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A Dog Friendly Hiking Guide to Perth

A Dog Friendly Hiking Guide to Perth

Some of the best hikes in the Perth area are unfortunately located within national parks so bringing your dog along isn't an option but that doesn't mean your four legged friend should miss out on the opportunity to run amok in nature.

 

Below is a guide to all the dog friendly hiking trails near Perth that you can take your furry children to for a fun day out. Click on the trail name or photos to find out more information on each trail including where to find them, maps and hiking grade.

 

As always please make sure you are a responsible dog owner and adhere to the Leave No Trace principles when out on the trails. 

Bells Rapids

Where - Swan Valley

Length - 4.5km (Loop)

One of the more popular trails, Bells Rapids is a nice spot along the Swan River. With a climb up into the hills above the river, there are some nice views from the top.

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Bold Park

Where - City Beach

Length - 5.4km (Loop)

Nestled between the beach and the city, this protected slice of remnant bushland is home to a network of dog friendly trails providing great views of the Indian Ocean.

Chuditch trail

Where - Dwellingup

Length - 10.2km (Out + Loop)

Starting at the Chuditch Campsite in Lane Poole Reserve, this forest hike explores the old rail formations throughout the regrowth Jarrah Forest.

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Ellis Brook Reserve

Where - Gosnells

Length - 5.8km (Loop)

Ellis Brook Reserve is a great place to stretch your legs and bring your four legged friend too. Take in the sights of Sixty Foot Falls and Old Barrington Quarry.

FR Berry Reserve

Where - Gidgegannup

Length - 2.7km (Return)

Heading through the Wandoo Woodlands, the trail takes you to a stunning spot by the banks of Wooroloo Brook where you will find some big granite boulders.

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Jarrahdale Railway HT

Where - Jarrahdale

Length - 9.9km (Out + Loop)

A unique experience, hike alongside an old railway line before heading into the forest, this is a place where you can spend extended time with your best mate.

Jorgensen Park

Where - Kalamunda

Length - 2.3km (Loop)

Walking around the old Kalamunda Golf Course, the fairways are now replaced with doggo friendly spaces to enjoy, surrounded by lovely forest.

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Kalamunda Railway HT

Where - Kalamunda

Length - 13km (One Way)

The recently rejuvenated Kalamunda Railway Heritage Trail is now a dual use hike and bike trail but separated in key places. Pick a section or the whole thing to enjoy.

Law Walk

Where - Kings Park

Length - 3.0km (Loop)

Located in picturesque Kings Park, the Law Walk traverses the edge of the hill and providing nice views over the Swan River and the CBD.

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Len Howard Nature trail

Where - Mandurah

Length - 1.4km (Loop)

A lovely little trail right on the estuary in Mandurah, the Len Howard Nature Trail is a great place to unwind, do some birdwatching and try and spot some wildflowers. 

Lesmurdie Falls

Where - Lesmurdie

Length - 2.4km (Loop)

The best waterfall in Perth, the loop trail around Lesmurdie Falls gives you several different vantage points to take in this spectacular location.

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Lewis Road Walk

Where - Lesmurdie

Length - 2.4km (Loop)

Heading up the hill from the car park, you get some nice views of the Swan Coastal Plain, while enjoying the forest and wildflowers in winter and spring.

Mundlimup Timber trail

Where - Jarrahdale

Length - 3.0km (Loop)

Exploring the timber heritage around Jarrahdale, this loop walk is a nice escape from the city as you discover how the forest has recovered from logging. 

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Noble Falls Walk trail

Where - Gidgegannup

Length - 4.0km (Loop)

Noble Falls has a 4km loop walk that is a great way to get some fresh air. Once you're away from the crowds enjoy the surrounding forest and trickling water.

North Lake Loop

Where - Bibra Lake

Length - 3.9km (Loops)

Located in the southern suburbs of Perth, explore one of the northern lakes that make up a chain running north-south inland of the Indian Ocean.

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Nyaania Creek Walk Trail

Where - Darlington

Length - 2.6km (Loop)

Exploring Nyaania Creek Reserve, this short loop provides a fun escape in the hills, best visited in spring when the water is flowing and the flowers are out.

Roley Pool reserve

Where - Roleystone

Length - 4.3km (Loop)

Following the course of the Canning River as it carves through the hills of Roleystone, Roley Pool Reserve is a series of trails you can link up for a great time.

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Spectacles Aboriginal HT

Where - Beeliar

Length - 6.1km (Loop)

Exploring one of the inland lakes of the Coastal Plain, there are several spots along this loop where you can get a good view over the lake to spot different birds.

Star Swamp reserve

Where - North Beach

Length - 3.6km (Loop)

A remnant piece of bushland in the northern suburbs, Star Swamp Reserve is a lovely place to explore, full of mature trees and wildflowers in spring.

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west Terrace Walk

Where - Kalamunda

Length - 3.6km (Loop)

The West Terrace Walk takes you along a series of old vehicle tracks through some nice looking Wandoo, providing some views towards the CBD.

Whistlepipe Gully

Where - Lesmurdie

Length - 3.6km (Loop)

One of the most popular walks in Perth, there is a good reason why every person and their dog comes here, as you explore both sides of a babbling brook.

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Wireless Hill Park

Where - Ardross

Length - 1.8km (Loop)

In the remnant bushland near Garden City is the best places to go in Perth to see orchids in spring. Enjoy the walks and soak in the nature and history of the area.

I hope you and your four legged friend have a great time enjoying the many hikes we have in Perth that everyone is welcome to visit.

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