Virtual Guidebook to the San Joaquin Valley
Tejon Pass and Grapevine Canyon
San Joaquin Valley and Tehachapi Mountains California


The Tejon Pass corridor has been an important link between the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California since pre-European days. It is now dominated by Interstate 5, combined with Highway 99.

Many people call the route simply "the Grapevine", but technically Grapevine Canyon is the location of the steep northern grade. Fort Tejon was strategically located at the top of this grade, just below the actual pass. For the continuation of this corridor in Los Angeles County see Interstate 5 to Tejon Pass.



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Interstate 5 north of Wind Gap

(March 21, 2005)


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Grapevine, at the north base of Tejon Pass

(March 6, 2005)


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Rose Station, at the mouth of Grapevine Canyon

(February 14, 2004)


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The Grapevine, north approach to Tejon Pass, in Grapevine Canyon

(February 14, 2004)


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Fort Tejon is immediatley adjacent to Interstate Five, a major north south trail when it was founded

(April 26, 2010)


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The huge regimental flag at Fort Tejon symbolized American government authority in the early days

(April 26, 2010)


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The cookhouse and other historic recreations with costumed interpreters at Fort Tejon

(April 26, 2010)


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Officers quarters and other historic buildings at Fort Tejon

(April 26, 2010)


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