Cycling Mount Pisgah from Pisgah Highway to Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina
Ride 5.9 miles gaining 2,166’ at 7% average grade.
This is a two-fer -- you get two OUTSTANDING climbs in one. We cannot praise this route enough. The first 3.8 miles are on a very fun and scenic, narrow, and steep road through thick forest to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The last two miles are on the incomparable Blue Ridge Parkway. It just doesn’t get any better than this. 👍👍
“151 is a great and scenic climb along a steep grade through thick trees up to the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, NC. Most of its route is very twisty (3.8 miles at 8%). At the Parkway turn right and climb for another 2.3 solid miles through 2 short tunnels to the Mt. Pisgah parking area.” (This quote provided with the approval of John Summerson from his book, The Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike) in the Southeast, pg. 93.)
Climb start -- Mount Pisgah Highway (Route 151).
PJAMM Adventure App at with stats at climb start.
Views on Mt. Pisgah Highway.
Views along Blue Ridge Parkway.