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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 79)
Billy GoatCodeDifficultyClimbMilesDescriptionMapAddedSubmitter
3 Bears LoopTBL4162918.8Orinda: loop around Briones & San Pablo reservoirs. Start anywhere in the loop, either way, ride Castro Ranch, Alhambra Valley, Bear Creek, and San Pablo Dam Rds.Map 08/2008Scott Francks
Aldercroft HeightsALH45974.0Lexington Reservoir: Start at Alma Bridge Road, u-turn at end; round trip.Map 01/2012Don Axtell
AltamontALT46062.2Los Altos Hills: Start at Moody Rd, finish at Page Mill Rd.Map 07/2009Christopher Larson
Bear CreekBCW416359.2Boulder Creek: Start at Hwy 9, finish at Skyline Blvd.Map 1989
BernalBRN45001.3San Jose: Start at Heaton Moor Dr, finish at the hilltop parking area before the IBM gate.Map 1999
Bridle PathBPE45633.6Gilroy: Start at New Rd on Bridle Path Dr, turn left onto Estates Dr, to finish at Roop Rd.Map 01/2018John Hughes
Bunker McCulloughBMC45732.3Marin Headlands: Start on Bunker Rd at Field Rd, to right onto McCullough Road, finish at Conzelman Rd.Map 01/2018Hien Lam
Cachagua LoopCCN49002.7/8.8Carmel Valley: Start at Carmel Valley Rd, take Cachagua Rd to summit at Sky Ranch -- or -- Start at Carmel Valley Rd, takeTassajara Rd to right on Cachagua Rd to summit at Sky RanchMap Alt-1 1999
Calaveras/BacksideCLN49743.0Sunol: Start at Welch Creek, finish at the dam overlook.Map 01/2012Don Axtell
Calaveras/LowerCLL47302.4Milpitas: Start at Piedmont Rd, finish at Felter Rd.Map 01/2012Don Axtell
Calaveras/Upper CLU46247.3Milpitas: Start at Felter Rd, finish at the dam overlook -- or -- Start at the dam overlook, finish at Felter Rd.Map Alt-1 01/2012Don Axtell
Canada LoopCNN4102017.0Gilroy: Start on Roop Rd at New Ave, becomes Gilroy Hot Springs Rd, right at Canada Rd, finish at Hwy 152 -- or -- Start on Dryden Ave at New Ave, left onto Leavesley Rd, straight onto Roop Rd, becomes Gilroy Hot Springs Rd, right at Canada Rd, finish at Hwy 152 -- or – Start on Canada Rd at Hwy 152, left at Gilroy Hot Springs Rd, become Roop Rd, finish at New Ave.Map Alt-1 Alt-2 1989
Carmel ValleyCVN4237017.7/10.1Carmel Valley: Start at Holman Rd, finish at summit -- or -- Start at Arroyo Seco Rd, finish at summitMap Alt-1 1999
China Grade UpperCGU45702.33Big Basin: Start at upper Hwy 236, north to finish at end of pavement.Map 01/2010Don Axtell
ClaytonCYT48405.2San Jose: Start on Marten Ave at Mt. Pleasant Rd, right onto Clayton Rd, finish at Mt. Hamilton RdMap 1996
ConzelmanCOR46502Golden Gate Bridge: Start at north end of bridge, finish at the top of Conzelman (view point).Map 10/2008Megan Nguyen
Corral de TierraCDT48005.6 Monterey: Start at Robley Rd, finish at San Benancio Rd.Map 11/2009Jon Kaplan
Corral HollowCHE410007.8/11.2Livermore: from Mines Rd to summit -- or -- Tracy: from Hwy 5 to summitMap Alt-1 1999
CroyCRY46304.5Morgan Hill: Start at Uvas Rd, finish at Uvas County Park.Map 1991
Del ValleDVE413607.9Livermore: Start at Mines Rd, u-turn at Del Valle campground, return to Mines Rd -- or -- Start at Mines Rd, u-turn at Del Valle Marina, return to Mines RdMap Alt-1 1999
