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Ebbetts Pass Scenic By-way

Highway 4, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Angels Camp, CA
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A True California Scenic By-way!

A beautiful drive along a well maintained two lane highway with plenty of places to explore off the... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Clea L
,
Angels Camp, California
Cool road, but try to go while daylight....

A cool road twisting and turning, a lot of sharp 180 degree turns. Would recommend driving this in... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2016
Frode R
,
Tromsø - Rovaniemi
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Highway 4, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Angels Camp, CA
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

A beautiful drive along a well maintained two lane highway with plenty of places to explore off the main road. The scenery brings you in touch with nature and you can experience how the different elevations and seasons change as you continue on your drive....More

Thank Clea L
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

A cool road twisting and turning, a lot of sharp 180 degree turns. Would recommend driving this in daylight when the road is dry... The hairpin turns, in wet/icy conditions and at dark.... was an "interesting" experience... The east part is the worst, most narrow.

Thank Frode R
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

After breakfast, we made a 9 o’clock departure on highway 4 toward Markleeville, county seat for California’s smallest county, Alpine. It’s only 36 miles but it took almost two hours of driving on a two-lane curvy road. It was scenic all the way with giant...More

1  Thank Tommy M
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

I drive over several times a year only in summer because it's closed in winter. I take my Harley Davidson sportster over when it's not a busy weekend so there is not much traffic. Then enjoy a little gambling in Nevada. If you love to...More

1  Thank dannydwelley
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

There's probably a reason why there are so few reviews on here. It's not exactly the shortest or quickest route over the Sierras but it sure is one of the most scenic ones. The road (as any mountain pass really) is steep and curvy and...More

1  Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

I have never seen a place as beautiful as this highway. I will be back for sure when in the area and the roads are open. Words can't describe the natural beauty in the area.

Thank DADSBUCKSHOT
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Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

Beautiful drive. Extremely frustrating to suddenly arrive at a gate closing the road. Like u couldn't put that at the bottom of the hill? All the locals know this happens at the first threat of snow. The Angels Camp / Murphys side is well marked...More

Thank friendoftoodleloo
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Reviewed 6 November 2015

Love this pass! Many places to stop and picnic, fish and enjoy the scenery! Alpine Resort offers Camping, Cabins, and a Lodge with wonderful Lunch and Dinner during the season... Spring through early Fall. Spicer Dam, great place for picnic boating and on the way...More

1  Thank Glennda_11
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Reviewed 3 November 2015

This drive is awesome. The road is very slow going but the views and vistas are worth the drive ! A must do once trip

1  Thank journy
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Reviewed 20 October 2015

My husband and I came from the Markleeville side of the mountain. I was doing research of the area including Ebbet's Pass for my book project. Traveling toward it on Highway 4 was fine until we were going up on switchbacks in the snow. Then...More

1  Thank Angie Y
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