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4.0
 
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MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
28kms
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
3-6 hrs
This remote loop on the edge of the Tarkine takes you down nine kilometres of abandoned railway, dropping you out at the old Magnet township and mine.  Here you can explore to your heart's content, seeing first hand both the scars of our earlier presence in the area and how nature reclaims its own.  After exploring the old township, it's a gut busting climb up to the highway and back to the car leaving you with a feeling of having just undertaken your own little Tasmanian adventure.  The track notes also include a detour off to the Philosophers falls walk.
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.

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Maydena Bike Park Featured Hot
 
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MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
Various
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
Various

Location

Where
34-36 Kallista Road, Maydena

Maydena Bike Park is a privately operated gravity-focused mountain bike park under development in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley.  The park has an open date of January 26th 2018.

Meehan Ranges
Meehan Ranges Featured Hot
 
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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.

Montezuma Falls
Montezuma Falls Featured Hot
 
4.4
 
4.1 (5)
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.

Little Blue Lake
 
2.5
 
5.0 (1)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
34kms
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
2-5 Hours
I'm breaking the rules on this one and listing a track provided by Forestry Tasmania that I haven't ridden.  What I can tell you is this circuit is legal, that it appears to be mainly on gravel roads and fire trails and that it circumnavigates Mount Cameron in the North East of the State.  The recommended starting point on the map provided by Forestry Tasmania is the Scottsdale High School Mount Cameron Field Study Centre (or more specifically the Field Centre Gate) but I could also recommend starting at Little Blue Lake  just north of Pioneer on Gladstone Road (B52) for those who don't want to do the extra driving to the Field Centre.
Mount Stronach
 
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MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
8kms return (9.2kms to Trig Point)
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
1-3 hours
Mt Stronach is a great ride for cyclists with reasonable technical riding skills who enjoy their climbing and descending. You'll gain and lose up to 340 metres in altitude (or 280 metres if you only go to the end of the 4WD track rather than the trig point), but if you're confident on your bike it is worth every pedal stroke, even if you have to push your bike up the first section.  It's really fun riding with a pretty nice view (and rock play area) at the top to make it all worthwhile. Having said that I'm slow and not that good a rider, and I still really enjoyed this trail, it just took me a lot longer.

There are big plans for this area in the future, but this ride just describes what's there today.
North East Rail Trail
 
3.5
 
3.9 (1)
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.

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.

Pelverata Falls (Snug Tiers)
 
3.5
 
4.0 (2)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
12km (6km each way)
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
1-3 hours

Location

The ride out to the top of Pelverata Falls is a fun, but at times challenging, ride with lots of big puddles and rocky sections to navigate through.

It is probably more for local riders looking for a short bit of technical riding with some nice views at the end.  However it can also make a great day out for less experienced riders (just so long as you are willing to walk your bike a bit) and there are plenty of options to extend this ride for those looking for more hours in the saddle.

Also a great winter option near hobart for those thinking of a ride in the snow.

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