Empire Grade LowerEGL46773.7Santa Cruz: Start at UCSC main entrance at Heller Dr, finish at Smith GradeMap 01/2016Jon Kaplan
Empire Grade UpperEGU410046.3Felton: Start at Felton-Empire Rd, finish at Ben Lomond Cal Fire stationMap 01/2012Don Axtell
FelterFEL412736.2Milpitas: Start at Calaveras Rd, straight onto Sierra Rd, finish at Sierra Open Space Preserve parking area.Map 01/2008Ken Goldman
Granite CreekGNC46003.3Scotts Valley: Start at Branciforte Dr, finish at summit between Navarra Dr and Sherman Dr.Map 1999
Grizzly PeakGRP410157.8Berkeley: Start at Wildcat Canyon Rd, finish at Skyline BlvdMap 03/2009Paul Greene
Hellyer/HasslerHEH45733.31San Jose: Start at Silver Creek Valley Rd, right onto Dove Hill Rd, right onto Hassler Parkway, finish at Ridge Top View LaneMap 01/2008Michael McGeough
Hwy 236HBB4160013.2Big Basin: Start at lower China Grade, through Big Basin, finish at Hwy 9 -- or – Start at lower China Grade, left onto N Escape Rd, left onto Hwy 236, finish at Hwy 9.Map Alt-1 1993
Hwy 84 West 84W410506.8La Honda: Start at Pescadero Rd, finish at Skyline BlvdMap 09/2008David Hoag
Hwy 9 North Lower9NL49863.9Saratoga: Start at 6th St, finish at Redwood Gulch Rd.Map 01/2011Mark Pryor
Hwy 9 South Lower9SL48657.8Boulder Creek: Start at the lower intersection with Hwy 236, finish at the upper intersection with Hwy 236Map 01/2016Pat Parseghian
Hwy 9 South Upper9SU413106.0Big Basin: Start at upper Hwy 236, finish at Skyline BlvdMap 07/2008
JeffersonJEF45852.0Redwood City: Start at Highland Ave, finish at Wilmington WayMap 01/2008Leslie C. Battersby
Larkin Valley/WhiteLVW46003.8Aptos: Start at Bonita Dr on San Andreas Rd, changes to Larkin Valley Rd, left onto White Rd, finish at Freedom Blvd -- or -- start at San Andreas Rd on Mar Monte Ave, left onto Larkin Valley Rd, right onto White Rd to Freedom Blvd. Either route, either way.Map Alt-1 10/2012Don Axtell
Las AnimasLAS48308.1San Jose: Start on San Felipe Rd at the summit, south to a bear right onto Las Animas Rd, u-turn at gate, return to a left onto Metcalf Rd, finish at motorcycle park. Either way.Map 01/2018Bruce Simpson
Laureles GradeLGN49003.2Carmel Valley: Start at Carmel Valley Rd, finish at summit -- or – Start at Hwy 68, finish at summit -- or – Start at Hwy 68, left to Robley Rd, right to Toro Rd, straight on short dirt path at top of Toro, right on Rinconado Dr, finish at Laureles Grade -- or – Start at Corral de Tierra on Robley Rd, left on Toro Rd, right on Rinconado Dr, finish at Laureles Grade.Map Alt-1 Alt-2 Alt-3 1999
Lobitos CreekLBC46704.1San Gregorio: Start at Verde Rd, finish at Tunitas Creek Rd.Map 1999
Los Trancos WoodsLTW47482.9Portola Valley: Start at Alpine Rd, straight onto Vista Verde Way, finish at Ramona Rd (upper intersection).Map 2002
Magdalena/Olive TreeMOT4692/6302.7Los Altos Hills: Start at Foothill Expwy, on Magdalena Ave, right onto Blandor, right onto Olive Tree, finish at the gate -- or -- Start at Moody Rd, on Tepa Way, bear right onto Summit Wood Rd, left onto La Loma Dr, right onto Prospect Ave, right onto Stonebrook Dr, right onto Kate Dr, left onto Laura Ct, straight through gate to Stonebrook Dr, right onto Magdalena Ave, right onto Blandor, right onto Olive Tree, finish at the gateMap Alt-1 09/2008Paul Metz
