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
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
Carinyah Trail, Perth outskirts Perth 1-3 hours (Loop) 15.7km Easy
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 9km 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