Cycling and Climbing the Sierras

Mineral King Rd


  • Distance:                              21.3miles                         

  • Beginning elevation:            1,185'

  • Ending elevation:                  7,107'

  • Elevation gained:                 6,114'       

  • Average Grade:                   5.7%

  • Fiets Index:                         10.68
  • Location:  Climb begins at intersection of Hwy 198 and Mineral Springs Road, CA 33 miles from Visalia and  225 miles northeast of LAX  (36.46697, -118.85879  latitude/longitude).

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

​​10.6 miles - Google gives up here - we soldier on!

Start (click and drag map; double click to move forward)

 Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Mineral King Road 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.

 Note:  To return to this page after clicking on a link in this text, either (a) backspace, or (b) click the back arrow on your browser.​

Elevation grids are ~ 1/5th mile each

 Note:  ​​Scroll  in text box to view more of the Ride Description.

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