Railton to Sheffield Rail Trail
  • Length: 12km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Railton

  • End: Sheffield

  • Location: Northern Tasmania

  • Closest Town: Railton

  • Distance from CBD: 259km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -41.34659176

  • Longitude: 146.4267743

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Public Transport

Bitumen Road

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Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

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Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Railton to Sheffield Rail Trail is a 12km, grade 3 one way hike, located in Northern Tasmania, Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Sheffield 200m up Johnson St on Railton edge of town

This trail traverses a variety of countryside in a very picturesque part of Northern Tasmania. 
The trail is mainly off road following the old railway corridor except for a short section at the Railton end.
It can be ridden on hybrid bikes equipped with wider tyres, taking care as you go,
The trail features some good cuttings and embankments,
Ride the tourist steam train at Sheffield on the first Sunday of each month,
See the famous murals at Sheffield, and the Topiaries at Railton

For more information on this trail see the book Rail Trails of Tasmania.

The Tasmanian Trail

About the region

Nurture your soul with boundless experiences and leave behind life as you know it. From scenic drives through cool-climate vineyards to soft adventure nestled in the Tasmanian wilderness, unveil the best that the region has to offer.


Railton to Sheffield in Northern Tasmania

Northern Tasmania near the Great Western Tiers and Mount Roland, 259km from Hobart

Compacted earth


For more information and a location map please visit RailTrails Australia. 

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