TRAILS OPEN NOVEMBER 2019
Whether you like to shred some serious downhill, enjoy some cross country flow or just want a fun day on the trails with the family, the St Helens Mountain Bike Trails have an experience for everyone. Not only that, but St Helens is the largest town on Tasmania’s east coast and as such offers plenty for you to see and do while you are taking a break from the trails.
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This small loop is like located on the northern side of the Trailhead and will be the start and end to most trails in the network \including the Townlink, Rock Lobster, Wedged-in, Humpback and Pearler.
This fun and short loop is a great way to get the kids primed for an MTB ride. It is also similar to the Trailhead loop in that the trails on the southern side of the trailhead all start and end with this loop including Swell Done and Eagle Eye.
This small entry level trail is designed to take beginner riders out into the bush on a nice rolling trail. Riders will experience a similar sensation to the rolling swell of the ocean.
This shared use two way trail will allow riders and walkers to easily traverse from Town to the Trailhead and back again. Passing through the Boggy Creek Valley you may even hear the calls of the Resident Sea Eagle nesting high above the trail.
This trail will kick start your ride and give you a taste of what the network has on offer. It’s an ideal beginner loop to build some bike handling skills.
A great warm up loop for riders to get their eye in on before venturing further in to the network. This trail introduces beginner riders to some rollers and small features to build confidence and enjoy with family and friends.
Get ready to find your flow as you cruise along this trail, linking berms and floating over rollers. This trail transports you out to the greater trail network where you can begin to test yourself on the intermediate trails.
This trail is the gateway in to the larger St Helens Network which begins to introduce some intermediate technical features. Riders will pass through a cool shaded gully before climbing up on to a eucalyptus covered ridgeline with glimpses of the St Helens Township. The option to continue further into the network is presented or you can flow back down towards the trailhead via some funky rollers and berms.
Sitting slightly higher in the hills, wedged amongst large granite outcrops you’ll weave in and out of gullys at an enjoyable pace. Once arriving higher on the open ridgelines keep your eyes peeled for Eagles soaring high above in the thermal drafts. A keen eye will also spot a few technical features off to the side of the main ride line.
Starting way up high overlooking the St Helens township, this trail begins with amazing views before it draws you down through swooping berms and along flowing trail. This is a great way to get from the shuttle drop-off on Loila Tier and take the long way back to the trail head.
Starting high up on Loila Tier Lookout you’ll be busy taking in the epic coastal views before having to shift your focus to a feature packed trail. This trail consists of a couple of fast gravity fed ridgelines stitched together by a mellow climbing link midway. You can expect changing terrain with big granite features and deep moss covered gullies.
An adventure trail like no other! Starting high up on the Blue Tier in sub-alpine terrain you are instantly treated to endless vistas of the surrounding mountain ranges and stunning coast line. Before you know it you’ll be ducking through majestic myrtle trees and whizzing by huge tree ferns. Giant Ash trees will tower over you before you drop in to an eye watering descent shaped in to perfect dirt. A traverse along a forestry road allows you to gather your thoughts before you are taken in to a totally new style of environment. The wide open and untouched terrain after Ansons Bay Rd is a stark contrast to where this journey began. It’s hard to keep your eyes on the trail as you contour and climb through monolith granite boulders and suddenly catch glimpses of the world renowned Bay of Fires. The final descent darts across endless ridge lines before delivering you to the pure white sands of Swimcart beach.
BAY OF FIRES MAP