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BikeRaceInfo's
King of the Mountain Cycling

An international guide to paved climbs

U.S.: Georgia

Climb

Mountain Range

Height (Feet)

Height (Meters)

Location

Races Tours

Comments

Alto, Mount






Amicalola Falls






Black Rock Mountain






Brasstown Bald

4784
1458
Near Blairsville, Hiawassee, and Helen. The climb starts at Jacks Gap at the intersection of GA 180 and GA 180 Spur Road.
There use to be an annual time trial (in conjunction with GA Race Weekend)
Highest Paved Road Climb in Georgia. The main climb is 2.5 miles, from Jacks Gap to the summit parking lot. However, the parking lot is not the actual summit. Unfortunately, bicycles are not allowed up the .5 mile paved summit access foot trail up to the summit visitor center and observation deck. If you're daring and want to break the park rules, ride up the final .5 mile. It's very steep and narrow— but well worth the effort!! The full climb 2,700 feet in 2.7 miles (19% avg grade).
Burnt Mountain

2600
792
On Highway 136 and Highway 108 (Sunrise Ridge Road); near the Mountains of Big Canoe and a few miles east of Sassafras Mountain; a few miles north of Jasper.

There is not a paved road to the summit of Burnt Mountain, but Highway 136 and 108 go over a major portion of it.
Cox Mountain

1820
555
Big Canoe—a private residential community in North Georgia, a few miles north of Jasper.
None
(a.k.a. Low Gap) There are no roads to the top of Cox Mountain (2,125 ft), but Cox Mountain Road climbs to 1,820 ft at Low Gap before making a 90 degree turn and changing into Ridgeview Drive on the way up Disharoon Mountain.
Disharoon Mountain

2378
725
Big Canoe—a private residential community in North Georgia, a few miles north of Jasper.
None
From Low Gap (a.k.a. Cox Mountain), there is a 300 ft climb in 1/4 mile, a brief downhill, and then another 300 ft climb in 1/4 mile to the top. Inlcudes 22%+ grades.
Dunaway Gap






Fort Mountain






Fouche Gap






Hog Pen Gap

3480
1061



Horn Mountain






Jacks Gap






Kennesaw Mountain






Lavendar Mountain






Little McElroy Mountain

2000
610
Big Canoe—a private residential community in North Georgia, a few miles north of Jasper.
None
Mountain top finish with a .5 mile flat circular road at the top.
Little Sand Mountain






Lookout Mountain





Numerous approach climbs that stretch across AL, GA, and TN.
Low Gap

1820
555
Big Canoe—a private residential community in North Georgia, a few miles north of Jasper.
None
(a.k.a. Cox Mountain) There are no roads to the top of Cox Mountain (2,125 ft), but Cox Mountain Road climbs to 1,820 ft at Low Gap before making a 90 degree turn and changing into Ridgeview Drive on the way up Disharoon Mountain.
McElroy Mountain

2285
696
Big Canoe—a private residential community in North Georgia, a few miles north of Jasper.
None

Neel's Gap






Red Top Mountain






Sanderlin Mountain

3100
945
Big Canoe—a private residential community in North Georgia, a few miles north of Jasper.
None
Highest Paved Road Climb in Big Canoe. There are two approaches up this climb.
Sassafras Mountain

2550
777
On Sassafras Road, off Highway 136, a few miles west of Burnt Mountain, near Sequoyah Lake, near the mountains of Big Canoe.

The paved road off Highway 136 climbs about 2.5 miles to the end of the paved road (near the summit).
Stone Pile Gap






Toland Mountain

2500
762
Big Canoe—a private residential community in North Georgia, a few miles north of Jasper.
None
Mountain top finish.
Unicoi Gap






Wet Mountain

2550
777
Big Canoe—a private residential community in North Georgia, a few miles north of Jasper.
None

Wolfpen Gap






Woody Gap