Trails: Family Friendly

Trails provide lots of opportunities for a family day out.  From cycling around the Swan River to exploring parks and rivers - you'll find a wide variety of experiences to suit the younger members of your group.

Kids love to be outdoors and it's fantastic seeing the world through their eyes. Starting them early on things like bushwalking and cycling will lead to better fitness later on in life. Children are more adaptable than we give them credit for!

Starting out make it short and easy trips. As soon as you think your child is ready graduate to longer more difficult ones and even throw in an over night camping trip or two. Even the long distance trails offer opportunities for families as they have lots of access points and you can design an overnight trip just to the closest campsite and back.

Allow yourself twice as much time as you normally would, so you are not too rushed to stop and rest.  Take a small container like an ice cream container for your kids to store the magical little things they find along the way. Talk about what you are seeing, how things smell, what things feel like. Point out the different plants, trees and animals that you may encounter. Bird sounds. It doesn't matter how young they are. It will be a great learning experience for you both.

Each time you go it will be full of new and wonderfull experiences for your kids to learn love and remember for time to come.  Check out the Trail Tips page for more trip planning information.

Family Friendly Trails in Western Australia

Trail Name Top Trail Rating Region Time Length Difficulty
10 Mile Brook Trail, Margaret River South West Half day 15km Easy
Ancient Empire Walk, Valley of the Giants This is a Top Trail South West 1-3 hours (Loop) .450km Easy
Baigup Wetland, Bayswater/Maylands Perth 1-3 hours 1km Easy
Banksia Hill Loop Trail, Canning River Park Perth Less than 1 hour (Loop) 1.5km Easy
Bardi Creek Trail, Northcliffe South West Less than 1 hour (Loop) 0.7km Easy
Beedelup Falls Loop Walk, Beedelup NP South West 1-3 hours (Loop) 4.5km Moderate
Beenyup Swamp Circuit, Joondalup Perth 1-3 hours (Loop) 2.4km Easy
Bells Rapids River Walk, Swan Valley This is a Top Trail Perth Less than 1 hour (Loop) 2.5km Easy
Bibbulmun Track, Kalamunda to Albany This is a Top Trail Perth, South West Multiple day 1000km Moderate
Bibra Lake Loop, Beeliar Regional Park Perth 1-3 hours (Loop) 6km Easy
Big Brook Dam, Pemberton South West 1-3 hours (Loop) 4.2km Easy
Big Swamp Walk, Bunbury South West 1-3 hours (Loop) 2.5km Easy
Bigurda Trail, Kalbarri NP Coral Coast Half day 8km Moderate
Blackwood River Tourist Drive This is a Top Trail South West Full day 113km Easy
Bolganup Heritage Trail, Porongurup NP South West Less than 1 hour (Loop) .6km Easy
Boolagoorda Trail, Hamelin Pool, Shark Bay Coral Coast Less than 1 hour (Loop) 1.4km Easy
Boom or Bust Trail, Perth CBD This is a Top Trail Perth 1-3 hours (Loop) 2km Easy
Breakaway Walk, Dryandra Woodland Golden Outback Less than 1 hour (Loop) 1.0km Moderate
Breakers Trail, Hyden Golden Outback Less than 1 hour 1.4km Easy
Bunker Bay Loop, Dunsborough South West 1-3 hours (Loop) 3.6km Moderate
Burswood Paddle Trail Perth Half day (Loop) 7km Easy
Butterflies, Birds & Bridges Trail, Canning River Pk Perth 1-3 hours (Loop) 4km Easy
Canning River Wetlands, Cannington Perth 1-3 hours (Loop) 8km Easy
Cape Naturaliste to Sugarloaf Rock, Dunsborough South West 1-3 hours 3.5km Easy
Cape Naturaliste Track, Dunsborough South West 1-3 hours (Loop) 4.0km Easy
Captain Fawcett Track, Dwellingup to Quindanning South West Full day 105km Difficult
Champion Lakes Perth 1-3 hours (Loop) 5km Easy
