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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 64)
Billy GoatCodeDifficultyClimbMilesDescriptionMapAddedSubmitter
Alpine WestAPW519507.6La Honda: Start at Pescadero Road, finish at Skyline BlvdMap 1989
Alum Rock CrothersARC58113.6San Jose: Start at Alum Rock Park entrance; to the old entrance; to Crothers Rd; finish at Mt Hamilton RdMap Alt-1 01/2018Bruce Simpson
Bear Gulch WestBGW512006.1Between Skaggs Pt and Skylonda: Start at Skyline Blvd, u-turn at end. Round trip.Map 02/2008Spencer Frink
BlackBLK517804.5Lexington Reservoir: Start at Montevina Rd, finish at Skyline Blvd -- or -- Start at Montevina Rd, left on Gist Rd, finish at Skyline BlvdMap Alt-1 1997
Bonny DoonBDP521007.5Davenport: Start at Hwy 1, straight onto Pine Flat Rd, finish at Empire Grade -- or -- Start at Hwy 1, right onto Martin Rd, right onto Ice Cream Grade, finish at Empire GradeMap Alt-1 1989
Castle HillCSH55701.2Morgan Hill: Start on Castle Hill Dr at Llagas Rd, include the Castle Hill loop, right on Scott, right on Glen Ayre. Finish at the summit. Return to Llagas Rd via Glen Ayre or Castle Hill. Either way.Map 1/1/2016John Hughes
ChaboyaCHA55450.9San Jose: Start at Gurdwara Ave, finish at end of Chaboya Rd -- or – Start at Gurdwara Ave, finish at end of Chaboya CtMap Alt-1 01/2008Michael McGeough
ColumbiaCOL58021.92Castro Valley: Start at Cull Canyon Rd, finish at second right for Bellhurst LaneMap 03/2009Michael McGeough
CrestviewCRV56661.97Redwood City: Start at Edgewood Dr, finish at Club Dr.Map 03/2009Michael McGeough
Del Puerto CanyonDPE5245016.8/21.8Livermore: Start at Junction Bar And Grill, u-turn at Frank Raines County Park (lower entrance), return to Junction -- or -- Start at the I-5 underpass in Patterson, finish at the Santa Clara County line (top of the wall)Map Alt-1 2004
El ToyonalETY512423.1Orinda: Start at San Pablo Dam Road on El Toyonal, left onto Vista Del Orinda, left onto Los Piedras, right onto Lomas Contadas, finish at Grizzly Peak Blvd by the steam trains parking lot.Map 01/2012Mark Pryor
Empire Grade MiddleEGM57703.3Santa Cruz: Start at Smith Grade, finish at Felton-Empire Rd.Map 01/2016Jon Kaplan
Eureka CanyonEKG519609.4Corralitos: Start at town square, finish at Buzzard Lagoon Rd and Highland Way.Map 1989
Felton-EmpireFTE515303.8Felton: Start at Hwy 9, finish at Empire GradeMap 1989
FosterFOS55301.3Los Gatos: Start at Main St on Alpine Ave, right onto Foster Rd, finish at the cul-de-sac.Map 01/2012Jeffrey Balfus
Fremont PeakFMP5287010.6San Juan Bautista: Start at Mission Vinyard Rd on San Juan Canyon Rd, finish at the Fremont Peak State Park upper parking lot.Map 1989
Hastings/ClubHSC57201.4Belmont: Start at Carlmont Dr, turn right at Club Dr, finish at Crestview Dr.Map 01/2012Michael Khaw
Henry CoeHRC524898.0Morgan Hill: Start on E Dunne Ave at the bridge over Anderson Reservoir inlet, finish at the ranger stationMap 01/2008Franz Kelsch
Hicks EastHKE510505.6San Jose: Start on Almaden Rd at McKean Rd, changes to Alamitos Rd, right onto Hicks, finish at Mt Umunhum Rd.Map 1989
Hicks TrioHKT57813.6Los Gatos: All start on the west side of Hicks Rd. (1) Arnerich Rd, left onto Deer Park Ct, u-turn at the cul-de-sac; (2) Wagner to u-turn at private road; (3) Pheasant Rd to u-turn at gate. Do all three, any order.Map 01/2012Jeffrey Balfus
