California State Route 14

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State Route 14 is a north-south state highway largely in the Mojave Desert of the U.S. State of California, also known as the High Desert, just east of the crest of the Sierra Nevada in its northern part. It connects U.S. Route 395 in Inyokern to Interstate 5 Golden State Freeway in Santa Clarita. With US 395 it connects the western part of Greater Los Angeles with such places as Reno, Nevada. While its southern part runs through the suburbanized and rural canyon areas that can have heavy commuter traffic, its northern section generally affords an attractive, stark view of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. It is in mostly desert terrain, so those who travel it should make the appropriate precautions for travel upon it, especially in the thinly-settled portions north of Mojave during the hot summers.