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Cycling Southern California

Dawson Saddle


  • Distance:                               23.4

  • Beginning elevation:          1,482'

  • Ending elevation:                7,909'

  • Elevation gained:                6,621'

  • Average Grade:                   5.0%

  • Fiets Index:                          11.68
  • Location:  Park at the San Gabriel Off Highway Vehicle Staging Area (may be crowded on weekends;  
    34.2385, -117.85815 latitude/longitude). 51 miles from LAX, 35 miles from Ontario International Airport (ONT). 

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18.5 miles - merge from Hwy 39 onto Hwy 2 here

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 Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Dawson's Saddle RideWithGPS page.  Hover over the distance line at the spot you would like to begin a sub-  segment for this climb.  Click your mouse on the start point and drag the vertical graphing line the distance you wish to obtain sub-detail from, then release the  mouse at the end point.  This will give you the following sub-detail for the selected segment in the “Metrics” window top right of the page:  (a) distance, (b) elevation  gained and lost, (c) max grade, (d) average grade (e) that segment's climb category – e.g. Cat 1, HC, etc., and (f) FIETS score for the segment.

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