I will admit I was a little nervous this bike could not handle the hills I hunt but it has been no problem. I can't imagine getting to my tree stand any other way now. It is so convenient and quiet. I live in western Wisconsin and hunt steep hills and ridges. This bike has gotten me everywhere I want to go with minimal effort. You have to peddle some going uphill so dont expect the motor to do everything, but it is with minimal effort. If you hunt flat land you won't have to peddle at all. I would definitely recommend buying the fenders if you plan on taking it anywhere off road. It gets dirty easily. I also got the rear rack and basket which I am very glad I did. Can't wait to use it turkey hunting in the spring.