This trail can be ridden in either direction, start at either the end of Tolosa Street in Glenorchy (Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park) or The Springs in Wellington Park.
This shared-use track (mountain bike riders and walkers) links Hobart and Glenorchy. The trail gently winds it way up the dry mudstone forests of Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park. As the trail ascends the trail takes you through the threatened silver peppermint woodland, up into wetter stringybark, and on as it skirts around kunanyi / Mount Wellington to reach The Springs.
This track is used in both directions. At the lower end, at 5-ways intersection, the North-South track splits into separate descent and ascent trails, joining at the bottom in the heart of Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park.
The track was completed in December 2011 and provided a linkage between Hobart and Glenorchy through Wellington Park. Features on the trail include sweeping berms and flowy rides, with the option of mini-side loops through more adventurous lines.
The track is suitable for mountain bike riders of moderate ability (with some more challenging features located on side loops) and there are good sight lines enabling riders and walkers to easily see each other. For those wishing to encounter fewer bikes, choose a week-day rather than a weekend.
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Due to potential conflict between bike riders and dogs, dogs are allowed on lead only on the section of the North South Track linking between the Old Hobartians Track and the Kangaroo Fire Trail toward the northern end of the track.
Please be a safe bike rider by respecting other track users, by staying on the track, by minimising your impact on the environment and by riding the track and the optional technical features within your level of ability.
Creek crossings may be impassable after high rainfall events.
Plan your visit
Leave No Trace is an internationally accepted way of minimising impacts on the places we visit. Respect wildlife, be considerate with others, dispose your waste properly.
Be prepared for the walk. Plan your trip ahead, bring enough water, check the alerts, and make sure you are comfortable with the difficulty rating.