Welch Creek Road Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling






Welch Creek Road

CA, USA

Quiet ride on one lane road in the Sunol Regional Wilderness

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LOCAL WEATHER

Start
Finish

Currently

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53
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Clear


wind:
2.7 mph NW with gusts up to 6.1 mph

rain:
0% chance of light rainfall

10:45 AM (local)
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Temperature
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Thu

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61° 45°

Fri

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58° 47°

Sat

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61° 42°

Sun

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65° 48°

Mon

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63° 48°

Tue

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61° 50°

Wed

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57° 47°

Climb Summary


Bike climb Welch Creek Road - one lane road sign, roadway and oak trees

Cycling Welch Creek Road

Ride 3.8 miles to elevation 2,233 gaining 2,021’ at 9.5%

This is a fairly remote East Bay climb that travels through the Sunol Regional Wilderness Area. We are on a one lane road the entire climb that has very little traffic on it.  Most of the climb is through Coal Mine Canyon and has a canopy of tree coverage much of the way.  There are no distant views along this climb other than briefly at the top.  This ascent is an attraction for its challenging grade (particularly 1.2 miles from mile 1.7 which averages 14.2%).   The roadway is single lane and has more the feel of a bike lane as it winds its way through the canyon to a locked gate where the road turns to dirt at the top.

Climbing Welch Creek Road by bike - start of climb   

   Bicycle ride Welch Creek Road - trees and roadway