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Bracken Lane

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The trail is quite fast and has an open dusty surface in the dry. Can have a bit of loose rock and exposed tree roots to watch for. Head into the trail and when you come to the fork, take the left trail. Head along the flat section until you reach the end of the trail at a T section, hang a right. This is where the fun starts. This downhill is very quick, but in order to make it slightly technical, the council have cut out drainage sections in the trail -- do not underestimate the depth of these during the winter when it is wet. The entry into these gutters will compress your front suspension if you hit it hard enough and this will give you an exciting exit. There must be about 8 of these ditches and then can be tough to pick in low sun. The final ditch is followed by a tight little creek crossing to the left. Head to boom gate and try riding down the section to the left of the gate instead of dismounting. Once you have done this section you will be on Strickland Ave. Cross the road and try the second section which will take you to either Strickland or Huon road depending on your turnoff point. Especially good in the wet!
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Latitude
-42.87596410238254
Longitude
147.3046875
Trail Directions
Sneak up through the Water Works by riding in the main gate (avoiding the ranger who does not understand the joy of mountain biking). Instead of going around the first corner, go straight a head and lift your bike over the tree root and follow the track. Cross the bitumen road and through the gate to the other side and follow this trail. Water erosion has rutted this track but it is ridable most of the way. The track meets up with the Pipeline walking track which you ride up to the Ridgeway turnoff. You can then continue up the Pipeline or go via the road to the Fern Tree Tavern (you can stop there if you need to). Across the road is a park, ride up a track on the right side and then take the first right. This is a great single track but remember to yield to the bushwalkers, head right across the pedestrian bridge but watch for front wheel wash out as the surface is shocking. Follow track until you reach the Mt Wellington road. Head up the road about 150 metres until you find the fire trail on the right.
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Hobart
   


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Review Date
March 14, 2005

Overall Rating
 0 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
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Technical Difficulty
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Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: GeoffR ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
To ride Bracken Lane F/T go S.O. instead of taking the left fork, then S.O. again through a X-roads. Follow the F/T down hill for about 500m before reaching a barrier, ride around this & you are now in Curtis Ave. T.L. at the sealed road (Fingerpost Tk) and finish at Huon Rd.

The downhill with the drains is the beginning of the Rivulet Tk, which continues after crossing Strickland Ave - all the way Molle Street if you want - although past the Cascade Brewery it becomes rather tame.



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Review Date
June 23, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Stuart , from Hobart

Summary:
Heard a viscious rumor that this trail is to be "removed" by the local council. I don't think it is because of legallity issues but more likely some bad in fighting witrhin some of the mtb groups down here



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