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

Each elevation segment is ~1/4 mile.

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

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

 Climb Summary

This is a very scenic climb which begins at the northeastern edge of Bass Lake (Sierra Foothills - 10 miles east of Oakhurst, CA and south of
Yosemite National Park).

The pavement is very good for the entire climb and there is minimal traffic (in fact, on Wednesday April 30, 2014 when we made this climb, we did not encounter one moving vehicle on the ascent or​ descent.

You can encounter snow in the winter and spring as we did at about mile 10 (7,000'). Temperatures drop as you ascend, so come prepared with warm gear, particularly for the descent.

Pines Resort, Bass Lake, is just across the street from the beginning of the climb and it has very nice cabins, restaurant and general store.

​Other Top 100 climbs in this area are Tollhouse Road, Hwy 168, and Hwy 180 East and West (See Climb Map -
Home Page)

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

  Statistics and Details

  • Distance:                           11.5 miles                   

  • Beginning elevation:        3,553'  

  • Ending elevation:             7,313           

  • Average Grade:                6.1%                                 

  • Fiets Index:                        8.33

  • Climb begins at the intersection of Rd 274 (Malum Ridge Road) and Beasore Road ~ 10 miles East of Oakhurst, CA, 221 miles (3:50 hours) from San Francisco International and 286 miles (5:02 hours) from LAX (37.32428, -119.5542 latitude/longitude).


Cycling the CA Sierras

Beasore Road