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I have a hard time believing that this is listed as an attraction. It is one of the most unsafe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lancaster, California
Pear blossom Highway Very Useful

This road will get you from point A (Palmdale) to point B (a destination in San Bernardino County... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Simi Valley, United States
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A great highway to travel anytime of the year, but it's best in spring.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average40%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
3 weeks ago
“Pear blossom Highway Very Useful”
5 weeks ago
“Nice Desert Drive -- Highway 138 Pearblossom Highway”
Palmdale, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a hard time believing that this is listed as an attraction. It is one of the most unsafe roadways I've ever experienced. There are always serious accidents on this road whether it be day or night. We only drive this road when we...More

1  Thank Herewegoonvacation
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This road will get you from point A (Palmdale) to point B (a destination in San Bernardino County). It is mostly a two lane road, one lane in each direction, with a few places where the road has been widened to three or four lanes...More

2  Thank 680lindao
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There still working on this Hwy. but still open. Will be awesome when done. Shorter time to travel !!

1  Thank NancyLuis
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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...More

Thank mini
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!

Thank 1HotNama
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...More

Thank Bluemidnight0312
Reviewed 8 March 2017

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

1  Thank Noah_821
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....More

1  Thank SanMo
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We used route 138 to cut over from I-15 to I-5 and were pleasently surprised how little traffic was on the road. Yes, the speed limit is lower that on the Interstates but we didn't mind traveling on a "road less traveled". At one point...More

Thank nat1225
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I've been driving this over the years and the recent upgrade of the road makes this far more enjoyable. Knowing the history of the area is helpful for the traveler to enjoy what they are seeing. I would advise a traveler to get off the...More

Thank Michael E
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Is the 138 faster going to Vegas than the 58
21 June 2017|
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Response from nat1225 | Reviewed this property |
Pearblossum is not a quick route. I took it because I wanted to avoid the heavy traffic as you get closer to LA. It is a nice quieter alternative and you will probably save some time. Many parts are 50 MPH so keep that in... More
Mary C
Is this route a faster way to get to Orange County than the 14 freeway
27 December 2016|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
YES! Poor traffic flow aside for the 14fwy, taking the 405 or I-5 exposes you to traffic jams and delays that can get you believing they were planned just to mess with your head. Both freeway's traffic issues... More
have a 40 ft motorhome and towing a car behind. is this a safe road to travel on Thursdays during the day
31 August 2016|
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Response from Oldfux | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but be careful.