• Distance:                                 19.6 miles                     
  • Beginning elevation:            1,284'

  • Ending elevation:                  6,859'

  • Elevation gained:                 5,729'

  • Average Grade:                   5.2%

  • Fiets Index:                          10.14
  • Location:  Climb begins at the Gateway Restaurant and Lodge 35 miles northeast of Visalia and  225 miles northeast of LAX  (36.47937, -118.83915  latitude/longitude).

Half mile from top​ - on way back down, turn here to visit  General Sherman Tree - largest tree by volume in the world. 

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

Climbing and Cycling the Sierras HWY 198 (Sequoia National Park)

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Hover cursor over segment slices (right) for exact  grade of a particular segment. Map route (bottom) colors correlate with elevation legend colors.

 Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the  Hwy 198 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.

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