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 Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Shirley Meadows 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.

Hover cursor over segment slices, below, for exact  grade of a particular segment.

Cycling and Climbing the Sierras

Shirley Meadows, CA


  • Distance:                              9.9 miles                         

  • Beginning elevation:            2,692'

  • Ending elevation:                  6,819'

  • Elevation gained:                 4,094'

  • Average Grade:                   7.9%

  • Fiets Index:                         10.87
  • Location:  Climb begins in Woodford Heights by staying on Hwy 155 (turning left at junction 155/495), CA near Isabella Lake, 48 miles northwest of Bakersfield, CA 164 miles northwest of LAX and 333 miles south east of San Francisco International Airport.  (35.7068, -118.4567 latitude/longitude).

Background photo - U.S. #5 Pikes Peak CO.

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