Summit Loop - Knocklofty Reserve West Hobart, Hobart

Today’s weather

Light rain

Possible late rain.

Issued 4.11pm, Sat 22 Jul 2017
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Distance

4.0km

Experience

Bush

Description

A great loop track through open forest, close to the city centre. Knocklofty Reserve is popular with dog walkers and bike riders.

The Summit Loop takes you past many of Knocklofty’s highlights. At the Frog Ponds, the Friends of Knocklofty Bushcare Group have rehabilitated a disused dam to create a wetland habitat. Pause here a moment… how many different frog calls you can hear? From various vantage points along the walk you can enjoy views across the city, up to kunanyi / Mount Wellington and down the Derwent estuary. With over 300 native plant species in this much-loved reserve, there is always something in flower.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Under 2 hours
Difficult
Mountain bike riding Under 2 hours
Difficult
Dogs allowed on lead Under 2 hours
Difficult

Access

Accessible via public transport

Facilities

Parking  Picnic  Lookout 

Restrictions

No horses

Safety precautions

Caution 

Be aware of other bike riders and walkers using this track.

Map

Photos

  • Summit Loop - Knocklofty Reserve 1
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Summit Loop - Knocklofty Reserve 2
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Summit Loop - Knocklofty Reserve 3
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Summit Loop - Knocklofty Reserve 4
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Summit Loop - Knocklofty Reserve 5
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Summit Loop - Knocklofty Reserve 6
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Summit Loop - Knocklofty Reserve 7
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Summit Loop - Knocklofty Reserve 8
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Summit Loop - Knocklofty Reserve 9
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Summit Loop - Knocklofty Reserve 10
    Photo: Matthew Newton

Elevation profile (m)

Getting there

Take a bus or drive your car to the Forest Road entry of Knocklofty Reserve.

This track is managed by the Hobart City Council

If you have any questions, feedback or updates regarding this track please contact the track manager at the Hobart City Council by phone on 03 6238 2886 or by email to hcc@hobartcity.com.au For urgent communications please contact us by phone.