Bessie Creek Road
Location: Nar Nar Goon North
Elevation: 163 metres
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Located a little south of Gembrook off the beaten track is this great gravel road to climb called Bessie Creek Road. I would have to say that this is one of the Dandenong Ranges best best kept secrets. Its a stunning climb which will take you through some of the Dandenong’s best cool temperate rain forest.
Bessie Creek Road climb
After you pass the turn-off for Mt Eirene Road. The road turns to gravel. With the climb starting approximately 500 meters down the road. The surface of this climb is hard packed dirt, with loose gravel. Expect the odd corrugated and bumpy sections of road. Overall Bessie Creek Road is usually in good condition to ride (don’t quote me though). What will draw you to this climb is the scenery. Bessie Creek Road is surrounded by some simply stunning Rain forest.
The Bessie Creek Road climb. Which takes you towards Mount Burnett. Is 5.3 km in length. And has a steady gradient that rarely pushes over 5%. Its a real pleasure to climb and easy to find a steady rhythm. This is a climb which is suitable to ride on your Road Bike. If you were a smart rider, you will always bring a spare or two.
This is one of the hidden gems in the south eastern side of the Dandenong’s. If you love a sense of adventure go out of your comfort zone to give this climb a go. You won’t regret it.
What to expect
- Wide road
- No traffic
- Consistent gradient
- Stunning rain forest
- Suitable for a Road bike
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