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“Nice Desert Drive -- Highway 138 Pearblossom Highway”

Ranked #4 of 8 things to do in Palmdale
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Owner description: A great highway to travel anytime of the year, but it's best in spring.
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We drove Highway 138 from Highway 5 to the turn off towards Palm Springs. Its a very pretty desert drive. I like the nearby desert communities of Palmdale and Lancaster.
The drive is scenic.

Portions of the highway is one lane each way. There will be areas where you will need to turn your headlights on during the day.

We enjoyed the drive.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The 138 is not a bad hwy as some may think. Respect the road, no texting or drinking. Obey the signs & flow of traffic. Lots of history and great scenery. I enjoy the 138!

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Love the drive between the antelope valley and where the 138 meets the 15....it's a bit longer then going around into LA via the 14/5 but the lack of traffic makes the drive more enjoyable. history is not kind to the 138. Locally it has the nickname death highway because the long straight stretches make speed and reckless driving an issue... my favorite time to drive the 138 is when the condors migrate!

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Needs Street Lights. Not very safe due to high speeds and only having one lane going each direction.

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Noah_821
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

I love the name Pearblossom highway rather than boring ol state route 138.
Decided to take some time on it...small towns, tract homes, and sad trashy yards...but you do get beautiful desert vistas!

Named after the small town. Pear groves are all but non-existent today.
If you like desert scenery-- maybe.
I understand it's used as a shortcut and way dangerous at night ( crashes etc.)

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Summerasalifestyle
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