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Old 01-29-20, 04:24 PM
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Destination Hillclimbs Within 3-4 hours of Philly

It’s only January, but in a few months I would like to try a “destination” hillclimb.

A couple years ago we did Whiteface, which was a great ride starting/ending in Lake Placid, but that’s too far for a same-day ride.

Best idea I have is Platt Cove Rd/Devil’s Kitchen. Anyone ridden it? How are the roads and traffic? Good areas nearby to ride before/after the climb? I am open to other suggestions as well.
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Sent me Googling, happens often. The climb is way out of my league, but sounds like fun for anyone who can do it. Found some interesting tidbits as well.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_Clove
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Not super long but Pinch Road to Mount Gretna is a good climb, over a mile, at the Lancaster Lebanon line. Mount Gretna has the Jigger Shop which is a go-to old school ice cream parlor which is a nice destination ride. The Lancaster Bicycle Club probably has a nice route built. Riding to the Pagoda in Reading is a good climb, both within 2 hours of you.
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Not super long but Pinch Road to Mount Gretna is a good climb, over a mile, at the Lancaster Lebanon line. Mount Gretna has the Jigger Shop which is a go-to old school ice cream parlor which is a nice destination ride. The Lancaster Bicycle Club probably has a nice route built. Riding to the Pagoda in Reading is a good climb, both within 2 hours of you.
Thanks. We have done rides from here (Chester County) to the Pagoda, which is not bad. I have also ridden the climb up in Jim Thorpe which is also good.

I am looking for something even longer/more epic, but still within a day-trip range of here.
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High Point State Park

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Thanks. We have done rides from here (Chester County) to the Pagoda, which is not bad. I have also ridden the climb up in Jim Thorpe which is also good.

I am looking for something even longer/more epic, but still within a day-trip range of here.
The hill to High Point State park is a good one and the NJ club has an event there e as ch year.
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Old thread, did you end up finding any good rides to recommend in the area?
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