Perth's Best Hikes and Walking Trails

Perth's Best Hikes and Walking Trails

Posted 20 Jan '23

When we talk about holistic healing and optimal health, it must include some form of physical activity. And this should ideally be something you enjoy and find more of a lifestyle activity.
Hiking or walking can be such an activity to heal on multiple levels. You have the fresh air, beautiful visuals, break in your routine plus the actual brisk walk to elevate your heart rate.
A bush hike could be the fun activity to maximise your healthy routine and keep you well.
Here are some of Perth's best walking and hiking trails to explore.

Kitty Gorge, Serpentine 

Kitty’s Gorge is an iconic hike trail located in Serpentine National Park, approximately 60 minutes drive from Perth, CBD. 

The 14 kilometre (return) trail will take you through a variety of landscapes, passing granite outcrops and waterfalls, with so much natural beauty, particularly when the hike trail is flowing and wildflowers are blooming.

Bibra Lake

The trail around Bibra lake is an easy, paved trail that will take you about 60minutes to 120 minutes depending upon your speed. You will find people pass you on their jogging mission or you might find yourself passing others who are just taking a slow walk with their young children.
Bibra lake is full of bird life and native bush to melt away your stress.
Parking can be found all the way around the lake, making it easy to do a full circuit or just a section before returning to your starting point.

Kent Street Weir

Kento St Weir is a little hidden and in the backstreets behind Albany highway. It’s part of the Canning River Regional Park with a large picnic area as well as a café at the main car park there is also an eco-learning centre for the kids. There is a ride on mini train which is open on weekends for children.

The walking paths winds along the banks of the Swan river. The weir it also a very popular spot for launching kayaks, canoes and paddleboards so if you enjoy this activity, you can give that a go as well before or after your hike.

Kings Park

Kings park is possibly the king of bushwalks because of it's size, location and beauty. Being so close to the city centre, it is often a favourite for those who are less willing to drive out of the city to wilder wilderness!

Kings park is actually the largest inner-city park in the world with a variety of hiking trails for several kilometres weaved around the park that will keep you busy for hours.

The most popular location in the park is view out over the city and Swan River which is popular for weekend picnics or just lazing on the grass. If you want to push your cardio workout a little more, just head off the edge of the main drive into Kings park and find Jacob's ladder stairs. A few laps up and down the stairs will give your heart rate a boost and the sweat running.

Bold Park

Bold park is just north of the city in the coastal plains of Floreat and City Beach. 

This large park has a heap of horse riding and hiking trails spread out over more than 400 hectares. There are simple trails or longer trails such as the Zamia trail which is around 5 kilometres, winding through the park and returning to the beginning starting point in a loop. There are a few larger hills to get the legs burning and a great view of the city in one direction and the beach in the other.

Lesmurdie Falls

Lesmurdie Falls is worth the drive out of the city and takes about 30 minutes from the Perth centre. Once you are on the trails, you feel truly in nature and completely surrounded by bush land healing.

The Falls hike is quite popular and because it is relatively an easy hike it attracts a lot of families on the weekend. The 45-minute return walk starts at the top of the waterfalls and goes along down the side of the hill, eventually taking you down to the base of the falls. The water flow varies depending upon the season and after a good heavy winter rain, the falls can be quiet spectacular. 



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