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Statement from Outdoors WA CEO Adam Marr


WA is blessed with such a diversity of trails and scenery to captivate you whilst you do something healthy for your body and mind.

Whether you choose to challenge yourself with the ultimate goal of completing the Bibbulmun Track, 1,000km’s of track starting in Kalamunda in the Perth Hills down through beautiful scenic forests to Albany on WA’s south coast or if you want to just pop out for a stroll on an easy grade trail, the choice is yours. There is a trail to suit nearly everyone.

Great Trails Apps

Trails WA have a fantastic website that comprehensively lists hundreds of trails for walking, mountain bike riding and 4WD’ing throughout WA.

WalkGPS allows you to use GPS waypoints, ‘tracks’ and walk route maps to discover more than 85 excellent circuit day walks in the region – a total of more than 1000km of local walking opportunities in our parks and state forests.

A majority of the walks on WalkGPS include cross-country hiking, so proficient navigation skills are needed. The route-finding is more suited to GPS-users than to traditional compass navigation.

AllTrails: 300,000 Hike, Bike & Run trail maps around the world including reviews and photos from millions of hikers, MTB’ers and trail runners and record your treks.

Relive: Run, Ride, Hike- Relive your running, cycling and hiking adventures as it creates 3D video stories of your trip. Download the App.


Some Great Walks around Perth

Lesmurdie Falls– Mundy Regional Park (2km loop) The waterfall runs for most of the year.  Suitable for most ages and fitness levels and dogs on a leash.

Whistlepipe Gully– Mundy Regional Park (3.6km loop)
This is a popular hike for families and dog owners. The track takes you to the waterfall that flows most of the year and be amongst the beautiful wildflowers during Winter through to Spring.

Gosnells-60 Foot Falls- Ellis Brook Valley-Banyowla Regional Park (5.8km loop trail) Moderate hike with varying steps up to the top of the falls and back past the quarry to the carpark. Family friendly and dogs welcome on leash. Picnic tables at carpark.

Bold Park– Bold Park is an A-Class Reserve covering 442ha’s of urban bushland in City Beach. There are some lovely walks of varying levels of difficulty, however most relatively easy. Zamia Trail (2.4km easy) and Reabold Hill Summit Boardwalk (3.5km easy trail).

Kalamunda– Rocky Pool Walk- Kalamunda National Park.  (5km loop)
Great views, waterfalls and a diversity of wildflowers in Spring. It is a harder walk with a steep descent but worth the scenic hike.

Eagle View Walk Trail– John Forrest National Park ( 15km circuit trail)
This is a stunning trail with a picturesque view of the valley, the ocean in the distance and natural bush, forest and waterfalls in Winter with widlflowers in Spring. It should take around 4 hours to do. More challenging than other trails in the park.  Start at the Rangers office.

Gidgegannup– Numbat Trail- Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary (12.5km loop)
Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary is located on private property so you are required to pay and book prior to getting the gate entry code. It is a tough hike but offers stunning scenery and a safe haven for wildlife. It is only open from May to November.

Jarrahdale– Kitty’s Gorge- (17.5km return) with Serpentine Falls at half way point. Moderate difficulty. It’s a beautiful walk with brooks, lush forest, Serpentine Dam and granite gorges along the way.

Rottnest Island– Wadjemup Bidi (42.6 km’s of 5 sections of walk trails) taking you across spectacular coastal headlands and stunning inland lakes with culturally and environmentally significant landmarks.

Armadale– Bungendore Park- 5 trails ranging from 1.7km-7.7kms suitable for most fitness levels. Dogs allowed on leads.

Some Great Walks in regional WA

Warren River Loop Trail– Near Pemberton- 11.8km loop trail. Moderate level.
A scenic walk through the tall trees by the Warren River.

Warren River. Photo: Katie Wason

Warrungunha Trail– Hour drive out of Karratha- 8.5km one way.
Located within the Millstream-Chichester National Park take the scenic walk from Millstream Homestead to Deep Reach Pool during the cooler dry season.

Warrungunha Trail- Photo credit: Life of Py

Porongorups– There are 5 stunning trails in this region including Devils Slide (5km loop), Bolganup (600m loop), Nancy Peak (5.5km loop), Wansbrough walk (4km one way) and the popular and picturesque uphill hike to Castle Rock Granite Skywalk (3km return).

Castle Rock- Photo credit: Nicole Steer

Northam– Echidna Trail- Walyunga National Park
This 11km loop trail takes you along the banks of the Avon River and up the hills to take in the view of the valley.  You need a moderate level of fitness for this.

Hiking Groups

Here are some hiking groups that can give you some fantastic hiking experiences all whilst meeting new people.

Off The Beaten Track WA (OTBT) is Perth’s leading premier Hiking Experience & Adventure Tour operator, providing guests with over 70 safe, fun, inclusive experiences in a fully supported environment where people from all walks of life can connect in various locations in WA.

Simply Trekking was launched in WA from a personal love of multi-day hiking.  Inspiring day hikers to go that step further and stay out overnight.   They provide them with an experienced, knowledgeable guide and ultralight trekking gear to give them the best experience.

Hike Collective Half and full day tours and activities- Rottnest Island, Araluen, Cave yoga, Kings park, Bibbulmun, John Forrest and many more locations.

Cape To Cape Trail

Off The Beaten Track:
Adventurous Women
Cape to Cape Explorers
Inspiration Outdoors

Trails suitable for wheelchairs

Recommended by Robbi Flynnh

* Kaljuk Island, 2.6km, Ascot
* Windan Bridge Loop, 6.2km. East Perth
* Piney Lakes Trail, Murdoch
* John George Trail, 5.5km, Perth


Bushwalking Groups

Western Walking Club

A friendly, inclusive group who enjoy walks 52 weeks of the year and draw our membership from all over Perth and some country areas.

Every Sunday from May to October- two walks which are of a varying distance and grading. The warmer months from November to April see one Sunday walk each week taking in both parks and foreshore areas of the suburbs.

They also hold camps and leadership courses in map and compass reading and various social outings.
President: 0402 793 210

WA Family Bushwalking Club

The WA Family Bushwalking Club is made up of a number of like-minded families who wish to introduce their children to The Great Outdoors in a safe and pleasant way.

Perth Bushwalkers Club

Our Club celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019. As one of the oldest, largest and most active bushwalking clubs in Western Australia, our members enjoy a range of bushwalking activities throughout the year. Most within an hour’s drive from Perth.  We offer:

  • Day bushwalks – both on track and off track – typically on Sundays & Wednesdays, and also on other days on occasion
  • Multi day hikes
  • Base camps, from which we do day walks
  • Navigational courses
  • Social activities
  • Skills development, support and encouragement.

Hiking Club of WA

  • The club organises activities every Saturday throughout the year.
  • The majority of our walks are between 10-12 km during the cooler months.
  • Shorter walks – usually 8-10 km and/or Social Activities are held in the warmer months.
  • Most walks are conducted within 100 km radius of Perth.
  • There may be up to three weekend base camps held per year
  • Current age group ranges from 40+ to 70+ years.

Bunbury Adventure Pursuits Club

  • Runs twice monthly bushwalks, cycling, paddling & other outdoor activities during late March to mid November.
  • Walk lengths 12-28km days on mostly marked tracks & trails.

Christmas Island Adventurers

  • We love exploring our beautiful, rugged tropical island home.
  • We love our wildlife (especially our crabs), our limestone pinnacles, caves and the beautiful blue ocean that surrounds us.
  • We formed our club in 2019 to give people the tools and knowledge they need to safely explore off the beaten track.
  • Our walks range from a few hundred metres to several kilometers.