60.2 miles
7,425 ft
-8,012 ft
2,581 ft
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Branxholm to Bay of Fires

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Branxholm to Swimcart Bay is a 60 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Launceston. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 7,425 ft with a max elevation of 2,581 ft then descends -8,012 ft.
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More Stats for Branxholm to Swimcart Bay mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    22 hr 34 min
  • Altitude change
    -588 ft
  • Altitude min
    20 ft
  • Altitude start
    735 ft
  • Altitude end
    148 ft
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  • Distance climb
    26 miles
  • Distance down
    27 miles
  • Distance flat
    7 miles
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youtuber BAY OF FIRES | FULL RAW | First 13kms
BAY OF FIRES | FULL RAW | First 13kms
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May 21, 2023

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Bay Of Fires Trail
May 13, 2024 @ 5:02pm
May 13, 2024
Bit greasy in the top section through the ferns but still awesome
Bay Of Fires Trail
May 13, 2024 @ 5:02pm
May 13, 2024
Quite wet on the top section and a tad " greasy."A day or two of sunshine and it will be perfection
Blue Tier 4WD Descent
Apr 10, 2024 @ 3:33am
Apr 10, 2024
The top 5km section of the 'Blue Tier 4WD Descent' trail has been closed to bikes by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife. 4WD vehicles have cut bush along this track and also caused erosion by driving on it so Parks have closed it. Not sure why it is also closed to bicycles. The sign up at the moment states that the trail is under surveillance. Officially the top section is now "walking track". Riding up from the very bottom there are about 3 creek crossings where you will get wet feet. It is a very challenging and rutted 4wd track with some big rock slabs to content with. You either need to be very fit or run an ebike to get up. I would not recommend in wet weather or after rain as everything will be very slippery.
Valley Ponds
Apr 9, 2024 @ 3:41pm
Apr 9, 2024
Big Chook
Mar 11, 2024 @ 2:29am
Mar 11, 2024
Some berms getting braking bumps
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