Hicks WestHKW511205.3Los Gatos: Start at Shannon Rd, finish at Mt Umunhum Rd.Map 1989
Higgins/PurisimaHPN56903.4/4.5Half Moon Bay: Start on Higgins Canyon Rd at Main St, finish at summit -- or – Start on Purisima Creek Rd at Verde Rd, finish at summitMap Alt-1 1999
Hwy 9 North Upper9NU511203.0Saratoga: Start at Redwood Gulch Rd, finish at Skyline BlvdMap 01/2011Mark Pryor
KincaidKNC5187512.0San Jose: Start at Mt Hamilton Rd, u-turn at gate; return to Mt Hamilton RdMap 1999
Kings MountainKGM516705.0Woodside: Start at Woodside Rd, finish at Skyline BlvdMap 1989
Loch LomondLCL56202.7Felton: Start at Zayante Rd, left onto West Dr, straight onto Sequoia Ave, finish at the Loch Lomond park entrance gate.Map 11/2009Bill Keckler
Lone TreeLNT5269010.7Hollister: Start at Fairview Rd, finish at the end of road.Map 1999
Mantelli/Blue BellMBB55754.0Gilroy: Start at Santa Teresa Blvd on Mantelli Dr, left onto Country Dr, right onto Bluebell Dr, u-turn at Burchell Rd, retrace route back to Santa Teresa Blvd.Map 03/2009Franz Kelsch
MelendyMEL56271.44Redwood City: Start at Alameda de las Pulgas, finish at Crestview Dr.Map 03/2009Michael McGeough
MetcalfMET510332.2San Jose: Start at Monterey Rd, finish at the motorcycle park.Map 1989
MontebelloMNB520305.3Cupertino: Start at Stevens Canyon Rd, finish at the gate.Map 1989
MontevinaMNV517003.8Lexington Reservoir: Start at Black Rd, finish at the gate.Map 1999
MoraMOR56001.6Los Altos Hills: Start at Loyola Dr on Terrace Dr, bear right onto Mora Dr, finish at the gate.Map 1999
Morgan TerritoryMTN517559.5/5.1Concord: Start at Marsh Creek Rd, finish at the summit (mailboxes 9530 & 9601) -- or -- Livermore: Start at Manning Rd, finish at the summit.Map Alt-1 1999
Morrison CanyonMOC59712.6Fremont: Start at Mission Blvd, bear left at Vargas Rd to stay on Morrison Canyon, finish at the end of road.Map 02/2008Joe Farinha
Mt Bache/Loma PrietaMTB512003.3Loma Prieta: Start at Highland Way, finish at summit on ridgelineMap 1996
Mt Diablo North GateMDN520687.85Walnut Creek: Start on North Gate Rd at Oak Grove Rd, finish at South Gate RdMap 02/2008David Hoag
Mt Diablo South GateMDS518256.9Danville: Start on Mt Diablo Scenic Blvd at Blackhawk Rd, straight onto South Gate Rd, finish at North Gate Rd.Map 02/2008David Hoag
Mt Diablo SummitMDT520334.5Mt Diablo: Start at intersection of South Gate and North Gate Rds, finish in the upper parking lot.Map 02/2008David Hoag
Mt Hamilton/BackMHB520105.3San Jose: Start at Isabel Creek Bridge, finish at Lick ObservatoryMap 1989
Mt Hamilton/LowerMHL517507.9San Jose: Start at Alum Rock Ave, finish at Grant Ranch County Park (Grant Lake parking area)Map 1996
Mt Hamilton/UpperMHU5281010.7San Jose: Start at Grant Ranch County Park (Grant Lake parking area), finish at Lick ObservatoryMap 1996
Mt Madonna WestMME513002.6Corralitos: Start at Hazel Dell Rd, finish at Pole Line Rd.Map 1989
Mt Madonna/Redwood RetreatMMR57874.3Gilroy: Start at Watsonville Rd, left on Mt Madonna Rd, finish at the end of pavementMap 01/2012Nick Shain
Mt TamalpaisMTL5270010.5/8.1Mill Valley to summit -- or -- Stinson Beach to summitMap Alt-1 1999
Mt UmunhumMUM521005.4San Jose: Start at Hicks Rd, finish at the CubeMap 1999
Mtn CharlieMTC512004.8Scotts Valley: Start at Glenwood Dr, finish at Summit Rd.Map 1989
Old CalaverasOCV56042.1Milpitas: Start at Evans Road, left at Downing Rd, finish at Ed Levine Dog ParkMap 02/2008Joe Farinha
