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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Steepest Street In the Continental U.S.

This paved street's 38 percent grade makes it the steepest in the U.S. drivable by regular cars (A mountain road in Hawaii is steeper, but not car-friendly). Annual bike climb every October.

Canton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
SW of Pittsburgh, just east of US Hwy 19. The lower end connects to Coast Ave. One way only, uphill.
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Steepest Street In the Continental U.S.

Pretty neat sight to see, especially if you live around there. Nowadays it's blocked off and you're not allowed to go up it with a vehicle. But there are very steep steps that allow you to head to the top of it.

[Steele, 06/18/2023]

Steepest Street.

Steepest Street In the United States

You can drive up the Steepest Street, but not down. The address at the bottom of it: 1625 Canton Avenue, Pittsburg, PA.

[Lucy, 10/12/2013]
Steepest Street In America If Not The World

Canton Avenue, in Pittsburgh is the steepest officially recorded public street in the United States. Canton runs from Coast ave up to Hampshire ave. It has a 37% grade, which is steeper than the world record holder of Baldwin Street in New Zealand, which is only 35%.

[Paul Kasel, 06/27/2013]

Canton Ave. is America's steepest paved public street accessible to regular cars. A short road in Hawaii is steeper, but only open to 4-wheel drive vehicles.

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