Cold Springs Summit (Beasore Road) Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

8.3
FIETS
11.6 mi
DISTANCE
3,814 ft
GAINED
6.2 %
AVG. GRADE

FULL CLIMB STATS

Page Contributor(s): Lisa Irizarry, NY, NY

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"Cold Springs Summit is reached via Beasore Road very close to Bass Lake west of Yosemite National Park.  It climbs through a thick forest along a very solid grade ending at the signed summit (7,308 ft).  The grade is very consistent all the way up the hill.  It is a scenic climb as well with moss covered pine trees near the top." (This quote is presented with the approval of John Summerson, from his book, The Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike) in California, pg. 149.)

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Difficulty: Moderate
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Apr 20, 2021
difficulty: Moderate
scenery: 4
traffic: 5
road: 5
Apr 20, 2021
scenery: 4
traffic: 5
road: 5
Awesome! Super remote climb with excellent pavement. You are one with nature although that also means lots of bugs in your face the first few miles. Saw one car, one motorcycle and a group of three cyclists on the out and back. Snow started appearing on the road starting 3 miles from the top but you could still get by until a mile left (7,000 ft) and then the road was completely blocked by snow and impassable. Guess I’ll have to come back after the snow melts! Highly recommend!
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Cold Springs Summit - yep!

If you go in the winter/early spring, you’re gonna get snow (even in a drought year)


This is a very scenic climb which begins at the northeastern edge of Bass Lake (Sierra Foothills - 10 miles east of Oakhurst, CA and south of Yosemite National Park).

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The Bass Lake Lodge is a nice place to stay or get a meal.

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Climb begins on Beasore Road and Rd 274

Steepest ¼ mile begins at mile 5.1 (9.7%) and steepest mile at start of climb (8.8%)

The pavement is very good for the entire climb and there is minimal traffic (in fact, on Wednesday April 30, 2014 when we made this climb, we did not encounter one moving vehicle on the ascent or​ descent.

You can encounter snow in the winter and spring as we did at about mile 10 (7,000') in April, 2014.  Temperatures drop as you ascend, so come prepared with warm gear, particularly for the descent.

The Pines Resort, Bass Lake, is just across the street from the beginning of the climb and it has very nice cabins, restaurant and general store.

​Other Top 100 climbs in this area are Tollhouse Road, Hwy 168, and Hwy 180 East and West (See Climb Map -Home Page)

Thank you Lisa!!