Mount Franklin (Daylesford)

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Mount Franklin is an extinct Volcano about 10 km North of Daylesford.  This mountain was created by a volcanic eruption about 470,000 years ago.  This climb is short, with only 1.5 km’s of climbing with an average gradient of 5%.

Here is a link to the Strava segment here:


Mount Franklin (Daylesford) climb

The climb starts at the turnoff of the Midland Highway & Mount Franklin Road.  The first 200 metres of the climb is steep at an average 7 – 8%, before the road flattens out for the next 400 metres.  As soon as you hit the base of the Volcano the road goes skyward and peaks at over 11%.  You’ll find that the gradient fluctuates between 5 – 11% until the end of the climb.  As the road spirals around the outside slopes of Mount Franklin.  To your left is a thick forest of Pine Cones, and to your right there are stunning views of the valley below.

Mount Franklin (Daylesford)


The climb finishes at the Mount Franklin Campsite.

There is a further 1.3 km’s of climbing past this point, however the road turns to gravel and a suitable bike would be required to climb to the top:

Daylesford has a goldmine of climbs, with climbs peaking at up to a 20% gradient around the town.  It is a climbers paradise, and well worth a visit. There is also an excellent climb up to the Jacksons Lookout which is just under 2 km’s @ 7% that I would highly recommend.
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    Touring « The Dandenong Ranges said:
    June 6, 2015 at 3:01 am

    […] Mount Franklin                               Daylesford                            1.5 km                     5                                  5 […]

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