Trails

The City of Clarence abounds with areas of natural beauty. Many of these areas are readily accessible by a network of tracks and trails for walking, cycling, horse riding and mountain biking. There is something to suit everyone, from easy tracks for the whole family to more challenging tracks for the experienced bushwalker or mountain biker. The trails allow you to explore diverse plant and wildlife communities, interesting geographical features and historic sites. They offer a diverse range of environments from coastal beaches and bushland to hilltop vistas and rural scenes, taking in some of southern Tasmania’s most stunning scenery.

Please take particular notice of the safety tips when using these tracks and trails and be respectful of other users, especially on multi-user paths.

Many of our tracks can be found on the Greater Hobart Trails website

 

 Short Walks - walks under 2.5 hours 

Track Name

Walk

Dogs

Bicycle

Horse

Arm End Circuit

6km

On lead

Mountain bike

 

Blessington Track and Cape Deliverance

3.4km

On lead

 

 

Brinktop Reserve and Richmond Park Trail

3km

On lead

Mountain bike

 

Cape Deslacs Circuit

2km

No dogs allowed 

 

 

Geilston Gully Circuit

1.6km

Under effective control

Mountain bike

 

Gordons Hill Circuit

2.6km

On lead

Mountain bike obey signs

 

Lauderdale to Seven Mile Beach

 

On lead

Mountain bike

 

Lauderdale Wetlands Track

700m

Under effective control

Bicycle

 

Natone Hill Circuit

2.7km

Under effective control

Bicycle and
mountain bike

 

Pilchers Hill Loop

2.5km

Under effective control

 

 

Risdon Brook Track

4km

 No dogs allowed

Bicycle

 

Rosny Hill Circuit

2km

On lead

Mountain bike

 

Shag Bay Track

2.8km

Under effective control but no dogs in East Risdon State Reserve

Mountain bike

 

South Arm Peninsula Trail & Convict Trail

4.5km one way

On lead

Bicycle

 

Tangara Trail - Acton Loop

8km

Under effective control on trail, on lead on road verges

Mountain bike

Horse

Tangara Trail - Roches Beach Loop

7.9km

Under effective control on trail, on lead on road verges

Mountain bike

Horse

Tangara Trail – Mortimer Bay and Silver Peppermint Track

8km

Under effective control on trail, on lead on road verges

Mountain bike

Horse

Tangara Trail – Mortimer Bay Circuit

12km

Under effective control on trail, on lead on road verges

Mountain bike

Horse

Two Rivulets Circuit  - Risdon Vale

5.3km

Under effective control

Mountain bike

 

Waverley Wildflower Walk

2.8km

Under effective control

Mountain bike

 

Clarence Foreshore Trail - Geilston Bay to Lindisfarne

3.4km

On lead

Bicycle

 

Clarence Foreshore Trail  - Lindisfarne to Montagu Bay

2.7km

On lead

Bicycle

 

Clarence Foreshore Trail  - Montagu Bay to Kangaroo Bay

3.3km

On lead

Bicycle

 

Clarence Foreshore Trail  - Kangaroo Bay to Bellerive Beach

2.0km

On lead

Bicycle

 

Clarence Foreshore Trail  - Bellerive Beach to Howrah

3.2km

On lead

Bicycle

 

Clarence Foreshore Trail – Howrah to Tranmere

4.3km

On lead

Bicycle

 

 

Long Trails – half day walks, some can be done in sections for shorter walks

 

Track Name

Walk

Dogs

Bicycle

Horse

Charles Darwin Trail

12km On lead for majority of trail, effective control in Waverley Flora Park Mountain bike

 

Clarence Foreshore Trail - Geilston Bay to Howrah  (also see Howrah to Tranmere Point above)

14.5km On lead Bicycle

 

Meehan Skyline Trail Circuit  &  Stringy Bark Gully Track

11km Under effective control Mountain bike

 

Mount Direction

7.8km  No dogs allowed  

 

Seven Mile Beach and Five Mile Beach

15km Various dog restrictions - click on walk access info   Horse - click on the walk for access info

Tangara Trail

Various Under effective control Mountain bike Horse

 

History Walks

 

Brochures and other maps

Popular Trails - Revised 2016 edition - cover


Popular Trails in Clarence

The Popular Trails in Clarence booklet is a guide to popular tracks around Clarnece. A hard copy can be sourced from the Council Offices. 

Popular Trails - revised edition 2016(6294 kb) 

 

Tangara Trail brochure

The Tangara Trail is a network of tracks from Cambridge and Five Mile Beach to South Arm. It offers 250km of networked recreational trails through bushland, coastal reserves and rural areas between Seven Mile Beach and South Arm linked by around 40km of road verge.

