Decker Canyon Road Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

3.5
FIETS
4 mi
DISTANCE
1,566 ft
GAINED
7.4 %
AVG. GRADE

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INTRO

Without a doubt the best pair of hairpins in Southern California -- but a couple of the steepest too! Decker Road begins with a punchy section of 1.5 miles above 10%. Nonetheless, this is perhaps the most picturesque climb in Malibu, and definitely worth the trip to ride!

See also our Santa Monica Mountains Climb Area page - these mountains are one of the great winter cycling venues.  

If you are planning a trip to this area, the best way to find climbs, navigate, share and locate trip participants is with PJAMM's Santa Monica Mountains Preloaded SMM Trip page, one of 100 preloaded cycling adventures available with the PJAMM Adventure App. 

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Roadway:
Road surface is excellent

Parking:
You can park anywhere along the Pacific Coast Hwy for free

Traffic:
Traffic is typically light, but can be moderate on weekends and late afternoons. This is a popular road for motorcycles and sports cars.
One of the only places to get water in Malibu is at the fire station right at the top of this climb. 
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MEMBER RATING

Difficulty: Challenging
4
Road
4.5
Traffic
3.5
Scenery

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Mar 9, 2023
difficulty: Challenging
scenery: 3
traffic: 5
road: 4
Mar 9, 2023
scenery: 3
traffic: 5
road: 4
Some steep sections, but not much.
Dec 2, 2021
difficulty: Challenging
scenery: 4
traffic: 4
road: 4
Dec 2, 2021
scenery: 4
traffic: 4
road: 4
Decker, well, I never really am happy to be on this climb, but if you want a steep punch in the face, it's great for that. Way less busy than nearby Encinal, but feels way harder. Hits you pretty hard off the start, so it's easy to blow up early. Some of the only free water in the area is found at the fire station at the top. Has an outdoor spigot that is a necessity for most rides in the area. Old Place has unreliable water these days.
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CLIMB SUMMARY

Cycling Decker Road (Hwy 23)

Ride 4 miles gaining 1,580’ at 7.5% average grade.

This is another great bike climb beginning from the Pacific Coast Highway north of Malibu.  We have some great Pacific Ocean views for

We can look back at the Pacific Ocean for the first mile of the climb.

Climb begins by riding up Decker Canyon Road (Hwy 23) from Pacific Coast Hwy

PAMM App showing stats and elevation profile.

Views along the first mile of the climb.

Hairpin at mile .8

Portions of the climb are in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

That’s a wrap!!