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3.5
 
0.0 (0)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
5-6kms
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
1-2 hours
Trail Category

Location

Starting at the end of Belbins Road there is a growing network of tracks and trails all over the Meehan Ranges which make a great playground for beginner through to advanced riders.   Whilst most people now head straight up into the Meehan Ranges, there's still some great riding to be had in Stringy Bark gully itself directly off Belbins Road, especially for those who just want an hour or so on the bike.  Also check out the Meehan Ranges and Clarence Mountain Bike Park notes for other rides in the area.
Blue Derby Trail
Blue Derby Trails Featured Hot
 
4.6
 
4.6 (1)
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.

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.
Kate Reed Reserve
 
4.0
 
4.0 (1)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
11km (Variable)
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
30mins - 2hours

There is a dense network of trails criss-crossing the Kate Reed Reserve and it really is best enjoyed by pointing your wheel down the main trailhead and just exploring.  For those looking to push themselves there are some dedicated tracks available and families with kids could equally enjoy riding down to the duck boarded area and just exploring.   Basically get in there and enjoy yourself.  This park has something for all levels.

Kingborough Mountain Bike Park
 
2.1
 
2.5 (2)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
Approx. 2kms of trails
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
Variable (15 mins - 2 hours)
Trail Category

Location

This park (opened November 2012) aims to fill a skills development niche in the mountain bike scene around Hobart and will be best enjoyed by newer riders and intermediate riders looking to develop their skills.  It would also be a great place for the kids who will love the jumps and easy riding.

As well as a Dirt Jump Park, the area contains a 200 metre 'kids corner' loop, the 1.3km "Holy Roller" for beginners and the 350 metre "Black Betty" which has a range of technical features, drops and bermed corners.

Kingston - Kaoota Tramway Circuit
 
3.0
 
3.0 (1)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
45km
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
3-5 hours

Location

Connecting together some of the most accessible off-road riding trails around Kingston, this loop is a great way to discover some trails close to Hobart and plant the seed for further exploration.
There are plenty of great views, beautiful, quiet trails, with a bit of technical fun, and even a bit of history all thrown in. Cap this off with a great downhill run at the end to take you home.  This is one of my favourite rides close to Hobart.

Lime Bay
 
3.5
 
4.0 (1)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
28km
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
3-5 hours

Location

The Lime Bay Nature Reserve doesn't get a lot of visitors, but contains a surprisingly large network of  trails linking together some beautiful beaches and lagoons with some great convict history thrown in to boot.  These trails provides excellent riding options for both the family through to the hardcore cyclist looking for a hard workout along some tough sandy trails.  The route described here tries to get you around to most of the best spots in the park, but the reserve is compact enough that you can just go out  there, point your wheel down a trail and go and explore.

Haunted Bay
Maria Island Featured Hot
 
3.3
 
3.8 (1)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
Day 1 - 40km, Day 2 - 15km
Duration
Multi-Day (Tour)

Location

Maria Island makes for a great overnight cycling trip, allowing you a chance to not only explore the more commonly visited sites on the Northern Island, but also a chance to head down to the much less visited Southern Island.

The route described below sets aside the first day for a leisurely exploration of the Southern end of the Island on the first day, overnight camping at Encampment Cove, and then a walk up Mt Maria and exploration of the more visited Northern end of the Island on the second day.  However, once on the Island, you can mix and match the rides to your own liking and unless you're really keen to get away from it all, it might make more sense to base yourself at Darlington and just do day trips (see route options).

Maria Island has an amazing abundance of wildlife, so it can be worth taking a good torch for a bit of a night time look around.

Meehan Ranges
Meehan Ranges Featured Hot
 
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 have much more to offer than just the Clarence Mountain Bike Park and Stringy Bark Gully. Starting at the end of Belbins Road there is a complex network of tracks and trails heading up over the Meehan Ranges which make a great playground for beginner through to advanced riders.   There's so much trail work going on up here at the moment for the Meehan Monster that these notes are dating on a weekly basis.  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 another great group to find some riding buddies.

Montezuma Falls
Montezuma Falls Featured Hot
 
4.5
 
4.4 (4)
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.

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