Dry Creek-Trinity Road Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

2.5
FIETS
2.7 mi
DISTANCE
1,088 ft
GAINED
7.6 %
AVG. GRADE

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INTRO

Another challenging Napa County climb is Dry Creek Road/Trinity Road East (Dry Creek becomes Trinity Road a little over halfway up the climb). This ascent is almost a match for Trinity Road West (2.9 miles west vs. 2.7 miles east and 8.8% west vs. 8.3% east). There is more shade on the east side and, apparently because it is in Napa County, the road is a bit smoother. There are a few hairpin turns which are fun going up and down, but be careful as this road also has trucks and wine tasting folks going to/from Napa. When added to a Mt. Veeder Road loop, Dry Creek is a stinger of a climb. 
7.6% average grade.  31% of the climb is at 10-15%.  The steepest quarter-mile is 12.6%. 

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Roadway:  This is a two lane rural mountain road in good condition with a double yellow line and no shoulder.

Traffic:  Light to moderate.

Parking:  The best place to park if you are doing any of the climbs in this area is just off Dry Creek Road on Mt. Veeder Road, 7/10ths of a mile east of the start of the climb (Map Street View). 


Provisions:  None on the climb - food and beverages can be found at either in Yountville at the Oakville Grocery-Deli in Napa County four miles east (Map), or at the Glen Ellen Market nine miles west of the start (Map) - both are exceptional (Google Map + Reviews Glen Ellen Market;  Google Map + Reviews Oakville Grocery).
Other climbs to connect to this climb are Cavedale and Trinity Roads (Sonoma County), and Mt. Veeder East and West and Oakville Grade (Napa County).

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Difficulty: Moderate
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Apr 10, 2021
scenery: 3
traffic: 4
road: 4
Apr 10, 2021
scenery: 3
traffic: 4
road: 4
Nice short wooded climb with mostly good pavement. Some traffic with no shoulder but they give you enough space.
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Cycling Dry Creek-Trinity Roads

Ride 2.7 miles gaining 1,088’ at 7.6% average grade.

 Another challenging Napa road bike climb is Dry Creek Road/Trinity Road East (Dry Creek becomes Trinity Road a little over halfway up the climb).  This ascent is almost a match for Trinity Road West (west 2.9 v. east  2.7 miles and 8.8% west v. 7.6% east).  There is more shade on the east side and, apparently because it is in Napa County, the road is a bit smoother.  

Start the climb at the bridge - there’s no questions that’s the start . . .

 

2 big hairpins at mile 1.6

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Finish

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Note that Dry Creek / Trinity East does not summit at the same location as Trinity West as the road connects the two endpoints along a relatively flat .6 mile ridge line.

 Traffic/Roadway surface:  This is a narrow 2 lane road that is very hazardous to descend.  On this descent, riders encounter rough road, gravel, unexpectedly sharp and technical turns on steep grades.  There have been many serious cycling accidents and some rider deaths on this  road over the years.

TOUR OF CALIFORNIA - TRINITY ROAD

Trinity Grade has been featured twice in the Tour of California:

  • 2007 Stage 2
  • Santa Rosa to Sacramento (western approach)
  • 95.2 miles, 5,672’
  • Stage winner:  Levi Leipheimer (USA)
  • 2010 Stage 2
  • Davis to Santa Rosa (eastern approach)
  • 111.9 miles, 8,486’
  • Stage winner:  Brett Lancaster (AUS)