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Cycling Hawk Hill
Ride 1.8 miles gaining 515’ at 5.5% average grade.
Hawk Hill is at the top of Conzelman Road which is the closest road on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge to the Pacific Ocean and Golden Gate. This ride offers the best views of the Golden Gate Bride of any bike climb in the Bay Area.
A wonderful loop begins at the southern GGB parking lot, travels across the Golden Gate, up Hawk Hill down to the Marin Headlands Visitor Center then up the backside of Hawk Hill and across the GGB to the finish - 17.9 miles gaining 2,060’ (Map).
Start the climb on Conzelman Road adjacent to the GGB northern parking lot.
Hike and ride to Battery Spencer which is on the left .3 miles up the climb.
Views along the first 1.1 miles before the fork in the road.
Go left at the fork at mile 1.1
Travel through the tunnel at the top to Battery 129 Viewpoint
Here there are wonderful views west of the pacific ocean and north to San Francisco and Sutro Tower.
Finish at Hawk Hill.
Great parking at the GGB northern parking lot - get there early.
We recommend a route that includes the Golden Gate Bridge - https://pjammcycling.com/beta/#/climb/5588.Golden-Gate-Bridge-and-Hawk-Hill-Loop
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