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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 PathBPE45633.6Morgan Hill: 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 MiddleEGM47703.3Smith Grade to Felton-EmpireMap 01/2016Jon Kaplan
Empire Grade UpperEGU410046.3Felton-Empire Rd to Ben Lomond Cal Fire stationMap 01/2012Don Axtell
FelterFEL412736.2Felter Road from Calaveras to the Summit of Sierra Road.Map 01/2008Ken Goldman
Granite CreekGNC46003.3Branciforte Dr to summit in Scotts ValleyMap 1999
Grizzly PeakGRP410157.8All of Grizzly Peak Blvd from Wildcat Canyon in Berkeley to Skyline Blvd in Oakland.Map 03/2009Paul Greene
Hellyer/HasslerHEH45733.31Hellyer and Silver Creek Valley Road to Hassler SummitMap 01/2008Michael McGeough
Hwy 236HBB4160013.2Start at Lower China Grade, go through Big Basin, to upper Hwy 9 -- or -- go through Big Basin using Escape RdMap Alt-1 1993
Hwy 84 West 84W410506.7Hwy 84 from Pescadero Rd to SkylineMap 09/2008David Hoag
Hwy 9 North Lower9NL49863.9From 6th Street and Big Basin Way, to Redwood Gulch Road intersectionMap 01/2011Mark Pryor
Hwy 9 South Lower9SL48657.8Hwy 9 from the lower intersection with Hwy 236 in Boulder Creek to the upper intersection with Hwy 236 at Waterman Gap.Map 01/2016Pat Parseghian
Hwy 9 South Upper9SU413106.0Upper Hwy 236 to SkylineMap 07/2008
JeffersonJEF45852.0Redwood City: Highland Ave to Wilmington Ave.Map 01/2008Leslie C. Battersby
Larkin Valley/WhiteLVW46003.8Either direction: Larkin Valley Rd and White Rd between Bonita Dr and Freedom Blvd -- or -- Either direction: Mar Monte Ave, Larkin Valley Rd, and White Rd between San Adreas Rd and Freedom BlvdMap Alt-1 10/2012Don Axtell
Las AnimasLAS483010.9Starts San Felipe summit, descends past Metcalf and onto Las Animas to the Pratt-Whitney gate, then climbs back up and onto Metcalf, ending at motorcycle park.Can be either directionMap 01/2018Bruce Simpson
Laureles GradeLGN49003.2From Carmel Valley Rd, take Laureles Grade to summit -- or -- From Hwy 68, take Laureles Grade to summit -- or -- From Hwy 68, take Laureles Grade to Robley to Toro. Use short dirt path at top of Toro to Rinconado to summit -- or -- From Corral de Tierra, take Robley to left onto Toro. Use short dirt path at top of Toro to Rinconado to summitMap Alt-1 Alt-2 Alt-3 1999
Lobitos CreekLBC46704.1Verde Rd to Tunitas Creek RdMap 1999
Los Trancos WoodsLTW47482.9Los Trancos Rd from Alpine Rd to upper intersection with RamonaMap 2002
Magdalena/Olive TreeMOT4692/6304.0/3.0From Foothill Expressway, Magdalenda right on Blandor, right on Olive Tree to end at RS07 Gate. Alternate - From Moody Rd at Tepa Way via Summit Wood/La Loma to the top of Olive TreeMap 09/2008Paul Metz
Mill CreekMIC415004.3Fremont: Mill Creek Road from Mission Blvd to SummitMap 04/2008Deborah Lefferts
MinesMIN4255026Livermore: Del Valle Rd to San Antonio JunctionMap 1999
Mines UpperMIU49345.1The Junction to Livermore on Mines Rd until second crest (Elyar Ridge)Map 01/2015Jon Kaplan
MoodyMDR46362.9Starts at Moody Rd & El Monte Rd. Ends at Page Mill Rd. Map 02/2008Eric Hamilton
Mt Eden/PierceMEN46003.5Hwy 9 to Stevens Canyon Rd, do both, either directionMap 1989
Native SonsNAS46501.5From Gate to Star Hill RoadMap 09/2008Paul Metz
Old La Honda WestOLW49312.45Base of La Honda Rd to Skyline BlvdMap 02/2008Deborah Lefferts
Old Santa Cruz HwyOSS412104.5/8.1Lexington (school or dam) to Summit RdMap 1990
