Glendora Ridge Road Ride



Paved Mountain Road



21.3 (one way)

Elevation Gain


4034’ per GPS

Starting/Max Elevation


1175’ / 4506’ per GPS

Starting Coordinates


34 09.362’ N, 117 50.193’ W

This ride traverses the San Gabriel Mountains North of San Dimas, Claremont and Upland to Mount Baldy Village. As described this would require a pick-up from Mount Baldy Village. Other options would be to retrace the route back, or make a loop by descending down Mountain Avenue and returning via Baseline.

Getting there

The start for this trace was taken from the junction of Big Dalton Canyon Road and Glendora Mountain Road, reached by taking Grand Avenue North from the 210 freeway, turning right on Sierra Madre Avenue and continuing East almost to the end, turning left on to Glendora Mountain Road. You could also park along Sierra Madre Ave, for example in the junior school parking lot (corner of Sierra Madre and Loraine) - parking is generally not a problem anywhere in this area. Google directions to start


The Ride

Taking the junction of Big Dalton Canyon Road as the 0 mile marker, begin ascending Glendora Mountain Road. After almost an hour of climbing you will pass a gate and reach a three way junction at 9 miles. Continue straight (not left) and pass another gate. The road continues 12 miles before dropping down into Mount Baldy Village.

Upon reaching the village turn left to reach the visitors centre and a couple of restaurants. From here you could drop down Mountain Avenue to Baseline Road, and use that to return to the start.

Ride log

Last Ridden


Pedal Time

Elapsed Time

Oct 19th, 08

Excellent - road in good condition and little traffic

2 hours 19 minutes

2 hours 32 minutes






[Directions to start]

[Map in pdf (780 KB)]

[GPS Trace (waypoint every quarter mile)]

[GPS Trace (all waypoints)]

[Topo file (.tpo)]






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