Congelin Siding Walk, Dryandra Woodland Golden Outback Less than 1 hour (Loop) 1.6km Easy
Coral Bay Kayak Trail Coral Coast Half day (Loop) 2km Easy
Darwinia Drive Trail, Dryandra Woodland Golden Outback 1-3 hours (Loop) 23km Easy
Dell to South Ledge, Beelu NP, Perth Hills Perth Half day (Loop) 9km Moderate
Direction Island Heritage Trail Indian Ocean Islands 1-3 hours (Loop) 3.5km Easy
Dolly Beach, Christmas Island Indian Ocean Islands 1-3 hours 2km Easy
Dryandra Woodland   -- Golden Outback -- -- --
Dwerta Mia Walk Trail, Yanchep NP Perth Less than 1 hour 1km Easy
Eagle Bluff Boardwalk, Shark Bay Coral Coast Less than 1 hour (Loop) .4km Easy
Eaton Foreshore Walk, Bunbury South West Less than 1 hour 5km Easy
Ellen Cove to Albany Port This is a Top Trail South West 1-3 hours 6km Easy
Erskine Nature Trail, Mandurah Perth 1-3 hours 6km Easy
Fire Tower Walk, Dryandra Woodland Golden Outback Less than 1 hour (Loop) 0.4km Easy
Flintstone Rock - Beedoboondu, Mount Augustus NP Golden Outback Less than 1 hour .5km Easy
Forest Path, Crooked Brook, Dardanup This is a Top Trail South West 1-3 hours (Loop) .6km Easy
Forsyths Mill, Perth Hills Perth 1-3 hours (Loop) 6km Moderate
Frankland River Paddle,  Nornalup South West Half day (Loop) 13km Easy
Gabbi Karniny Bidi, Rottnest Island This is a Top Trail Perth Half day (Loop) 9.7km Moderate
Getting high in nature, Australia’s South West South West Multiple day (Loop) 1000km Easy
Ghost House Walk Trail, Yanchep NP This is a Top Trail Perth Full day (Loop) 12.4km Moderate
Gloucester Tree to Cascades Walk, Gloucester NP, Pemberton South West Half day 12km Moderate
Gloucester Tree Walk, Pemberton South West 1-3 hours 6km Easy
Gnamma Trail,  The Humps, Hyden Golden Outback Less than 1 hour (Loop) 1.2 km Easy
Goat Farm, Greenmount Perth Half day (Loop) 10km Moderate
Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail, Mundaring Weir to Kalgoorlie This is a Top Trail Perth, Golden Outback Multiple day 650km Easy
Golden Valley Tree Park, Balingup   -- South West -- -- --
Great Forest Trees Drive, Shannon NP South West 1-3 hours (Loop) 48km Easy
Great Forest Trees Walk, Shannon NP, Pemberton South West 1-3 hours 8km Moderate
Great Ocean Way, Esperance This is a Top Trail Golden Outback Half day 12km Easy
Halls Head Coastal Trail, Mandurah Perth 1-3 hours 12km Easy
Herdsman Loop and Olive Seymour Boardwalk, Perth Perth 1-3 hours (Loop) 8km Easy
Hill Springs, Cape Arid National Park Golden Outback Less than 1 hour (Loop) 0.5km Easy
Hippo’s Yawn, Hyden Golden Outback Less than 1 hour (Loop) 1.7km Easy
Homestead Walk, Millstream Chichester NP North West Less than 1 hour (Loop) .75km Easy
Honeymoon Pool Kayak Trail. Wellington NP South West Full day (Loop) 3km Moderate
Hotham River Foreshore and Lions Weir, Boddington Perth Less than 1 hour 2km Easy
Hyden Rock Walk, Hyden Golden Outback Less than 1 hour (Loop) 1.25km Easy
Inlet Drive Cycle Path, Denmark South West 1-3 hours 4km Easy
Jurien Bay Underwater Interpretive Snorkel and Dive Trail This is a Top Trail Coral Coast 1-3 hours (Loop) 0.1km Easy
Kalari Trail, The Humps, Hyden Golden Outback 1-3 hours (Loop) 1.8km Moderate
Karlinyah Bidi, Rottnest Island Perth 1-3 hours 5.9km Moderate
Karri Lake Trail, Quinninup South West 1-3 hours (Loop) 3.3km Easy
Karri Views, Gloucester NP, Pemberton South West 1-3 hours (Loop) 0.8km Easy
Karri Walk Trail, Denmark South West 1-3 hours 1.5km Easy
Kawana Trail, Dryandra Woodland Golden Outback 1-3 hours (Loop) 3.3km Easy
King Karri Trail, Quinninup South West 1-3 hours (Loop) 2km Easy
Kitty’s Gorge, Serpentine NP, Jarrahdale This is a Top Trail Perth Half day 16.5km Moderate
