Hawksnest Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

4.2
FIETS
3.7 mi
DISTANCE
1,618 ft
GAINED
7.9 %
AVG. GRADE

FULL CLIMB STATS

Page Contributor(s): Dan Razum, San Jose, CA

INTRO

This 3.7 mile bike climb is located in NC, USA. The average gradient is 7.9% and there is a total elevation gain of 1,618 ft, finishing at 4,760 ft.

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Difficulty: Challenging
3.5
Road
3.5
Traffic
3.5
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Jul 7, 2022
difficulty: Challenging
scenery: 3
traffic: 3
road: 4
Jul 7, 2022
scenery: 3
traffic: 3
road: 4
Great location for a quick ride as I’m in the area for the annual Highland Games. Ample parking at the base. Friendly folks along the route. Steep but short sections, a couple of fun switchbacks, great views of the backside of the hill once you are on top.
Aug 1, 2021
difficulty: Challenging
scenery: 4
traffic: 4
road: 3
Aug 1, 2021
scenery: 4
traffic: 4
road: 3
If you are looking for variable grade this is a good choice. It begins through switchbacks over solid grade. Pedaling then gets quite easy as you head west towards the ski area. You then enter a section of mountain homes with a few tight turns and severe grade in places.
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CLIMB SUMMARY

Cycling Hawksnest

Ride 3.7 miles gaining 1,618’ at 7.9% average grade (9% climb only).

Climb summary by PJAMM ambassador Dan Razum, San Jose, CA.

Climb start.

The climb starts at the intersection of 7 Devils Road and Highway 105, next to a gas station. This is a nice climb but unfortunately you probably don't want to add it to part of a longer ride. Highway 105 is quite a busy road with fast moving traffic and little to no shoulder so the best way to reach the base of this climb is by driving, not by biking on Highway 105.  There are areas to park nearby, including at the gas station, so you might ride a few hundred yards on Highway 105, but we wouldn't recommend much more than that.

We start out climbing right away at around 10% gradient, through a few sharp hairpin turns until we reach the town of 7 Devils.  The road is wide enough, the pavement is nice and smooth and the traffic is light even though there are many houses along the climb.

After we reach 7 Devils the gradient isn't so steep and we have a fairly flat section for  a mile or so.  After that the gradient kicks up again for the rest of the climb.  We bear right, off the main road, at Skyview and we bear right again at Tangle Lane, for the final series of S curves. We bear right one last time on Divine View Ct, where the road ends next to a private driveway. There isn't any view at the top, but there are some views at various points on the way up.

2 right turns to be aware of on the climb.

Climb finish

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