Ponderosa - Market & Restaurant & Gas Pump

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Ponderosa, Ponderosa, CA, USA

Ponderosa - Market & Restaurant & Gas Pump Reviews

X_Drive X_Drive
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Jun 03, 2007
Ponderosa is located in the mountains east of Porterville in the Sequoia National Forest at the 7,200 foot level. From Porterville take highway 190 east through Springville, this is about 1,000 foot elevation. Then on up past Pier Point Springs and Camp Nelson to Ponderosa. It’s only about 25 miles from Springville but takes nearly an hour due to the narrow and twisting older road.

At Ponderosa you will see one business, the General Store – Coffee Shop – Tavern – Gas Pumps. They carry almost everything you would need in the mountains. There are several cabins within a few miles, and unless you need to come all the way down the mountain this is the only place to buy what you want or need.

We tend to make a days outing up here every couple of years just to enjoy the scenery. But we have another reason, and that is the Coffee Shop here. They make some of the most outstanding cobblers you have ever tasted, whether it is apple like we had this recent trip or wild berry like we had last trip. It’s so good that you just have to go back.

I am giving a four star rating for not only the food, but for the relaxation, and the scenery.
X_Drive says:
Once when we went up they had just picked some berries and made a super cobbbler we ate. And they plow the road to that point during winter, so enjoy the ride. Hopefully they will have a little snow by then. :D
Posted on: Oct 23, 2011
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