Cycling Lincoln Gap East
Ride 4.1 miles gaining 1,453’ at 6.7% average grade.
This is a peaceful climb on a rural gap road in Green Mountains of northeastern Vermont. The climb begins near the small and quaint town of Warren (pop. 1,705) and is just south of Sugarbush Ski Resort.
Warren, VT is a quarter mile north of the climb start.
Public parking at the Warren Municipal Building.
While this climb has peaceful and lush green surroundings, the last mile is brutally steep (¼ mile at 18% average grade and a full mile at 15.5%). There is a flat/descent segment to the climb for 1.6 miles beginning at mile one that averages 1%, and the remainder of the climb (first and last segments) average 10%.
Top photo: Covered bridge on the ride from Warren to the start of our climb.
Section of the climb before the 15.5% final mile.
About a mile of the road is gravel, but easily manageable on a road bike.
The calm before the 15.5% storm. 😓
Lincoln Gap is the highest paved road in Vermont.
Photos are of the area within 100 yards of and at the gap.