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Bay Area Climbs

(blatantly borrowed from the Almaden Cycle Touring Club Billy Goat page)
Done it! Road Difficulty Climb Miles Description
Aborn Road 6 815 2.5 San Felipe Rd to end
Aguajito Road 3 770 3.5 Monterey: Hwy 68 to summit
X Alba Road 6 2050 3.9 Ben Lomond: Hwy 9 to Empire Grade
X Alpine Road - East 3 560 3.2 Portola Rd to gate
X Alpine Road - West 5 1950 7.6 Pescadero Rd to Skyline Blvd
X Bailey Avenue & 'Buffalo Hill' 3 530 3.4 Bailey Ave from Santa Teresa and Buffalo Hill either direction
Bear Creek Road 4 1635 9.2 Boulder Creek: Hwy 9 to Skyline Blvd
X Bernal Road 3 550 2.1 Santa Teresa Blvd to IBM gate
Black Road 5 1780 4.5 Hwy 17 to Skyline Blvd, Gist Rd optional
X Bohlman Road 6 2010 4.7 Saratoga Los Gatos Rd to summit, On Orbit Dr optional
Bonny Doon Road 5 2100 7.6 Hwy 1 to Empire Grade
Browns Valley/Hazel Dell Rds. 3 560 6.9 Corralitos to Mt.Madonna Rd
Cachagua Loop 4 1030 14 Carmel Valley Rd to summit, either way
X Calaveras Road 4 1380 8.1 Piedmont Rd to Welch Creek, either direction, Felter optional
Canada Loop 4 1020 17 Include Gilroy Hot Springs Rd & Canada Rd, either direction
Carmel Valley Road 4 2370 18.3/10 Laureles Grade or Arroyo Seco Rd, to summit
Carr Avenue & Anzar Road 3 470 5.9 San Juan Hwy to Aromas, either direction
China Grade Road 6 970 3.5 Lower Hwy 236 to Upper Hwy 236
Cienega Road 3 1025 19.5 Hollister to Paicines, either direction
Clayton Road 4 840 5.2 Marten Ave @ Mt Pleasant Rd to Mt. Hamilton Road
X Corral Hollow Road 4 1000 13/7.4 Hwy 5 or Mines Rd to summit
Croy Road 4 630 4.5 Uvas Rd to Uvas County Park
X Del Valle Road 4 1360 10.4 Mines Rd to Del Valle Res & back
Edgewood Rd. & Crestview Dr. 4 770 2.7 Redwood City: Canada Rd to summit of Crestview Dr
Empire Grade 5 1930 10.4 Santa Cruz: Mission St./Hwy 1 to Felton-Empire Rd.
Eureka Canyon Road 5 1960 9.4 Corralitos to Buzzard Lagoon Rd
Felton-Empire Road 5 1530 3.8 Felton: Hwy 9 to Empire Grade
Fremont Peak 5 2870 10.6 San Juan Grade to Fremont Peak State Park
Granite Creek Road 4 600 3.3 Branciforte Dr to summit in Scotts Valley
Hecker Pass Highway 4 1100 5.3/5.0 Casserly/Carlton Rds or Watsonville Rd to summit
Henry Coe 5 2790 11.2 E. Dunne Ave @ Hill Rd to Henry Coe State Park Hqtrs
X Hicks Road 5 1120 5.3 Shannon Rd or Almaden Rd @ McKean Rd to summit
Higgins Purisima Road 4 690 3.3/4.2 Half Moon Bay: Main St or Verde Rd @ Purisima to summit
X Highway 236 4 1600 10.5 Lower China Grade, through Big Basin, to upper Hwy 9
X Highway 9 5 2135 7.3/14 Saratoga or Boulder Creek to Skyline Blvd
Hillcrest Blvd & Murchison Dr. 4 1100 3.0 Milbrae: Hillcrest Blvd & Murchison Dr, Magnolia Ave to top
Jamison Creek Road 6 1480 2.9 Hwy 236 to Empire Grade
X Kincaid Road 5 1875 12.4 Mt.Hamilton Rd to gate & back
X Kings Mountain Road 5 1670 5.0 Woodside Rd to Skyline Blvd
Laureles Grade 4 1070 3.4 Hwy 68 or Carmel Valley Rd to summit, Toro optional
X Llagas & Willow Springs Rds 3 630 5.1 Bet. Santa Teresa Blvd & Oak Glen Ave, do both, either direction
Lobitos Creek Road 4 670 4.1 Verde Rd to Tunitas Creek Rd
X Loma Almaden Road 6 1460 3.0 Hicks Rd to end of public road - 1 mile past gate
Lone Tree Road 5 2690 10.7 Hollister: Fairview Rd to end of road
X Los Trancos Woods 5 1260 3.6 Los Trancos Rd from Alpine Rd to top of Vista Verde Wy
X Metcalf Road 5 1000 2.2 Monterey Hwy to motorcycle park
X Mines Road 4 2550 26.0 Livermore: Del Valle Rd to San Antonio Junction
X Montebello Road 5 2030 5.3 Stevens Canyon Rd to gate
X Montevina Road 5 1700 4.5 Hwy 17 to gate
X Mora Drive 4 370 1.6 Los Altos Hills: Loyola Dr to gate
