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

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 Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Whittaker Forest 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 the Sierras

Whitaker Forest


  • Distance:                                  23.1                   

  • Beginning elevation:            1,295'

  • Ending elevation:                 7,581'

  • Elevation gained:                 6,833'

  • Average Grade:                   4.8%

  • Fiets Index:                           11.2
  • Location: Climb begins 14 miles north of Lemon Cove, CA and 12 miles south of Pinehurst, CA, 32 miles northeast of Visalia and 203 miles north of LAX 36.56639, -119.02566 latitude/longitude).