There are some very steep roads in the Hudson river valley -- roads where the reason to climb it on a bicycle is to prove that you can ride to the top of something which lots of other riders can't.

There are also some fun descents -- down the hills. 

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longest Steep sections

  •  7% - longest at 7% average grade:  Cragsmoor West (1520 vertical feet) - (but that includes a left turn across a high-speed road).

  • 10% - longest at 10% average grade: Glade Hill (1250 vertical feet) - (Meads Mt Rd has 1170 ft, Platte Clove Rd similar).

  • 12% - longest at 12% average grade:  Glade Hill (1250 vertical feet) - (Platte Clove Rd has 900 ft).
    (or Glade Hill has 1025 vertical feet at 13% average grade).

  • 14% - longest at 14% average grade:  Glade Hill (580 vertical feet, or 800 feet at almost 14%) - (Vista Maria has 450 ft, and Kain Rd has a similar amount).

  • 16% - longest section at 16% average grade:  Kain Rd has 430 vertical feet - (? but Glade Hill might have that much too ?) - (Breakneck NJ has at least 340 ft, and Vista Maria is competitive).

  • 18% - longest section at 18% average grade:  ?? I think Breakneck NJ.

Glade Hill

Tough climb with some pretty scenery along the way, and interesting variety of steepness and curves.  About 1250 vertical feet in 1.9 miles for an average steepness grade around 12.5% -- but there are sustained sections which are steeper. If stop in the middle, can look back to a big view to the southeast. The steepest climb on a paved road over 700 vertical feet that I know of so far in the Hudson Valley south of Albany.

The climb is in Sullivan county, north from the west end of the Rondout Reservoir near Grahamsville. (Could use the nearby Sugar Loaf climb as a warmup for Glade Hill -- also close by are Moore Hill + Denman Mt) [ see Map ]

[not checked by us since 2007]

Directions: From Rt 209 near Ellenville, take Rt 55 going northwest, then turn Right on Rt 55A and go northwest along the north side of the Rondout Reservoir. Turn Right to go northeast on Peekamoose Rd (Ulster county Rt 42), then soon turn left to go north on Sugar Loaf Rd. Soon turn left onto Glade Hill Rd and climb that up to Moore Hill Rd (which has a big climb of its own). (on some older maps it might be called "Furman Rd").

Warning: all roads down from the top of this climb are very steep.

Vista Maria

Big varied climb which includes a very very steep section (but not much "vista"). The climbing starts gentle then gets steeper and steeper, but with several breaks along the way. There's also variety in the transition from the high-speed high-traffic highway (with reasonable shoulder with good surface condition as of June 2008) to the quiet roads.  In southern Ulster county west from Pine Bush on and north of Rt 52. [ see Map ]

Total climbing almost 1300 vertical feet (including Rt 52 starting from the Oregon Trail crossroads). Vista Maria Rd climbs 450 vertical feet at around 14% steepness grade. But that contains a couple of gentler "breaks", so its two steeper sections are each around 150 vertical feet with steepness at least 16%. Also Hansburg Rd and Clark Rd each have short steep sections of their own, and even the lower part on the main highway includes 350 vertical feet at 7% grade.

The only "vista" view I found was my a glance over my right shoulder just after the first steep section on Vista Maria Rd. For a much bigger higher more sustained view (with some walking required) see description of "Sams Point" under the Cragsmoor West climb.

Traffic: Rt 52 West is a high-speed high-traffic-volume highway [section from Oregon Trail to Hasburg Rd has reasonably wide traffic lane and shoulder with mostly good surface as of June 2008]. I've felt pretty comfortable climbing up that section, since my speed is low enough so that I can handle unexpected obstacles I might encounter.

[overall climb not checked by us since June 2008]

Directions: From Pine Bush in northern Orange county take Rt 52 West about 6 miles thru Walker Valley (climb starts already on Rt 52 near the Oregon Trail crossroads), then Right on Hansburgh Rd, Left on Clark Rd, Right onto Vista Maria Rd. The climb finishes where Bottling Works Rd (dirt) meets Vista Maria Rd (with a Stop sign seen far in advance, to offer hope for burning legs.) After the climbing there's a flat section on Vista Maria Rd, which finishes in a short downhill into (unsigned) Sams Point Rd, and a left turn there soon leads to Cragsmoor Rd which descends south back to Rt 52. [ see Map ]

