Summit Loop - Knocklofty Reserve

West Hobart, Hobart
Distance: 4km
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Getting There

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

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.

ActivitySuggested TimeDifficulty
WalkingUnder 2 hours
Mountain BikingUnder 2 hours

Track Features

Public transportWalking with dogsTrail RiderParkingLookoutPicnic area

Dogs allowed on lead.


No Horses

Safety Precautions


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

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.

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Track contacts

Track managed by City of Hobart
City of Hobart

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 For urgent communications please contact us by phone.