Cycling Parker Pass East
Ride 12.2 miles gaining 2,947’ at 4.2% average grade.
Parker Pass is located in the Sequoia National Forest on a little used but rough (as of November, 2019) roadway. Parker Pass East shares the same start point with Sherman Pass. The climb is much less challenging than its neighbor Sherman Pass and, as with Sherman, be quite hot in the summer. This is a nice 1-2 punch when coupled with Sherman Pass.
You can access Trail of 100 Giants from this climb. While you do pass through Johnsondale on this climb, it is just an RV park and there are no provisions anywhere along this 12 mile route - you are in a remote area while climbing Parker and Sherman passes.
Wildfires have robbed much of the beauty of this part of the Sierras.
Thanks for the contribution Ron!!