Perrins Creek Road (Kallista)

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Distance: 2.4 km
Average Gradient: 7%
Elevation gain: 182 metres
Traffic:Light traffic
Terrain: Good
Category: 3

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Perrins Creek Road is one of the most popular climbs in the Dandenong’s.  Not only is it situated near one of the Dandenong Ranges most popular climbs.  The 1 in 20.  Its a climb where you’re guaranteed minimal traffic.  Plus it takes you through some of the nicest Rainforest the Dandenong’s has to offer.

Perrins Creek Road

The climb up Perrins Creek Road

The climb starts at the intersection of Perrins Creek Road & the Crescent

Perrins Creek Road is quite deceptive in how challenging it is.  The road doesn’t start out that steep.  The higher you climb, the harder this one gets. If you keep an eye on your Garmin you’ll see the gradient subtly continue to get steeper until shortly before you reach the hairpin where the road peaks at 11%.

Perrins Creek Road

This is one of those climbs that are a pleasure to climb whether its fast or slow.  It truly emodies the spirit of the Dandenong Ranges and a climb which you will find yourself coming back for more.

Perrins Creek Road

After coming out of the hairpin, the final 700 metres is much easier to climb, averaging just over 6%.


The climb finishes at the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road.  Many a cyclist has been seen over the years.  Sitting by the side of the road gasping for breath.

Perrins Creek Road
End of the climb

Perrins Creek Road

Plan your ride

  • Toilets and water available in Sassafras

Best times to ride

Monday – Friday:

Avoid peak hour traffic and ride between 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


The Dandenong’s attracts a large number of tourist traffic over the weekend.  It is best to schedule your rides early in the morning.

Public transport

Train services available to “Upper Ferntree Gully” train station.  From the train station there is an easy 500 metre climb to the official start of the Devil’s Elbow climb.  Click here for Public Transport Victoria for train timetable.


Perrins Creek Road
Perrins Creek Road

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One thought on “Perrins Creek Road (Kallista)

    Dandenong’s climbs « The Dandenong Ranges said:
    September 15, 2015 at 11:12 am

    […] Perrins Creek Road                     Kallista                                    2.4 km                     7                               3 […]

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