snows in the winter and hot
in the summer... and about the wind, seen
hurricane forces at work making it a challenge
to open the car door.

David
David

UPDATE: May 23, 2006.
Some individuals destroyed the memorial
to David and also trashed the place with
beer cans and plastic bags. There are
telephone company cables that have been
disposed of in the bushes... there are road
signs that have been covered with graffiti...
maybe Los Angeles isn't so far away.

Telephone cable and garbage
Telephone cable and garbage...

There are some established campgrounds in the area.
If you drive 5 miles on Old Ridge Route Road, to the
junction of
Road 7N23, there is a sign pointing to:
Bear Campground 9 miles
Sawmill Campground 14 miles.
Road 7N23 not recommended in bad weather.
(Narrow dirt road with ruts and steep grades)

Flower
Flowers on Road#N2

DIRECTIONS:
From I-5 (apx. 50 miles north of Los Angeles)
From I-5 (apx. 5 South of Tejon Pass),
Exit at Hwy.138 towards Lancaster.
Apx. 4 miles turn on County Road N2
Apx. 2 miles there is a junction. Stay on road 8N04.

MAP

Lake Hughes Road
Lake Hughes Road

Extreme Fire Hazard Area.
Don't plan on any campfires.
Smoke cigarettes in the car only.

LINKS:
http://www.ridgeroute.com
History and stories, photos, ect.

Quail Lake
Quail Lake

Portable Toilets at Quail Lake
Portable Toilets at Quail Lake

Litter everywhere around Quail Lake
Litter everywhere around Quail Lake

Portable toilets and garbage cans at
Quail Lake on Hwy.138. (About a
mile west from Road#N2)

Check the weather forecast. Don't always
believe forecast... This week was presumably
sunny and warm every day, but it snowed
several inches and the road a sheet of ice.
December 2006

Also see: DOME SPRINGS CAMPGROUND
Also see:
GOLD HILL CAMPGROUND
Also see:
MOUNT PINOS RECREATION AREA
Also see:
REYES CREEK CAMPGROUND
Also see:
REYES PEAK CAMPGROUND
Also see:
BEAR CAMPGROUND

I-5 Grapevine
I-5 Grapevine

Drinking water at the Rest Area on I-5
near summit of the Grapevine.

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CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST
OLD RIDGE ROUTE ROAD