This is one of our favorite climbs in the area - a good reminder of what steep feels like!
Called Sunset Ridge for a reason…
As you ride along the ridge you switch between the north side and south side, the south giving some of the best views of LA, and the ocean. The climb runs west/east, so you climb directly over the city, looking directly down at Pasadena.
The north side of the climb rides along a dramatically deep canyon in the front of the San Gabriels with some beautiful rock formations.
The road surface is horrible and there’s dirt, sand, and gravel covering decent portions. We try to never break 10 mph while descending, which at -15% is hard!
The road turns into dirt at the end of the climb, and continues up to Mt. Wilson. Definitely not suited for road tires, but it’s an epic gravel ride!
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