Knox Gorge Lookout, Karijini NP North West Less than 1 hour .2km Easy
Kwinana Loop Trail Perth Half day (Loop) 21km Moderate
Lagoon to Living Streams Walk, Canning River Park Perth 1-3 hours 4.8km Easy
Lake Goollelal Loop, Joondalup Perth 1-3 hours (Loop) 4.5km Easy
Lake Joondalup Circuit Perth Half day (Loop) 16km Easy
Lake Leshenaultia, Chidlow Perth 1-3 hours (Loop) 5km Easy
Lake Pollard Walk Trail, Yalgorup NP, Mandurah Perth 1-3 hours (Loop) 6km Easy
Lake Preston, Yalgorup NP Perth Less than 1 hour 2km Easy
Lake Thetis Loop Trail, Cervantes Coral Coast 1-3 hours (Loop) 1.5km Easy
Lakeside Loop, Yalgorup NP, Mandurah Perth 1-3 hours (Loop) 5.0km Easy
Lane Poole Falls Walk Trail, Northcliffe South West 1-3 hours 5km Moderate
Langford Park, Jarrahdale Perth 1-3 hours (Loop) 12km Moderate
Law Walk, Kings Park This is a Top Trail Perth 1-3 hours 3.7km Easy
Lesmurdie Falls, Perth Hills This is a Top Trail Perth 1-3 hours 2km Moderate
Lions Lookout, Korung NP, Perth Perth 1-3 hours (Loop) 4km Easy
Lorikeet Stroll, Warren NP, Pemberton South West 1-3 hours 0.2km Easy
Luke Pen Walk, Albany This is a Top Trail South West Half day 14.4km Easy
Mangrove Cove, Koombana Bay, Bunbury South West 1-3 hours (Loop) 5km Easy
Marri Trail, Crooked Brook Forest, Dardanup South West Half day (Loop) 10km Moderate
Marrinup Trail, Dwellingup This is a Top Trail Perth Half day (Loop) 8km Moderate
Melville Water Riverpark Trail Perth 1-3 hours 16km Easy
Merredin Heritage Walk Golden Outback Less than 1 hour (Loop) 2km Easy
Merredin Peak, Merredin Golden Outback 1-3 hours (Loop) 2.4km Moderate
Mokare Heritage Trail, Denmark South West Less than 1 hour (Loop) 3km Easy
Mt Chudalup Summit Walk Trail, Northcliffe South West Less than 1 hour 2km Moderate
Mt Dale Circuit, Helena NP Perth 1-3 hours (Loop) 2.5km Moderate
Mt Matilda Walk Trail, Wongan Hills This is a Top Trail Golden Outback Half day (Loop) 7km Moderate
Munda Biddi Trail, Mundaring to Albany This is a Top Trail Perth, South West Multiple day 1070km Moderate
Nature Trail, Len Howard Conservation Pk, Mandurah Perth Less than 1 hour (Loop) 1km Easy
Ngank Yira Bidi, Rottnest Island Perth Half day 9.4km Moderate
North Fremantle Paddling Trail Perth Half day (Loop) 8 km Moderate
Northcliffe Forest Park Walks South West Less than 1 hour (Loop) 0.5km Easy
Oak Grove Walk, Balingup This is a Top Trail South West 1-3 hours (Loop) 1.5km Easy
Ocean Beach Cycleway and Footpath, Denmark South West 1-3 hours 8.5km Easy
One Mile Jetty, Carnarvon This is a Top Trail Coral Coast 1-3 hours 3km Easy
Parker Point Snorkel Trail, Rottnest Island This is a Top Trail Perth 1-3 hours (Loop) .2km Easy
Pear Walk, Balingup South West Less than 1 hour (Loop) 0.9km Easy
Peel Region Canoe Trails This is a Top Trail Perth Half day 20km Easy
Pemberton MTB Park   -- South West -- -- --
Penguin Island Boardwalk & Walk Trail This is a Top Trail Perth Less than 1 hour (Loop) 1.5km Easy
Pinjar Motorcycle Area   -- Perth -- -- --
Pioneers Pathway, Toodyay to Merredin Golden Outback Full day 224km Easy
Porongurup National Park   -- South West -- -- --
Pupalong Loop Walk, D’Entrecasteaux NP South West Less than 1 hour (Loop) .4km Easy
Railway Reserves Heritage Trail, Perth Hills This is a Top Trail Perth Full day (Loop) 41km Easy
Ranford Pool Walk Trail, Boddington Perth 1-3 hours 4km Easy
Reabold Hill Summit Boardwalk, Bold Park, Floreat This is a Top Trail Perth Less than 1 hour .2km Easy
Recovery Walk, Toolibin Lake Golden Outback Less than 1 hour (Loop) 1.6km Easy
Ride the Sunset Coast- Marmion to Burns Beach This is a Top Trail Perth 1-3 hours 14km Easy
