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County Sign Route J41

[Click here for a key to the symbols used. Some county routes were constructed with federal funds. These routes are indicated as FAP (Federal Aid Primary), FAU (Federal Aid Urban), or FAS (Federal Aid Secondary). If no funding source is shown, no federal funds were used. Note that while some segments seem to have the same attributes, they may differ in the county-local road number assigned to the segment, or in the Caltrans Map Sheet number.]

Routing Routing

  1. Cty Rte J41Nine Mile Canyon Road from US 395 to the Tulare county line (FAS, 10.64 mi) [Inyo County]

  2. Kennedy Meadow Road / Sherman Pass Road (M152B) from the Inyo county line to Kennedy Meadows near Ball Mountain (17.30 mi) [Tulare County]

History and Signage Information History and Signage Information

This route was defined in 1974.

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Status Status

Total mileage: 27.94 mi.

According to Tom Fearer (Challenger 66/Max R) on the Gribblenation Blog (Tom Fearer): County Sign Route J41 much like the majority of Signed County Routes in Tulare County is no longer signed. County Sign Route J41 ascends to approximately 7,300 feet where it crosses into Inyo County before plunging into Nine Mile Canyon. County Sign Route J41 on Nine Mile Canyon Road has a massive 14-16% downhill grade which dumps into the Mojave Desert at approximately 3,500 feet. County Sign Route J41 follows a Los Angeles Aqueduct Pipeline from the descending Nine Mile Canyon.

[The Blog entry explores using Sherman Pass Road to cross the Sierras, which connects to County Sign Route J41 in Kennedy Meadows. Sherman Pass Road ascends to the 9,200 foot Sherman Pass. Sherman Pass is the third highest highway pass in California after CA 120 at the Tioga Pass Entrance Station and CA 108 at Sonora Pass. Sherman Pass has an overlook of Mount Whitney the tallest mountain in the continental United States at 14,505 feet approximately 40 miles to the north.]

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