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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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.

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

Notes

Railton to Sheffield in Northern Tasmania

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

Compacted earth

Hilly


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