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Cycling Latigo Canyon, Malibu
Ride 6.9 miles gaining 1,945’ at 5.3% average grade.
One of the most scenic road bike climb in the Santa Monica Mountains
Climb begins on PCH Highway
This is a fabulous climb through Latigo Canyon beginning from PCH. The climb averages 5.3%, but is a bit more difficult than that because of a couple of ~1/2 mile segments averaging over 7%. There is a ½ miles nearly flat section in the middle of the climb where you will be able to relax and catch your breath, look back and see the Pacific Ocean 4 miles in the distance.
Near sunset at mile 3.5
Backyard caboose visible from the side of the road at mile 2.7 looking right as you climb.
There are several spots along the climb with close and distant views of the Pacific Ocean.
The road is in pristine condition and has minimal vehicular traffic.