This climb ranks #8 on the Tri-County Top 25 list with a Fiets Index of 4.34.
The view along much of the first half of the ride is very scenic, with spectacular views of the Sonoma Valley and its vineyards far below. The grade is generally smooth (albeit moderately steep), with a few extreme pitches (a couple of short stretches in the 16-18% range).
Narrow road, but minimal traffic and some great views of the Sonoma Valley
Descent: We recommend against descending this road for a number of reasons. The pavement is extremely poor, with many potholes, gravel and rough stretches (one of the worst in Sonoma County). The alternate descent is Trinity Road which intersects Cavedale about 2.3 miles west along rolling generally flat terrain.
Steepest ½ mile starts at mile 2.9 (9.8%)