Sugarloaf - Red Hill Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

3.4
FIETS
4.5 mi
DISTANCE
1,635 ft
GAINED
6.9 %
AVG. GRADE

FULL CLIMB STATS

Page Contributor(s): John Summerson, The Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike), 2nd Edition.

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Another great Catskills climb. What a beast this is. It starts with a beautiful valley section followed by a ride into thick forest and the climb just gets steeper as you climb. 

"Sugar Loaf/Red Hill Road is another solid Empire State climb that includes a double digit grade half mile within its lower half. The slope is variable overall and via a pleasant wooded route within a country neighborhood and with little traffic. At mile 3.5 turn left on Red Hill Road to continue. The grade eases as you approach the unmarked but obvious top (driveway on right) as the grade flattens and the road is a fund descent.” (This quote is provided with the approval of John Summerson from his book, The Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike) in the Northeast, pg. 136.)
7.6% average grade.  22% of the climb is at 10-15% and 4% at 15-20%.  the steepest quarter mile is 14.3%.

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Roadway:  This climb is on a narrow 2 lane road in fair condition with no shoulder or center stripiong.

Traffic:  Minimal.

Parking:  At the start on the right side of the road just before Glade Hill on your left - MapStreet View
Provisions:  None on the route. The closest food and beverage is in Grahamsville 3 miles southwest - Map
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Be sure to climb Glade Hill Road, New York's steepest bike climb (see PJAMM's New York climb page) which has the same starting location as this climb.  

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“Sugar Loaf/Red Hill Road is another solid Empire State climb that includes a double digit grade half mile within its lower half.  The slope is variable overall and via a pleasant wooded route within a country neighborhood and with little traffic.  At mile 3.5 turn left on Red Hill Road to continue.  The grade eases as you approach the unmarked but obvious top (driveway on right) as the grade flattens and the road is a fund descent.” (This quote is provided with the approval of John Summerson from his book, The Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike) in the Northeast, pg. 136.)