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Hawk Hill

Results are posted!

Brandon Smith (photo), 2017
Top of Hawk Hill (Brandon Smith Photo)

results?Right here!
profile profile
distance1.67 miles (2.7 km)
climbing518 ft (158 m)
where?see below
when?19-20 Nov 2022
what timeSaturday 10 a.m; or Anytime from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday.
how much?free!
why?Ask not why; just do!
Bay area winds
Ride With GPS


Another new Lowkey Climb! Please note, there will be no meet-up on this climb. Given the popularity and activity near this climb we do not want to add any additional congestion to the area. That said, as always riders are free to coordinate and ride with team-mates or others.

Coming in as the number one most popular climb in the Bay Area and a top 10 for the USA, Hawk Hill offers a challenging climb, incredible panoramic views overlooking San Francisco, and endless options to explore the headlands and marin post ride.

Please study the route carefully and note that you will need to exit the roundabout making nearly a 90 degree turn and continuing uphill to continue on to the top.

Wind will play a factor here. With prevailing winds from the West and a climb that heads into that prevailing wind you will benefit with keeping an eye on the forecast. Typically the earlier, the better as the wind tends to kick up as the day goes on.

Rule 1 is be safe and stay healthy!

Join the Strava Low-Key Hillclimbers Club to get your time recorded "automatically". Or message/email your time to Brandon, or post it on Facebook LKHC group.

The Facebook LKHC group is also a good place to get the latest announcements and discussions.


Cover your head, not your ears...

Sorry, folks! We require all riders wear helmets during the climb, and we follow the USA Cycling rule against ear buds or other head phones. Rock to tunes before the climb, perhaps, but we need riders to pay attention to what's happening during the climb...

The Low-Key Way

Low-Key is all about a group of friends riding up a hill together. It's like any other informal group ride, except we time you to the top and report the results on our web site. But we have no road closures, no lead vehicle, no follow vehicle. We are traffic, sharing the roads with other traffic, following the laws and courtesy which applies to traffic. This includes riding to the right of the road when practicable, and not crossing double yellows to pass riders or to get through corners faster. We're each responsible for our own actions out there, on and off the bike, both as users of the road as as courteous visitors to the neighborhoods we pass through. "Ceci n'est pas un race".

"Get your ass up that hill!" -- Kevin Winterfield, Fovnder
Dan Connelly /// Frank Paysen