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Billy Goats
Billy Goats are a group of major hills. Credit is given for each Billy Goat climbed during a club ride, and special recognition is given to those riders who are able to complete a certain number of different Billy Goats. Click the links for the Map to see the location.
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Bay Area Billy Goats (Total 26)
Billy GoatCodeDifficultyClimbMilesDescriptionMapAddedSubmitter
AbornABN67501.8San Jose: Start at Ruby Ave, finish at gateMap 1999
AlbaALB620503.9Ben Lomond: Start at Hwy 9, finish at Empire GradeMap 1989
Aztec RidgeAZR67431.6Los Gatos: From Phillips Rd, via Cypress Way, to bear right at Maya Way, to right at Aztec Ridge, to end.Map 02/2008Gary Robinson
Barnard/Anderson DamBAD65503.1Morgan Hill: Construction Detour: Barnard Rd to end, and Hill/Diana/McDonald Rds -- replaces -- Barnard Rd to end, and Anderson Dam loop. Start with either one.Map 01/2011John Hughes
BohlmanBOH620104.1Saratoga: Start at Madronia Cemetery entrance, finish at end of road.Map 1989
Boots RdBTS68301.4Monterey: Start at Monterey-Salinas Hwy (CA 68). Finish at Saddle Rd.Map 12/2019John Hughes
China GradeCGL69703.5Big Basin: Start at lower Hwy 236, finish at upper Hwy 236Map 1989
Country ViewCTV67101.8San Jose: Start at McKean Rd, finish in cul-de-sac at end of road.Map 11/2009Pat Parseghian
Harwood/Santa RosaHSR65651.2San Jose: Start on Harwood at Almond Blossom Ln, go through the pedestrian gate, right onto Santa Rosa Dr, finish at intersection with Sierra AzuleMap 2004
Higuera RdHGR65351.4San Jose: Start at Mt Pleasant Rd, finish at the gate -- or -- Start at Mt Pleasant Rd, left onto Higuera Highlands, finish at the gate.Map Alt-1 01/2011John Hughes
Jamison CreekJMC614802.9Boulder Creek: Start at Hwy 236, finish at Empire GradeMap 1989
On OrbitONO65400.8Saratoga: Start at Bohlman Rd, left onto Apollo Heights Ct, finish at end of road.Map 01/2012Don Axtell
Parker RanchPKR66091.8Saratoga: Start on Parker Ranch Rd at Prospect Rd, to Parker Ranch Ct summit, back to left on upper Parker Ranch connector to Prospect Rd, left onto Prospect Rd, straight onto Rolling Hills to end of road -- or -- Start on Comer Dr at Arroyo De Arguello, straight on Comer Ct, straight on Star Ridge Ct, straight on Parker Ranch Ct, left on Parker Ranch Rd, left on Prospect Rd, Straight onto Rolling Hills to end of road. Map Alt-1 01/2017Minh Nguyen
Pole LinePLL65251.6Gilroy: Start at Hecker Pass (Hwy 152), finish at summit.Map 1999
QuickertQUK69421.5Start at Bohlman Road, climb Norton, Kittredge, and Quickert roads to end at On Orbit.Map 1/1/2023Minh Nguyen
Quimby WestQBW617003.4San Jose: Start at Murillo Ave, finish at the summit.Map 1989
RamonaRAM69081.5Portola Valley: Start on Ramona Rd at Los Trancos Rd, left onto Vista Verde Way, finish at end of roadMap 12/2012John Pugliese
Redwood EstatesRWE69052.1Lexington Reservoir: Start at Old Santa Cruz Hwy on either Holy City Rd or Madrone Dr, weave uphill through Redwood Estates neighborhood (see maps), finish at Summit Rd via either Bayview or Woolaroc.Map Alt-1 1999
Redwood GulchRWG66501.5Saratoga: Start at Stevens Canyon Rd, finish at Hwy 9Map 1989
Regnart RoadRGN65501.6Cupertino: Start at Bubb Rd, finish at end of roadMap 01/2012Mark Pryor
