East Dunne Avenue
distance: 10 miles, from initial start of climbing
climbing: 2900 feet
Dunne Avenue south from Monterey Road in Morgan Hill crosses Highway 101 and becomes East Dunne Avenue. It is flat and developed for 2 miles, when it becomes residential and the climbing begins with a mile at 8%
. After this, the development ends, and the road becomes quite pleasant. A 2 mile descent over a bridge and past a picnic area next to the reservoir takes one to the main portion of the climb, which is much like Page Mill Road in character, with steep sections
intermixed with lesser grades and intermediate descents, although even the steep portions are quite manageable. The climb effectively ends at the entrance to Henry Coe State Park, which is worth a visit after all the effort.