Hwy 38 - Valley of the Falls
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Cycling Hwy 38-Valley of Falls - the first 6 miles overlap with Onyx Summit bike climb.
Ride 10.3 miles gaining 3,413’ to elevation 6,025’ at 6.2% average grade.
This climb begins very gradually and through uninspiring landscape.
We enter San Bernardino National Forest early in the climb on a very busy road (although with a very wide shoulder).
The final 4.2 miles on Valley of the Falls Drive is through a canyon setting which becomes very forested and scenic at about the 12 miles mark. The climb from the fork to the top of the climb is 4.2 miles at 6.9% average grade.
As of August, 2019 there is a Mexican restaurant and Elkhorn General Store at mile 13.8.
Climb ends at the park at the end of the road.
Top 100 rides in a 50 mile radius are #44 Hwy 330 8.5 miles northwest, #47 Hwy 18/Old Waterman Canyon 15 miles northwest, and #19 Mt. Baldy 40 miles west.
Steepest ¼ mile and mile begins at mile 13.2 (11.3% and 8.2% respectively)