This climb ranks #15 on the Tri-County Top Climb List with a Fiets Index of 3.47. The climb passes through classic Sonoma County pasture land (yes, not vineyard!) and is fairly remote, with minimal traffic. Through the middle portion of the ride
(~ miles 3-4), there are very scenic views west towards Old Adobe Road, Petaluma, Mt. Tamalpais 25 miles south and Mt. St. Helena 25 miles to the north. This is a scenic ride where we are surrounded the entire trip by open fields and distant views of open space. The climb has some severe grades along 2 50 yard segments.
Traffic/Roadway surface: There is very little traffic along this very narrow roadway (wide single, or narrow 2 lane). The roadway surface is extremely poor and there is sufficient loose gravel to be justify extreme caution on the descent.