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

Note:  Strava and Veloview segments begin 6 mules up the climb from our start at Hwy 3. 

Start Parks Creek Summit West


Hover cursor over segment slices (below) 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 Parks Creek Rd Climb 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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Cycling and Climbing Northern CA

Parks Creek East and West


                                                       East                      West 

  • Distance:                         11.8 miles           13.5               

  • Beginning elevation:     3,169'                  3,296'

  • Ending elevation:           6,860'                 6,860'

  • Elevation gained:           3,686'                3,586'

  • Average Grade:             5.9%                   4.8%

  • Fiets Index:                     7.77                    6.45

  • Location:  (1) East Summit climb begins on Stewart Springs Road,  5 miles northeast of Weed, CA , 1.3 miles east of its intersection with Old Hwy 99, 224 miles north of Sacramento.  (2) West Summit climb begins at the intersection of Hwy 3 and Forest Rte 42N17 at 41.23431, -122.64579 latitude/longitude.

Parks Creek Summit West

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Parks Creek East

Parks Creek Summit East (photos of western approach are lower on this page.