Rolling HillsRLH65001.1Morgan Hill: Start on Woodland Ave at Llagas Rd, finish at gate. --OR -- Start on Woodland Ave at Llagas Rd, left on Greenwood, left on Rocky Ridge; finish at gate.Map Alt-1 1999
SanbornSNB65801.4Saratoga: Start at Hwy 9, right into Sanborn County Park, finish at upper parking lot -- or -- Start at Hwy-9, continue to the end of the road -- or -- Start at Hwy-9, turn towards Walden West at 0.9 miles and continue to the hostelMap Alt-1 Alt-2 1989
Skyview TerraceSVT66062.4Loma Prieta: Start at Summit Rd on Del Monte, right onto Sunset Dr, left onto Evergreen Ln, left onto Skyview Terrace, straight onto Cove Ln, straight onto Deerfield Rd, left onto Evergreen Ln, left onto Sunset Dr, finish at Summit Rd. Either way.Map 10/2012Don Axtell
Summit SpringsSUS65000.7Woodside: Start at Tripp Rd, finish at end of road -- or -- Start at Tripp Rd, bear right onto Patrol Rd, finish at end of roadMap Alt-1 04/2008Deborah Lefferts
Via Santa Teresa/Scenic VistaVSS66401.1San Jose: Start at Harry Rd on Henwood Rd, right onto Via Santa Teresa, right onto Scenic Vista Dr, finish at end of road -- or -- Start at Graystone Lane on Via Santa Teresa, left onto Scenic Vista Dr, finish at end of roadMap Alt-1 1999
Welch CreekWLC619103.8Sunol: Start at Calaveras Rd, finish at the end of pavement. Caution: can be slippery after rains due to moss. (Considered the hardest local BG)Map 1999
Out of Area Billy Goats (Total 12)
Billy GoatCodeDifficultyClimbMilesDescriptionMapAddedSubmitter
Armstrong WoodsAWR612522.39Russian River area, Armstrong Redwoods picnic area to Overlook, Bullfrog Pond Campground optional; 15% Average Grade for 1.4 miles, 21% sectionsMap 08/2008Michael McGeough
Bristlecone Pine ForestES46308210.1Bishop area: Start on White Mountain Rd and Hwy 168, east of Big Pine. End at the Schulman Grove Visitor Center.Map Howard Morris
Fort Ross WestFRW613702.2Russian River area, from Hwy-1 to SeaviewMap 03/2009Deborah Hoag
Geysers WestGYW6346515.8Geysers Road heading east from River Road, Cloverdale to summitMap 01/2010Mark Pryor
Horseshoe MeadowsES96623419Start at intersection of Lubken Canyon Rd and 395, 2.6 miles south of Lone Pine. After riding 3.2 miles on Lubken Cyn, turn left onto Horseshoe Meadows Rd. Turn right at mile 18.8 to the crest of the hill.Map Howard Morris
Meyers GradeMEY612254.9Russian River area, from Hwy-1 to Fort Ross RdMap 07/2009Don Axtell
Mix CanyonMXC622544.6Near Vacaville, Mix Canyon road from Pleasant Valley Road to end of pavement.Map 01/2012Franz Kelsch
Onion ValleyONV6509512.95Eastern Sierras: Onion Valley Road from just outside the town of Independence to the campgroundMap 08/2009Gregg Shores
Scaggs SpringsSSR6438031.9Russian River area, Cloverdale, Scaggs Creek Rd from Warm Springs Dam to Tin Barn RdMap 03/2009Russell Stevens
Sonora Pass EastSPE630959.6Start on CA 108, 5.2 miles west from 108/395 junctions, where grade increases. End at Sonora Pass.Map Howard Morris
Sonora Pass WestSPW633549.1 Starts on CA 108 at turnoff to Kennedy Meadows Resort and Baker campground. Ends at Sonora Pass.Map Howard Morris
Whitney PortalWNP6458011.3Start at intersection of Whitney Portal Rd and LA Aquaduct, .6 mile west of 395 in Lone Pine. End at Whitney Portal store just beyond Mt Whitney trail head.Map Howard Morris

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