Butterfield Double Century

198 miles with 8,000 feet of climbing
Butterfield Double Century • Route Profile
Route Profile

Butterfield Double Century • Climbs

Cat. 3: Mile 102
Cat. 4: Mile 33 and 176

Butterfield Double Century • Description

The Butterfield Double Century, named after the historic Butterfield Overland Stage Route of 1857, is the first double of the season. The urban to semi-rural ride circumnavigates the Santa Ana Mountains in counter-clockwise direction.
The route starts in Anaheim Hills and initially leads south to Oceanside, passing through Santiago Canyon, Live Oak Canyon, and Trabuco Canyon, as well as the cities of Rancho Santa Margarita, San Juan Capistrano, and San Clemente.
Then the route leads inland, following the San Luis Rey River bike path to Bonsall and continuing to Freeway 15. At about the halfway point, the route leads back north, following Old Highway 395 to Corona, visiting Fallbrook, Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, and Lake Elsinore. Finally the route passes through Temescal Canyon on the way back to Anaheim Hills.

Butterfield Double Century • Interactive Map

Butterfield Double Century • Pictures

Butterfield Double Century • Dana Point
Dana Point
See Also: Double Centuries and California Triple Crown