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Rim of the World Highway

San Bernardino, CA
+1 909-382-2790
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Great view, lots of traffic for the winter.

My wife and I drove up there in February to get away from the smog and the noise of the valley... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2018
John M
,
San Bernardino, California
Nice views, plenty of viewing areas

The road is mostly divided, with plenty of spots to pull off for viewing and pictures. It is well... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2018
trippin58
,
Richmond, Virginia
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A popular alpine drive route, 101 miles long, running from San Bernardino to Big Bear Lake.
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San Bernardino, CA
+1 909-382-2790
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

My wife and I drove up there in February to get away from the smog and the noise of the valley. Unfortunately, the traffic is pretty thick on the off-season and the smog is just higher up. The views are extraordinary, with the exception of...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

The road is mostly divided, with plenty of spots to pull off for viewing and pictures. It is well policed, so stay close to posted speed.

Thank trippin58
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The views from this highway is amazing and breathtaking no matter what season. California has the fantastic geographical land formations to allow you to go to the mountains to ski and 30 minutes later, you can be in summery weather to barbecue in San Bernardino.

Thank Mary Beth N
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

This highway is carved along side of the mountain, so you feel that you are almost hanging off the edge as you drive up the mountain. Very curvy. Gorgeous views when we started. But, it became foggy and difficult to see the lines in the...More

Thank KatWat39
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Road work was ongoing while I was there, but expected as it must get done before winter weather sets in. However, the delays were minimal and the drive was still spectacular. Lots of places to stop along the way, both little settlements and walking/hiking trails.

Thank OsiyaGal
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

We live in Big Bear Lake and sometimes we have to use Rim of the World Highway. We've been driving mountain roads for 20 years but this highway is still scary to me. I'm always afraid that we're going to go over the edge!

1  Thank execforkids1
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

if you are near here take this road up at daytime go back down at night it is super cool.drive slow its a long way downloads of places to pull over for pics enjoy the views.

Thank 705paddy
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

What wonderful drive and beautiful scenery, and clean air. If you get motion sickness make sure you take something for it, bring a bag and wipes especially for children. Other than that enjoy the ride.

Thank williboy331
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

For southern California Rim of the World is an amazing drive. it gives scenic views with every turn in the road. From the 210 freeway up Waterman Hwy to the Crestline off ramp the 4 lane hwy has recently, 2016, has had a center divider...More

Thank BobandMargie G
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Hubby and I just did this drive coming from Carlsbad up to Arrowhead Lake and Big Bear Lake for a few days of R & R. It was spectacular on this particular day the clouds were low so up at the top you felt like...More

1  Thank Tina M
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Ande H
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Depends on he weather, is there is snow in the forecast you might want to pass unless you have chains.
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