Old La Honda EastOLE514753.4Portola: Start at Portola Rd, finish at Skyline Blvd.Map 1989
Page Mill UpperPMU514835.8Palo Alto: Start at Moody Rd, finish at Skyline BlvdMap 07/2009Franz Kelsch
Portola State ParkPTP511903.5La Honda: Start at Portola State Park Headquarters, finish at Alpine RdMap 1996
Quien SabeQNS520708.7Hollister: Start at Hwy 25, right to remain on Quien Sabe, left to remain on Quien Sabe, finish at end of roadMap 1999
Quimby EastQBE55451.2San Jose: Start at Mt Hamilton Rd, finish at the summit.Map 1999
ReynoldsREY56611.2San Jose: Start at Hicks Rd, finish at end of pavementMap 01/2008Deborah Lefferts
Robinson CanyonRBC514005Carmel Valley: Start at Carmel Valley Rd, finish at summit.Map 1999
San Bruno MountainSBM511003.7Daly City: Start on Market St at Hillsdale Blvd, straight on Guadalupe Canyon Pkwy, left into San Bruno Mountain Park, right onto Radio Rd, finish at end of road -- or -- Brisbane: Start on Guadalupe Canyon Pkwy at Bayshore Blvd, right into San Bruno Mountain Park, right onto Radio Rd, finish at end of roadMap Alt-1 04/2008Pat Parseghian
Sarahills/Old OakSOO55741.9Saratoga: Start at Pierce Rd onto either Sarahills Dr or onto Old Oak Way, either one first. Ride each to its summit.Map Alt-1 01/2014Nick Shain
SierraSRR518303.7San Jose: Start at Piedmont Rd, finish at Sierra Open Space Preserve parking lotMap 1989
Soda SpringsSDS524005.6Lexington Reservoir: Start at Alma Bridge Rd, finish at gate at end of road.Map 1999
SuncrestSCT56101.3San Jose: Start at Piedmont Rd, finish at the summit.Map 2004
Sweeney RidgeSNS59153San Bruno: Start at Skyline Blvd on Sneath Ln, pass through the gate onto Sweeney Ridge Trail, finish at the abandoned Nike missile site building on top of Sweeney Ridge.Map 01/2011Vince Cummings
Tartan TrailTTR56001.1San Mateo: Start at Crystal Springs Rd, finish at Black Mountain Rd.Map 03/2009Brian Chun
Tunitas CreekTNC519507.4San Gregorio: Start at Lobitos Creek Cutoff, finish at Skyline BlvdMap 1989
ZayanteZYN5171011.0Felton: Start at Graham Hill Rd, finish at Summit Rd -- or -- Ben Lomond: Start on Quail Hollow Rd at Glen Arbor Rd, left onto Zayante Rd, finish at Summit RdMap Alt-1 1989
Out of Area Billy Goats (Total 34)
Billy GoatCodeDifficultyClimbMilesDescriptionMapAddedSubmitter
Calaveras Big TreesCBT5150011.2Starting at parking area within Calaveras Big Trees St Park, ride Big Trees Parkway to the Stanislaus bridge and climb to end of the road (beyond South Grove). Return via same route.Map 01/2018Bruce Simpson
Carson PassCAP516738.8Tahoe Area: from Hwy 88/89 junction to Carson Pass SummitMap 03/2008Michael McGeough
CavedaleCVD519455.2From CA-12 to summitMap 01/2017Christine Nguyen
Coleman Valley WestCVW5159110.2Russian River area, Coleman Valley from HWY 1 to OccidentalMap 08/2008Michael McGeough
Death Valley Rd WestES85372213.8Start at junction of Death Valley Rd and CA 168, 2.2 miles east of 395 at Big Pine. End at an unmarked but obvious summit.Map Howard Morris
Ebbetts Pass EastEPE5283510.75Tahoe Area: Wolf Creek Road to SummitMap 03/2008Michael McGeough
Ebbetts Pass WestEPW519005.03Tahoe Area: Hermit Valley Campground to SummitMap 03/2008Michael McGeough
Echo LakeECL512073.6Lake Tahoe area. From Old Meyers Grade Road and S. Upper Truckee Road. Cross Highway 50 and continue on Echo Lakes Road to the lodge by the lake.Map 01/2011K.L. Seh
