Bridgeport - Topaz Lake (via Hwy 395)




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1331 ft

Begins in:
Bridgeport, CA, United States
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This is a beautiful ride! <br> <br> This is a one-way point-to-point ride on the eastern side of the Sierras. <br> <br> The entire route is on Highway 395, but the shoulders are wide for most of the route (at least they used to be). <br> <br> Starting in Bridgeport (elev. approx 6500&#039;) the first 12 miles climbs 2000&#039; (about 900&#039; in a 2 mile section starting around the 9 mile mark). <br> This section you&#039;re heading west looking right into the high Sierras as your backdrop!!. <br> <br> Once you&#039;ve reached the top it&#039;s all downhill to Topaz Lake. For the next 8 miles you&#039;re decending in open mountainous country. Fantastic views west and east. <br> <br> At about mile 20 you pickup the Walker River and enter a beautiful gorge and for the next 10 miles you&#039;re following the river in the gorge all the time you&#039;re continuing to decend - absolutely stunning scenery!! Noramlly I&#039;d say it&#039;s time to hammer and it&#039;s hard to resist the temptation, but I urge you to take it easy through the gogre, it&#039;s well worth it! <br> <br> Once you&#039;ve exited the gorge, about mile 30, the road still decends, but at a much reduced rate - now it&#039;s time to hammer!! The last 7 miles are on flat road. <br>
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Rating Start/End Points Length Start/End Elevation Avg Grade
Cat 2 0.62 mi/11.96 mi 11.34 mi 6,475 ft/7,545 ft 1.8%
Cat 5 43.30 mi/44.79 mi 1.50 mi 5,017 ft/5,231 ft 2.7%

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