Mt. Veeder North  Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

0.9
FIETS
4.1 mi
DISTANCE
925 ft
GAINED
3.7 %
AVG. GRADE

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INTRO

Mt. Veeder from Dry Creek Road is a great addition to a ride to get to or from Napa or can be done as a loop with Dry Creek road. This direction it starts steep and mellows out as you ride further into the forest. This is pretty shady road so summer is a great time to ride, winter can be a little wet.

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Difficulty: Easy
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5
Traffic
3
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Apr 7, 2021
difficulty: Easy
scenery: 3
traffic: 5
road: 4
Apr 7, 2021
scenery: 3
traffic: 5
road: 4
Nice climb! New pavement for most of the way up except a few spots where there is uneven/ broken pavement but in terms of roads in Napa this is the best pavement I have encountered! Not much in terms of scenery to look at but you are in the woods with lots of tree covering and minimal traffic so it makes for a nice relaxing climb. The decent down the south side however had much tougher pavement but it looks like they are in the process of replacing! Recommended if in the area!
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Cycling Mt. Veeder North

Ride 4.1 miles gaining 925’ at 3.7% average grade.

Mt. Veeder is one of the secret jewels of wine country climbing, particularly Mt. Veeder North.  Tucked away in the middle of the southern Mayacama Mountain Range, it has no distinct beginning from a major highway like its neighbors Oakville Grade to the east, and Trinity and Cavedale to the west.  Mt. Veder can be accessed easily from the south (town of Napa via Redwood Road), from the east (Oakville Grade/Dry Creek), and from the north (Trinity/Dry Creek Roads).

 

Mt. Veder North is shaded throughout, climbing through tall and majestic redwoods for stretches, and with some exceptional views of Napa Valley.  The first half of the climb is where the challenge is (10% average first half mile; 6% the following two miles).  The last half of the ride to Lokoya Drive is only 1% average grade, but a pleasant ride.

Although the road is rough and narrow with no shoulder,

in our experience, drivers are respectful and drive slowly on Mt. Veeder Road.

Gorgeous redwoods along this climb, and . . .

. . . some vineyards, of course.

Finish.

Traffic and Roadway Surface Report:  The roadway is narrow with no bike lane or marked shoulder, and is in mildly poor condition in spots (mainly on the north side).  However, you will encounter very little traffic on this climb, which we rate as very safe and well worth the effort.

That’s a wrap!!