Soda Springs Road Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

Soda Springs Road


One of 4 excellent climbs near Lexington Reservoir and away from Hwy 17 just south of Silicon Valley.

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Climb Summary

Climbing Soda Springs Road by bike - start, roadway signs, road,

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.

Cycling Soda Springs Road - road sign, cyclists, roadway

 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.​