Pierce Canyon Climb
ElevationAscent: 1,533' 467 m
Descent: -1,533' -467 m
High: 1,858' 566 m
Low: 347' 106 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)
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“A short climb on the best county road you'll find in Yolo. An awesome quick get away.”— Lance Buck
You have two options for this ride. You can park at the Guinda post office but I like to park across town at the Vernon A. Nichols County Park is located where Co. Rd. 57 Crosses Cache Creek. Start by heading up Forrest Ave. (aka. Road 53) toward the mountains. At the end of the paved section of the road, the road will turn left (south) and you'll see a gate (see the photo on the side).
The gate will have two signs on it; the first sign will be in the center, and will read: "Livestock - Keep gate closed". The second sign will say "No Trespassing", and will have a handwritten message saying "All the land behind this gate is private property." Trespassers will be prosecuted by the owner. The sign is misleading. Yes, all the land is private, but it is a PUBLIC road. So you may hike it, or bike it.
Spoil yourself by rolling on to where the public access ends at two big gates. Then turn around and enjoy the quick descent. There are some switchbacks that you do NOT want to miss; the loose gravel and abrupt drops should keep you in check if you have good disc brakes. Retrace your ride back to the car or look for the Road 57 climb on the other side of the valley for an additional grind.
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