Trails: South West

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There really is something for everyone in Australia’s South West. For lovers of the ocean, this region offers truly spectacular coastal scenery giving way to white sandy beaches with calm aquamarine waters. Inland, you’ll find winding rivers and ancient forests reaching towards a bright blue sky. Stunning caves are waiting to be explored, and seasonal wildflower displays transform this region into a magical carpet of natural colours.

If the finest selection of outstanding cuisine, premium wine and locally brewed beers appeals to you, Australia’s South West will become your paradise.

Whether it’s for a couple of weeks or a weekend, Australia’s South West is the ideal combination of natural experiences and world-class facilities. You can experience all of this and more just two hours drive south of Perth.

Middleton Beach boardwalk on the Ellen Cove to Albany Port trail.

Photo Credit: Tourism WA

South West Trails in Western Australia

Trail Name Top Trail Rating Type Time Length Difficulty
10 Mile Brook Trail, Margaret River Bush Walk, Cycle Half day 7.5km Easy
Albany Downhill Mountain Bike Trail Mountain Bike 1-3 hours 0.7km Difficult
Ancient Empire Walk, Valley of the Giants This is a Top Trail Bush Walk 1-3 hours (Loop) .450km Easy
Bald Head Walk Trail, Torndirrup NP Bush Walk Full day 8km Difficult
Bardi Creek Trail, Northcliffe Bush Walk Less than 1 hour (Loop) 0.7km Easy
Beedelup Falls Loop Walk, Beedelup NP Bush Walk 1-3 hours (Loop) 4.5km Moderate
Bibbulmun Track, Kalamunda to Albany This is a Top Trail Bush Walk Multiple day 1000km Moderate
Bibbulmun Wellington Spur Trail, Wellington NP Bush Walk Multiple day 19km Easy
Bicentennial Trail, Boyup Brook Bush Walk 1-3 hours (Loop) 6 km Easy
Big Brook Dam, Pemberton Bush Walk, Cycle 1-3 hours (Loop) 4.2km Easy
Big Pine, Margaret River Pines This is a Top Trail Mountain Bike Less than 1 hour .8km Moderate
Big Swamp Walk, Bunbury Bush Walk 1-3 hours 2.5km Easy
Blackwood River Tourist Drive This is a Top Trail Drive (2WD) Full day 113km Easy
Blackwood River Walk, Bridgetown Bush Walk 1-3 hours 3km Easy
Blowholes Trail, Torndirrup NP Bush Walk Less than 1 hour 1.6km Easy
Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range NP This is a Top Trail Bush Walk 1-3 hours 3.3km Moderate
Bolganup Heritage Trail, Porongurup NP Bush Walk Less than 1 hour (Loop) .6km Easy
Bridgetown Heritage Trail Urban Walk 1-3 hours 2.4km Easy
Bridgetown Jarrah Park Bush Walk 1-3 hours (Loop) 6km Moderate
Bunker Bay Loop, Dunsborough Bush Walk 1-3 hours (Loop) 3.6km Moderate
Cape Naturaliste to Sugarloaf Rock, Dunsborough Bush Walk 1-3 hours 3.5km Easy
Cape Naturaliste Track, Dunsborough Bush Walk 1-3 hours (Loop) 4.0km Easy
Cape to Cape Track, Margaret River This is a Top Trail Bush Walk Multiple day 135km Easy
Captain Fawcett Track, Dwellingup to Quindanning Drive (4WD) Full day 105km Difficult
