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Reuben Falls
 
3.5
 
2.9 (1)
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Key Statistics

Distance
49km (plus 2.5km walk)
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
4-6 hours

Location

This route is mainly on gravel roads, but don't let that put you off as there's some great highlights along the way including a beautiful section of old trail running up along the Huon River which will have those who don't mind getting wet and muddy grinning from ear to ear.  Add to this a trip past the controversial Southwood site, a visit to Glovers Bluff, a walk out to Reuben Falls and of course starting and finishing at the Tahune Airwalk ... This is a good day out.

Near top of the track
 
2.9
 
0.0 (0)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
2km loop
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
Varies (an hour or two)
Trail Category

Location

Where
Risdon Vale Sports Ground (Car Park)
The Risdon Vale Trail is a short 2km XC loop built as part of a local initiative by the Risdon Vale Bike Collective and Blue Hill Trails. As it was built by young locals (under the guidance of a professional trail builder) it is a pretty solid achievement.

This is probably more a trail for local riders looking for some new trails or, rather than interstate or visiting riders. The Bike Park is pretty impressive and incorporates dirt jumps and a pump track 

Snug Tiers (Grey Mountain and Pelverata Falls)
 
3.5
 
0.0 (0)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
25kms
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
2-4 hours

Location

This ride ties together a couple of out and back rides to Grey Mountain and Pelverata Falls into a loop of sorts.   It is probably more for adventurous local riders who don't mind some rough tracks and who are 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.  There are plenty of options to extend or shorten this ride for those looking for more or less hours in the saddle.

Sterling Valley Track
 
3.0
 
4.5 (2)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
21km (long loop) - 9km (short loop)
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
1-4 Hours

Location

The heart of the Sterling Valley Track is a short, hard to find section of technical single trail which descends from the flanks of Mt Murchison down into Rosebery, however if you start back near Tullah and tackle the climb up as well, then you'll be treated to a lovely one way ride.  The route comes alive once every two years when the Wildside event is run, but otherwise it's sitting there waiting for those brave enough to try it.  It's a track best enjoyed during the later summer months when it may have dried out a bit.

Stubbs Road (Turners Beach)
 
3.6
 
3.3 (1)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
Variable (10-25km)
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
1-3 Hours
Trail Category

Location

This route ties together some very easy cycling along the Ulverstone to Turners Beach cycleway and nearby backroads with the chance to go play on some pretty darn good singletrack in a mountain bike park on private land off Stubbs Road.  Some may wish to just do one or the other, but combined they make an enjoyable ride … Allowing you to stretch both your legs and your skills.

Tahune Airwalk Ride
 
2.5
 
0.0 (0)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
6km
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
1 hour

Location

A 6km mountain bike loop has been constructed at the Tahune Airwalk, though only half of it is new single trail with the return journey mainly along gravel roads.  The  outward journey includes some fun riding through nice forest and alongside the river with chances to explore sites less visited by the crowds.

I do note that the official website lists the "Forest Bike Track" as being part of your General Admission to the site, so you may need to pay to access the trail (this wasn't the case last time I was there).

Tangara Trail
 
3.3
 
2.4 (1)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
47km: 35km (Southern Loop) + 17km (Northern Loop)
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
3-5 hours

Location

The Tangara Trail is an almost invisible web of interconnecting trails between Seven Mile Beach and South Arm.  It often weaves between property boundaries and heads along quiet roads, beaches and bush trails.  There is good tangara trail signage all over the area, so with a bit of help from the website and a sense of adventure you really could just go trail chasing.

The route described here knits together some of the best sections of the trail, but throws in a few extra bits as well to make a nice figure of eight ride that will give even the most experienced cyclist a good day out.

Tooms Lake Circuit
 
3.3
 
0.0 (0)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
20kms
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
2-4 hours

Location

This 20km circuit will interest both those who like to leisurely explore new areas on their bike as well as those who like their biking to have a bit of adventure and challenge.  The circuit follows old 4wd tracks and is pretty flat the whole way around.  Any reasonably fit cyclist could tackle the ride, but there's a few tricky sections (and lots of mud) so be careful on this one.
Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area
 
4.3
 
4.0 (2)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
16km (out and back)
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
1-2 hours

Hidden away in the hills above Launceston, The Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area now has one of the newest and nicest sections of purpose built single track in Tasmania.   With 8kms of dedicated single track stretching from the Gorge Road to the Hoo Hoo hut, this is where you're inevitably going to start any play in the park, however if you're a little more adventurous and have a little more time, then don't overlook the other multiple use trails in the reserve.  There's kilometres of trails out there for those looking for a more old school Tasmanian experience.

Some good views
 
2.0
 
0.0 (0)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
23kms
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
2-4 hours
Trail Category
Trip Hill is not a ride for everyone, in fact I think it would best be described as a ride for the crazy ones.  For a start it’s a ride up a hill from which you get no view, several of the best sections are currently so overgrown (April 2014) that I found myself pushing my bike downhill, a lot of the riding is through recently harvested forests and yet … if you’re in the area, you've ridden all the other rides and you’re looking for some good old fashioned bush tracks that and don’t mind the odd hike-a-bike … well you could just enjoy this little ride.
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