Highway 2, Angeles Crest Highway, is completely open from La Canada at Highway 210 to Wrightwood.
The entire route has been chip-sealed and restriped.
Some riders are complaining about the roughness of the new surface, but it's consistent and might be better when wet than the old surface.
Newcomb's Ranch Restaurant/Bar is going strong and has a great turnout of bikes on Saturday and Sunday.
The California Highway Patrol LOVES to chase down riders and give speeding, noise, turn signal tickets for revenue and fun.
Come prep'd and don't speed.
An alternative that reduces the traffic and CHP is Big Tujunga Canyon road from Foothill Blvd. in Sunland, turn left at the next stop sign, then right past the fire station back up to Highway 2.
- Anonymous (10/14/13)
The Angeles Crest Highway has been closed since August due to damage sustained from the Station fire in the Angeles National Forest.
It reopened this past Monday (November 30) however there are some issues with road conditions. More info...
- Webmaster, MotorcycleRoads.US (12/3/09)
Angeles Crest Highway is re-opened.
- Anonymous (5/22/09)
This is a very popular road for bikes of all kinds, however, from the 210 Freeway, Angeles Crest Highway will only go through as far as 30 miles or so.
The road is closed about 6 miles past Newcomb's Ranch.
(A great hangout by the way, check it out on the web).
- Rider from Monterey Park, California (5/31/07)
Recently repaved - but fully cured - asphalt.
They swept up all the residual loose asphalt and striped it.
This is an amazing road, well-banked and smooth and predictible.
Sometimes a fair number of autos, so pick your spots.
I'd say 8am on weekends.
Commuters sometimes frequent this on weekday mornings, so you may want to wait until after 9am on the days you play hooky.
Watch your mirrors, too, for the swift riders coming up on you quickly.
Give them (me included!) plenty of room to pass on your left.
Other variations allow you to take upper Big T or Angeles Forest.
Those roads have some rough sections, but that only adds to the fun.
It can get hot in the Summer, so bring a hydration pack or stop occasionally to get some fluids in you.
- Roadcrankr (2/19/07)