North Hollow Road Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

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FIETS
2.1 mi
DISTANCE
596 ft
GAINED
5.4 %
AVG. GRADE

FULL CLIMB STATS

Page Contributor(s): John Summerson, The Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike) in the Northeast; (Cover photo) Jillian Snietka, Google

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This 2.1 mile bike climb is located in Hartford County, Connecticut, USA. The average gradient is 5.4% and there is a total elevation gain of 596 ft, finishing at 1,179 ft.

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Difficulty: Moderate
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Mar 19, 2021
difficulty: Moderate
scenery: 3
traffic: 5
road: 5
Mar 19, 2021
scenery: 3
traffic: 5
road: 5
As the profile shows, it's a pretty steady grade for 2 miles.Pick a gear and hold it throughout the climb. (or shift as you like) Watch for black bears, as this is the Tunxis State Forest.
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Cycling North Hollow Road, Connecticut - waterfall near Balanced Rock Road, at climb finish

Cycling North Hollow Road, Connecticut

Photo: Cascades near Balanced Rock Road (climb finish).

“North Hollow Road is a short and scenic ascent in far northern Connecticut and is perhaps the most popular in the state.  The grade is quite steady throughout and never gets steep as you ride along with little traffic most days.  From the creek crossing, head south up the hill and somewhat narrow route under thick tree cover.  The wooded setting makes for a pleasant ride and the climb ends at Balance Rock Road on the right as the slope flattens.  Due to its mostly straight routing, North Hollow Road is a fairly quick and fun descent as well.” (This quote is provided with the approval of John Summerson from his book, The Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike) in the Northeast, pg. 54.)