Castle Rock, Porongurup NP This is a Top Trail Bush Walk 1-3 hours 2.2km Difficult
Casuarina Walk, Kondil Park, Nannup Bush Walk Less than 1 hour (Loop) .66km Easy
Caves Trail, Yallingup Bush Walk Less than 1 hour (Loop) .6km Easy
Collie Darkan Rail Trail Bush Walk, Equestrian, Mountain Bike Multiple day 47km Easy
Collie River Walk Bush Walk, Cycle 1-3 hours 10km Easy
Denmark to Nornalup Heritage Rail Trail Bush Walk, Equestrian, Mountain Bike Full day 54.5km Easy
Devil’s Slide, Porongurup NP Bush Walk 1-3 hours 5km Difficult
Eaton Foreshore Walk, Bunbury Bush Walk Less than 1 hour 5km Easy
Eaton to the Cut, Kayak Trail Paddle 1-3 hours (Loop) 5km Easy
Ellen Cove to Albany Port This is a Top Trail Cycle, Urban Walk 1-3 hours 6km Easy
Emu Walk, Racecourse Flora Reserve, Balingup Bush Walk Less than 1 hour (Loop) .9km Easy
Forest Path, Crooked Brook, Dardanup This is a Top Trail Bush Walk 1-3 hours .6km Easy
Frankland River Paddle,  Nornalup Paddle Half day (Loop) 13km Easy
Getting high in nature, Australia’s South West Drive (2WD) Multiple day (Loop) 1000km Easy
Gloucester Route, Gloucester NP, Pemberton Bush Walk 1-3 hours (Loop) 10km Moderate
Gloucester Tree to Cascades Walk, Gloucester NP, Pemberton Bush Walk Half day 12km Moderate
Gloucester Tree Walk, Pemberton Bush Walk, Urban Walk 1-3 hours 3km Easy
Golden Valley Tree Park, Balingup   -- Bush Walk -- -- --
Great Forest Trees Drive, Shannon NP Drive (2WD) 1-3 hours (Loop) 48km Easy
Great Forest Trees Walk, Shannon NP, Pemberton Bush Walk 1-3 hours 8km Moderate
Greenbushes Loop Bush Walk Half day (Loop) 16km Moderate
Grizzly Trail, Mt Lennard, Wellington NP This is a Top Trail Mountain Bike 1-3 hours 6km Difficult
Harris Track, Leschenault Peninsula, Bunbury Mountain Bike Half day 9km Easy
Heartbreak Drive Trail, Pemberton Drive (2WD) 1-3 hours (Loop) 12km Easy
Hill View Trail, Balingup Bush Walk Less than 1 hour (Loop) 1.5km Easy
Honeymoon Pool Kayak Trail. Wellington NP Paddle Full day (Loop) 3km Moderate
Inlet Drive Cycle Path, Denmark Cycle, Urban Walk 1-3 hours 4km Easy
Kangaroo Paw Walk, Racecourse Flora Reserve, Balingup Bush Walk Less than 1 hour 1.2km Easy
Karri Lake Trail, Quinninup Bush Walk 1-3 hours (Loop) 3.3km Easy
Karri Views, Gloucester NP, Pemberton Bush Walk 1-3 hours (Loop) 0.8km Easy
Karri Walk Trail, Denmark Urban Walk 1-3 hours 1.5km Easy
King Karri Trail, Quinninup Bush Walk 1-3 hours (Loop) 2km Easy
Lane Poole Falls Walk Trail, Northcliffe Bush Walk 1-3 hours 5km Moderate
Lorikeet Stroll, Warren NP, Pemberton Bush Walk 1-3 hours 0.2km Easy
Luke Pen Walk, Albany This is a Top Trail Bush Walk Half day 9km Easy
Manea Park, College Grove, Bunbury Bush Walk Less than 1 hour (Loop) 2.3km Easy
Mangrove Cove, Koombana Bay, Bunbury Urban Walk 1-3 hours (Loop) 5km Easy
Manjimup to Deanmill Heritage Trail Equestrian, Mountain Bike 1-3 hours 7.7km Easy
