Washington Pass West (North Cascade Hwy) Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

4.1
FIETS
23.3 mi
DISTANCE
4,100 ft
GAINED
3 %
AVG. GRADE

FULL CLIMB STATS

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

INTRO

This 23.3 mile bike climb is located in Whatcom County, Washington, USA. The average gradient is 3% and there is a total elevation gain of 4,100 ft, finishing at 5,460 ft.

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Difficulty: Strenuous
4.5
Road
2.5
Traffic
4
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May 26, 2021
difficulty: Challenging
scenery: 4
traffic: 3
road: 5
May 26, 2021
scenery: 4
traffic: 3
road: 5
I camped at Colonial Creek Campground and climbed the 32 miles to Washington Pass late in May. Total was just over 6,000 of climbing. This is a very scenic and well-maintained route, with polite traffic. The first 3 miles are the steepest, but the grade is generally steady. I hit snow at 5,000' and it began to rain when I crested Rainy Pass, which is 5 miles before the top at Washington Pass. Watch for strong side winds, which can also be impressive headwinds on the descent. Throughout you will climb with the sound of rushing water and bird calls, and see frequent vistas opening up to the north almost into Canada. There is no water access on the route, so take what you will need, or drink from one of those waterfalls.
Mar 14, 2021
difficulty: Extreme
scenery: 4
traffic: 2
road: 4
Mar 14, 2021
scenery: 4
traffic: 2
road: 4
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