Mount Meenagah Road Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

3.8
FIETS
3.3 mi
DISTANCE
1,460 ft
GAINED
8.5 %
AVG. GRADE

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INTRO

The first 1.7 miles of this climb overlap Sam’s Point (NY #7). It was an overcast day in June 2020 when we did this climb but it was very enjoyable - no traffic and thick forest bordering the final half of the climb.
Grade is 8.5% over 3.3 miles gaining 1,460' with 0 descent.  60% of the climb is at 5-10% grade, 26% is at 10-15%, and 1.7% is at 15-20%.  The steepest quarter-mile is 13.2%.

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Roadway:  The first 4/10ths of the climb are on Highway 52 which is in good condition with a shoulder up to the turn-off onto Mt. Meenagah Road, which is in fair condition with no center stripe or shoulder. 

Traffic:  Moderate on Highway 52 and mild on Mount Meenagah Road. 

Parking:  We parked on the side of Broadhead Street just past the climb start (Map; Street View). 
Provisions:  There are no places to get food or water on the ride, but there are plenty of spots in Ellenville where the climb begins. 
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The first 1.5 miles of this climb overlaps Sam's Point Road.  Use the “Routes in Area” button on the menu bar to see other bike climbs in this area with a high concentration of Catskill bike climbs.

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Cycling Mount Meenagah - New York #5 bike climb

Ride 3.3 miles gaining 1,460’ at 8.5% average grade.

The first 1.7 miles of this climb overlap Sam’s Point (NY #7). It was an overcast day in June, 2020 when we did this climb but it was very enjoyable - no traffic and thick forest bordering the final half of the climb.

This climb is entirely within the Minnewaska State Park Preserve (est. 1993; 22,275 acres).

We begin this climb on Hwy 52 at the eastern edge of Ellenville (2010 population 4,135).  Structures were first built in this area in 1798.