Carsonville Road South Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

2.6
FIETS
1 mi
DISTANCE
678 ft
GAINED
12.8 %
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"Containing one of the steepest miles in Pennsylvania (it is steeper than nearby and more well known Millers Gap and Lambs Gap), the south side of Carsonville Road east of Harrisburg can test you.  Very scenic and through a dark tunnel of trees, it is also over a very steady grade which tends to belie its steep nature.  You can get flying on this steep hill on the way down; just watch out as you dump out on Clark Valley Road at the end of the descent." (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 Carsonville Road (PA #7)

Ride 1 mile gaining 678’ at 12.8% average grade.

This is an absolute brute of a climb - short but STEEEEEEP!  There is a quarter mile near the end that averages 14% and hits 19% at times - OUCH.

This great bike climb is easily accessible and only 25 miles from Harrisburg.

Come for the climb, stay for the descent - one of our all-time favorites - smooth mostly straight, steep descent that has some subtle bends along the way - let er drift . . . 👍

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