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Devils Peak Ride (Signal Peak Lookout Tower)

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Length

24.4 Miles 39.2 Kilometers


15%

Singletrack

Elevation

3,327' 1,014 m

Ascent

-3,329' -1,015 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

6,962' 2,122 m

High

5,104' 1,556 m

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Ride to the top of one of the tallest mountains in the Sierras with amazing views of Yosemite National Park.

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Overview

Closed in the winter due to snow. Be careful after a rain, very muddy conditions.
A steady forest road climb is rewarded by breathtaking view at the top of Yosemite and the Central Valley. Follow this up with a fast and fun descent for a perfect day-ride.

Need to Know

There's substantial deep dust in the beginning on County Road 16 (Cowchilla Mountain Road), hence taking Forest Road 5S09X. Take water with you and some snacks, you'll need it at the top. Getting to the top is very rocky, but the road is wide.

Description

There's a lot to explore in this area; dirt roads that connect Fish Camp to Mariposa and Yosemite National Park (Wawona). Overall, this out-and-back starts with a regular climb from Fish Camp, then the road goes two miles downhill and then continues a solid climb all the way to the top.

There are just a few turns that you have to do to get to the top along County Road 17 (Summit Road), Tenmile Grade (4S04), and Devil's Peak Summit Road #4S31. Follow the map or MTB Project mobile app and you are going to be fine.

This makes for a great workout with a rewarding view and cool downhill on the defunct moto trails Chowchilla Trail (21E340) and Mountain Trail (21E248). On the way back, reserve some energy for the two miles uphill to Fish Camp. Grab a hamburger and a beer at Tenaya Lodge that is just across the street.

History & Background

Part of the old road to Yosemite that President Roosevelt did by horse from Raymond train station.

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