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Ride Description

 Hwy 330 is a fairly gradual climb along a very, very busy highway with minimal shoulder.  At mile 14 we enter the quite town of Running Springs where provisions can be acquired.  We do not recommend this ride because of the narrow shoulder and fast moving highway traffic.    

Top 100 rides in 50 mile radius are #47 Hwy 18,  6.4 miles northeast,  #85 Hwy 38/Valley of the Falls 8.9 miles southeast,  #19 Mt. Baldy 31 miles west.

 Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Hwy 330 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.

Running Springs - 4.5 miles to go



Hwy 330, CA


  • Distance:                                           18.7 miles

  • Beginning elevation:                       1,458'

  • Ending elevation:                              6,631'

  • Total ascent:                                      5,365'

  • Average Grade:                                5.6%

  • Fiets Index:                                       9.28
  • Location:  Climb begins at the intersection of Hwy 330 and Highland Avenue, Highland, CA, 9.5 miles east of San Bernardino, 60 miles northeast of John Wayne International and  83 miles east of LAX (34.13571, -117.19184 latitude/longitude).