Descent: I do not enjoy descending roads so very steep as Vista Maria Rd. In this case there's an alternative. The two times of climbed Vista Maria [as of 2008], instead I've descended Cragsmoor Rd (which I found kinda fun) back to Rt 52, and then east down 52. The disadvantage of this option is more time and distance spent on high-speed high-traffic-volume Rt 52 East [this section had reasonably wide traffic lane and shoulder with mostly good surface as of June 2008], which sometimes felt a bit intimidating with big trucks passing, and at my higher speed going down I was worried about how to handle an unexpected obstacle like say a fallen log -- so I took it slower. Distance on Rt 52 could be reduced some by using some roads to the south (e.g. Stein, Grau + Wilkins).

Breakneck NJ

Little-known killer climb just over the southern NY border near Vernon, New Jersey. Arguably the toughest climb in the Hudson valley, in terms of very very steep climbing, as in 16-20% or more. Breakneck Rd itself has 605 vertical feet of climbing, including at least 120 feet at 19-20% or more, also 150 vertical ft at 16% or more, in the midst of other steep climbing. The warning sign at the top said 25% grade. Starting below Breakneck Rd and finishing above it brings the total to about 1000 vertical feet.

The area around the Vernon valley in northwest New Jersey drains into the Wallkill River, which flows north to New Paltz, joins with Roundout Creek and then flows into the Hudson River at Kingston NY -- so Breakneck is properly designated as a "Hudson river valley" climb.

The Highland Lakes plateau at the top has some pretty lakes and pleasant roads and two snack places. So there's more reasons to come to the Vernon valley area then just this one challenge. Joined with Breakneck is the Hidden Valley climb, tough with a different character. The roads north on the plateau to the top of the Barrett / Barry climb are pretty and pleasant, and it's pleasant to ride south on rt 638 to the descent on rt 515. Across the valley to the west is Glenwood Mountain Rd with climbs on both sides.

Size:  From the start of Breakneck Rd to the top of Abricada Rd is about 705 feet - (the only advantage to starting on Breakneck Rd itself rather than lower is that it avoids making a left turn across significant vehicle traffic in the midst of a steep climbing section). Starting at the traffic light intersection of rt 515 (Stockholm Rd) with Main St makes it 820 vertical feet to the top of Abricada. Or to get the longest climb, can start on Vernon Cross (rt 644) which brings it to around 1015 vertical feet (which also requires handling more vehicle traffic and intersections).

Unfortunately this climb gets significant vehicle traffic and has a sharp curve toward the right in the midst of its steepest climbing section -- which could make it difficult for vehicle drivers to see a bicyclist moving very slowly (or stopped or fallen from exhaustion). Also its asphalt had coarser stones than lots of other roads, so it requires more effort than would be expected from knowing the steepness grade numbers. [not checked by us since 2010] [ see Map ]

warning: Don't even consider trying this climb unless you have reliably comfortably handled several times the "very steep" climbs with sustained 14% grade (e.g. Glade Hill, Vista Maria, Long Hill Rd -- note Kain Rd is not far from Breakneck) in complete control, riding straight up the hill with no weaving -- with your gears two settings higher than the lowest gear on your bike. (Another possible "qualification" test is the Hidden Valley climb right next to Breakneck on a quieter road).  Do consider the danger of falling over if you can't get out of your pedals when you're too exhausted to continue -- and practice getting out of your pedals and off your bike in the midst of a tough steep climb and moving yourself and your bike quickly out of the roadway.

warning: All roads back down to the bottom this climb include very steep sections of more than 12% grade. To the north, Barry Dr includes two sustained sections of 13-14% steepness grade (roadside warning sign says 14%), and as of July 2008, Barry Dr had significant eroded pavement. To the south, taking route 638 to its end and then route 515 North down to Vernon, includes a sustained section at least 13% grade (roadside warning sign says 17% grade) with busy traffic intersections below.

