FULL CLIMB STATS
This is a very popular bike climb from Saratoga up Hwy 9 into the Santa Cruz Mountains. The climb begins in Saratoga and is one of the best and most efficient ways to access many of the wonderful bike climbs in the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains (see PJAMM's Santa Cruz County). The summit is at Saratoga Gap and the intersection just beyond is known as Four Corners.
This is a moderate climb with a 5.8% average grade. 74% (5.1 miles) of the climb is in the 5-10% range and no section of the climb ever reaches double digits. The steepest quarter mile is 8.2% and steepest mile 7.9%.
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Roadway: 2 lanes in excellent condition.
Traffic: Moderate to heavy - with a narrow shoulder on the uphill side most of the climb. While traffic can be heavy, it does not move at high speed.
Provisions: None on the ride, but plenty in Boulder 14 miles south.
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There are many wonderful climbs to explore in the Santa Cruz Mountains - see Routes in Area button just below the featured image above or our Santa Cruz County page.
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