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10 Best Hiking Trails in Perth

With a great range of hiking trails within an hour or so from the centre of Perth, there are plenty of options if you want to get out and explore in nature. To help narrow down the options, I've created a list of the 10 Best Hikes in Perth that I think showcase the best of what's on offer, ranging from waterfalls, forests, coastal walks and much more.


Grab a few friends or head out solo, you won't be disappointed. 


For a full description with more photos be sure to click the links in each section. If you are after more information about day hikes in Perth then visit my summary page to see more.

If you're heading down south then check out my 10 Best Day Hikes in the South West for some great trails. 

Best Hikes near Perth

Sullivan Rock to Monadnocks

Monadnocks Conservation Area

Length - 15.5km (Return)

A fantastic stretch of the Bibbulmun Track leading from Sullivan Rock to the Monadnocks Campsite, soak in the amazing views from Mount Vincent and Cuthbert on this stunning trail, along with some excellent forest.

Eagle View Walk Trail

John Forrest National Park

Length - 15.1km (Loop)

A Perth hiking icon and the jewel in the John Forrest National Park crown, the Eagle View Walk Trail explores waterfalls, hillsides and a variety of forest types on this 15km loop that is located about half an hour from the Perth CBD.

Eagle View Walk Trail
Gabbi Karniny Bidi

Gabbi Karniny Bidi

Rottnest Island

Length - 9.5km (Loop)

As part of the new Wadjemup Bidi trail network on Rottnest, the Gabbi Karniny Bidi explores the ecological important lake system before heading to the coast for some iconic views of the various bays and beaches.

Numbat trail

Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary

Length - 12.5km (Loop)

Located on private land within a nature sanctuary in the Perth Hills, the Numbat Trail is the longest at Paruna and a real treat for hikers. Explore the edge of the valley with plenty of great flora and fauna to see.

Numbat Trail Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary
Serpentine Falls

Kittys Gorge Walk Trail

Serpentine National Park

Length - 17.5km (Return)

The premier trail in Serpentine National Park, this enjoyable hike takes you along the gorges and forests of Gooralong Brook before finishing at the picturesque Serpentine Falls.

Whistlepipe Gully

Mundy Regional Park

Length - 3.6km (Loop)

A short but sweet dog and family friendly trail located at the foot of the Darling Scarp, the icon of the Perth hiking scene provides a great walk as you follow either side of the titular gully.

Whistlepipe Gully
King Jarrah Walk Trail Dwellingup

King Jarrah Walk Trail

Lane Poole Reserve

Length - 17.8km (Loop)

Located in the Murray River Valley near Dwellingup is the King Jarrah Walk Trail, a long but rewarding loop taking you through some excellent Jarrah forest and along the Murray River.

Lesmurdie Falls

Mundy Regional Park

Length - 2.4km (Loop)

Arguably the best waterfall along the Darling Scarp, Lesmurdie Falls has great views overlooking the Swan Coastal Plain. Enjoy a quick walk around the falls and surrounding forest.

Lesmurdie Falls
Best Hikes in the Perth Hills

Golden Helena Valley Loop

Beelu National Park

Length - 12.1km (Loop)

Utilising sections of the Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi Trail, this loop trail provides some spectacular views overlooking the Helena River Valley along with a walk along the Helena River.

Echidna Trail

Walyunga National Park