Directions: from southern NY or northern NJ take Route 94 to its traffic light intersection with Route 515 in Vernon, NJ. About 0.25 mile South on Rt 515 (high traffic volume in a narrow lane in this section) is a traffic light intersection with Main St. Public parking space to the West on Main St [as of August 2008].  From Main St of Vernon NJ climb south on rt 515 / Stockholm Rd about 0.3 mile, then (in the midst of a steep climb) turn Left onto Breakneck Rd. After about a mile it gets gentle, turn Right onto Tahama Rd, soon turn second Right onto Abricada Rd, climbing gets steep [ eroded asphalt as of August 2008 ], asphalt ends near intersection with Accomac Rd [ as of August 2008 ]. [ see Map ]

Or for a longer climb, start a little north from Vernon NJ down a hill from rt 515 + rt 94 to the valley floor on Vernon Crossing / route 644:  From the low point, start the climb by going West on rt 644, turn R onto rt 515 + rt 94 South (high traffic volume), then after traffic light where rt 94 turns Right, continue straight on rt 515 south (gentle, but narrow lane with high traffic volume). After traffic light intersection with Main St, see directions above for Breakneck Rd. [ see Map ]

also nearby: Hidden Valley | Barrett/Barry | Glenwood Mt | Kain Rd

Hidden Valley NJ

Very different character from Breakneck to which it's joined: quiet with wide variety of climbing and scenery. Four short but very steep shots (like 18-20% or more) with some abrupt transitions -- the first steep shot on Curtis Drive is a shock, rather intimidating. Much quieter road normally than Breakneck. Finishes in a dead end. Despite what some maps may show, it does not connect with any other roads up on the Highland Lakes plateau. So (unlike Breakneck) there is no way back down except those same very steep sections you climbed up. [not checked by us since 2010] [ see Map ]

Traffic: It's normally rather quiet if do only Curtis Dr and Hidden Valley Dr (which has the four steepest parts). To make it longer can start lower on some of the same roads as the Breakneck climb -- but that requires handling much more vehicle traffic, including some intersections -- see discussion under Breakneck NJ. (The problem I have with just starting on Curtis Dr is that you don't get any "warm up" for the first very steep section.)

Size: The top of Hidden Valley is a bit higher than the top of Breakneck. Riding only Curtis Dr and Hidden Valley Dr is about 645 vertical feet of climbing. Starting from the bottom of Breakneck Rd makes it 740 vertical feet - (the only advantage to starting on Breakneck Rd rather than lower, is that it avoids making a left turn across significant vehicle traffic in the midst of a steep climbing section). From the traffic light intersection of rt 515 (Stockholm Rd) with Main St makes it 860 vertical feet. To get the longest climb (which also requires handling more vehicle traffic and intersections), can start north of Vernon NJ on Vernon Cross (rt 644) which brings the total to around 1050 vertical feet (at an average grade over 7%) -- the longest climb in New Jersey at an average grade over 7%.

Directions: see under Breakneck NJ for reaching the climb and for riding the lower part of the climb. After about 0.25 mile climbing Breakneck Rd (just before its steeper sections), turn Right into the Hidden Valley resort onto Curtis Drive. Go south for about 0.8 mile, then after a gentle section with view of a lake, just before its end turn Left onto Hidden Valley Drive.

Kain Rd

Not real big, but very sustained steep. Total vertical almost 600 feet, including 440 vertical feet at around 15-16% grade. Along Route 17A in Orange county between Greenwood Lake and Warwick (near New Jersey). From some gentle farmland, it climbs the west side of Bellvale Mountain. Normally gets little traffic. For a less steep descent consider Rt 17A west, but that gets lots more vehicle traffic.  [not checked by us since 2010] [ see Map ]

Platte Clove Rd  (Devil's Kitchen)

This was the climb in the Catskills where several of the pro racers in the Tour de Trump ended up walking - (actually it was raining that day).  Over 1100 vertical ft in about 2 miles, including around 900 vertical ft at an average grade over 12% -- some sections steeper. (More like 1400 vertical ft if start lower down gentler farther east).

The climb is on Platte Clove Rd west-bound. The road is an extension of Ulster County Route 33, and becomes Greene County Route 16. [not checked by us since 2005] [ see Map ]

Note that I don't find riding back down Platte Clove Rd to be much fun, so I usually prefer to continue west a few miles and then take some other road back to my starting point. 

Directions:  From Palenville, NY on Route 32A, take Malden Ave, then turn Left and take Manorville Rd south to a T at Platte Clove Rd.  Turn Right and start climbing.  Many riders prefer starting in Woodstock. 

