Mountain biking in the Meehan Range
Mountain biking in the Meehan Range (photograph: Jonathan Wherrett)

Mountain biking and cycling

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​Tasmania is fast creating a name for itself as a premier mountain biking destination and a must see on your mountain biking holiday.  Pack your helmet and take a look at some of our many popular trails.

Advice f​or​​ riders

  • Please check, clean, dry or disinfect​ your bike and riding gear down before entering trails and after use to reduce biosecurity risks such as phytophthora
  • Respect other trail riders; move aside or slow down to allow others to pass comfortably
  • Stay on the tracks and avoid widening or damaging the surrounding area
  • Use log books where provided
  • Make sure you have your helmet

​Locations

​​De​​rby

The Blue Derby mountain bike trails climb into the hinterland surrounding the former mining town of Derby in the State's north.  With more than two dozen trails to choose from in both the Derby and Blue Tier networks, there is enough to challenge even the most experienced of riders.  Explore on your own or join a tour

Find out more information at the Blue Derby website.

Coningham ​​Nature Recreation Area

Just 25km from Hobart, Coningham is a great local-use area for short rides close to town.  Take the time to enjoy the wildflowers as you make your way around the reserve using the 4WD and fire trails.

Kate Reed Nature R​​ecreation Area

Set in the southern outskirts of Launceston, Kate Reed Nature Recreation Area offers approximately 15km of mainly single-track trails perfect for the new rider.

Maria I​​​sland National Park

A great way to experience the beautiful Maria Island is by bike, and you have the opportunity to take your own bike across on the ferry or hire one once on the island.   There are shared use​ roads on the island to suit all levels of experience. More information can be found at Maria Island by bike​.

Mayden​​a Bike Park

One of Tasmania's newest mountain biking attractions, Ma​​ydena Bike Park is situated in the town of Maydena, right in the Derwent Valley.  Primarily made up of gravity-focused trails, the park has something on offer for all members of the family.  

Find out more information at the Maydena Bike Park website.

Meehan Range​ Nat​​ure Recreation Area

​Located on the Eastern shore of Hobart in the State's south, the Meehan Range is a popular multi-use area and has been used as a mountain biking destination since the early 1980​s. The tracks are a mix of mountain-bike specific tracks, ​shared use tracks and shared use fire-trails. Some of the tracks have steep and challenging sections, meaning that these tracks are best suited to experienced riders.​

Mo​​nte​zuma Falls

Riders making their way to the West Coast should take their time to see the Montezuma Falls track, a multi-use track and one of our 60 Great Short Walks.  Whether you take the 2km (one-way) track to the falls from the Williamsford car park or embark on one of the extended rides towards Zeehan, you will be surrounded by rainforest and Tasmanian rail history.

Mount Dial Na​​​ture Recreation Area (Dial Ranges)

Located south of Penguin on the North-West coast, the Dial Ranges track loops around former forestry trails that offer a challenging and hilly ride of around 22km.  Many riders add an additional loop to take the ride up to 40km.  With challenging climbs and fast descents this is great single day ride on an under-utilised track.

Trevallyn Nature Rec​​reation Area

Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area is comprised of 8km of purpose-built tracks, as well as extensive multi-use tracks, and is located just outside of Launceston.  The grounds provide a good mix of beginner and technical tracks suited to a range of riders, with a network of loops and connections allowing for a different ride experience with every visit.

Mount Heemskirk Regional Reserve

Climies Track​ is a 4WD track that runs between Trial Harbour and Granville Harbour on the State's West Coast.  This 24km track takes you through the Mount Heemskirk Regional Reserve and is exposed to the West Coast's famous wild weather. Pick your ride day carefully to make the most of what the West Coast can offer.

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