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.)