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.
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: