Discover your Points of Interest along Highway 178 before you get in the car!
and discover your
points of interest on
Hwy 178before you get in the car- right here
Scenic California 178 leads east through
the Kern Canyon, which isa narrow canyon crafted by the waters of the Kern River. Falling rocks are a concern
along certain sections of the highway. Through the Kern River Canyon and
over Walker Pass, passing by Isabella Reservoir, California 178
crosses Walker Pass (elevation 5,245 feet) before meeting California 14
and U.S. 395 in the vicinity of
Ridgecrest and China Lake. Currently California 178 ends in the middle
of the Desert, east of Ridgecrest at the turnoff to the Trona
Pinnacles National Natural Landmark. The highway continues as a
county-maintained highway, initially by San Bernardino County and then
by Inyo County. The county route turns north, and it ultimately meets
California 190 just east of Panamint Springs within Death Valley
National Park. The eastern segment of California 178 emerges as a narrow,
two-lane highway at what seems to be an arbitrary point, but it is
actually the original Death Valley National Monument boundary south of Badwater
Basin (lowest spot in the continental United States) near Jubilee Pass.
California 178 continues through Death Valley National Park, finally
meeting California 127 a few miles north of Shoshone. California 178
merges onto California 127 for the distance into Shoshone, then turns
northeast to cross into Nevada en route to Pahrump via Nevada 372.
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