Average Gradient: 6%
Total Ascent: 437m
Climb Category: 2
Start: Myers Creek Road - Healesville
Finish: Corner Myers Creek Road and Monda Road - Toolangi
Nearby: Toolangi, Healesville, Kinglake, Yarra Glen
The Myers Creek Road climb is the sister climb to ride to Chum Creek Road. Essentially both roads offers a 16km ride from Healesville to Toolangi, with about 8kms of climbing, give or take.
The Myers Creek Road climb twists its way through Paul's Range and follows the general course of the Myers Creek valley as it cascades it way down the hillside. The route is well sheltered thanks to the overhanging Mountain Ash trees and the surrounding temparate rainforest provides a cool place for climbing on a hot day.
While the climb is an average of 6% it is not to be unerestimated. The climbing is interspersed with regular false flats which bring the average gradient down but the road hits regular sections in of excess of 15%. The climbing challenge is capped off with a solid kick as the as the forest canapy opens up into picturesque farmland at the foot of Mt St. Leonard in the Yarra Ranges National Park. The intersection of Monda Road signifies the end of teh climb and provides a nice spot to stop and catch your breath and wait for your firends, or perhaps they will be waiting for you.
Once at the top of the climb riders will either continue on to Kinglake for more climbing or take Healesville-Kinglake Rd/Chum Creek Road for a sweeping descent back to Healesville or Yarra Glen. For those who don't mind getting the wheels dirty you can head up a final challenge to the lookout tower on the dirt of Monda Road.
Please be courteous to local drivers and climb single file when cars approach.