Cycling Soda Springs Road Santa Clara County
Ride 5.5 miles to elevation 3,048 gaining 2,620’ at 8.2%
Soda Springs Road is the one of 4 excellent Lexington Reservoir climbs that begins on the reservoir side (east) of Highway 17. This one is a true single lane road which is in great shape and sees very little traffic, other than by cyclists (2,320 attempts on Strava as of 3-27-16) and the few residents along the route. The climb is a bear and #4 in the Santa Clara/Santa Cruz County areas.
A spectacular climbing day: Black - Gist - Thompson - Montevina - Soda Springs Roads (Map) - essentially no traffic and quiet riding/climbing of 41 miles, gaining nearly 8,000'.
Roadway Surface / Traffic: This is a true one lane (sometimes just barely that) which is in good shape with next to zero traffic the entire climb - this is a safe climb.