Prefumo Canyon Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

1.5
FIETS
5.4 mi
DISTANCE
1,251 ft
GAINED
4.1 %
AVG. GRADE

FULL CLIMB STATS

Page Contributor(s): Joel Blatt, Bend, OR

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"Great views and climb, off Los Osos Valley Road in Laguna Lake area. Pavement turns to hard-pack dirt/gravel (for one mile) and connects See Canyon." '21 Winter-Road-Biking in San Luis Obispo County.  

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panoramic view looking down along one-lane country road surrounded by dry grassland going out toward the ocean and coastline, Prefumo Canyon, San Luis Obispo, California

Cycling Prefumo Canyon

San Luis Obispo, California

Ride 5.4 miles gaining 1,262’ at 4.2% average grade.

bike parked at street sign at intersection of Los Osos Valley Road and Prefumo Canyon Road

Start climb at the corner of Prefumo Canyon and Los Osos Valley Road.

While this intersection is a good start point, the first three miles of the climb from here only average 2%.  At about 3.1 miles the climb begins and the last 2.2 miles average 7.2%.

photo collage shows views along the climb, PJAMM Cycling logo in corner, deer stand in brush on roadside, bike parked in center of roadway and next to signs reading "Share the Road," and "Trucks/Autos with Trailers not advised on Prefumo Canyon"

After about a mile we leave the western outskirts of San Luis Obispo and begin a very scenic and peaceful ride to the top of Prefumo Canyon Road, which is surrounded by pastureland and the peaks of surrounding mountains which are often just visible above fog banks and cloud cover.  This is considered one of the most scenic roads in the San Luis Obispo area.

photo collage shows views along the last two miles of the ride, including bike parked next to share the road sign and sign for steep grade next two miles, bike parked against fence on roadside with pastureland alongside, PJAMM Cycling logo in corner

Scenes along the last two miles of the ride.

views from the top of the climb looking east, including fog rolling in

View from the top of the climb looking east.

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