The Warrawee section of the Wild Mersey Mountain Bike Trails were officially opened on 13 December 2018, just in time for the busy summer period.
Catering for mountain bikers of all ages, the initial trails consist of a few of different loops to ride from a short green climb (Bee Line) and descent (Disco) to a longer loop (up Easy Does It and Bracken Track) with a choice of a green (Laughing Gear), blue (High Voltage) or black (No Mersey) descents. Then you can also add Quick Link/Big Bend/Sugar Coated to this loop to add another descent and still have the choice of the same three descents.
Of the three descents the green Laughing Gear, will probably be the favourite of all of them being fast and flowy, leaving a big grin by the time you reach the bottom. High Voltage is a berm filled and table top jump paradise, so if getting air is you fix you will love this trail. No Mersey is a more hand built looking trail with much narrower tread and steep tip in berms and a steeper gradient overall. It's not a nasty black but still enough to keep you on your toes.
With still a few more trails to be built to complete the Warrawee part of Wild Mersey it will be a great little riding area that you can spend a few hours exploring riding all the different options.
Once completed, the Wild Mersey Mountain Bike Trails will consist of over 100 kilometres of International Standard Mountain Biking Association standard trails weaving through striking landscapes between the towns of Sheffield, Railton and Latrobe.
Tasmania is fast developing a reputation as a premier destination for cycling and mountain bike riding, with around 38,000 visitors getting on a bike during their visit to our beautiful State.
The Wild Mersey Mountain Bike Trails project is a partnership between the Kentish and Latrobe Councils, and has received grant funding from the Tasmanian and Australian Governments.