Mt. Barrow Loop

Mt Barrow is the “mother of all” climbs in the Launceston area. And this “loop with a dogleg” route turns the incredible climb into quite the adventure.

The ride starts with a few warm up rollers … through small sheep and cow farms and forest.

When you reach the entrance for the reserve, take a good sip of water and be ready to climb. Our GPS popped as high as 24% but we think the highest is 20%, with the overall average of above 10%. You take the maze of switchbacks to the top, seemingly, feeling the pitches getting steeper the higher up you go (or you just get knackered from the climb). It’s one of those climbs where you try to focus on the sweet views along the way and not the burn in your legs. Read More

Adventure / Gravel Route

– Loop with Dog Leg : 31 miles / 4500 ft gain
– Gravel: ~ 85% gravel
– Location: ~ 30 min from Launceston, Tasmania
– Rideable: Spring thru Fall
– Route Author: Captain “O”
– Published: November 2018


Advanced. Due to a 4 mile section of gravel with an average grade in excess of 10% (some pitches as steep as 15%) as the route nears the top of Mt. Barrow. There is also a 1.5 mile section of primitive road starting at about mile 14.5.

The Start

At the end intersection of the Tasman highway (A3) and Barrow road.  Park on the shoulder of Barrow road, about .2 miles in from the Tasman highway. of the paved section of NF-11, ~ 10.5 miles north of Highway 20.

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Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road

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