Tip Top Track South Hobart, Hobart

Today’s weather

Light rain

Possible late rain.

Issued 4.11pm, Sat 22 Jul 2017
Source © Bureau of Meteorology

Distance

1.5km

Experience

Bush

Description

This recently constructed, short, shared-use track on the slopes of South Hobart provides plenty of challenge for experienced cross-country mountain bike riders.  The track grading is rated ‘Very difficult’ under the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s trail difficulty rating system due to its narrow, twisting and technically challenging route which includes two steep, paved, rock chutes.

Construction of the Tip Top Track was a collaborative effort between the City of Hobart, volunteers from the Hobart Trail Alliance and other volunteers from the local mountain bike community.

Riders are required to ride the trail downhill i.e. from west to east, due to the rock chutes.  Riders must then return via the M4 fire trail as access to adjoining Cascade Brewery owned land is not provided.

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

Restrictions

No dogs  No horses

Safety precautions

Caution 

The Tip Top Track is steep and technically challenging, suitable for experienced cross country mountain bike riders only.  Beginner riders should not attempt to ride this track.

Map

Photos

  • Tip Top Track 1
    Photo: Chris Hampton
  • Tip Top Track 2
    Photo: Chris Hampton
  • Tip Top Track 3
    Photo: Chris Hampton
  • Tip Top Track 4
    Photo: Chris Hampton
  • Tip Top Track 5
    Photo: Chris Hampton
  • Tip Top Track 6
    Photo: Chris Hampton
  • Tip Top Track 7
    Photo: Chris Hampton
  • Tip Top Track 8
    Photo: Chris Hampton
  • Tip Top Track 9
    Photo: Chris Hampton
  • Tip Top Track 10
    Photo: Chris Hampton

Video

Elevation profile (m)

Getting there

Access to the western end of the track is via Old Farm Road in South Hobart, Main Fire Trail in Wellington Park and the M4 Fire Trail.

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.