Prosser, Washington: Gravity Hill

Someone has helpfully painted "Start" on the blacktop of this road so travelers will know where to put their cars in neutral to roll uphill.
Address:
101204 N Crosby Rd, Prosser, WA
Directions:
I-82 exit 80. Drive north on N. Gap Rd for 2.5 miles. Turn right onto W. McCreadie Rd. Drive two miles. Turn left onto N. Crosby Rd. Drive five miles. Turn right to stay on N. Crosby Rd. Drive one mile. Turn left to stay on N. Crosby Rd. Drive two miles. You'll see a gray barn on the left. About 500 feet past it you'll see "Start" painted on the road, facing the direction you came from. Turn around (carefully), park at "Start," and roll uphill.
Hours:
Unofficial - exercise driving caution.
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Gravity Hill

It was a long ways out of the way but we gave it a try thinking it was a newer post. It wasn't that hard to find and the "start" sign was visibly written across the pavement but ... No matter how many times or different ways we tried it. This was a complete bust, gravity won. There was no optical illusion, it simply didn't work.

[Tevera, 09/30/2013]
Start of Gravity Hill. Gravity Hill

About ten miles or so outside of Prosser. Take North Crosby Road out of town, past Rotha Road (a private road) and McClure Road. It will feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. Around 101204 North Crosby Road you will see a gray barn -- the only structure around -- and shortly after that you will see "Start" written on the road in white paint (on the other side of the road). Turn your car around so you are now facing the barn (it is uphill from you) and pull up to the start line. Put your car in neutral and you will roll uphill toward the barn.

While it takes awhile to get out there, it's pretty cool. We went on December 29 and the blacktop looked fairly new, but the Start was clearly painted. So it's obviously kept up.

[Cat, 01/02/2013]

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