A couple of minutes walk from the city suburbs of West Hobart and Mt Stuart, and you're into the native bushland that spreads across the slopes and peak of Knocklofty.
Used by early settlers as a source of firewood, quarry stone and for rough grazing land, Knocklofty has changed little, and its heathland and open woodland flora and fauna communities thrive in the rough, steep terrain.
Facilities here are limited - a fire trail threads its way to the 375m summit, and there's a network of fire trails and walking tracks linking West Hobart to Mount Stuart.
There are picnic spots on the West Hobart fringe of the reserve, and the extensive views from the top of the hill over the city, harbour and mountain are well worth the walk. Great views can also be had from the Mount Stuart Lookout.
In Mt Stuart, from the lookout at the end of Mt Stuart Road. In West Hobart, from Kirby Court, Poets Road (turn left from Lansdowne Crescent, or Forest Road).
Bushwalking, no toilets, dog walking off leash, scenic views, picnics.