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


  • Distance:                                22.3 miles                         

  • Beginning elevation:            1,207'

  • Ending elevation:                  7,191'

  • Elevation gained:                 6,066'

  • Average Grade:                   5%

  • Fiets Index:                          9.79
  • Location:  Climb begins 2 miles east of Springville, CA on Hwy 190, 43 miles east of Visalia, 181 miles northeast of LAX and 276 miles southeast of SFO   (36.13208, -118.78377 latitude/longitude).

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

Each elevation segment is ~ 1/5 mile.

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

 Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Hwy 190 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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Climbing and Cycling the Sierras - Hwy 190