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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.

Railway
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
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.
Penguin MTB Park
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3.3
 
2.3 (2)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
2-3 kms
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
1+ hours
Trail Category

Location

This MTB park was built by the Cradle Coast Mountain Bike Club who have the lease over the site.    There's only a few kilometres of singletrail in the park, but it's the man made features that will draw you here and make you want to stay.  There is also a new skills park above the race track and some impressive jumps are being installed inside the old speedway.  While there is something for the beginner through to advanced rider, you'll really get the most out of this this park if you fall more in the intermediate to advanced end of the range.

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.

Wolfram Mine (Patons Road)
 
3.8
 
3.8 (4)
MTB

Key Statistics

Distance
45kms
Duration
Single Day
Time (hrs)
5-7 hours

Location

Heading up the Upper Forth valley, this track takes you on a journey into the World Heritage Area along what was, up until the mid 1980's, a road to the Oakleigh Creek Wolfram Mines.  The first section is still regularly used by kayakers seeking to paddle the Forth river and as such is fairly reasonably well maintained, but as you make your way further up the valley the track deteriorates and you find yourself in a beautiful and seldom visited area of Tasmania.  This is a true gem of a ride for those who like to explore remote places on two wheels, but is not for the inexperienced, unprepared or those looking for groomed single track.

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