David Hill Road (Monbulk)

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David Hill Road

Distance:1.3km
Average Gradient: 5%
Elevation gain: 73 metres
Category: 4
Traffic:Moderate (heavy around peak hour times)
Terrain:Forest
Road Surface: Good

David Hill Road

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Here is a link to the Strava segment here:

The climb starts at the corner of Emerald-Monbulk Road & David Hill Road.

David Hill Road
Start of the climb

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David Hill Road climb

This is one of the more scenic climbs in the Dandenong Ranges.  Finishing at the Monbulk College.  This is a narrow road, and at times is a very quiet country road.  However during Peak hour periods there may be heavy traffic.

David Hill Road
Start of the climb

This is only a short climb, but offers many challenges.  The climb starts around a 6% gradient, and the first 400 meters the gradient pushes upwards of 9.7%.  As the road winds to the right, the gradient stays at a consistent 7% as you come upon a hairpin.

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The hairpin turns sharply to your left.

David Hill Road

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As you come out of the hairpin.  This is the steepest part of the climb where the road ramps up to over 10% over the next 100 meters.  With the road starting to wind itself around to your right.  Although the hardest part of the climb, you may find this to be the most enjoyable.  With 500 meters left to climb, the gradient drops and varies between 3% – 6%.  It’s pretty much a straightforward run from here.

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The climb finishes in front of Monbulk College.

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End of the climb

If you continue on towards Monbulk.  There is a bit of undulating climbing over the next 1.6 km’s:

Link to segment:

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David Hill Road
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2 thoughts on “David Hill Road (Monbulk)

    Dandenong’s climbs « The Dandenong Ranges said:
    June 6, 2015 at 2:51 am

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