Cycling Oak Creek Road
Climb begins by riding west up Fish Hatchery Road from its T intersection with Hwy 395
Pass the entrance to the historical Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery at mile 1.2
Aerial view of the Fish Hatchery (lower middle-right).
Take fork in the road to the left for Oak Creek South -
Go right for Oak Creek North.
OAK CREEK ROAD NORTH
2.5 miles gaining 804’ to elevation 4,791’ at 6% average grade.
Right at the fork at mile 1.3
Our climb ends where the road turns to gravel.
View back from climb finish.
OAK CREEK ROAD SOUTH
2.6 miles gaining 978’ to elevation 4,965 at 7.1% average grade.
Left at the fork at mile 1.3
View back from near the top.
End of the line . . .
MT. WHITNEY HISTORIC FISH HATCHERY
From the official website:
“Founded in 1917, Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery provided fresh trout to the Sierra Nevada region for nearly a century. After a series of natural disasters in 2008, we shifted our focus to preservation and education. Today, we operate a variety of attractions designed to educate kids about the fish rearing process and help us preserve our landmark establishment.
As one of the first ever fish hatcheries, Mt. Whitney is a representation of our region's rich culture and history. Though we no longer hatch fish, we organize tours, fish feeding, and wildlife interpretation exhibits. With striking early 20th century architecture, our building serves as both a tourist attraction and a venue for weddings and other functions. Visitors are welcome to speak to our docent or conduct a self-guided tour.” More