Decker and Little Sycamore Roads Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

3.6
FIETS
8.1 mi
DISTANCE
2,441 ft
GAINED
5.3 %
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This 8.1 mile bike climb is located in Los Angeles County, California, USA. The average gradient is 5.3% and there is a total elevation gain of 2,441 ft, finishing at 2,303 ft.

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Cycling decker Road to Yerba Buena high point - two PJAMM Cyclists stand with bikes on hillside over looking pacific ocean, Santa Monica Mountains

Cycling Decker Road (Highway 23)

Santa Monica Mountains, California

Ride four miles gaining 1,580’ at 7.5% average grade.

This is another great bike climb beginning from the Pacific Coast Highway north of Malibu and finishing at the highest paved roadway point in the Santa Monica Mountains.  We have some great Pacific Ocean views, particularly on the first mile of the climb.

Cycling decker Road to Yerba Buena high point - photo collage, Santa Monica Mountains, bike parked against sign for 23 North, bike parked against guardrail overlooking Pacific Ocean, aerial views show road switchbacking up hillside

We can look back at the Pacific Ocean for the first mile of the climb.

DECKER ROAD SEGMENT OF THE ROUTE

Cycling decker Road to Yerba Buena high point - photo collage, signs along roadway, Highway 23, Decker Canyon Road, Pacific Coast Highway, cyclist rides on road shoulder

Climb begins by riding up Decker Canyon Road (Highway 23) from Pacific Coast Highway.

Cycling decker Road to Yerba Buena high point - PJAMM Adventure app shows climb grade and profile

PAMM Adventure App showing stats and elevation profile.

Cycling decker Road to Yerba Buena high point - switchbacks along roadway along first mile of climb, sign for curvy roadway next 9 miles

Views along the first mile of the climb.

Cycling decker Road to Yerba Buena high point - views of hairpin turn at mile 0.8

Hairpin at mile 0.8.

Cycling decker Road to Yerba Buena high point - NPS sign denoting Federal Property, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Portions of the climb are in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

Cycling decker Road to Yerba Buena high point - some antique rusted farm equipment at mile 3.4

Cool old farm equipment at mile 3.4.

Cycling decker Road to Yerba Buena high point - Santa Monica Mountains, Yerba Buena and Little Sycamore Roads can be seen at top of photo

View of a portion of the route from the finish of Decker climb (mile 4) to Yerba Buena high point.

BONUS PORTION OF DECKER - TO YERBA BUENA HIGH POINT

Cycling decker Road to Yerba Buena high point  - PJAMM Adventure App

PJAMM Adventure App with John (blue marker) at mid-point of climb.

The standard Decker Road climb ends at the Decker-Encinal Canyon Road intersection, just before a half-mile -6.5% descent on Decker. To reach the high point of our climb: (a) 0.7 miles from Encinal-Decker intersection to Mulholland Highway, (b) turn right on Mulholland and ride 0.4 miles at 1.8% to Little Sycamore Canyon Road and then, (c) turn right on Little Sycamore Canyon Road and ride 2.8 miles at 5% to the high point which is on Yerba Buena Road (Little Sycamore changes to Yerba Buena near the middle of this segment).

Cycling decker Road to Yerba Buena high point - bike parked next to sign for Mulholland Highway

Left on Mulholland at mile 4.9.

Cycling decker Road to Yerba Buena high point - bike parked next to stop sign at intersection of Mulholland Highway and Little Sycamore Canyon Road

Right on Little Sycamore Canyon Road at mile 5.3.

Cycling decker Road to Yerba Buena high point - highway road climbing up hillside, blue sky, high desert landscape, Santa Monica Mountains

Views along the 1.8 mile ridge segment of the climb at 5.6%.

Cycling decker Road to Yerba Buena high point - bike parked on mountain side overlooking the Triunfo Pass Earth Satellite Station, Santa Monica Mountains

Triunfo Pass Earth Satellite Station as seen from mile 6 looking south.

Triunfo Pass is located on Yerba Buena Road about a mile past the completion of our route.

Cycling decker Road to Yerba Buena high point - bike parked on roadside against sign for Yerba Buena Road and Little Sycamore Canyon Road, Santa Monica Mountains

Little Sycamore changes to Yerba Buena Road at mile 6.8.

Cycling decker Road to Yerba Buena high point - aerial drone photo overlooking Santa Monica Mountains, Yerba Buena Road and Little Sycamore Roads can be seen in middle of the photo

Cycling decker Road to Yerba Buena high point - bike parked under tree in brief alpine setting at the end of mountain ridgeline

There is a brief alpine setting at the end of the ridgeline - mile 7.2.

Cycling decker Road to Yerba Buena high point - PJAMM Cyclist riding on roadway at high point of Yerba Buena Road, PJAMM Adventure App

Finish at the high point of Yerba Buena Road --

The highest paved roadway point in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Cycling Decker Road to Yerba Buena high point - Sandstone Peak, the highest point in the Santa Monica Mountains, as seen from ride finish

The Santa Monica Mountains high point, Sandstone Peak (3,114’), as seen from the finish of our climb.

That’s a wrap!!