Directions from the NY State Thruway:  Take exit 20 (marked for Saugerties and Woodstock). After the Thruway toll both, turn Left at the traffic light onto Route 212 West (which is also Route 32 North). After crossing immediately over the Thruway, continue straight on Route 212, and go West for 2 miles through Veteran to Centerville. Turn Right (North) onto Ulster County Route 35 (Blue Mountain Rd). Go at least 1.7 miles and Bear Left a couple of times until you are going West on Ulster County Route 33, which takes you to the climb. [ see Map ]

Meads Mountain Road

The big climb out of Woodstock, NY -- interesting curves and slight variations in steepness. Almost 1200 vertical feet going north starting from the center of Woodstock, or around 1100 vertical feet of climbing in around 2 miles distance starting from the intersection with Glasco Turnpike.  Much of it is at a steepness grade over 11%, including 400 vertical feet around 13% grade. [not checked by us since 2010] [ see Map ]

(steepness grade checked with two runs by GPS with barometric altimeter in 2008)

Directions: Start at the center of Woodstock on Route 212 in Ulster County, take Rock City Rd north to Glasco Turnpike, and continue straight across onto Meads Mountain Road.

For a descent less steep than going back down the same way, can continue north over the top and then west about 2.5 miles down to route 212, and from there it's around another 3.5 miles (with a choice of two different routes) back to start of the climb.

A nearby route is Woodstock and the Ashokan Reservoir.

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West side of the Hudson River

more in the Catskills

  • Moore Hill Rd -- in Sullivan county north from Rt 55 just west of the Roundout Reservoir and east of Grahamsville. Interesting climbing on varied steepness and some curves, but views not as good as Glade Hill.  Total climbing about 1330 vertical feet over 3.4 miles (starting from Rt 55 down near the Rondout Reservoir), including two sections of 100 vertical feet around 16% grade (very steep).

I've tried a personal time trial climbing from Rt 55 down by the Rondout Reservoir as a warmup, starting my timing at the beginning of Moore Hill Rd and finishing timing where it passes by the top of Denman Mountain Rd (dirt road on left with which rectangle sign "Seasonal Limited Highway", but no name.

Warning: all roads down from the top of this climb are very steep.
(nearby are Glade Hill + Denman Mountain + Sugar Loaf)
- [not checked by us since 2008] [ see Map ]

  • Denman Mountain Rd -- in Sullivan county north from Rt 55 starting 0.8 mile west of Grahamsville (near west end of Rondout Reservoir). Upper section is a single-lane road for about 0.65 mile with some loose gravel [as of July 2008], not maintained during snow season -- I recommend not trying to ride it in the downhill direction. Total climbing about 1075 vertical feet -- including a section of 100 vertical feet around 20% grade or more, very very steep on single-lane road with some loose gravel. Two-lane section is about 815 vertical feet for about 1.75 mile, for an average grade almost 9%, and includes steeper sections. Single-lane starts gentle, but then the very steep section around 20%, then gentle, finally about 20 feet of dirt next to Moore Hill Rd.  Warning: all roads down from the top of this climb are very steep.
    (nearby are Moore Hill Rd + Glade Hill + Sugar Loaf)
    - [not checked by us since 2008] [ see Map ]

  • Sugar Loaf Rd -- in Sullivan and Ulster county, north from Rt 55A and the Rondout Reservoir.  Total climbing on Sugar Loaf around 1650 vertical feet in 4.5 miles (or 1700 vertical feet if finish with a sharp left turn onto Red Hill Rd), including 850 vertical feet around 11% grade (with several sections even steeper -- if that's not steep enough for you, consider nearby Glade Hill -- also nearby is Moore Hill Rd).  The second-tallest climb on a paved road we know in the Hudson valley south of Albany. [not checked by us since 2007]  Warning: all roads down from the top of this climb are very steep.[ see Map ]

  • Slide Mountain -- Ulster county Rt 47 (Oliviera Rd) south-bound from Rt 28.  Total climbing about 1450 vertical feet in 8 miles, including a section of 650 vertical feet at around 11% grade. [not checked by us since 1998] [ see Map ]

  • Peekamoose Rd / Ulster county Rt 42 south from Rt 28A and the Ashokan Reservoir.  Total climbing about 1125 vertical feet in 5 miles, including a section of 570 vertical feet at around 12% grade.  Warning: The road south from the top is not steep, but any non-very-steep route back to the bottom would require a rather long-distance loop. [not checked by us since 2008] 
    (also several other big climbs around the south end of Peekamoose Rd)
    [ see Map ]

see also Catskills on More climbs page.

more in the Shawangunks

  • Vista Maria -- see above

  • Cragsmoor West has some steep sections around 12% of more -- see on main Climbs page.

