Cole Grade Road Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

Cole Grade Road


Come for Palomar and Nate Harrison and stay for Cole Grade :)

Explore this Climb

PJAMM Cycling LogoDark Sky logo



If you love climbing by bike and would like more detailed information on the world’s top bike climbs, join our PJAMM Cycling group and receive our Special Edition Climb Report.
  • Receive a monthly report.
  • Get detailed and entertaining information on the greatest bike climbs and climbing areas throughout the world.
  • Discover beautiful landscapes with drone video and professional photos of remote and exotic places.
  • Gain insider knowledge on where to stay and how to conquer some of the most difficult climbs.

Climb Summary

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.


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.