Washington Pass East (Mazama) Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

4.6
FIETS
14.6 mi
DISTANCE
3,181 ft
GAINED
4.1 %
AVG. GRADE

FULL CLIMB STATS

Page Contributor(s): Brude Hamilton, La Quinta, CA, USA; Stacy Topping, Tacoma, WA, USA

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This 14.6 mile bike climb is located in Okanogan County, Washington, USA. The average gradient is 4.1% and there is a total elevation gain of 3,181 ft, finishing at 5,397 ft.

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Difficulty: Moderate
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Mar 21, 2021
difficulty: Moderate
scenery: 5
traffic: 3
road: 5
Mar 21, 2021
scenery: 5
traffic: 3
road: 5
The best time to do this climb is when Highway 20 is closed. The sweet spot is the month of April, perhaps into early May in a big snow year. WSDOT plows the road Monday to Thursday. The road is for bike (and ped) only Friday to Sunday. From Mazama, the first ramp up Klipchuck grade will get your attention, but it backs off after 3 miles and the next several are quite pleasant, with gentle climbs. The main part of the climb is from the turnoff to Cuttthroat Lake up to Washington Pass. This is a steady 7-9%, with a wee bit of 11% right at the hairpin. Bring all your food and water as there are no services. If you can't do the climb in April or early May, do NOT do this during the summer weekends (Friday to Sunday). There are tons of RVs and motorcycles, and you will not enjoy the scenery. An early start is recommended to avoid winds. There are upslope winds especially in the spring and summer. Eat at Mazama store after you are done. Great baked goods, coffee, sandwiches and beer.
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