NEW AND IMPROVED! Click the links for climbs in the areas listed below:
|Asheville Climbs (includes Lake Lure, Marion, Mars Hill)|
|Boone Climbs (includes Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Jefferson, Linville, Todd)|
|Brevard Climbs (includes Rosman, Balsam Grove, Rocky Bottom, and parts of North Greenville)|
|Cashiers Climbs (includes Franklin, Glenville, Lake Toxaway, Highlands)|
|Charlotte Climbs (includes Albermarle, more coming)|
|Sylva Climbs (includes Cullowhee, Cherokee, Waynesville, Clyde, Lake Junalaska)|
|Tryon/Saluda Climbs (includes Flat Rock, Tuxedo, Zirconia, Landrum).|
Lystra Rd – This is the largest hill in the area, with 3.2 miles of total uphill and a category 4 rating. The toughest pitch is just under a mile, with about 10-11% at the steepest. The locals call this the Col du Lystra.
Smith Level Rd – This nice little hill is just south of downtown Carrboro. There are two hills on either side of the Highway 54 intersection. The climb back into Carrboro seemed to be the tougher of the two, but not by much. This would be a nice section for hill repeats when traffic is low.
Map images: Seth Anthony / CC-BY-SA-3.0