Sherman Pass Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

5.5
FIETS
22.5 mi
DISTANCE
4,484 ft
GAINED
3.6 %
AVG. GRADE

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This is the highest and second longest bike climb in Washington State. 
Eliminating descent from the gradient equation raises the average grade from 3.6% to 4.2%.  59% (13.3 miles) is at 5-10%, and 29% (6.6 miles) is at 5-10%.  The steepest quarter-mile is 8% and the steepest mile is 6.9%.

Consult the PJAMM "Full Forecast" feature for the time you expect to arrive at the finish to assess what clothing to bring on your ride.
Roadway:  This is a two lane highway in good condition with modest to descent shoulder throughout. 

Traffic:  Mild.

Parking:  On the side of the road at climb start or at the fast food parking lot just beyond (Map;  Street View).
Provisions:  None on the route, but there is a restaurant at Barney's Junction at the start of the climb. 
Consider doing this climb as an out and back with Sherman Pass WA West - (Map).

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CLIMB SUMMARY

Cycling Sherman Pass, Washington

Ride 22.5 mile gaining 4,484’ at 3.6% average grade.

After Mt. Baker (24 miles), Sherman Pass is the longest bike climb in the state of Washington. This is a high mountain pass (5,575’) in the Kettle River Range of the Monashee Mountains.

This climb is on the Sherman Pass Scenic Byway and traverses Colville National Forest.