|Start location:||West Wallsend|
1.678 miles km (1.7 mi)
|Average gradient:||7.97.9 %%|
|Elevation gain:||218218 m
715.223 ft m (715 ft)
|Maximum elevation:||360360 m
1,181.102 ft m (1181 ft)
Mount Sugarloaf is popular among Novocastrians because of its close proximity to Newcastle.
Mount Sugarloaf is 150 km North of Sydney and 22 km West of Newcastle.
Start of the climb
The climb starts where the power lines cut through the bush on Mount Sugarloaf Road.
End of the climb
The end of the climb is the car park past the toilet block.
At a glance
- A dead end road with little traffic
- A steep pinch 1.5 km in
- A steep pinch at the end to get into the car park.
Description of the climb
There is no shoulder but there isn't much traffic since the road is a dead end. There are a few slight corners at the start and then a straight. You can see the end of this straight is a steep pinch that gets to at least a 17% grade. A slight bend to the right and then another straight which isn't steep. Then there is a 180 degree bend to the left and up the short but steep entrance to the car park.
History of the climb
In 2015 a local, Tim Nelson, successfully Everested Mount Sugarloaf.
Alternate start or finish points
The start of the descent is a blind hairpin turn so take care, from there on it is fast but reasonably straight.
|Average gradient||7.9 % +|
|Elevation gain||218 m (715.223 ft) +|
|Length||2.7 km (2,700 metres, 1.678 miles) +|
|Maximum elevation||360 m (1,181.102 ft) +|
|Start coordinates||-32° 53' 28.932", 151° 33' 54.8712"Latitude: -32.89137|
Longitude: 151.565242 +
|Start location||West Wallsend +|