The Clarence Mountain Bike Park is located in the Meehan Range on Hobart’s eastern shore. It’s drier than the Wellington Range on the other side of the river making it suitable for use during winter.
Within the park there is a pump track, dirt jumps and a range of trails catering for beginners (green circle), intermediate (blue square) and advanced (black diamond) riders.
The park is set in a valley so the easy tracks are located in the flatter areas close to the highway.
To reach the top of the Meehan Skyline Trail there’s only one way up – the Corkscrew Climb – which is a technically challenging intermediate track. An easy climbing track is expected to be constructed in late 2017.
There’s a choice of descending tracks with the Corkscrew Descent and Dinosaur Descent catering for intermediate riders while the Grassy Valley Descent has technical rock lines for advanced riders.
The park links to other tracks in the Meehan Range. A Skyline Fire Trail extends to the Parks and Wildlife Service managed Meehan Recreation Area in the Redgate section off Belbins Road. There are also purpose-built mountain bike tracks creating a loop between Flagstaff Hill and Caves Hill.
|User groups||Suggested time||Difficulty|
|Under 2 hours|
Many of the tracks contain ‘extreme’ drops, jumps and obstacles. Riders should always inspect the track before riding and ride within their limits. When using the park you are required to:
- Wear a helmet and other protective gear
- Ride within your ability
- Carefully check the area you are going to ride before you ride it
- Respect other users
- Ensure that children are supervised at all times
The carpark is accessed off Flagstaff Gully Link Road. Take the Mornington exit from the Tasman Highway.