Boiling Point, California
Boiling Point is located in California
Boiling Point
Boiling Point
Boiling Point is located in the United States
Boiling Point
Boiling Point
Coordinates: 34°31′19.97″N 118°15′44.28″W / 34.5222139°N 118.2623000°W / 34.5222139; -118.2623000[1]
CountryUnited States
CountyLos Angeles
Elevation3,163 ft (964 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
FIPS code06-07305 [1]
GNIS ID1660355 [1]

Boiling Point is an archaic placename in the Antelope Valley of the Mojave Desert, in northern Los Angeles County, California, United States[1] The name refers to a landmark hill along the Sierra Highway, 12 mi (19 km), west of Palmdale, where "many radiators blew their stacks after a tedious climb. Traffic would back up for miles."[2]

Area attractions

Ritter Ranch Park, a multi-purpose recreational area, is located north of the area along Boiling Point Road.[3] Boiling Point Road has been described as a transmission-line access route.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Boiling Point, California", Geographic Names Information System, United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior
  2. ^ Padilla, Steve (December 25, 1989). "The Road Less Traveled : Nostalgia trip: Rural Sierra Highway to the high desert holds on proudly to its traditional eccentricity". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 2, 2023.
  3. ^ "Ritter Ranch". Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  4. ^ "Simi Valley Star 29 May 1984, page 1". Retrieved November 8, 2023.