Railton to Sheffield Rail Trail
  • Length: 12km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Railton

  • End: Sheffield

  • Closest Town: Railton

  • Location: Northern Tasmania

  • Distance from state capital: 259km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -41.34659176

  • Longitude: 146.4267743

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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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.


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


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.