Hwy 129 & 3 South Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

4.2
FIETS
15.3 mi
DISTANCE
3,225 ft
GAINED
4 %
AVG. GRADE

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Page Contributor(s): Bruce Hamilton and Stacy Topping, USA

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"The opposite side of Rattlesnake Summit is a very isolated and scenic climb that ends in Oregon. It begins over quite shallow grade as the road heads up a drainage from the Grand Ronde River. Gradually it gets steeper as it clings to the ridgeline of the canyon through multiple, graceful curves but there are no steep sections on this one. Very good views arrive as you climb higher. Just over 5 miles in you cross into Oregon to find similar grade and views. Toward the top the road leaves the gorge and heads into a drainage with a few trees in places and the listed climbs ends at an unmarked summit. The road continues to climb/descend beyond this point but significant climbing has ended." (This quote is presented with the approval of John Summerson, from his book, The Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike), 2nd Edition, pg. 230.)
Average grade is 4%.  53% of the climb is at 0-5% and 43% is at 5-10%.  The steepest quarter-mile is 8.7%.  

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Roadway:  Two lane highway in fair condition with double yellow center stripe and zero to a narrow shoulder.

Traffic:  Minimal.

Parking:  Ask to park at Boggan's Oasis restaurant at the beginning of the climb, there's plenty of space there (MapStreet View). 
Provisions:  Boggan's Oasis drive-in at the start of the climb has good ratings - Google Map + Reviews
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If you are coming this far for this climb, be sure to add Rattlesnake Summit as an out and back - 50 miles with 6,000' of climbing (Map). 

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