No Walk In The Park: The Most Intense Perth Walking Trails

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The most intense walking trails of Perth.

Are you up for the challenge of the hardest Perth walking trails?

With some of the best walking conditions on earth right here in Western Australia, we thought it was only fitting to share the most challenging trails around Perth to get out and enjoy.

This comes with a word of warning though, as these trails are no walk in the park.

Kittys Gorge and Baldwins Bluff Combo

Distance: 17 – 22 km (depending on your variation)

Serpentine National Park is home to one of the much-loved trails of the Perth Hills.

Kitty’s Gorge showcases beautiful Jarrah forests as you follow Gooralong Brook to the famous Kitty’s Gorge, and on to Serpentine Falls. This trail as a return will clock up 17km, or you can add the heart pumping 5.6km add on and head up to Baldwins Bluff

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after checking out the falls, before returning to Jarrahdale, or you can break it all up and experience two separate hiking adventures, each one both rewarding and challenging.

With so much variety along this trail, not only will you get an adventure, but you will be rewarded with amazing scenery.

Eagle View

Distance: 15km

With a name like Eagle View, you would expect to see beautiful views, wildlife, and maybe some eagles?

Well, you won’t be disappointed with the magnificent Eagle View Trail in John Forrest National Park. This 15km bushwalkers delight showcases magnificent views, a variety of terrain and walking conditions, and boasts spectacular wildflowers in the spring.

Numbat Trail

Numbat Trail - 12km intense Perth Walking Trail
Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary | Source: The Hike Collective
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Distance: 12km

Located in the magnificent Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary in Gidgegannup, the Numbat Trail is a 12km trail providing a wonderful challenge for experienced walkers, and will reward you with a wider variety of natural beauty from creek lines to wildflower displays.

Although not the longest trail on this list, the Numbat Trail will take an average of 4-5 hours to complete with its challenging inclines and staircases.

The sanctuary itself is characterised by extremely steep slopes, numerous streams and creek lines, and areas of exposed granite. Although Paruna is open to the public, it is by appointment only and is only accessible from May to October each year.

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