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Atlas Trail
 
4.1
 
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Key Statistics

Distance
8 - 20km
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
1-4 Hours
Trail Category

Location

Where
Derby
The Atlas trail sits out from the rest of the Blue Derby trails and deserves trail notes all of its own.  Billed as a white-knuckle roller coaster ride, it is one heck of a track and worth the effort of riding it (just don't think that it's all downhill).  You can ride Atlas as part of a loop, organise a commercial shuttle through Vertigo MTB (I've done this option and highly recommend it) or organise your own shuttle.  These trail notes are written to help you with all these options.
Entry Gate
 
3.5
 
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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.
Big Chook Trailhead Signage
 
4.4
 
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MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
8.5km loop
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
1 hour
Trail Category

Location

Where
Weldborough

The Big Chook is one of the trails making up the Weldborough section of the Blue Derby Network.  It follows the old Blue Tier Descent route up from Weldborough for the first 3kms and then turns off and what follows is one of the most awesome sections of trail in Tasmania.

Blue Derby Trail
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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.

Blue Tier Descent
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4.5
 
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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
 
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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.

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.
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.

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 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.

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