Morgan Territory Road 5 1755 6.3 Concord: Marsh Creek Rd or Livermore: Manning Rd to summit
X Mt Diablo 5 3700 11.2 Blackhawk Rd or Oak Rd @ north gate to summit
X Mt Eden & Pierce Roads 4 600 3.5 Hwy 9 to Stevens Canyon Rd do both, either direction
X Mt Hamilton Road - Back 5 2010 5.5 Isabel Creek Bridge to Lick Observatory
X Mt Hamilton Road - Lower 5 1750 9.4 Alum Rock Ave to Grant Ranch Co. Park
X Mt Hamilton Road - Upper 5 2810 10.7 Grant Ranch Co. Park to Lick Observatory
Mt Madonna Road 5 1590 4.2 Casserly Rd or Redwood Retreat Rd to summit, either direction
Mt. Bache & Loma Prieta Rds. 5 1200 3.3 Highland Wy to summit near end of paved road
Mt. Pleasant Road 3 440 2.6 Ruby Rd or Norwood Creek Rd to summit, either direction
X Mt. Tamalpais 5 2530 11/8 Mill Valley or Stinson Beach to summit, either direction
Mtn. Charlie Road 5 1200 5.4 Glenwood Dr to Summit Rd
X Old La Honda Road 5 1475 3.9 Portola Rd to Skyline Blvd, from La Honda optional
X Old Santa Cruz Highway 4 1210 4.5/8.1 Lexington (school or dam) to Summit Rd
X Page Mill Road 5 2210 8.4 Arastradero Rd to Skyline Blvd, Moody Rd optional
X Palomares Road 4 1090 4.5 Sunol: Niles Canyon Rd or Castro Valley: Palo Verde Rd to summit
X Patterson Pass Road 4 1000 6/5 Livermore: Greenville Rd or Grant Line Rd, to summit
Peach Hill & Canon Roads 4 480 2.6 Piedmont Rd @ Mendelsohn Ln to Hidden Dr
X Pescadero Road 4 1025 9.9 Stage Rd to summit, from La Honda optional
Pole Line Road 6 525 1.6 Hecker Pass Hwy to summit
X Portola State Park Road 5 1190 3.5 Portola State Park to Alpine Rd
Quien Sabe Road 5 2070 8.4 Hwy 25 @ Tres Pinos to gate
X Quimby Road - East 5 545 1.2 Mt.Hamilton Rd to summit
X Quimby Road - West 6 2040 5.0 Ruby Ave to summit
Redwood Estates Road 6 905 2.2 Holy City @ Old Santa Cruz Hwy to Summit Rd
X Redwood Gulch Road 6 650 1.5 Stevens Canyon Rd to Hwy 9
Robinson Canyon Road 5 1400 5.0 Carmel Valley Rd to summit
Rodeo Gulch Road 4 790 5.4 Soquel Dr to Laurel Glen Rd
Rolling Hills Drive 6 540 1.2 Morgan Hill: Woodland Rd and Rolling Hills Dr to gate
Silver Creek Valley/San Felipe 4 1310 7.0 Hellyer Ave incl. Farnsworth Dr, to summit of San Felipe Rd
San Benancio Canyon Road 4 1170 4.4 Monterey: Hwy 68 to summit
San Juan Grade Road 3 825 4.5 San Juan Bautista: Hwy 156 or Old Stage Rd to summit
X Sanborn Road 6 470 1.4 Hwy 9 to Youth Hostel, Sanborn County Park optional
X Santa Inez Ave. & Hayne Rd. 3 660 2.8 El Camino Real to Skyline
X Shannon & Kennedy Roads 3 790 3.6 Hicks Rd to Los Gatos Blvd do both, either direction
X Sierra Road 5 1830 5.0 Piedmont Rd to summit
Skyline Blvd.- North 4 1000 15.5 Old La Honda Rd to summit near Castle Rock Park
Skyline Blvd. - South 4 1230 7.4 Bear Creek Rd to summit near Castle Rock Park
Smith Grade 4 790 5.3 Empire Grade to Bonny Doon Rd, either direction
Soda Springs Road 5 2400 5.6 Alma Bridge Rd to gate
X Soquel-San Jose Road 4 1530 11.3 Soquel Dr to Summit Rd
X Stage Road 3 1055 9.7 Between Pescadero and Hwy 1, all 3 hills, either direction
Star Hill & Swett Roads 4 1360 5.2 Bottom of Star Hill Rd to Skyline Blvd via Swett Rd
Stetson & Skyland Roads 4 855 5.5 Soquel-SJ Rd to Highland Wy, either direction
Swanton Road 4 480 6.6 Davenport: Hwy 1 to Hwy 1, either direction
X Tunitas Creek Road 5 1950 6.0 Lobitos Creek Cutoff to Skyline Blvd
Via Santa Teresa/Scenic Vista 6 640 1.1 Harry Rd to end, from Graystone Rd optional
X Welch Creek Road 6 1910 4.1 Calaveras Rd (near Sunol Regional Park) to gate
Wrights Station Road 4 630 1.4 Bridge at Wrights Station to Summit Rd
Zayante Road 5 1710 11.5 Graham Hill Rd to Summit Rd, Quail Hollow Rd optional
Last updated: December 31, 2002