Mill CreekMIC415004.3Fremont: Start at Mission Blvd, finish at the gate.Map 04/2008Deborah Lefferts
MinesMIN4255026Livermore: Start at Del Valle Rd, finish at Del Puerto Canyon Rd (The Junction).Map 1999
Mines UpperMIU49345.1Livermore: Start at Del Puerto Canyon Rd (The Junction), finish at the second crest (Elyar Ridge).Map 01/2015Jon Kaplan
MoodyMDR46362.8Los Altos Hills: Start at Elena Rd, finish at Page Mill Rd.Map 02/2008Eric Hamilton
Mt Eden/PierceMEN46003.3Saratoga: Start at Stevens Canyon Rd on Mt Eden Rd, right at Pierce Rd, finish at Hwy 9. Either direction.Map 1989
Native SonsNAS46501.5Skylonda: Start at gate at bottom, finish at Star Hill Rd.Map 09/2008Paul Metz
Old La Honda WestOLW49312.45La Honda: Start at Hwy 84, finish at Skyline BlvdMap 02/2008Deborah Lefferts
Old Santa Cruz HwyOSS412104.8/8.3Lexington Reservoir: Start at Lexington School, finish at Summit Rd -- or -- Start at Lexington Dam on Alma Bridge Rd, right onto Aldercroft Heights Rd, left onto Old Santa Cruz Hwy, finish at Summit Rd.Map Alt-1 1990
OverlookOVL46801.6/1.0Los Gatos: Start at Wissahickon Ave, finish at end of road -- or -- Start at Wissahickon Ave, left onto Sheldon Rd, finish at end of road.Map Alt-1 09/2008Mark Pryor
Page Mill LowerPML47012.5Palo Alto: Start at Arastradero Rd, finish at Moody Rd.Map 07/2009Franz Kelsch
Palmetto SkylinePLS45801.8Pacifica: Start at Monterey Dr on Palmetto Ave, left onto Crenshaw, right onto Skyline Blvd, finish at the water tank near Oceanside Dr.Map 01/2016Jon Kaplan
PalomaresPLN410904.6/5.1Sunol: Start at Niles Canyon Rd, finish at summit -- or -- Castro Valley: Start at Palo Verde Rd, finish at summitMap Alt-1 1989
Panoche WestPRW4168019.8Paicines: Start at Hwy 25, finish at the summitMap 01/2008Franz Kelsch
Patterson PassPPE410004.0/9.4Livermore: Start at Greenville Rd, finish at summit -- or -- Tracy: Start at Grant Line Rd, finish at summitMap Alt-1 1999
Peach Hill/OjaiPHO45003Saratoga: Start at Piedmont Rd on Peach Hill Rd, left at Glen Una Dr, right to remain on Glen Una Dr, right onto Hwy 9, right onto Austin Way, right onto Lancaster Rd, left onto Matilija Dr, left onto Ojai Dr, finish at Greenwood Ln -- or -- Los Gatos: Start at Hwy 9 on Greenwood Rd, right onto Greenwood Ln, right onto Ojai Dr, right onto Matilija Dr, right onto Lancaster Rd, left onto Austin Way, left onto Hwy 9, left onto Glen Una Dr, left to remain on Glen Una Dr, right onto Peach Hill Rd, finish at summitMap Alt-1 1999
PescaderoPCE41200/75010.2/2.8Pescadero: Start at Stage Rd, finish at summit -- or -- La Honda: Start at Hwy 84, finish at summitMap Alt-1 1996
PinehurstPHR48503.9Berkeley: Start at Canyon Rd, finish at Skyline BlvdMap 10/2008Patrice Carney
RedwoodRRR4140011.3Castro Valley: Start at Seven Hills Rd, finish at Skyline BlvdMap 03/2009Paul Greene