Rocks Walk Trail, Shannon NP South West 1-3 hours (Loop) 5.5km Moderate
Serpentine Falls Trail, Serpentine NP, Jarrahdale Perth Less than 1 hour 1km Easy
Shannon Dam Walk Trail, Shannon NP South West 1-3 hours 3.5km Easy
Station Life Peron Homestead, Shark Bay Coral Coast Less than 1 hour (Loop) .6km Easy
Stockyard Gully Cave Trail, Stockyard Gully Reserve Coral Coast Less than 1 hour (Loop) 1.3km Easy
Stony Hill Track, Torndirrup NP South West Less than 1 hour (Loop) .5km Easy
Swan River Loop, Perth Perth 1-3 hours (Loop) 10km Easy
Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail This is a Top Trail Perth Full day (Loop) 32km Easy
Swan Valley Heritage Cycle Trail This is a Top Trail Perth 1-3 hours 30km Easy
Swarbrick Art Loop, Walpole Wilderness South West Less than 1 hour (Loop) .5km Easy
Syd’s Rapids & Aboriginal Heritage Trail, Walyunga NP This is a Top Trail Perth Half day 6.4km Easy
The Cascades, Gloucester NP, Pemberton South West Less than 1 hour (Loop) 1.2km Easy
The Dales, Christmas Island This is a Top Trail Indian Ocean Islands 1-3 hours (Loop) 7.2km Moderate
The Dukes Walk, Pemberton South West Less than 1 hour (Loop) 0.4km Easy
The Heritage Walk Trail, Pinjarra Perth Less than 1 hour 1.2km Easy
Thungara Trails, Dongara Denison   -- Coral Coast -- -- --
Tingle Tree Walk, Walpole South West Less than 1 hour (Loop) .8km Easy
Turner Hill Mtb Trail, Murray This is a Top Trail Perth 1-3 hours (Loop) 11km Moderate
Turquoise Way Trail, Jurien Bay Coral Coast 1-3 hours 13km Easy
Twiggy’s Landing and Shearwater Lookout Walk, Woody Island Golden Outback Less than 1 hour 1km Moderate
Twin Karri loop walk, Northcliffe South West Less than 1 hour (Loop) 0.5km Easy
Understory, Art in Nature, Northcliffe This is a Top Trail South West Less than 1 hour (Loop) 1.2km Easy
Wadandi Track, Margaret River This is a Top Trail South West Full day 23km Easy
Wanamalu Trail, Cape Peron, Shark Bay Coral Coast 1-3 hours 3.6km Moderate
Wandoo Night Walk, Dryandra Woodland Golden Outback Less than 1 hour (Loop) 1km Easy
Wandoo Trail, Dryandra Woodland Golden Outback 1-3 hours (Loop) 2.7km Easy
Wardan Nara Bidi, Rottnest Island Perth Half day 10km Moderate
Warren Lookout, Warren NP, Pemberton South West Less than 1 hour 2.4km Moderate
Waterous Trail, Lane Poole,  Dwellingup Perth Multiple day (Loop) 61km Easy
Wave Rock Walk Circuit, Hyden Golden Outback 1-3 hours (Loop) 3.6km Easy
Wetlands Walk Trail, Yanchep NP Perth Less than 1 hour (Loop) 2km Easy
Whale Lookout Walk Trail, Cape Naturaliste South West Less than 1 hour 2.4km Easy
Whale Trail, Augusta South West 1-3 hours 6km Easy
Wheatbelt Way, Dowerin Golden Outback Multiple day (Loop) 1000km Easy
Whistlepipe Gully, Kalamunda, Perth Hills Perth 1-3 hours (Loop) 3.5km Moderate
Wilson Inlet Heritage Trail, Denmark South West Half day 12km Easy
Windan Bridge Loop, East Perth Perth 1-3 hours (Loop) 6.2km Easy
Woodlands Walk Trail, Yanchep NP Perth Less than 1 hour 2.6km Easy
Woodloes Walk Trail, Canning River Park Perth 1-3 hours 6km Easy
Woylie Walk, Dryandra Woodland This is a Top Trail Golden Outback 1-3 hours (Loop) 5.5km Easy
Wulyibidi Yaninyina Trail, Monkey Mia, Shark Bay Coral Coast Less than 1 hour (Loop) 2.7km Moderate
Yamaji Drive Trail, Greater Geraldton Coral Coast Multiple day 195km Easy
Yanchep National Park   -- Perth -- -- --
Yeagarup Dunes to Warren Beach Track, Pemberton South West 1-3 hours 6km Moderate
Yeagarup Sand Dunes Walk, D’Entrecastraux NP South West 1-3 hours 3km Moderate
Z Bend Lookout, Kalbarri NP Coral Coast Less than 1 hour 1.2km Easy
Z Bend River Trail, Kalbarri NP Coral Coast 1-3 hours 2.6km Difficult