  • Mohonk West gets kinda steep in its upper section -- see on main Climbs page.

see also Shawangunks on More climbs page.

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south of the Catskills and Shawangunks

  • Kain Road in Orange county -- Not real big, but very sustained steep -- see above.

  • have not yet had a chance to check out Mountain Rd in Cornwall-on-Hudson, from rt 218 south to rt 9W [ map ].

  • Old Mountain Rd / Rockland county rt 28 in south Nyack [ map ] -- short but close to many cyclists.  Climb west up from rt 9W near the south end of South Broadway, then turn left onto South Boulevard to climb higher. Total vertical around 310 ft, including 300 ft with average steepness around 13-14%, which includes 180 ft around 15-16.5% (including a short start about 20% or more and another section about 16-18%). [ not checked by us since 2010]

One block to the north is Townsend Ave [ map ], total 110 vertical fr, most of that around 15-16% steepness -- could be used as a warmup for Old Mt Rd. [ not checked by since 2010 ]

The other end of Rockland county rt 28 / Clausland Mountain Rd [ map ] has a short steep climb starting east up from Greenbush Rd / Rockland county rt 11 -- around 180 vertical feet averaging 9-11%, but the start is steeper. [ not checked by us since 2010]

Not far away is Ash St in Piermont [ map ], from Piermont Av climbing west up to rt 9W in Rockland county. Total vertical around 200 ft with average steepness around 10-11.5%, including a start at around 16-18%. [ not checked by us since 2010]

A ways north is Landing Rd [ map ] between the Hudson River and Rockland Lake: Total vertical around 160ft, including 125ft around 11-12.5% steepness. Main climb is on asphalt, but the main justification for trying such a short climb is that the approach to the bottom is on a quiet dirt path with beautiful views alongside the River. [ not checked by since 2010 ]

  • Gate Hill in Rockland county -- climb west between the Palisades Interstate Parkway (exit 14) up to Lake Welch in Harriman State Park.  Start on Willow Grove Rd (Rockland county Rt 98 West), and the steep part comes after passing by Call Hollow Rd.  Join Gate Hill Rd (Rt 106 West), with easy sections and a pretty crossing of Lake Welch before some more climbing -- leading into a fun curvy downhill to the Kanawauke Circle on Seven Lakes Drive.  Total vertical almost 700 feet, but the tough part is over 450 vertical feet at a steepness grade of 8% of more (which includes 275 vertical feet at around 11% grade).  See Variation on NYC to Bear Mt Adventure, and it could also be climbed in connection with the Seven Lakes to the River route.  [not checked by us since 2006].

Note that Rt 106 continues west past Kanawauke Circle on Seven Lakes Drive into an interesting descent to Rt 17.  (and we've heard that some riders go west across Rt 17 onto Rt 17A to more climbs and descents toward Warwick, but seems to us those have lots of high-speed traffic on a road with curves with lots of trees + bushes alongside and sometimes not very wide)

Wallkill valley in northwest New Jersey (Sussex county)

There's an area of northwest New Jersey which drains into the Wallkill River, which flows north to New Paltz, joins with Rondout Creek, and flows into the Hudson river at Kingston, NY.  Some of those hills in northern NJ are kinda steep, and some of them are properly part of the Hudson river valley.

  • Breakneck (NJ) -- one of the toughest climbs in the Hudson valley -- see above.

  • Hidden Valley (NJ) - joined with Breakneck, tough but different -- see above.

  • Barry Dr (NJ) / Barrett Rd (NY) -- Starts in New York state on Rt 94 south of Warwick NY (or north of Vernon NJ). Soon enters New Jersey and climbs south up to Wawayanda Rd near the Highland Lakes of NJ. Some very steep sections (some around 14% grade), variety of terrain, some nice views toward the north. Total climbing around 825 vertical feet over 1.6 mile.  Main climbing section finishes just north of Hickory Rd (and is crossed by the Appalachian Trail - hiking). After the climbing, Barry Dr continues south past a couple of lakes to reach Wawayanda Rd, which continues south to Lake Wanda where it meets Breakneck Rd.

