Meehan Range – Flagstaff Hill Circuit Cambridge, Clarence

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Issued 4.10pm, Sun 22 May 2022
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Distance

9.8km

Experience

Bush

Description

The walk encompasses the Stringy Bark Gully Track, Flagstaff Hill Track, Caves Hill Track and Meehan Skyline Trail and offers fine views from Flagstaff Hill. From the entry to the Meehan Range Nature Recreation Area take the left fork and follow the track up Stringy Bark Gully, crossing Belbins Rivulet a couple of times. You will notice remnant concrete foundations of multiple buildings, formerly part of a secret RAAF WWII bomb storage base. Eventually you will reach a Parks & Wildlife Service sign on the boundary of the reserve and a narrow track continues more steeply up the gully through shady dry sclerophyll forest. The landowner has provided permission for the public to use tracks on their property.

At the top turn left onto the Meehan Skyline Trail and go up the steep fire trail until you reach the start of the Flagstaff Hill Track. At the top of the 379m summit is a cairn and views of the Wellington Range and Derwent River. Continue down the other side following the signs for the Flagstaff Hill Track until the intersection with the Caves Hill Track is reached. Follow the undulating Caves Hill Track along the eastern side of Flagstaff Hill until reaching the Meehan Skyline Trail. Turn left and follow it up Simmons Hill and along the ridgeline until descending back to Stringy Bark Gully (otherwise known as Air Force Gully). At the open area take the fire trail to the left and return to the Belbins Road carpark.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Half day
Moderate
Mountain bike riding Under 2 hours
Moderate

Facilities

Parking  Lookout 

Restrictions

No dogs  No horses

Dogs and horses are not permitted on mountain bike tracks (Caves Hill Track and Upper Stringy Bark Gully Track) which are located on private property and within a Conservation Covenant. The landowner has granted permission for the public to use specific tracks on their property.

Safety precautions

Caution  Caution - horse riding occurs on this track 

Sections of the circuit are on fire trails where horses or dogs on lead may be encountered. The Stringy Bark Gully Track is bi-directional and is used by mountain bikers travelling downhill. Please be alert and considerate of other users.

Photos

  • Meehan Range – Flagstaff Hill Circuit 1
    Photo: Clarence City Council
  • Meehan Range – Flagstaff Hill Circuit 2
    Photo: Clarence City Council
  • Meehan Range – Flagstaff Hill Circuit 3
    Photo: Clarence City Council
  • Meehan Range – Flagstaff Hill Circuit 4
    Photo: Clarence City Council
  • Meehan Range – Flagstaff Hill Circuit 5
    Photo: Clarence City Council
  • Meehan Range – Flagstaff Hill Circuit 6
    Photo: Clarence City Council
  • Meehan Range – Flagstaff Hill Circuit 7
    Photo: Clarence City Council
  • Meehan Range – Flagstaff Hill Circuit 8
    Photo: Clarence City Council
  • Meehan Range – Flagstaff Hill Circuit 9
    Photo: Clarence City Council

Map

Getting there

Car parking is available at the end of Belbins Road, accessed off Cambridge Road (B31).

This track is managed by Clarence City Council and Parks and Wildlife Service

Clarence City Council logo

If you have any questions, feedback or updates regarding this track please contact the track manager at the Clarence City Council by phone on 03 6217 9500 or by email to clarence@ccc.tas.gov.au. For urgent communications please contact us by phone.

Parks and Wildlife Service logo

If you have any questions, feedback or updates regarding this track please contact the track manager at the Parks and Wildlife Service by phone on 1300 135 513 or online. For urgent communications please contact us by phone.