Tuscarora Summit East Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

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FIETS
3.6 mi
DISTANCE
1,353 ft
GAINED
7.2 %
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"The east side of Tuscarora Summit on Route 30 is a nice climb with some traffic at times and is one of the most difficult in Pennsylvania.  Over steady grade and through gentle curves, this one is over too quickly.  Towards the summit the grade eases and the top is obvious as it is one of the few climbs in the U.S. where you can enjoy a beer at climb's end.  It is a fun and fast descent as well." (This quote is provided with the approval of John Summerson from his book, The Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike), 2nd Edition, pg. 96.)

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Cycling Tuscarora Summit

Ride 3.6 miles gaining 1,353’ at 7.2% average grade.

This climb is along a busy highway with significant big rig traffic - we do not recommend this climb for anyone at all traffic averse.

PJAMM App with stats at the start.

The grade of the climb is fairly consistent throughout, rarely straying outside the 6-8% range.

First half of the climb.

Last half of the climb.

The climb begins just a 5 miles north of the very charming town of Mercersburg (pop. 1,532 2019; .  We highly recommend One North Coffee in Mercersburg.