Note that Rt 94 is a high-speed high-traffic-volume road and for several miles on both sides of the bottom of this climb is not very wide and doesn't have much shoulder. Consider entering and exiting this climb from the top by way of the Highland Lakes plateau -- some pretty lakes, two food places, fairly pleasant connection to the top of the (steeper) Breakneck NJ climb. Warning: all roads down from the top of this climb are very steep. [not checked by us since 2010] [ see Map ]

  • Iron Mountain Rd (NY) -- South from Rt 94 pretty close to the bottom of the Barrett Rd / Barry Dr climb. I used it as a warmup for Barry / Barrett,  but it has two very steep sections (each around 150 vertical feet around 13-14% grade) of its own. Normally pretty quiet because it finishes in a dead end (despite what some maps show). Total climbing around 530 vertical feet over 1.3 mile.

Note that Rt 94 is a high-speed high-traffic-volume road and for several miles on both sides of the bottom of this climb is not very wide and doesn't have much shoulder. The connection with Barrett Rd is partly on high-speed high-traffic volume Rt 94, not very wide, not much shoulder (unlike some other sections of rt 94). Warning: all roads down from the top of this climb are very steep. [not checked by us since 2010]

  • Glenwood Mountain Rd (NJ) -- in Sussex country NJ between Lake Wallkill Rd / rt 667 and Glenwood Rd / rt 565.  Both its southeast and northwest sides are very steep. Southeast side is shorter but more interesting, and could be possibly be linked with other climbing sections on Lounsberry Hollow Rd. Northwest side has about 520 vertical feet of climbing over about a mile, including 240 ft at around 13% grade. Southeast side has about 270 vertical feet of climbing over 0.5 mile, including 200 ft at around 11-12% grade.   Warning: all roads down from the top of this climb are very steep. [not checked by us since 2010] [ see Map ]

see also: list of lots of steep New Jersey climbs

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East side of the Hudson River

Dutchess county

  • Blackberry Rd -- Very steep in southeast Dutchess:  climbs about 500 vertical feet in about a mile going west from Dutchess county Route 20, including 450 ft around 15% grade (and that might include like 370 vertical ft around 19% grade).  [ not checked by us yet. ] [ see Map ]

from Main St and the Metro North train station in Pawling (which is near the intersection of Rt 55 and Rt 22), go north about 4 miles on Charles Colman Blvd, which becomes route 20 / West Dover Rd. Turn Left on Blackberry Rd. This bike route goes near it: Quaker Ridge.

  • McGhee Hill Rd / Rt 64 East, including starting from Rt 83, southeast from Pine Plains. Climbs about 680 vertical feet over about 2 miles going east from Rt 59 intersection, including a section of 250 vertical feet at steepness around 13% grade. [not checked by us since 2007.] [ see Map ]

The other side of this hill is also a worthy climb. And there's some other steep climbs along this ridge, which runs north-south the whole length Dutchess county. These bike routes go near it: Hills + Farms of NE Dutchess, Harlem Valley Rail to Trail to Falls.

Dutchess - Putnam border

There are some steep hills along the southern border of Dutchess county with Putnam county -- places and roads like Long Hill Rd, Hosner Mountain, Miller Hill, Hook Rd, etc.  We haven't ridden most of them, so they're ideas for exploration. Most of them are near where the Taconic State Parkway comes through.  Need a local map to find them. 

  • Long Hill Rd -- southern Dutchess county:  Whether you try it from its east end or the west end, you'll find some sustained very steep climbing:  over 600 vertical feet total, including a 300 vertical feet section around 14% grade or more.   We once made a rough measurement during a training session, and calculated the main steep paved section at the west end as about 450 vertical feet at an average grade of 14%,  very steep, fairly consistent and sustained.  The climb on the east end had more variations in steepness and more unpaved.  Warning: all roads down from the top of this climb are very steep. [ see Map ]

It's on the north side of the Dutchess - Putnam County border, a little West from the Taconic State Parkway.  Need a Dutchess county map to find it.  [not checked by us since 2002].

Putnam county + Westchester county

Some seriously steep hills around here if know where to look.

more -- for more hills in this area, see NYCC list of hills + grades (New York Cycle Club)

New York City

There are some short steep-ish hills in Manhattan and the Bronx.

more -- for more hills in this area, see NYCC list of hills + grades (New York Cycle Club)

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Outside the boundaries

see also: more info on lots of steep New Jersey climbs 

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more . . . 

see the More Climbs page 

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towns:  Poughkeepsie Rhinebeck New Paltz Woodstock Kingston Manhattan -- city town village

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