Cycling Kensington Road Lookout, Wattle Park, Australia
Ride 1.4 kilometers gaining 176 meters at 13.1% average grade.
At only 1.4 kilometers, Kensington Road is the sixth hardest bike climb in the Adelaide Hills, and for good reason! It has the steepest gradient of any climb in the area at 13.1%.
The climb is located in Wattle Park, a public park maintained by Parks Victoria and located in the Melbourne suburb of Burwood. Wattle park is known for having 12,000 wattle trees.
Climb summary by PJAMM’s Brad Butterfield.
The climb starts just beyond a traffic circle off a main route through town, and begins fairly mellow but continues to ramp up towards the top, so the average gradient is a bit deceiving. This is a very high-end neighborhood and the climb is lined with extremely nice homes that all look relatively newly constructed. At the summit lookout you have great views of Adelaide, the surrounding townships, and even the coastline way off in the distance.
Climb begins at the intersection of Penfold and Kensington Roads.
The steepest 500-meter segment of this climb is at 15.8%, which begins as we pass Crompton Drive on the right at 400 meters.
One lone hairpin on this one right at the 1 kilometer mark.
Top of the climb - view west toward Adelaide.