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Each elevation segment is ~ 1/5 mile.

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Climbing and Cycling the Sierras

Portuguese Pass, CA

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

Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Portuguese Pass 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: Scroll  in text box to view more of the Ride Description.

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  • Distance:                                13.6m                 

  • Beginning elevation:            3,264'

  • Ending elevation:                 7,339'

  • Elevation gained:                 4,178'

  • Average Grade:                   5.7%

  • Fiets Index:                           8.32
  • Location:  Climb begins at the intersection of White River Rd and Jack Ranch Rd, 26 miles northwest of Wofford Heights  , 43 miles northeast of Bakersfield, CA and 162 miles north of LAX ( 35.79496, -118.70404 latitude/longitude).