A Tangara Trail brochure is available in a handy pocket size format for horse riders, walkers and mountain bike riders.
Council has worked closely with Tangara Recreational Trails Committee to produce this colourful publication that is full of useful information and a map showing where the trail goes along tracks or on road verges.

Copies of the Tangara Trail brochure are available from the Council offices, or download the brochure below.

 

Cycling maps

Riding a bike is one of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors in Clarence. Cycling is a sociable activity enjoyed by people of all ages which enhances health and well-being and is environmentally-friendly. Bike riders have the choice of a number of multi-use paths that offer scenic and comfortable cycling opportunities. For other rides and cycling information in the greater Hobart area, visit CyclingSouth.

 

Meehan Range and Clarence Mountain Bike Park maps

There are growing opportunities for mountain bike riding in Clarence. The Meehan Range (which incorporates the Clarence Mountain Bike Park) offers a range of experiences for novice through to experienced mountain bikers.The park is accessed from a car park off Flagstaff Gully Link Rd in Mornington (near the exit to the Tasman Highway) and entry is free.There are 12km of trails within the park that links to other tracks in the Meehan Range Recreation Area via Belbins Road and the Meehan Skyline Fire Trail.

Clarence Mountain Bike Park Overview Map  

Clarence Mountain Bike Park Track Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Trail Etiquette and Safety

Being considerate of others and following trail etiquette will assist you to share the tracks responsibly and minimise potential conflict.

Respect other users

  • Use your voice or bell to alert other trail users of your presence.
  • Keep to the left of the path whenever possible to leave space for others to pass.
  • Bicycle riders should travel at a speed appropriate for the conditions, particularly in locations where sight lines are poor or the path is narrow or congested. Even on shared paths and cycleways, ride at an appropriate speed - keep it at running pace or below (about 20-25km/h maximum). 
  • When walking with your dog, obey signage for dogs on lead or under effective control. If your dog does not respond to voice command it needs to be kept on a lead on all trails. On multi-use paths and cycleways dogs must be on a lead and walked along the left edge of the path. On other trails where dogs under effective control can be off-lead, restrain the dog on a lead or by the collar if you encounter a horse, bike or other walkers.
  • Wheeled traffic gives way to foot traffic. When encountering horses on shared-use trails always give them right of way. Bicycles and dogs easily frighten some horses and a spooked horse is dangerous to you and its rider. Announce your presence by voice and give the horse plenty of room.
  • As a courtesy, walkers may step aside on narrow sections of track to allow bikes to pass. As a courtesy, walkers may step aside on narrow sections of track to allow bikes to pass.
  • Move off the path if stopped.
  • Dogs must be on-lead when being walked on a footpath or other road related area in built-up areas.
  • In accordance with the Dog Control Act 2000, Greyhounds are required to be on a lead at all times and must be muzzled.
  • Always clean up after your dog, bag and dispose of all dog waste in an appropriate manner.  Do not leave used dog bags on the track for later collection.

Be safe

  • Most tracks are suitable for everyone, but some may require a reasonable level of fitness. Check the description first to see if the walk or ride is suitable for you.
  • Let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return
  • Carry a mobile phone with you in case of emergency.
  • Ride your horse or bike at a controlled speed and slow down for corners and blind spots.
  • Wear an approved equestrian or bike helmet.
  • Walking times are approximate only; always allow yourself extra time, especially if finishing close to dusk.
  • Remember that some reserves have set closing times.
  • All snakes in Tasmania are venomous. Watch your step and give snakes a wide berth. Check your first aid guide for how to treat snake bites. Do not try to kill a snake.
  • When horseriding, check all tack for wear before riding out, ride defensively by anticipate sights and sounds that may startle or frighten your horse and wear a helmet that meets the Australian Safety Standard. On roads exercise extreme caution - dismount if necessary, ride on the left, except where trails or wide verges are provided on the right.

Stay on the trail

  • Do not trespass on private land.
  • Obey signs prohibiting access to beaches during bird nesting season, or other sensitive areas.

Minimise impacts on the environment

  • Avoid muddy tracks – seek an alternative after rain.
  • Take out your litter ‘leave no trace’. Do not leave used dog bags on the track for later collection.
  • Respect local flora and fauna.
  • Keep your boots, bike or horse hooves clean to avoid the spread of weeds and plant diseases.

Get involved

  • Report trail hazards, incidents and maintenance issues.

 

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