William Road (gravel) Kallista

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Distance: 2 kilometres
Average Gradient: 6.5%
Elevation gain: 129 metres
Traffic: Light traffic
Terrain: Residential/forest
Road Surface: Gravel

Treat yourself to a sense of adventure, and try this hidden gem.  William Road is nestled in between Kallista-Emerald Road & Grantulla Road is an incredible little dirt climb.  Treating you to the beauty and serenity which the Dandenong Ranges are famous for.

Please note that like all gravel roads, the condition of the road can be effected by weather conditions, and damage caused by vehicles.  Expect the unexpected.

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The start of the climb is at the intersection of Kallista-Emerald Road & William Road.
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William Road
Start of the climb

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The first part of this climb takes you through a residential street, but given that a number of houses have trees or hedges as a fence line.  It is easy to mistake this for a forest.

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The climb winds its way left over the first 500 metres with a very consistent gradient.

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William Road
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The road straightens up over the next 400 metres, and you leave the houses behind and enter the forest.
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William Road

The road bends to your right, and the next section is easily the best part of William Road.  To either side of the road, you are surrounded with a sea of trees.  There is a sign up ahead warning of a hairpin.

William Road

All great climbs have a hairpin and William Road has one of the most impressive one in the Dandenong Ranges.  The hairpin is also the steepest point of the climb, and you know that you’re well on your way to knocking off this climb.
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 William Road
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The road heads straight for approximately 50 metres before you hit a sharp left hand bend.

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The last 700 metres gently winds its way up till you reach the intersection at Grantulla Road.

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End of the road
This last part is residential, so keep your eye out for any cars.
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View near the top

For an extended version of this climb, head up Ridge Road for an extra 700 metres of climbing:

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2 thoughts on “William Road (gravel) Kallista

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

    […] William Road (gravel)                 The Patch                               2 km                         6.5                           4 […]

    Dirt climbs « The Dandenong Ranges said:
    June 6, 2015 at 2:57 am

    […] William Road (gravel)                       The Patch                            2 km                        6.5                        4 […]

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