Hamburg Road Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

2
FIETS
3 mi
DISTANCE
1,011 ft
GAINED
6.5 %
AVG. GRADE

FULL CLIMB STATS

Page Contributor(s): Dan Razum, Campbell, CA, USA

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This 3 mile bike climb is located in MD, USA. The average gradient is 6.5% and there is a total elevation gain of 1,011 ft, finishing at 1,598 ft.

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Difficulty: Challenging
5
Road
4.3
Traffic
3.7
Scenery

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Feb 13, 2022
difficulty: Challenging
scenery: 4
traffic: 4
road: 5
Feb 13, 2022
scenery: 4
traffic: 4
road: 5
Steep in the middle and moderate at the ends. Beautiful route along a stream. Some S turns in the middle in the steep section. A few parking areas after the steep section near the top.
Aug 15, 2021
difficulty: Challenging
scenery: 4
traffic: 4
road: 5
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scenery: 4
traffic: 4
road: 5
Completed this climb as part of a fondo. Fully shaded, nice twists and turns, some steep sections. Worth seeking out.
Jul 8, 2021
difficulty: Challenging
scenery: 3
traffic: 5
road: 5
Jul 8, 2021
scenery: 3
traffic: 5
road: 5
Hamburg is one of the area's staple climbs. The lower portion follows a small brook, and the middle third of the climb has a steep section leading into the S bend that hits a peak gradient in the mid teens. Road surface was redone in 2017, it is in superb condition. Hamburg Rd is just as much fun to descend as it is to climb.
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CLIMB SUMMARY

Climb summary by PJAMM ambassador Dan Razum, Campbell, CA.

The climb starts a little past Yellow Springs, as we start to enter the forest. The road is two lanes when we start but it soon becomes a single lane.  However, there are few houses along the way and not much traffic, so the narrow road is not a problem.  We climb entirely in the forest, so there is plenty of shade as well.

 

The beginning and the end of the climb are not too steep. The middle is steeper, with a few pitches reaching into double digits so most of the work is done in the middle of this climb.  Basically, we get a warm up at the beginning and a cool down at the end.

The top of the climb is before we reach Gambrill Park Road, but it is not really obvious, the road just flattens out as we reach the end, with no clearly defined top.  

This is a nice climb through a thick forest, we found it quite pleasant.