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Jackson Lake, on County Route N4 near Big Pines.

There are 9 routes assigned to the "N" zone of the California Route Marker Program, which designates county routes in California. The "N" zone includes county highways lying in Los Angeles and Orange counties.




County Route N1
LocationLos Angeles County
Length8.50 mi[1] (13.68 km)
  Malibu Canyon and Las Virgenes Roads[2]

Los Angeles County N1 —In Southern California: from the coast in Malibu through the Santa Monica Mountains to Lost Hills Road in Calabasas. It runs 3.5 miles (5.63 km) from Pacific Coast Highway / Route 1 along Malibu Canyon Road, then after crossing Piuma Road near the top of the mountain, the name changes to Las Virgenes Road where it continues another 5.0 miles (8.05 km) to U.S. Route 101 in Calabasas. Locals refer to the route as a whole as Malibu Canyon. This route was defined in 1963.

Part of the State Scenic Highway System in Los Angeles County.

Major landmarks along the route include Pepperdine University on the west side of the road at Pacific Coast Highway. Soka University had purchased land at King Gillette Ranch along this road near the intersection of Mullholland Highway. That plan was stopped and the land sold to the National Park Service in 2005. The main entrance Malibu Creek State Park is just south of that same intersection. Also nearby is the Malibu Hindu Temple.



County Route N2
LocationLos Angeles County
Length38.42 mi[1] (61.83 km)

County Route N2 is a county highway in Los Angeles County, California, United States. It runs from State Route 138 at Quail Lake south along the old Ridge Route to Sandberg, and then southeast, parallel to the San Andreas Fault along Pine Canyon Road to Lake Hughes Road in Lake Hughes. From Lake Hughes Road, it continues straight ahead initially southeast along the San Andreas Fault on Lake Elizabeth Road and then, leaving the fault it continues east on Lake Elizabeth Road to 10th Street West, north; Tierra Subida Avenue, south in Palmdale. From 10th Street West/Tierra Subida Avenue it continues straight ahead on Palmdale Boulevard to its end at the junction with the Antelope Valley Freeway (State Route 14) and SR 138 in Palmdale.



County Route N3
LocationLos Angeles County
Length25 mi[1] (40 km)

County Route N3, known as the Angeles Forest Highway or Palmdale Cutoff To A New City, runs approximately 25 miles (40 km) from Sierra Highway south of Palmdale to Angeles Crest Highway north of La Cañada Flintridge. It was originally surveyed in 1913 and constructed between 1932 and 1941 to access Southern California Edison transmission lines that cross the San Gabriel Mountains between the Antelope Valley and the Los Angeles Basin. It was defined as a county highway in 1963.



County Route N4
LocationLos Angeles County
Length12.50 mi[1] (20.12 km)

County Route N4, known as the Big Pines Highway, connects California State Route 138 with California State Route 2 (Angeles Crest Highway) at Big Pines, California. It is built directly on the trace of the San Andreas Fault.



County Route N5
LocationLos Angeles County
Length21.65 mi[1] (34.84 km)

Also known as Avenue J, County Route N5 is the principal major east-west thoroughfare in Lancaster, California. It runs as County Route N5 from 190th Street East in Hi Vista through Lancaster and ends at 90th Street West in Del Sur.



County Route N6
LocationLos Angeles County
Length7.30 mi[1] (11.75 km)

County Route N6 connects California State Route 138 with Devil's Punchbowl, a popular recreation area.



County Route N7
LocationLos Angeles County
Length7.09 mi[1] (11.41 km)

County Route N7 is known as Hawthorne Boulevard. Hawthorne Boulevard is signed as State Route 107 north of its intersection with Sepulveda Boulevard, ending at its intersection with I-405. South of Sepulveda Boulevard, it is Los Angeles County Route N7 through the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

It extends from the Palos Verdes Peninsula northward through Torrance, Lawndale, Hawthorne, Lennox, and Inglewood, a distance of more than twenty miles (32 km). Hawthorne Boulevard ends at Century Boulevard where it continues north to Hollywood as La Brea Avenue.

Hawthorne Boulevard is very distinctive through Lawndale and part of Hawthorne because it is very wide with business parking in the center between the northbound and southbound lanes; the parking area was once part of a Pacific Electric right-of-way.

Landmarks along Hawthorne Boulevard include Point Vicente Park, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, South Coast Park, Del Amo Fashion Center, South Bay Galleria, Hawthorne Plaza, and a Metro Green Line station at Interstate 105.

Metro Local Line 40 and Metro Rapid Line 740 provide bus service between Century Boulevard and Artesia Boulevard. Metro Local Line 344 and Torrance Transit line 8 provide bus service south of Artesia Boulevard, with the former running to the Palos Verdes Peninsula and the latter to Pacific Coast Highway.



County Route N8
LocationLos AngelesOrange Counties
Length16.76 mi[1] (26.97 km)

County Route N8 (CR N8) is a county highway in the U.S. state of California in Los Angeles County and Orange County. Its southern terminus is at Beach Boulevard (SR 39) in Buena Park, and its northern terminus is at I-10 in West Covina. Only a quarter mile of the route is in Orange County (between Alondra Boulevard and SR 39).

It runs on the following streets:

  • La Mirada Boulevard from Beach Boulevard in Buena Park to Colima Road in South Whittier
  • Colima Road from La Mirada Boulevard to Azusa Avenue in Hacienda Heights
  • Azusa Avenue from Colima Road to Interstate 10 in West Covina

Major IntersectionsEdit

The entire route is in Los Angeles County except for about a quarter mile in Orange County between Alondra and Beach Boulevards.

Location Destinations Notes
Buena Park   SR 39 (Beach Boulevard) – Huntington Beach, La Habra / Malvern Avenue Southern terminus of Los Angeles County Route N8; continuation beyond CR N8 on Malvern Avenue
Buena Park - La Mirada line Alondra Boulevard Eastern terminus of Alondra Boulevard
La Mirada Rosecrans Avenue
Imperial Highway Former SR 90
South Whittier Mulberry Drive
Colima Road North end of overlap with La Mirada Boulevard; south end of overlap with Colima Road
Whittier - South Whittier line Lambert Road
Whittier   SR 72 (Whittier Boulevard) – Pico Rivera, La Habra
Hacienda Heights Hacienda Boulevard / Hacienda Road Former SR 39
Azusa Avenue North end of overlap with Colima Road; south end of overlap with Azusa Avenue
Hacienda Heights - Industry line   SR 60 – Los Angeles, Riverside
Industry Gale Avenue
Valley Boulevard via Hurley Street and Azusa Way
Temple Avenue
West Covina Amar Road
  I-10 – Los Angeles, San Bernardino Northern terminus of Los Angeles County Route N8
  SR 39 – West Covina, Azusa Azusa Avenue becomes SR 39 at the junction with I-10; continuation beyond CR N8



County Route N9
LocationLos Angeles County
Length12.54 mi[1] (20.18 km)

Los Angeles County N9 is a county highway in Los Angeles County that runs 12.54 miles (20.18 km) from the coast in Malibu through the Santa Monica Mountains to Highway US 101. It runs 6.54 miles (10.53 km) from Pacific Coast Highway / Route 1 along Kanan Dume to Mulholland Highway, and then 6 miles (9.66 km) from Mulholland Highway along Kanan Road to US 101 in Agoura Hills. The route was defined in 1974.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Faigin, Daniel. "County Routes 'N'". California Highways. Retrieved 2010-01-29.
  2. ^ California Department of Transportation. "List of Officially Designated County Scenic Highways" (PDF). Sacramento: California Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 13, 2019.

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