Piuma Road Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

3.4
FIETS
5.1 mi
DISTANCE
1,741 ft
GAINED
6.5 %
AVG. GRADE

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This 5.1 mile bike climb is located in Los Angeles County, California, USA. The average gradient is 6.5% and there is a total elevation gain of 1,741 ft, finishing at 2,199 ft.

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Cycling Piuma Road, California - panoramic view of Santa Monica Mountains with sun beams shining through cloud cover

Cycling Piuma Road

Santa Monica Mountains, California

Ride 4.5 miles gaining 1,508’ at 6.4% average grade.

Piuma is an “interior” (not beginning on PCH) climb in the Santa Monica Mountains and is accessed by Malibu Canyon Road on the west, Cold Canyon Road from the north, and Las Flores Canyon Road-Rambla Pacifico Street from the east.

Cycling Piuma Road, California - start of climb, Carter Cam Drive road

Start of the Piuma climb:

Ride east on Piuma for a quarter mile -- climb begins as you pass Carter Camp Dr. on the left.

Cycling Piuma Road, California - views along the climb, Malibu Canyon and Malibu Canyon Road

Views along the climb.

Upper photo: View southwest of Malibu Canyon and Malibu Canyon Road.

Cycling Piuma Road, California - view looking down canyon, bike leaning against guardrail

View from tip of hairpin at mile 2.7.

Left photo:  View southwest; Right photo: view northwest.

Cycling Piuma Road, California - two lane mountain roadway, Santa Monica Mountain peaks beyond, PJAMM Cyclist on roadway

Riding up Piuma just before one of the three big hairpins -- mile 2.5.

Cycling Piuma Road, California - PJAMM Cyclist rides on giant hairpin turn just below David M. Brown overlook, Santa Monica Mountians

Five perspectives of the giant hairpin just below David M. Brown Overlook.

Cycling Piuma Road, California -aerial view of hairpin turn, bike parked against sign for David M. Brown overlook

Overlook at mile 2.7.

“Balanced on the narrow spine of Piuma Ridge, the popular David M. Brown Overlook  affords prime views and many distant glimpses of the 110-square-mile Malibu Creek watershed.  This includes Malibu Creek State Park, 588-acre King Gillette Ranch, and portions of the 65-mile-long Backbone Trail, all of which conservationist David M. Brown had a significant role in preserving as public parkland,” (MRCA).

The overlook was dedicated to David M. Brown after his death in 2013.  Mr. Brown played a key role in preserving the Santa Monica Mountains. Read the LA Times tribute to David MacNeille Brown here.

Cycling Piuma Road, California - bike parked against informational signs at David M. Brown Overlook in Santa Monica Mountains

Cycling Piuma Road, California - aerial drone views of the David M. Brown Overlook and the hairpin turn that borders it, Santa Monica Mountains

Aerial views of David M. Brown Overlook and the hairpin that borders it.

Cycling Piuma Road, California - aerial drone views of the David M. Brown Overlook and the hairpin turn that borders it, Santa Monica Mountains

Cycling Piuma Road, California - climb finish, two lane roadway, W. Saddle Peak Road on the left

Climb finish -- W. Saddle Peak Road to the left.