Big Hill Road Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

Big Hill Road


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Climb Summary

Cycling Big Hill Road, New Melounnes Dam

Cycling Big Hill Road, Sonora, Tuolumne County, CA

Ride 3.1 miles gaining 1,290’ at 8% average grade.

Big Hill Road is 5 miles north of the old mining town of Sonora, the closest actual city to the Big Oak entrance to Yosemite National Park (50 miles).  

As the name suggests, Big Hill is a stout climb with an average of nearly 8% (10% for the steepest quarter mile).  The climb ends at Big Hill and Baldwin Roads, just before an old abandoned lumber mill.  The climb is not the most scenic around, but it is challenging and we do have some fleeting distant views of the enormous New Melones Lake.