Perth is full of some amazing long or short hikes, unfortunately not all of them are dog friendly! Looking for somewhere to take your doggo on an adventure? I’ve made a list of the 5 best dog friendly hikes Perth has to offer.
This is by far the most popular hike for dogs. Located in the Upper Swan region, 40 mins outside of Perth CBD, making it easily accessible. Bells Rapids is very dog friendly, with some off lead areas available. The best time to visit is just after winter, when the rainfall has filled the rapids, allowing for plenty of splashing if your pup like the water! The Bells Rapid Walk trail is a 2.75 km loop, which follows the river, before climbing up a steep hill with impressive views.
This park is a huge area located near the city and the coast. It offers over 15 km of walking trails, each offering some amazing views and lookouts. This park gets quite busy in the mornings and the afternoons, and be sure to keep your pup on a lead!
Ellis Brook Valley
This is a great hike for both people and pups! Located roughly 30 mins from Perth CBD, Ellis Brook Valley offers a variety of trails at different lengths and an impressive Sixty Foot Falls after rain. The trails are well marked and it gets pretty busy, so get down there early to avoid the crows. Make sure to keep your pup on a leash at this one!
Jarrahdale Railway Heritage Trail
This was my pups favourite hike! The trail is located over an hour away from Perth’s CBD, but it’s well worth the drive. The 8km trail runs along the railway and into the Jarrah and Wandoo bushland. This hike is packed with great views, creeks and will give your pup a sense of adventure!
West Coast Highway
Although this isn’t really classified as a hike, it’s still a great walk for you and your pup! West Coast Hwy is a walk along the coast in the northern suburbs of Perth. This greats pretty busy any time of the year but offers great views of the coastline, with dog beaches and cafes to stop off on your walk!
Looking for some more hiking inspiration? Check out my guide to 5 of my favourite hikes in West Australia.
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