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King of the Mountain Cycling

An international guide to paved climbs

United States Paved Road Climbs

Note that the US Paved Road Climbs database and section is not complete. 


Highest Paved Road Climb

Alabama - AL Cheaha Mountain:  2,315 ft*
Alaska - AK Highway 2:  4,290 ft***
Arizona - AZ Mount Graham:  10,717 ft***
Arkansas - AR Magazine Mountain:  2,600 ft*
California, CA Mosquito Flat:  10,250 ft
Colorado, CO Mount Evans: 14,130 ft*
Highest Paved Road Climb in North America
Trail Ridge Road: 12,183 ft
Highest Continuous Paved Road in North America
Cumberland Pass: 12,200 ft******
Highest Unpaved Road Climb in the US
Connecticut, CT Mount Frissell (Mount Washington Road): 2,000 ft*
Delaware, DE Tower Hill (Ebright Azimuth): 448 ft
Florida, FL Britton Hill: 345 ft
The Lowest State High Point in the US
Georgia, GA
(Not Completed Yet)
Brasstown Bald: 4,785 ft
Hawaii, HI Haleakala Volcano: 10,023 ft
Longest US Paved Road Climb (10,023 ft in 39 miles)
Idaho, ID  
Illinois, IL  
Indiana, IN  
Iowa, IA  
Kansas, KS  
Kentucky, KY Black Mountain: 4,145 ft
Louisiana, LA  
Maine, ME Cadillac Mountain:  1,530 ft***
Highest Paved Road Climb Directly on the Atlantic Seaboard
Maryland, MD  
Massachusetts, MA Mount Greylock: 3,491 ft
Michigan, MI  
Minnesota, MN  
Mississippi, MS  
Missouri, MO  
Montana, MT  
Nebraska, NE  
Nevada, NV  
New Hampshire, NH Mount Washington:  6,288 ft**
New Jersey, NJ  
New Mexico, NJ  
New York, NY  
North Carolina, NC Mt. Mitchell:  6,587 ft*
North Dakota, ND  
Ohio, OH  
Oklahoma, OK  
Oregon, OR Mount Ashland: 7,165 ft*
Pennsylvania, PA  
Rhode Island, RI Jerimoth Hill: 812 ft*
South Carolina, SC  
South Dakota, SD  
Tennessee, TN Clingmans Dome:  6,643 ft
Highest Paved Road Climb in the Eastern US
Texas, TX  
Utah, UT  
Vermont, VT Mount Mansfield: 4,393 ft****
Big Equinox Mountain: 3,816 ft****
Bear Mountain: 3,295 ft*****
Virginia, VA
(Not Completed Yet)
Washington, WA Sunrise:  6,400 ft
West Virginia, WV  
Wisconsin, WI  
Wyoming, WY  

* Paved Road Climb does not reach actual Summit
** Includes portions that are unpaved -- but are still rideable by road bikes
*** Highest Known Paved Road Climb for this State
**** Bikes not "legally" allowed on this Paved Road Climb
***** Highest Known "Legal" Paved Road Climb for Bikes in this State
****** Unpaved