OverlookOVL46801.6Overlook Road (Los Gatos) from Wissahickon Ave. to the end -- or -- Overlook Road from Wissahickon Ave; turn left at Sheldon, climb to the end.Map Alt-1 09/2008Mark Pryor
Page Mill LowerPML47012.5Page Mill from Arastradero Rd to Moody Rd.Map 07/2009Franz Kelsch
Palmetto SkylinePLS45801.7Start Palmetto Ave. and Monterey Dr. in Pacifica. Go north 0.8 mi., L. on Crenshaw and go 256 feet. Right on Skyline, then 0.9 mi. to top at the water tank/Oceanside Dr.Map 01/2016Jon Kaplan
PalomaresPLN410905.1Sunol: from Niles Canyon Rd to summit -- or -- Castro Valley: from Palo Verde Rd to summitMap Alt-1 1989
Panoche WestPRW4168019.8Panoche Rd from Paicines to the summitMap 01/2008Franz Kelsch
Patterson PassPPE410004.0/9.4Livermore: Greenville Rd to summit -- or -- Tracy: Grant Line Rd to summitMap Alt-1 1999
Peach Hill/OjaiPHO49902.6Peach Hill from Piedmont, Lancaster Rd from Austin Wy, L on Matilija to summit at the corner of Matilija at OjaiMap 1999
PescaderoPCE410259.9Stage Rd to summit, from La Honda optionalMap 1996
PinehurstPHR48503.9Canyon Road to Skyline Map 10/2008Patrice Carney
RedwoodRRR4140011.3Redwood Road, starting at Seven Hills Rd in Castro Valley and ending at Skyline Blvd in the Oakland hills.Map 03/2009Paul Greene
Rodeo GulchRDG47905.4Soquel Dr to Laurel Glen RdMap 1999
San Antonio ValleySAV4100013San Antonio Junction to Isabel Creek Bridge -- or -- Isabel Creek Bridge to San Antonio JunctionMap Alt-1 01/2015David Bradley
San Benancio CanyonSBC411704.4Monterey: Hwy 68 to summitMap 1999
San FelipeSAF47564.7Farnsworth to SummitMap 01/2008Michael McGeough
Santa AnitaSAA49447.4Santa Anita from Quien Sabe to gate at end of road.Map 01/2010Franz Kelsch
Silver Creek Valley RdSCV45301.4Hellyer to SummitMap 01/2008Michael McGeough
Skyline North 2SN249606.4from Page Mill to Hwy 9Map 01/2008Don Axtell
Skyline North 3SN348205.8from Old La Honda to Page MillMap 01/2008Don Axtell
Skyline North 4SN449607.0from Kings Mtn to Old La HondaMap 01/2008Don Axtell
Skyline North 5SN5413506.9from Hwy 92 to Kings MtnMap 01/2008Don Axtell
Skyline South 1SS14128010.3from Bear Creek Rd to Hwy 9Map 01/2008Don Axtell
Skyline South 3SS3412505.6from Hwy 84 to Kings MtnMap 01/2008Don Axtell
Skyline/Grizzly PeakSGP49489.62Oakland: Skyline & Redwood Road to Grizzly Peak and South Park Road.Map 01/2010Paul Metz
Smith GradeSGE47905.3Empire Grade to Bonny Doon, either directionMap 1999
Soquel-San JoseSSJ415307.9Laurel Glen Rd to Summit RdMap 1989
Star Hill/SwettSHS410714.3Bottom gate of Star Hill Rd to Skyline Blvd via Swett RdMap 2002
Stetson/SkylandSSN48555.5Soquel/SJ Rd to Highland Way, either directionMap 1999
SwantonSWN44806.6Davenport: Hwy 1 to Hwy 1, either directionMap 1999
SweigertSWR45021.4 Start on Piedmont Rd& Old Piedmont Rd. make a right on Sweigert to the gate.Map 02/2008Joe Farinha
Thomas GradeTMG45041.5Hill Ave and Dunne Ave. up Thomas Grade to endMap 01/2008Franz Kelsch
WestridgeWSR48965.8Westridge Road between Alpine Road and Portola Road, both ways (round trip).Map 01/2011Brian Chun
Wrights StationWRS46301.4Bridge at Wrights Station to Summit RdMap 1999
Yerba Buena/HasslerYBH45302.2Yerba Buena from Silver Creek Road, right on Silver Creek Valley Road, right on Hassler to summit. Optional from Larkspur Canyon.Map 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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