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    Default Steepest climbs in the DC area

    Looking for the steepest climbs within an hour of DC, are there any steeper than these?

    • Middlepoint Road in Frederick, MD (770 ft / 1.4 miles = 550ft per mile)
    • Woodstock Tower Road (eastbound, gravel), Woodstock, VA (1,131 ft / 2.1 mi)
    • Coxey Brown, Frederick, MD (990 ft / 1.9 mi)
    • Mt Weather gravel (not road), Morgan Mills Road, VA (950 ft / 2 miles)
    Last edited by dcv; 08-12-2018 at 06:59 AM.

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    Are you also looking for the climbs to have a minimum distance?

    Quote Originally Posted by dcv View Post
    Looking for the steepest climbs within an hour of DC, are there any steeper than these?

    • Middlepoint Road in Frederick, MD (770 ft / 1.4 miles = 550ft per mile)
    • Woodstock Tower Road (eastbound, gravel), Woodstock, VA (1,131 ft / 2.1 mi)
    • Coxey Brown, Frederick, MD (990 ft / 1.9 mi)
    • Mt Weather gravel (not road), Morgan Mills Road, VA (950 ft / 2 miles)

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    How about no shorter than 1.4 miles? Here are the strava segments:

    Middlepoint: https://www.strava.com/segments/761643?filter=overall

    Woodstock Tower: https://www.strava.com/segments/1385138?filter=overall

    Coxey Brown: https://www.strava.com/segments/667971?filter=overall

    Mt Weather gravel: https://www.strava.com/segments/6326104?filter=overall

    Rod Smith - you mentioned a climb somewhere in MD a while back?

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    We need this for DCMVA:

    http://hillmapper.com

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    Neither the steepest nor the longest, but Teen Barnes Road in Jefferson (just off 340) is a fun little lung buster.

    https://www.strava.com/segments/1415163

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