Fairfax-Bolinas EastFBE5190010Fairfax-Bolinas Road from Fairfax to Ridgecrest BlvdMap 10/2008Mark Pryor
Geysers EastGYE528449.6Russian River area, Geysers Rd heading west from Red Winery to SummitMap 03/2009Russell Stevens
Glacier Lodge RdES35374711.7Start: From 395 in Big Pine, drive 6/10 mile on west on Crocker St. Climb begins on Crocker St and ends at end of the road.Map Howard Morris
Hauser BridgeHAU512007.0Hauser Bridge Rd and Sea View Rd, from Kings Ridge Rd to Timber Cove Rd, either direction. Russian River area.Map 01/2016Don Axtell
Joy RdJOY510904.7Russian River area, from Bodega Rd to Coleman Valley RdMap 07/2009Don Axtell
Kings RidgeKRR5263016.3Russian River area, from Cazadero Rd to Tin Barn RdMap 07/2009Don Axtell
Los AlamosLAR516114.0Santa Rosa: Los Almos Road from Sonoma Highway 12 to the summit. Hood Mountain Regional Park is about 5.5 miles away from the start location. Map 03/2009Rick Collins
Monitor Pass EastMPE532378.06Tahoe Area: Hwy 395 to SummitMap 03/2008Michael McGeough
Monitor Pass WestMPW533008.04Tahoe Area: Hwy 4 to SummitMap 03/2008Michael McGeough
Nacimiento-FergusonNAF526007.0Big Sur Area: from HWY 1 to trail crossings at the summit. From Mission San Antonio optional.Map 08/2008Deborah Hoag
New IdriaNID510324.2From first crossing of (dry) San Carlos Creek to the abandoned mining townMap 01/2017Lou Galbiati
NV: Geiger GradeNV4522809.2NV: Geyser Grade from Hwy 395 to Geiger Pass SummitMap 11/2009Don Axtell
NV: Kingsbury Grade EastKBE530228.0NV: From Foothill Rd to the summitMap 04/2008
NV: Mt Rose Hwy EastNV25432516.3NV: Hwy 395 to SummitMap 11/2009Don Axtell
NV: Virginia City SouthNV3517257.3NV: Hwy 341, from Hwy 50 to Virginia City, Hwy 342 optionalMap 11/2009Don Axtell
Old CreekOCR515709.1GWBR area, Old Creek Road from Hwy 1 near Morro Bay to Hwy 46.Map 03/2009Franz Kelsch
Pacific GradePGS510042.58Start at Hermit Valley Campground on CA 4, 5 miles west of Ebbetts Pass. End at Pacific Grade Summit sign at Mosquito LakesMap Howard Morris
Rock Creek LowerESA525729.4Start: Lower Rock Creek Rd at the Inyo County Line (Boundary Rd on left). Bike up Lower Rock Crk Rd to junction with 395Map 01/2014Don Axtell
Rock Creek UpperES25320110.6Start at Toms Place on Hwy 395 north of Bishop. Ride ends at Mosquito Flat trail head.Map Howard Morris
Santa Rosa CkSRC5171016.0GWBR area, from Cambria to Hwy 46Map 07/2009Don Axtell
South Lake LowerES55331711.7Start on CA 168 (Line Rd)at intersection of Red Hill Rd (3.2 miles west of 395 in Bishop). End at intersection of South Lake Rd and CA 168.Map Howard Morris
South Lake UpperES6519327Start at junction of S. Lake Rd and CA 168, 15 miles west of 395 in Bishop. Ends at a small parking area just above South Lake at the end of the road.Map Howard Morris
Sweetwater Springs EastSSE5159910.2Russian River area, Westside Road to Armstrong Woods RoadMap 08/2008Michael McGeough
Sweetwater Springs WestSSW5162610.2Russian River area, Armstrong Woods Road to Westside RoadMap 08/2008Michael McGeough
Tioga Pass EastTPE5290012Eastern Sierra: Hwy 395 to Yosemite entranceMap 01/2011Gregg Shores
Westgard PassESB5344813.8Bishop area: bike east from Big Pine on CA 168 to the summit, just after the junction with White Mountain Rd.Map 01/2014Don Axtell


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