Distance: 1.2 km
Elevation: 74 metres
Here is a link to the Strava segment here
The name Mount Morton maybe a bit deceptive. It isn’t quite a mountain, but still offers quite a decent climb. This road is located in Belgrave Heights. Which is one of the Dandenong Ranges most quiet and relaxing roads to ride on. Mount Morton Road is a gravel road, which is also suitable to ride on a Road bike.
Mount Morton Road climb
Belgrave South is easily one of the Dandenong’s best kept secrets. Great climbs, stunning scenery & if you pick the right route you may be lucky to see a car. This climb gently winds its way up to Mount Morton.
The first 800 meters of this climb is gravel, but suitable to ride on a Road bike. The gradient is fairly consistent but there may be some sections where you encounter loose gravel & some corrugation. This only adds to the challenge of the climb. The road follows the Birdsland Reserve which is a 75 Hectare Park, which offers some great hiking & awesome Mountain biking.
You’ll come to a hairpin which is the steepest part of the climb. The surface from here is paved & after climbing loose gravel the last section will seem silky smooth.
The end of the official climb is at the intersection of Chaundy Road. If you turn right up here there is 200 more meters of gravel road with an average of 6% before reaching a dead end. If you’re like me you won’t considered you’ve climbed it until you have reached the highest possible point.
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