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Adamsfield Circuit
 
3.6
 
3.8 (2)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
36km
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
3-5 hours

Location

This ride follows a 4WD track over the back of the Saw Back Range to the old mining town of Adamsfield and then back out again along Clear View Road.

It combines some fun, technical riding (and yes, a bit of pushing) as you climb up and descend along saw back track to Adamsfield, then you can enjoy a bit of fossicking before a much easier return route via Clear Hill Road.

Blue Derby Trail
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4.6
 
4.7 (2)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
Various (this route describes a 20km trail)
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
Various
Trail Category
The Blue Derby trails currently consist of 40+ kms of custom built single track with the trailhead smack bang in the middle of Derby. The riding is exquisite, and the scenery is better. Made up of a network of fourteen (at last count) named trails, these trails take you through beautiful forests and up and down amazing switchbacks and sweeping berms. The bulk of the trails can actually be done in a single large loop, but one loop might not be enough. With lots more trails on the way, these trails are a must do on the itinerary of anyone coming to Tasmania to ride.

Blue Tier Descent
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4.5
 
4.7 (3)
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One of the original mountain biking trails in the Blue Tier area (and now largely superceded by the new Blue Tier trail built as part of the Blue Derby network) you can ride the Blue Tier descent in several different ways, but at its heart the descent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.

Clarence Mountain Bike Park
 
2.0
 
3.0 (1)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
7km
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
30 mins - 1 Hour
Trail Category

Location

The Clarence Mountain bike park is less than 10 minutes by car out of Hobart and has largely become part of the greater Meehan Ranges trail network.  It is however still a worthy place to come and ride by itself with the 7km cross country trail providing a superb challenge for fit-intermediate riders and above.  For the rest of us mere mortals this park contains switchbacks that are sharp, steep and fairly unforgiving.  If you're not sure of your skills I'd recommend the Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park over Clarence, but if you're up for the challenge … well here it is.

Climies Track
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3.8
 
4.0 (1)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
35km return (can be done one way with car shuffle)
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
4-6 hours

Location

This route follows a coastal trail (Climies Track) from Granville Harbour to Trial Harbour, but don't let that lull you into thinking this is an easy ride.  Out and back you'll be climbing nearly 1000metres with pinches as steep as 15%.  That said, this trail is a mountain biking mix-up nirvana for the fit and adventurous as you tackle sandy trails, flowing granite, rocky patches, mud and creeks, and of course the hills ... so many hills.

Dial Ranges
 
4.4
 
4.0 (1)
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.

Hollybank Reserve (Juggernaut)
 
4.3
 
4.7 (3)
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.
Meehan Ranges
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4.0
 
4.3 (3)
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.

North South Track (Mt Wellington)
 
3.9
 
4.3 (4)
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.

Penguin MTB Park
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3.3
 
2.3 (2)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
2-3 kms
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
1+ hours
Trail Category

Location

This MTB park was built by the Cradle Coast Mountain Bike Club who have the lease over the site.    There's only a few kilometres of singletrail in the park, but it's the man made features that will draw you here and make you want to stay.  There is also a new skills park above the race track and some impressive jumps are being installed inside the old speedway.  While there is something for the beginner through to advanced rider, you'll really get the most out of this this park if you fall more in the intermediate to advanced end of the range.

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