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North East Tasmania Rail Trail



25km + 4km side trip, Uphill with nice gradient, Medium

This rail trail is full of ferns, native bush and huge trees. With high, fern lined granite cuttings it is a wonderful cycle.You cant help to marvel at the engineering and perseverance that it took to build this railway. You have a feeling of remoteness as the rail trail swings right away from the road into the bush. With views into the surrounding valleys and the wonderful bush, you will enjoy this ride! We have added a 4 km side trip to Ringarooma which will allow you to enjoy a nights accommodation before you head back to Scottsdale.

 Best Things about This Ride

  • Fern lined cuttings
  • Huge forests
  • Cafes and art in the historic township of Scottsdale.
  • Feeling of being away from it all
  • Australian Native animals
  • The shelters built at the railway stations so you can have a break regardless of the weather
  • Lovely old township of Ringarooma with its museum in the heritage church
  • Tree cravings at Legerwood.

Things to Watch out for

Take food and water as there is none between Scottsdale and Ringarooma. If you decide to do a return trip on the Rail Trail it will be a 52km trip with no food or water.

Take a jumper and a raincoat regardless of the weather when you start out- it is Tassie!

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Ride Overview

Ride Overview
  • Short Description
    This is a lovely Rail Trail with huge ferns, tall forests, spectacular cuttings, great views and a feeling of being away from it all.
  • Trip Planning
    One Way, can cycle an additional 4km to Ringarooma for the night and return next day
  • Region
    TAS North East
  • Start
  • Distance
    25 km + 4 km side trip
  • Time
    2 Hours
  • Gradient
    Uphill, nice gradient
  • Grading
  • Access
  • Traffic
    Rail Trail
  • Surface
    Unsealed Good
  • Seasons
    All, but cold in winter


North East Tasmania Rail Trail


North East Tasmania Rail Trail


North East Tasmania Rail Trail

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