5 Best Hiking Trails in Perth

Those of us living in Perth are lucky to have an assortment of great hiking trails within an hour or so of the city centre. After spending the past few winters experiencing some of the best hiking spots in Perth, this is my list of the top trails you should make the time to visit, preferably from winter through to spring when they are at their peak.

Having talked about my Top 5 Hikes in Perth on Real Trail Talk, I thought it was best to update this page to reflect my updates on my original post. 

2019 Update - I've swapped out the Kattamordo Heritage Trail for the Golden Helena Valley Loop as I think it is more accessible and a great hike from start to finish.


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.

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Where - Jarrahdale/Serpentine

Length - 17.5km (Return)

Time - 4-7 hours

Vertical Climb - 336m

Highlights - Serpentine Falls, Kitty's Gorge 

Best Time of Year - Winter Through Spring

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Where - Rottnest Island

Length - 9.5km (Loop)

Time - 2-4 hours

Vertical Climb - 131m

Highlights - Lake System, Geordie Bay 

Best Time of Year - All Year Round

Golden Helena Valley Loop

Where - Mundaring

Length - 12.1km (Loop)

Time - 3-6 hours

Vertical Climb - 225m

Highlights - Mundaring Weir, Wandoo 

Best Time of Year - Autumn Through Spring

Where - Gidgegannup

Length - 12.5km (Loop)

Time - 3-6 hours

Vertical Climb - 495m

Highlights - Detailed Trail, Wildlife 

Best Time of Year - Autumn Through Spring

Where - Albany Highway

Length - 15.5km (Return)

Time - 4-6 hours

Vertical Climb - 602m

Highlights - Sullivan Rock, Mount Cuthburt 

Best Time of Year - Autumn Through Spring

Do you agree with the list or is there a trail I have left off in your opinion?


Let me know in the comments section below.

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