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Cycling and Climbing the Sierras

Mosquito Ridge Road


  • Distance:                                18.2 miles                  

  • Beginning elevation:            1,401'

  • Ending elevation:                 5,983'

  • Elevation gained:                 4,659'

  • Average Grade:                   5.1%

  • Fiets Index:                           7.84
  • Location:  Climb begins on Mosquito Ridge Rd 9 miles east of Foresthill, 29 miles northeast of Auburn and  64 miles northeast of Sacramento International Airport   (39.02411, -120.72053 latitude/longitude)

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