We’re grateful to TRR member Danny Byas for providing much of the info and images regarding the Pilchers Hill trails (Hobart).
Location: Middle Meehan Range (Hobart)
Parking: Available as per map (roadside parking in gallery below)
Facilities: Toilets near OHA football club
Distance: 6k loop (or choose your own!)
Pilchers Hill Reserve: the route shown (on map) is approximately 6K – but obviously there’s plenty of options for choosing your own route! Pilchers Hill Reserve in Geilston Bay is made up of 165 hectares of bushland located in the Middle Meehan Range. It contains a variety of habitat including grassy forest and woodland and is home to wildlife including wombats, wallabies, bettongs, bandicoots, potoroos and many birds (via Clarence City Council web page).The Pilchers Hill Loop walking track climbs to the summit of Pilchers Hill through an attractive bushland setting. Running is on fire trails, walking tracks and mountain bike tracks.
- Pilchers Hill Loop: https://www.ccc.tas.gov.au/places/pilchers-hill-reserve-pilchers-hill-loop/
- Geilston Gully Circuit: https://www.ccc.tas.gov.au/places/geilston-gully-circuit-track/
- Pilchers Hill track review (Hobart Living): http://www.hobartliving.com/pilchers-hill-track-hobart-short-walks/
- Pilchers Hill via Tassie Rambler: http://www.tassierambler.org/2014/05/pilchers-hill.html