Devil’s Gullet

Not a hike a bike, which we’ve been known to do. But a bike and a hike. Now, don’t you worry . . .  the hike is a short one and the views of Devils Gullet are well with it. 

From the start at the Marakoopa Cafe you buzz along country roads alternating between farm lands and forest preserves with rolling hills and an upward trend. At the turn off to Devils Gullet, the road becomes gravel and you climb and climb … nothing to horribly steep. As Captain “O” said: “A demanding but pleasant climb.” At mile 17 (Km 27), you crest onto the Central Plateau and a few miles later you reach the turn to Devil’s Gullet. Take the turn and do the short hike (1 Km) if you have never done it! The views are gobstopping and it’s a relatively easy hike in mountain bike shoes.

After the hike, the route continues on the plateau with little elevation gain or descent. Once you reach the dam and Lake Mackenzie ride the dam crest to the small waterfall at the south end of the dam.Read more

Adventure / Gravel Route

– Out and Back : 46 miles (74 Km) / 4600 ft gain (1402 meters)
– Mixed: ~ 60% gravel
– Location: ~ Mole Creek, Tasmania
– Rideable: Spring thru Fall
– Route Author: Captain “O”
– Published: December 2018

Difficulty

Moderate. The climb is demanding, but pleasant. The grade is rarely above 10% and there are periodic breaks in the climb.

The Start

At the Marakoopa Cafe. Park along C170 or see Lars / Sarah, the owners of the cafe for where to park.

Food / Water

None along the course. But at the start / finish is the Marakoopa cafe. Get a coffee before you start and have lunch when done. We loved this place. And the owners (Lars and Sarah) are a charm to chat with.


Downloads

Cue Sheet / GPX FileTCX File

Legend

Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road

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