North South / Tolosa MTB Park
The North South Track is Hobart’s flagship trail, nestled in the temperate rain forest on Mt Wellington this is a must ride if you are in Hobart.
The trailhead can be accessed by car via ‘The Springs’ on Pinnacle Road. There are ample carparking, water and toilet facilities here; you may also be lucky enough to swing past when the Brentwood Coffee Van is open, selling coffee and local baked goods. Continuing up Pinnacle Road will take you to the summit of Mt Wellington.
If you are looking for a longer climb you can park at the historic Cascade Brewery and climb up Pinnacle Road (via Strickland Road, then Huon Road). This takes approximately an hour, is on sealed roads with good signage.
Once on the North South trail you have a few options. Following the trail all the way through will take you through to Tolosa MTB Park in Glenorchy, once here you can ride the Nationals DH track or the XC circuit. This can be a pick up point for vehicles or you can head towards the water and Intercity Cycleway which will take you back into the Hobart CBD.
Halfway along North South is an old hiking hut referred to as ‘Junction Cabin’ from here you can fork out to the left or right on fire roads and access the trails on the lower mountain eventually leading you back to Cascade Brewery.
Important points to note are that on Mt Wellington there is very specific signage regarding Riding and ‘Walking Only’ trails. You may receive a fine if found riding on these ‘Walking Only’ trails by a Park Ranger.
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