Mt Field Out & Back

Sure, you can whiz up Mt Field in a car, but you’ll miss the subtle and magnificent changes as you transition from Gum tree and fern forests, through sub-aline woodlands and then unfolding to alpine lakes at the top. All in a beautiful up and back of a few thousand feet.

The ride starts in the little town of Westerway, just a few miles from the entrance to Mt Field National Park. This extra mileage provides a nice warm up before you start the climb. The paved road winds its way out to the Visitors Center. Stop in to pay for your entrance to the park.

Then, start up the narrow gravel road, stopping at the various viewpoints and information stops. The climb remains consistent and not overly steep in terms of Tassie level climbs.

You’ll finish the climb 12.5 miles (20 Km’s) up, then roll a few more miles with a smidge more climbing to reach Lake Dobson. There’s a lovely viewing area to see the lake just a short hike of ~ 100 meters from the end of the road. Read More

Adventure / Gravel Route

– Out & Back : 29 miles (47 Km) / 3800 ft gain (1158 meters)
– Mixed route: ~ 65% gravel
– Location: ~ Hobart, Tasmania
– Rideable: Spring through Fall
– Route Author: Captain “O” and Gravel Girl
– Published: January 2019


Moderate. Due to sustained climb beginning at mile 5 (Km 8), 2900 feet (884 meters) of gain over 7.5 mile (12 Km’s).

The Start

At the intersection of B61 and C608 at the Westerway Community Hall.

Food / Water

Mt Field Visitor Center at mile 5 (Km 8).


Cue Sheet / GPX FileTCX File


Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road

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