Cycling Mulholland Hwy from Pacific Coast Hwy
Ride 6.9 miles gaining 1,632’ at 4.1% average grade.
This famous and scenic highway runs about 50 miles from PCH through the Santa Monica Mountains to Calabasas near US 101. This climb (but not all of Mulholland Hwy) is included in the California Scenic Highway System) a substantial section of the highway passes through “memorable landscape” with no visual intrusions).
Mulholland Highway was constructed in the 1920’s as a route for Angelinos to the Pacific Ocean.
The section of Mulholland Hwy is closed to vehicle traffic due to the Woolsey Fire of November 2018. The LA County Road Closures website advises that the date this section of roadway will be opened is “TBD.” Bicycles are permitted on this segment which makes it an even more glorious Santa Monica Mountains cycling jewel.