Dandenong Ranges cycling

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The Dandeong Ranges are a set of low mountain ranges, which rises to 633 meters at Mount Dandenong.  Approximately 35 km east of Melbourne. The ranges consist mostly of rolling hills.  Steeply weathered valleys and gullies covered in thick temperate rain forest.  Predominantly of tall Mountain Ash trees and dense ferny undergrowth. The Dandenong’s are home to National parks and gardens.  With attractions including the Thousand Steps and the fascinating Kokoda Walk.  You can visit the National Rhododendron Gardens, and the mystical sculptures at the William Ricketts Sanctuary amongst many other great activities.  The Dandenong’s are also renown for great restaurants.  Most importantly, they are home to some of the greatest climbing that metropolitan Melbourne has to offer.

Dandenong Ranges cycling
Sherbrooke Road

Please click on the link below to be directed to the climb write-up.  If there’s a climb which I have not profiled below get in contact with me.  I could possibly add it to my list.

Link to climb write-up
Location
Distance
Gradient %
Category
Glen Harrow Heights Road Belgrave 500 metres 11 4
Leslie Street Belgrave 200 metres 24 3
Toorac Road Belgrave 800 metres 8 5
Terry’s Avenue Belgrave 3.2 km 8 2
Birdsland Reserve Belgrave Heights Various N/A N/A
Mount Morton Road Belgrave Heights 1.2 km 6 4
Colby Drive Belgrave South 1.7 km 5 4
Courtney Road Belgrave South 1.5 km 6 4
Park Drive/Maskelhills Road Belgrave South 900 metres 10 4
Bailey Road Cockatoo 1.8 km 9.2 3
Paternoster Cockatoo 400 metres 11 4
Elephant Rock Emerald N/A N/A N/A
Emerald Lake Park Emerald 1.3 km 6 4
Lakeside Drive Emerald 1.1 km 6 4
Old Beaconsfield Road Emerald 1.5 km 7 4
Kia Ora Parade Ferntree Gully 400 metres 15 4
Olivebank Avenue Ferntree Gully 1.2 km 6 4
The Devil’s Elbow Ferntree Gully 5.8 km 7 3
Churchill Drive Ferny Creek 2.1 km 7 4
One Tree Hill Road Ferny Creek 600 metres 6 N/A
School Road Ferny Creek 1 km 4 5
Grantula Road Kallista 1.5 km 6 4
The Crescent Kallista 3.3 km 5 3
The Dirty Wall Kallista 5.2 km 4 3
Perrins Creek Road Kallista 2.4 km 7 3
Ridge Road Kallorama 2.2 km 6 4
Macclesfield Road Macclesfield 3 km 3 4
McCarthy Road Monbulk 500 metres 22 3
David Hill Road Monbulk 1.3 km 5 4
Invermay Road Monbulk 1.1 km 10 3
Priors Road Monbulk 900 metres 10.2 4
Old Coach Road (gravel) Montrose 5.5 km 8 2
Sheffhield Road Montrose 1 km 7 4
William Ricketts Sanctuary Mount Dandenong Walking
Inverness Road Mount Evelyn 2.5 km 9 3
Bessie Creek Road Nar Nar Goon North 5.3 km 3 4
Falls Road (gravel) Olinda 2.1 km 7 3
The Magic Roundabout Olinda Various N/A N/A
National Rhododendrom Gardens Olinda Walking N/A N/A
Bolton Batesleigh Selby 1 km 7 4
Lacy Street Selby 400 metres 17 3
Selby Aura Road Selby 3.4 km 3 4
Selby Road (gravel) Selby 1.5 km 6 4
Alfred Nicholas Gardens Sherbrooke N/A N/A N/A
Sherbrooke Road Sherbrooke 1.1 8 4
Silvan Road (gravel) Silvan 5.5 km 6 2
Basin Olinda Road (gravel) The Basin 6 km 6 2
Old Forest Road The Basin 900 metres 11 4
Sheffhield Road (gravel) The Basin 3 km 5 3
The 1 in 20 The Basin 6.8 km 4 3
Wicks Road The Basin 400 metres 10 5
Mighty Patch The Patch 2.6 km 6 3
William Road (gravel) The Patch 2 km 6.5 3
Fat Albert Upper Ferntree Gully 1.7 km 7 4
Ferndale Road Upper Ferntree Gully 2.2 km 6 4
Gilmore climb Upper Ferntree Gully 2.1 km 7 4
Roma Parade Upper Ferntree Gully 200 metres 23 4
Talaskia Avenue Upper Ferntree Gully 100 metres 17 4
Mast Gully Road Upwey 1.5 km 13.5 3
Satan’s Elbow Upwey 5.3 km 7 2
Hughes Street Upwey 4.5 km 7 2
The Serpentine Upwey 700 metres 13 4
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3 thoughts on “Dandenong Ranges cycling

    Chris Balis said:
    May 18, 2016 at 2:20 am

    Nice write ups and pics are great

      Brendan responded:
      May 18, 2016 at 3:16 am

      Thanks Chris 🙂 Hopefully cya at one of the Rowville Riders rides as some stage

    Inverness Road « Brad's cycling blog said:
    June 16, 2017 at 5:51 am

    […] of the Dandenong’s most infamous climbs.  Inverness is part of the Crucifix which challenges riders to climb the […]

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