Distance: 1.3 km
Average Gradient: 5%
Elevation gain: 66 metres
Road Surface: Average
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The Northern suburbs of Melbourne are host to a variety of amazing climbs. Melbourne Hill Road is quite a popular and iconic back street climb out of Warrandyte. This is used regularly for interval training by a number of local cycling groups. If you haven’t climbed this road before, its well worth putting on your to do list.
Melbourne Hill Road climb
The climb starts at the intersection of Warrandyte Road & Melbourne Hill Road which is located right next to the local shopping strip.
The first 500 metres is the steepest part of the climb. Offering a consistent 6 – 7% gradient.
After you pass through the first hairpin the gradient decreases and doesn’t go over 5% for the remainder of the climb. There are no line markings on most of the road so keep an eye out for vehicles coming your way, and remain as far to the left as possible.
The majority of houses on Melbourne Hill Road use trees and vegetation instead of a front fence. Doing this for the first time you may not realise this is a residential climb given how many trees there are throughout.
All good climbs have a hairpin and this one has two!
As you come out of the hairpin you leave the houses behind and the last 300 metres you climb through overgrown brushland. This last part is the easiest part of the climb.
The climb finishes when you join back onto Warrandyte Road.
Melbourne Hill Road at a glance
- Very narrow residential street (two-way traffic)
- Heavy vegetation to either side of the road
- Toilet facilities at the base of the climb
- Cafe’s at the base of the climb
- A number of steep back street climbs that you can combine with this climb
Click here for link to an alternative climb you could do as well: