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Mount Wellington Pinnacle Road Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
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4.1 mile 6.5 kilometer loop
78% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,100' 335 m
Descent: -1,102' -336 m
High: 4,131' 1,259 m
Low: 3,101' 945 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 43% (23°)

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Get away from the Mount Wellington tourists.

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Overview

This run combines the Organ Pipes Track, the Zig Zag Track, the Panorama Track, and sections of the Pinnacle Road to create a short loop around the eastern side and over the top of Mount Wellington, There are good views of Hobart from both the Organ Pipes Track and the top of Mount Wellington.

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Should be fine for trail runners.

Description

The indicated start is at The Chalet parking and picnic area, but you could also start from the top of Mount Wellington where there is more parking. The Organ Pipes Track is well maintained and easy going. In the middle of the track, you'll pass the towering, columnar cliffs of dolerite, which lend the track its name. You might even see climbers and can—with a bit of scrambling over boulders—get closer to the Organ Pipes on several side routes.

The Zig Zag track is narrower and steep in places. It's the only section that merits rating this an intermediate/difficult run. The return is primarily by the Pinnacle Road which has little shoulder but limited traffic. However, the Panorama Track shortens the route by clipping off part of the road's hairpin turn while offering limited shade and a respite from traffic.

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The Organ Pipes
Jul 7, 2019 near Dynnyrne, AU
View of Hobart from the Organ Pipes track
Jul 7, 2019 near Sandy Bay, AU
Looking down from near the top of the Zig Zag Track
Jul 7, 2019 near Dynnyrne, AU
Hobart viewed from the top of Mount Wellington with the Tasman bridge just left of center
Jul 7, 2019 near Sandy Bay, AU
Many kilometers
Jul 7, 2019 near Sandy Bay, AU
Short scramble for a better view of the Organ Pipes
Jul 7, 2019 near Sandy Bay, AU

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