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North South Track (Mt Wellington)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
23kms
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
1-2 hours
Trail Category

Location

The North-South Track is some of Hobart's best riding, and if you're only able to ride one track on Mt Wellington, this would be a good option.

The epic way to do the North South track is to get a lift up to the Springs and then just enjoy the run down.  The route has a combination of twisting turns, great lines, good challenges and it's all backed up with a gorgeous riding backdrop. One minute you can be looking down over most of Hobart, the next you can feel a world away.

The route described here assumes you've got to ride up as well, so includes connecting sections to get you onto the track from the Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park and a bit of a loop down Radfords Track, which is a fun descent.

 
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Meehan Ranges
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MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
Variable
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
1-4 hours
Trail Category

Location

The Meehan Ranges on the outskirts of Hobart contains a complex network of tracks and trails heading up over the Meehan Ranges which make a great playground for beginner through to advanced riders.  The best way to discover these trails is with someone who already knows them, or just download the GPX files and go exploring. The Hobart MTB Rides facebook group is a good group to find some riding buddies.

 
4.0
 
4.3 (3)
North East Rail Trail
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
26km each way
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
2-4 hours

This 26km rail trail follows an abandoned railway line between Scottsdale and Billycock Hill weaving its way through lovely farmland and a bit of Scottsdale industry for the first 10kms and then some amazing cuttings and forests as it winds its way up Billycock Hill for the final 16km. With occasional glimpses out over the valley below, and a bit of well interpreted history lying on the side of the track this trail makes a great ride from those just looking to do a few kilometres with the kids through to those willing to tackle the full length out and back.

 
3.5
 
3.9 (1)
Blue Tier Descent
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
29km
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
3-5 hours
Trail Category

Location

Where
Weldborough

One of the original mountain biking trails in the Blue Tier area (and now largely superceded by the new Blue Tier trail built as part of the Blue Derby network) you can ride the Blue Tier descent in several different ways, but at its heart the descent consists of 11km of old school technical trails connecting the deserted town of Poimena and Weldborough

The trail isn’t for the faint hearted, and inexperienced, but those who have a good level of riding skills will find some great technical riding amongst some beautiful forest and heathlands.

 
4.5
 
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Hollybank Reserve (Juggernaut)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
5 - 30kms
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
1-4 hours

With 20kms of dedicated mountain bike trails, plus a skills area featuring Australia's biggest pump track and a jump track, Hollybank, just 20 minutes outside of Launceston, offers a lot for mountain bikers in Tasmania.  

Hollybank offers a 4.5km easy 'green' trail which basically circles the reserve, and off this there is another 3.6km intermediate 'blue' grade circuit.  Finally, for those who are really here to ride, there's a 10km descent (the Juggernaut) with the option of the double-black diamond "Ginger Ridge" and "Reverb" tracks near the top.  

Juggernaut is unlike anything else we've got to ride in Tasmania at the moment, and for those who can put a shuffle together and who like rollers, jumps, drops, rocks and their downhill fun then they are going to find this track their own little bit of paradise. Note: LMBC have advised that the Juggernaut trail is closed from June 4 2018 to late winter/early spring due to logging in nearby coupes.  For updates see the LMBC facebook page.

 
4.3
 
4.2 (4)
Pipeline Track
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
24km return
Grade
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
2-3 hours

Location

Where
Fern Tree, Mount Wellington

This has to be one of the easiest and best mountain bike trails near Hobart for those just wanting to go for a social cruise or family ride.

It follows the water pipe from Fern Tree out to near its start at the Wellington Fall weir 12kms away. The ride itself is very scenic including some lovely bush sections and ending with increasingly great views out to Cathedral Rock on your left, and has plenty of places to explore along the way including silver and Wellington falls.

The route imperceptibly gains about 200 metres in height on its way out towards the weir, making the return ride particularly pleasurable and easy.

 
2.9
 
4.1 (1)
Hobart Airport Exit Route by Bicycle
Road Rides

Key Statistics

Distance
21kms one way
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
Approx 1 Hour
Trail Category

Location

Where
Hobart Airport

Overview

There's several ways to get to and from the Hobart Airport from the Hobart CBD, however this route is in my opinion the best compromise between distance, climb, traffic volume and complexity. It basically follows roads that run parallel to the main A3 highway. The other advantage of this route is that it passes several accommodation providers and the nearest camping / biking store to the airport. 

The main route described below is just over 21km , and if you know your way it can be done in about 45mins to 1 hour, however allow up to an hour and a half if you've got a fully loaded mountain bike and are prone to getting lost.

 
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Dial Ranges
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
22km
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
2-4hrs

Location

Thanks to the efforts of the Cradle Coast Mountain Bike Club, many of the old forestry trails in the Dial Range have now been stitched together with some singletrack sections to provide a wonderful, but still infrequently ridden, world of climbing and descending.   The route described here follows the sections of the Cranky Penguin race that are open outside of the race event (also see the Penguin MTB Park) and while I'd recommend the race as a great time to ride these trails (and enjoy sections not open during the rest of the year), it can be really enjoyable to explore these trails and forests at a more leisurely pace as well.

 
4.4
 
3.9 (2)
Rattlers Hill (Derby)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
53kms
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
4-8 Hours
Trail Category
This route heads out from Derby to the top of Rattler Hill, before heading back down again on some crazy steep descents, flowing trails and challenging single track.  The best time to ride this route is as part of the Blue Dragon Race when the trails are well marked and cleared, but for those who want to take it at a more leisurely pace, anytime of year is good to ride this trail.  This ride is challenging and you'll climb a total of 1,600 metres (broken up in many stages) over its 53kms, but it is worth it, with great riding, lovely forest and river sections, a possible detour out to Mount Paris Dam and great views from the top of Rattlers Hill as its reward.
 
4.4
 
3.8 (1)
Montezuma Falls
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MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
55km (shorter options possible)
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
4-6 hours

Location

If you're heading over to the West Coast, then this would have to be the number one ride on your agenda.  The route follows an old railway line through some beautiful forests to the 114m Montezuma Falls.  The route can be broken into a number of sections from a short (11km) out and back ride along a gentle, easy to ride trail from the Northern end of the track though to a 55km out and back epic starting and ending in Zeehan.

The core of the ride is the 14km section (each way) from Melba Flats to Montezuma Falls where you'll get to play in the mud, race 4WD's, plunge through deep washouts and really get some serious mountain biking in.  Finally, for the well prepared and adventurous the final 8kms from Melba Flats to Zeehan crosses through button grass plains providing expansive views which you'll have plenty of time to enjoy as you push, bash and swim your bike along what was once a railway line.

 
4.4
 
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