Mooresville, Indiana: Gravity Hill

An unnatural effect known by locals. You think you're going downhill, but your car has other ideas. Roll uphill at your own risk!
Address:
E. Keller Hill Rd, Mooresville, IN
Directions:
I-70 exit 59. One mile south on Hwy 39, then left onto Keller Hill Rd. Drive Keller Hill Rd east 4.5 miles until it ends at Hwy 42, then make a U-turn and drive back west on Keller Hill Rd for one mile. The anti-gravity apparently only occurs eastbound, one mile in from Hwy 42. It is NOT marked, but just before you reach the large silo on the right, line up your car with the large old tree on the right.
Hours:
Public road. Hazard flashers recommended. Use at your own risk.
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Gravity Hill

My friend and I just got back from the hill. We put our car in neutral, heading away from Hwy 42 at the smaller hill. We didn't realize for a minute we were being pulled backward, up the small hill. Then we turned the car around to face Hwy 42. We were pulled up the hill, at a very steady speed, all the way to Hwy 42, before we finally put the car in drive! It was unbeliveable. I'm going back to experience it again, now that I understand what to expect.

[Debbie and Kelli, 06/12/2012]
Gravity Hill - 2-Way Effect

I grew up in Mooresville, Indiana in the 1960s and 70s, and my dad took us on monthly forays to Gravity Hill, which was a little easier to find back then because the land wasn't as developed as it is now. The directions are correct, but according to the information given, it only works going east, but that's not so. It works both ways. If you stop in the middle of the valley, and put your car into neutral, it will roll up hill. If you are going towards SR42, the car will coast nearly all the way to 42.

[Gina L., 02/22/2012]
Gravity Hill

Yes, Gravity Hill does exist in Mooresville, Indiana. I live about 25 minutes away. It is not marked at all and with so many hills it will be a task to find the right one. Don't give up though, it's there.

[Sara R., 08/03/2008]
Gravity Hill

The gravity hill in Mooresville is definitely on Keller Hill Road off SR42. I have been there around ten times. I will tell everyone right now that the hill is NOT marked at all. All I can say is you will just have to try the hills. It is approx. a mile in on the road. If you are going away from SR42 it is kind of down in a valley just before a rather large hill and there is a house on the left side and just some trees on the right.

I know it is hard to believe until you have been there once. Trust me, I have had to take numerous people there because they didn't believe me. Good luck!

[Kyle, 03/22/2006]

As always, we advise extreme caution on Gravity Hills, and this one sounds less official than most. Turn on your hazard blinkers. Post an observer outside the car who can watch for approaching cars. Roll uphill at your own risk!

Gravity Hill

The location of Gravity Hill is on Keller Hill Road, which runs west from SR42 just 1 mile outside of Mooresville, IN. About 1 mile west of the origin at SR42, Keller Hill Road begins to undulate through some "rollers" before actually climbing Keller Hill. While in the middle of these rollers, a driver has an optical illusion that they are going downhill and should be able to coast. However if the car is put into neutral it will tend to slow down or even roll backwards. Thus a mysterious "Magnet" or "Gravity" must be pulling the car. However, there is no downhill section to this rolling stretch of county road -- it's all uphill! Easiest way to be sure, come with me on a bicycle ride up Keller Hill!

[Larry A. Reyman, DVM, 09/15/2003]

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