Covington, Kentucky: Gravity HillOne of a number of otherwise unremarkable roads where the forces of gravity have apparently gone haywire.
- Ridgeway Court, Covington, KY
- Drive through Devou Park until you get to River Hill St. Drive uphill on River Hill St. until it bends sharply right (and turns into Ridgeway Court). You'll see a high cement wall and a line of telephone poles on the left. Drive to the second pole, put your car in neutral, and coast uphill. This is a public, neighborhood road; be respectful of the residents, and check carefully for other traffic.
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It does work! It does not look like hill but we gained speed as we coasted![Angie Green, 09/19/2014]
There goes the Tree Force Theory.
In years past the tree line made this unbelievable. We returned several times to figure out the mystery. Although it's still kind of cool, the trees (which have been cut down) must have created a lot of the force which pulled the car uphill. Hopefully the trees will grow back and restore its former glory.[Nic, 09/19/2014]
You know, we never made that causal connection before, but all Gravity Hills do have trees somewhere in their vicinity.
This was seriously a waste of time -- and in a maze of tight roads through a very upscale neighborhood. I got the impression from the ladies walking by that they did not appreciated the tourists stopping there. There were eight of us in the vehicle and not one of us thought this was the least bit interesting, water nor vehicle goes uphill, it goes downhill, just the way it should. There is a wall beside the road with a slight grade to it, which may for some give an optical illusion (?) but we didn't see it.[SH, 07/10/2013]
Sorry that your visit was a bust. Mysterious forces can be unpredictable and frustrating!
It worked! Follow your nav to get there. All the street names have changed.[Nicole, 05/15/2013]
We literally just left Gravity Hill and it seriously did work! We didn't test the water running up hill, but we did drive it twice.[Ashley, 09/23/2012]