Baldy Road Challenge Trainer (option 2)

Distance: 48/58 miles and 5000/7000 feet of elevation gain (barometric)

We start the day by heading east across the San Gabriel Valley to Claremont and the base of Mount Baldy. This first stretch is fairly flat. We then turn north and the climbing begins.  The climb to the village is about 9 miles and climbs about 2500 feet. Some portions of this are very steep. Once at the village, you have the option to continue Baldy Rd all the way up to the ski lift and back. This is included on the map below and on the profile. If you do not go to the ski lifts, you can cut the top off the peak on the profile below. After lunch in the village, we return back along Glendora Ridge Road. This is mostly downhill, but is interspersed with short uphills. We continue into Glendora Mountain Road. This is a 9 mile stretch of almost continuous downhill and is worth all the effort to get there. A final stretch along Sierra Madre gets us back to the start..  As you can see by the profile, the route is mostly up in the first half and mostly down on the return.

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CLICK ON “VIEW FULL ROUTE” IN THE UPPER LEFT CORNER TO ACCESS DOWNLOADABLE GPS FILES FOR YOUR GARMIN.