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Reecer Creek Rd./FS3500 above Ellensburg is one of my favorites. The climb starts gently at Smithson Rd./US97 but really ramps up as you get higher. From Smithson/US97, it's about a 3800 ft. climb in 15 miles. The last half of the climb the grade never really goes below 8%. It's paved all the way to the top, although once in the National Forest the road is only single lane. The views are tremendous. There is not a lot of shade so you won't want to do this climb on a hot day. If you want more, the climb continues on gravel another 4 miles/~800 feet out to Lion Rock, which is a tremendous viewpoint. This is really a stunning climb, but it's not an easy climb.

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