Rodeo GulchRDG47904.6/3.3Soquel: Start at Soquel Dr, finish at summit -- or -- Start on Laurel Glen at Soquel San Jose Rd, left onto Rodeo Gulch Rd, finish at summit.Map Alt-1 1999
San Antonio ValleySAV4100013San Jose: Start at Isabel Creek Bridge, finish at Del Puerto Canyon Rd (the Junction) -- or -- Livermore: Start at Del Puerto Canyon Rd (the Junction), finish at Isabel Creek BridgeMap Alt-1 01/2015David Bradley
San Benancio CanyonSBC411704.4Monterey: Start at Hwy 68, finish at the summit.Map 1999
San FelipeSAF47564San Jose: Start at Farnsworth Dr, finish at summit.Map 01/2008Michael McGeough
Santa AnitaSAA49447.4Hollister: Start at Quien Sabe Rd, finish at end of roadMap 01/2010Franz Kelsch
Silver Creek Valley RdSCV45301.4San Jose: Start at Hellyer Ave, finish at the summit.Map 01/2008Michael McGeough
Skyline North 2SN249606.4Palo Alto: Start at Page Mill Rd, finish at Hwy 9.Map 01/2008Don Axtell
Skyline North 3SN348205.8Portola Valley: Start at Old La Honda Rd, finish at Page Mill Rd.Map 01/2008Don Axtell
Skyline North 4SN449607.0Woodside: Start at Kings Mountain Rd, finish at Old La Honda Rd.Map 01/2008Don Axtell
Skyline North 5SN5413507.0Woodside: Start at Hwy 92, finish at Kings Mountain Rd.Map 01/2008Don Axtell
Skyline South 1SS14128010.3Lexington Reservoir: Start at Bear Creek Rd, finish at Hwy 9.Map 01/2008Don Axtell
Skyline South 3SS3412505.5Portola Valley: Start at Hwy 84, finish at Kings Mountain Rd.Map 01/2008Don Axtell
Skyline/Grizzly PeakSGP49489.62Oakland: Start at Redwood Rd, right onto Grizzly Peak Blvd, finish at South Park Dr.Map 01/2010Paul Metz
Smith GradeSGE47905.2Bonny Doon: Start at Empire Grade, finish at Bonny Doon Rd. Either way.Map 1999
Soquel-San JoseSSJ415307.9Soquel: Start at Laurel Glen Rd, finish at Summit Rd.Map 1989
Star Hill/SwettSHS410714.1Woodside: Start on Star Hill Rd at bottom gate, right onto Swett Rd, finish at Skyline Blvd.Map 2002
Stetson/SkylandSSN48555.4Loma Prieta: Start on Stetson Rd at Soquel San Jose Rd, left onto Skyland Rd, finish at Highland Way. Either way.Map 1999
SwantonSWN45006.8Davenport: Start at Hwy 1 near Davenport, finish at Hwy 1 about 6.8 miles later. Either way.Map 1999
SweigertSWR45021.3San Jose: Start on Old Piedmont Rd at Piedmont Rd, bear right onto Canyon View Dr, right onto Sweigert Rd, finish at the gate.Map 02/2008Joe Farinha
Thomas GradeTMG45041.5Morgan Hill: Start at Hill Ave on Dunne Ave, left onto Thomas Grade, finish at upper Dunne Ave intersectionMap 01/2008Franz Kelsch
WestridgeWSR48965.8Portola Valley: Round trip Alpine Rd to Portola Rd and back. Start at either end.Map 01/2011Brian Chun
Wrights StationWRS46301.4Loma Prieta: Start at the Wrights Station Rd bridge, left onto Morrill Rd, finish at Summit Rd -- or -- Start at the Wrights Station Rd bridge, right onto Morrill Rd, finish at Summit RdMap Alt-1 1999
Yerba Buena/HasslerYBH45302.2San Jose: Start at Silver Creek Rd on Yerba Buena Rd, right onto Silver Creek Valley Rd, right onto Hassler Pkwy, finish at Hill Top View Ln -- or -- Start at San Felipe on Larkspur Canyon Dr, right onto Bentley Ridge Dr, left onto Hillstone Dr, left onto Silver Creek Valley Rd, right onto Hassler Pkwy, finish at Hill Top View LnMap Alt-1 02/2008Michael McGeough
