Cole Grade Road Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

2.1
FIETS
2.1 mi
DISTANCE
863 ft
GAINED
7.9 %
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Pauma Valley is ideal for both growing oranges and climbing by bike. While the Cole Grade climb is not worthy of a special trip to the Pauma Valley, do consider it if you are there to ride the two Goliaths of the valley, Palomar Mountain and Nate Harrison Grade. In fact, Cole Grade Road is almost directly across from Nate Harrison Grade Road. The grade is fairly steady at about 8% and the road is in excellent shape. As we climb, there are nice views of the giant switchbacks of Nate Harrison Grade carved into the mountain across the valley to the northeast.
The average grade on this climb is 7.9%.  The grade is very consistent with 87% in the 5-10% range.  The steepest quarter-mile is 10.3%.  

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Roadway:  Two lane road in fair to good shape with a no to a narrow shoulder throughout the climb. 

Traffic:  Light to moderate.

Parking:  On the side of the road near climb start - Map; Street View
Provisions:  None on the route, but there is Jilbertos Taco Shop and a market four miles south (Map).
Also consider US Top 100 bike climbs Nate Harrison Grade 1.5 miles east (Map), and Palomar Mountain South Grade 4.3 miles southeast on Highway 76 (Map).

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Cycling Cole Grade

Ride 2.1 miles gaining 860’ at 7.9% average grade.

Pauma Valley is ideal for growing oranges and climbing by bike.  While the Cole Grade climb is not worthy of a special trip to the Pauma Valley, do consider it if you are there to ride the 2 Goliaths of the valley, Palomar Mountain and Nate Harrison Grade.  In fact, Cole Grade Road is almost directly across from Nate Harrison Grade Road.  The grade is fairly steady at about 8% and the road is in excellent shape.  As we climb, there are nice views of the giant switchbacks of Nate Harrison Grade carved into the mountain across the valley to the northeast.


Begin the climb 1 mile up Cole Grade Road after turning off Hwy 76.

Start

Now that is a GRADE!

Nate Harrison Grade hairpins across citrus groves photo center.

Nate Harrison Grade as seen from near the top of Cole Grade Road.