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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 

Vertical Climb - 602m 

Time - 4-6 Hours 

A great stretch of the Bibbulmun Track from Sullivan Rock to the Monadnocks Campsite providing amazing views from Mount Vincent and Mount Cuthbert, along with some enjoyable forest.

Best Hiking Trails near Perth

Eagle View Walk Trail
John Forrest National Park

Length - 17.1km 

Vertical Climb - 471m 

Time - 4-7 Hours 

The best hike in John Forrest National Park, explore waterfalls, wildflower filled hillsides and a variety of forest types on this 15km loop, located about 30 minutes from the centre of Perth.

Best Coastal Hikes in Perth

Gabbi KArniny Bidi
Rottnest Island

Length - 9.5km 

Vertical Climb - 114m 

Time - 2-4 Hours 

The Gabbi Karniny Bidi explores the ecological important lake system of Rottnest Island before heading to the coast for some iconic views, beach walking and a stroll through Geordie Bay.

Best Day Hikes in Perth Western Australia

Numbat Trail
Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary

Length - 14.8km 

Vertical Climb - 617m 

Time - 4-6 Hours 

Located within Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary in the Perth Hills, the Numbat Trail is a real treat for hikers. Explore the edge of the Avon River Valley with plenty of great flora and fauna to see.

Best Hiking Trails in Perth

Kittys Gorge Walk Trail
Serpentine National Park

Length - 17.5km 

Vertical Climb - 336m 

Time - 4-7 Hours 

Located in Serpentine National Park, this enjoyable hike takes you along the mossy gorges and waterfalls of Gooralong Brook before finishing at the picturesque Serpentine Falls.

Best Short Hikes near Perth

Whistlepipe Gully
Mundy Regional Park

Length - 3.6km 

Vertical Climb - 128m 

Time - 1 Hour 

A short but fun dog and family friendly trail located at the foot of the Darling Scarp, Whistlepipe Gully provides a great walk as you follow either side of the seasonal creek cascading down the valley.

Best Forest Hikes near Perth

King Jarrah Walk Trail
Lane Poole Reserve

Length - 17.8km 

Vertical Climb - 439m 

Time - 4-7 Hours 

Located near Dwellingup, the King Jarrah Walk Trail is a long but rewarding loop taking you through some excellent flower and fungi filled Jarrah Forest and along the Murray River.

Best Waterfall Hikes in Perth

Lesmurdie Falls
Mundy Regional Park

Length - 2.4km 

Vertical Climb - 110m 

Time - 1 Hour 

The largest waterfall along the Darling Scarp, Lesmurdie Falls has stunning views overlooking the Swan Coastal Plain and is one of the best locations in Perth to view the sunset.

List of the Best Hikes near Perth

Golden Helena Valley Loop
Beelu National Park

Length - 12.1km 

Vertical Climb - 224m 

Time - 3-5 Hours 

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

Best Hiking Trails Near Perth

Echidna Trail
Walyunga National Park

Length - 11.2km 

Vertical Climb - 343m 

Time - 3-4 Hours 

Exploring the banks of the Avon River in the valleys north of Perth, this 11.2km loop through Walyunga National Park also takes you up into the hills for some sensational views.

Do you agree with the list or do you have a favourite Perth trail that you love? Let me know in the comments section below.

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