Out of Area Billy Goats (Total 22)
Billy GoatCodeDifficultyClimbMilesDescriptionMapAddedSubmitter
Angora LakesANG410864.5From Tahoe Mountain Road and Lake Tahoe Blvd to Angora Lakes. Equivalent route from Fallen Leaf Lake.Map 01/2015Steve Ching
Barker PassBRK4166814.3Start at Lake Tahoe, Hwy 89. Out and back on Barker Pass Road.Map 01/2016Stephen Ching
Bitterwater BTW4149013.1From King City, Metz Road at Bitterwater Road to the SummitMap 03/2009Patrice Carney
Coleman Valley EastCVE4102210.2Russian River area, Coleman Valley from Occidental to HWY 1Map 08/2008Michael McGeough
Del VenturiDVT4180217.1Fort Hunter Liggett and Los Padres National Forest: from Mission Road to Memorial Park CampgroundMap 02/2019Lou Galbiati
Fairfax-Bolinas WestFBW415104.4Fairfax-Bolinas Road from Highway 1 to Ridgecrest Road.Map 08/2008Mark Pryor
Fort Ross EastFRE420608.9Russian River area, from Cazadro Rd to Meyers GradeMap 07/2009Don Axtell
Hwy 4 to Bear ValleyBRV4392425.56STTS: Arnold to Bear ValleyMap 03/2008Michael McGeough
Hwy 46 East46E4167013.9GWBR area, from Vine St to Summit, Santa Rosa Creek or Old Creek summits optionalMap 07/2009Don Axtell
Hwy 46 West46W418607.1GWBR area, from Hwy 1 to SummitMap 07/2009Don Axtell
Lake SabrinaES7412943.9Start on CA 168 (Line Rd)at intersection of Red Hill Rd (3.2 miles west of 395 in Bishop). End at a small parking area at Lake Sabrina.Map Howard Morris
Luther PassLUP413907South Lake Tahoe: Start at Hwy 50 and S. Upper Truckee Road, cross over Hwy 89 and continue on Upper Truckee Road which ends back on Hwy 89. Climb Hwy 89 and end at the Luther Pass sign (at 7740 feet).Map 01/2011K.L. Seh
NV: Kingsbury Grade WestKBW410403.15NV: Lake Tahoe Blvd, (HWY 50), to the summit, (Daggett Pass)Map 04/2008Michael McGeough
NV: Mt Rose Hwy WestNV1424318.22NV: Highway 431 from Tahoe Blvd (Hwy 28) to SummitMap 08/2009Barry Chaffin
Old Donner Pass EastODP411733.6From the junction of Donner Pass Road and Donner Lake Road to Summit.Map 01/2018Greg Olsen
Peachy CanyonPCY413105.8GWBR area: from Vine St, 6th to Pacific to Peachy Cyn to 2nd summit. From Vineyard optional.Map 07/2009Don Axtell
Pine CreekES1431958.6Start on Pine Creek Rd, 1.6 miles from junction 395, to gate at end of public road.Map Howard Morris
Ridgecrest BlvdRIG46393.8Marin County: Ridgecrest Blvd from Fairfax-Bolinas Rd to Pan Toll Rd. (<1000 ft grandfathered in)Map 01/2016Mark Pryor
Spicer ReservoirSPR4182618.3Near Bear Valley. Start at Hwy 4 and Spicer Reservoir Rd. Go out to Spicer Reservoir and back. 9 miles each way.Map 01/2014Steve Crocker
Trinity GradeTRG415093.75Santa Rosa: Glen Ellen, CA: Trinity Rd from Hwy 12 to SummitMap 03/2009Russell Stevens
Vineyard CanyonVNC4201414.8From Indian Valley Road to summit. From Parkfield optional.Map 01/2016Lou Galbiati
Woodfords CanyonWFC414305.8Tahoe area: From Woodfords to Hwy 88/89 junction.Map 01/2014Steve Ching


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