San Francisco’s Steepest Bike Climbs
Top Row: #1 Bradford (left); #2 Broderick (center); #3 Romolo ( right)
Bottom Row: #4 Prentiss (left); #5 Nevada (center); #6 Mangels (right)
Top: #7 Ripley (left); #8 24th (right)
Bottom: #9 Filbert (left); 22nd (right)
San Francisco from Mt. Tam’s western summit.
PJAMM documented the Steepest 10 San Francisco Bike Climbs April 15, 2017. Note that the slideshow defaults to the highest Fiets Index, not the steepest, albeit briefest, part of the climb.
Map of Steepest San Francisco Climbs.
Bradford - 41%
This may be the steepest section of road in the US.
“Located above Tompkins Avenue, it’s the steepest street in San Francisco that's usable for vehicular traffic. The majority of the street climbs steadily at about a 24% grade before exploding into a 30-foot stretch of 41% paved road.”
MOST FAMOUS AND COOLEST
LOMBARD STREET - “The crookedest street in the world”
Just before the turn onto Lombard.