Railton to Sheffield Rail Trail
  • Length: 12km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Railton

  • End: Sheffield

  • Closest Town: Railton

  • Location: Tasmania

  • Distance from state capital: 259km

  • State: TAS


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
  • Northern Tasmania near the Great Western Tiers and Mount Roland, 259km from Hobart
  • Surface – Compacted earth
  • Terrain – Hilly

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