Hurricane Mt. Road East Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

3.6
FIETS
2.3 mi
DISTANCE
1,195 ft
GAINED
9.9 %
AVG. GRADE

FULL CLIMB STATS

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

INTRO

This is a very fun bike climb that will get your attention, not to mention it's quite a beautiful ride during fall colors.  We highly recommend this climb along with Hurricane Mt. Road West if you are visiting or live in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. 

"The east side of Hurricane Mountain Road can also be considered must do for the serious climber. Steep over much of its course, the route is also along a dark in places and always narrow road. A variable grade can make this route difficult bit its relatively short length ensures most will get to its scenic top with its hiking possibilities.” (This quote is provided with the approval of John Summerson from his book, The Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike) in the Northeast, pg. 96.)
9.9% average grade (10.2% climb only).  35% of the climb is at 10-15% and a sobering 14% is at 15-20% (see Garmin photo at "Full Summary").  Steepest quarter-mile is 15.9%.

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Roadway:  Narrow two lane road with no center striping or shoulder in very good condition. 

Traffic:  Minimal.

Parking:  Near the start of the climb (Map).
Provisions:  None on or near the climb - try Conway 14 miles west (Map). 
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This climb is in the exceptional White Mountains of New Hampshire.  See our White Mountains, NH climb area page.  

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Cycling Hurricane Road East, New Hampshire - cyclist riding on one-lane road surrounded in dense forestation, sunlight coming through forest behind him

Cycling Hurricane Mountain Road East, New Hampshire

Ride 2.3 miles gaining 1,195’ at 10% average grade.

This is the harder of the two routes up to the top of Hurricane Mountain Road, although the western approach is also very challenging.  Both climbs are exceptional -- we rank them as nearly epic, actually.  While short, these are brutal bike climbs up very steep grades.  The steepest quarter mile is 16% and steepest half mile is 13.6%.

Cycling Hurricane Road East, New Hampshire - photo collage,  Garmin device reading 19% grade, one-lane, wet roadway surrounded in forestation and fall foliage, PJAMM Cycling logo in corner

“The east side of Hurricane Mountain Road can also be considered must do for the serious climber.  Steep over much of its course, the route is also along a dark in places and always narrow road.  A variable grade can make this route difficult bit its relatively short length ensures most will get to its scenic top with its hiking possibilities.” (This quote is provided with the approval of John Summerson from his book, The Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike) in the Northeast, pg. 96.)

Cycling Hurricane Road East, New Hampshire - narrow, one-lane, pristinely paved roadway surrounded by tree cover, PJAMM Cycling logo in corner

Roadway surface is excellent and there is minimal traffic on this climb.

Cycling Hurricane Road East, New Hampshire - cyclist riding on one-lane, wet, pristinely paved roadway surrounded by thick forestation, PJAMM Cycling logo in corner

We are surrounded by thick forest the entire climb.

This side of the climb is almost entirely within Conway Common Lands State Forest.

Cycling Hurricane Road East, New Hampshire - PJAMM Adventure App showing climb grade and overview

PJAMM Adventure App.

Purple sections denote 18+% segments of climbing.

Cycling Hurricane Road East, New Hampshire - two cyclists stand on one-lane roadway at climb's finish, surrounded by dense forestation, sunlight peeking through trees

Finish of the eastern and western approaches.

Hurricane Mountain is located in New Hampshire’s amazing White Mountains.  Visit our White Mountains Fall Colors Climb Page for more information on this area.

That’s a wrap!