Marri Trail, Crooked Brook Forest, Dardanup Bush Walk Half day (Loop) 10km Moderate
Meelup Reserve Trail, Dunsborough This is a Top Trail Bush Walk Full day 7.4km Easy
Mining Heritage Walk, Greenbushes Bush Walk 1-3 hours (Loop) 3km Easy
Mokare Heritage Trail, Denmark Cycle, Urban Walk Less than 1 hour (Loop) 3km Easy
Mount Chudalup Summit Walk Trail, Northcliffe Bush Walk Less than 1 hour 1km Moderate
Mount Frankland Summit Trail, Walpole Bush Walk 1-3 hours 0.6km Difficult
Mount Frankland, Walpole This is a Top Trail Bush Walk 1-3 hours (Loop) 1.5km Moderate
Mt Lennard, Pile Road, Ferguson Valley This is a Top Trail Mountain Bike Half day 30km Moderate
Mt Lindesay Trail, Denmark Bush Walk Half day 5km Moderate
Mt Magog, Stirling Range NP Bush Walk Full day 3.5 km Difficult
Mt Toolbrunup, Stirling Range NP Bush Walk Half day 2.0km Moderate
Mt Trio, Stirling Range NP Bush Walk 1-3 hours 3.5 km Difficult
Munda Biddi Trail, Mundaring to Albany This is a Top Trail Cycle, Mountain Bike Multiple day 1070km Moderate
Nancy’s Peak, Porongurup NP This is a Top Trail Bush Walk 1-3 hours 5.5km Moderate
Northcliffe Forest Park Walks Bush Walk Less than 1 hour (Loop) 0.5km Easy
Oak Grove Walk, Balingup This is a Top Trail Bush Walk 1-3 hours (Loop) 1.5km Easy
Ocean Beach Cycleway and Footpath, Denmark Cycle, Urban Walk 1-3 hours 8.5km Easy
Old Timberline and Sidings Rail Trails, Nannup This is a Top Trail Bush Walk, Mountain Bike Multiple day 37km Easy
Peak Head Track, Torndirrup NP Bush Walk 1-3 hours 2.4km Difficult
Pear Walk, Balingup Bush Walk 1-3 hours (Loop) 0.9km Easy
Pemberton Mountain Bike Park   -- Mountain Bike -- -- --
Porongurup National Park   -- Bush Walk -- -- --
Possum Tree Walk, Racecourse Flora Reserve, Balingup Bush Walk Less than 1 hour 1.9km Easy
Preston River Loop and Indigenous Walk Trail, Donnybrook Bush Walk 1-3 hours (Loop) 1.8km Easy
Pupalong Loop Walk, D’Entrecasteaux NP Bush Walk Less than 1 hour (Loop) .4km Easy
Quenda Trail, Yallingup Bush Walk 1-3 hours 4km Moderate
Racetrack, Racecourse Flora Reserve, Balingup Bush Walk Less than 1 hour (Loop) 1.7km Easy
Rays Trail, Collie This is a Top Trail Mountain Bike 1-3 hours (Loop) 8km Moderate
Relentless Blue, Pemberton Mtb Park This is a Top Trail Mountain Bike 1-3 hours (Loop) 4.5 km Difficult
Rocks Walk Trail, Shannon NP Bush Walk 1-3 hours 5.5km Moderate
Sandhills Track, Donnybrook Bush Walk 1-3 hours (Loop) 5km Moderate
Sequoia Walk, Balingup Bush Walk Less than 1 hour (Loop) 0.6km Easy
Shannon Dam Walk Trail, Shannon NP Bush Walk Less than 1 hour 3.5km Easy
Sheok Trail, Kondil Park, Nannup Bush Walk 1-3 hours (Loop) 2.4km Easy
Stirling Range National Park   This is a Top Trail -- Bush Walk -- -- --
Stony Hill Track, Torndirrup NP Bush Walk 1-3 hours (Loop) .5km Easy
Swarbrick Art Loop, Walpole Wilderness Bush Walk Less than 1 hour (Loop) .5km Easy
Tall Gum Short Walk, Balingup Bush Walk Less than 1 hour (Loop) .65km Easy