Cycling Honey Springs Road, San Diego County
Ride 6.9 miles gaining 1,972’ to 2,625 elevation at 5.2% average grade.
Honey Springs Road is a pleasant and fairly private road located about 27 miles southeast of San Diego, a few miles southeast of Jamul (a town of about 6,000, 97.5% of whom, according to the signs, are against the massive casino being constructed as of winter 2016, just outside its border). This climb does not have much in the way of greenery, but does have some fairly cool rock formations along the way. The barren, high desert landscape at the bottom of the climb does give way to fairly interesting rock formations as we ascend.
There are mixed demographics along this route, with some extraordinary homes (dare we say mansions) sprinkled among trailers and shacks (all spread apart due to county zoning requirements – and the natural socio-economic constraints (demands) of our society) – it is a contrast in lifestyles as the classic junker-with-hood-up on the hill seen in the slideshow graphically demonstrates.
TOUR OF CALIFORNIA - HONEY SPRINGS ROAD
San Diego, Stage 1 2016 Tour of California
Honey Springs Road has been featured once in the Tour of California:
2016 Tour California Stage 1 profile.