Mt. Vision Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

1.8
FIETS
4.3 mi
DISTANCE
1,209 ft
GAINED
5 %
AVG. GRADE

FULL CLIMB STATS

INTRO

This is an "outlier" climb by Marin County standards - only 1,030 Strava segment attempts as of August 29, 2015 versus over 30,000 for climbs closer to "civilization" and the very popular Mt. Tam routes. However, this is an enjoyable and unique climb in a remote area of Marin where you are likely to encounter no one during your 4.4 trek to the top. There are great views of the Pacific Ocean and coastline to the west and one spot where we have a great view of Napa County's Mt. St. Helena some 50 miles north.
5% average grade (6.1% climb only).  13% of the route is descent, 36% is in the 0-5% grade range, 40% is at 5-10%, and 11% is at 10-15% grade. The steepest quarter-mile is 10.2%. 

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Roadway:  One lane paved path in good condition.  The last half-mile is past a cable across the road, but the path is open to walk and ride. 

Traffic:  0 to minimal.

Parking:  On the left side of the road 30 yards up the hill from the start (Map;  Street View). 
Provisions:  There are many options in Point Reyes, eight miles south (Map). 
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This is an outlier of Marin County climbs.  Do stop in Point Reyes something to eat - there are many great options in this quaint coastal tourist town (Google Map + Reviews). 

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Difficulty: Challenging
2
Road
5
Traffic
4
Scenery

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Apr 3, 2021
difficulty: Challenging
scenery: 4
traffic: 5
road: 2
Apr 3, 2021
scenery: 4
traffic: 5
road: 2
Good luck finding this climb as there are no signs! Once you do however, the first mile has very rough road conditions but manageable. The first two miles are a series of kickers around each curve with 10-15% grade but then it levels off to around 7% to recover. Last two miles are a mild climb. Scenery is beautiful throughout with almost no cars (saw 3 cars the whole climb and decent) and it feels extremely relaxing and calming to be up there off the beaten path. Grab your gravel/ mountain bike and enjoy the views or do it on a road bike and brace for a bumpy decent!
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This is an "outlier" climb by Marin County standards - only 1,030 Strava segment attempts as of August 29, 2015 versus over 30,000 for climbs closer to "civilization" and the very popular Mt. Tam routes.  However, this is an enjoyable and unique climb in a remote area of Marin where you are likely to encounter no one during your 4.4 trek to the top.  There are great views of the Pacific Ocean and coastline to the west and one spot where we have a great view of Napa County's Mt St. Helena some 50 miles north.  

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There is wildlife along the route - during our 2 time up the climb, we've encountered a very handsome coyote, bunnies, quail and various other bird life.  

​ This climb can be done as a comfortable and scenic out-and-back beginning at the start of the Limantour climb in Point Reyes National Seashore, travelling to the top of the Mt. Vision climb and back (route map).

The roadway is narrow with no center line and a bit of debris on it, so descend with caution.