Walla Walla GRIT 45

Development Route

“Walla Walla is famous for its renowned road riding, but the locals have been venturing into the Blue Mountains for years to get their fix of first class gravel roads. This course (the 45) and its partner courses (the 65 and 95) stay together for the first 24 miles, which includes the iconic,and challenging, Cottonwood Creek climb.”

“All three courses have steep sections some might walk up without proper gearing. Courses are designed for experienced cyclists and are not for the faint of heart! Both the 45 and 65 courses are the roughest on the climbs and have relatively smooth gravel on the descents. 700×32 is the narrowest we would go, but a 40mm tire might just be perfect.” By Alegro Cyclery.

The Dirty Freehub Team has not ridden this course, thus, the designation as Training Route. If you give it a go, leave us a comment below.

Adventure / Gravel Route

– Lollipop: 44 miles / 3500 ft gain
– Surface: ~ 40% gravel, 60% paved
eBike Friendly: Yes
– Location: Walla Walla, WA
– Published: October, 2019


Moderate. Due to distance and elevation gain.

The Start

Mill Creek Sportsplex. Flush toilets. Water.
Lat / Long: 46.072633, -118.289541


Cue Sheet / GPX file / TCX file


Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road

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