Top 5 Hiking Trails North of the River

perth cityThere is nothing quite like those early morning walks to make the most invigorating start to a day. Whether you are out for a stroll to calm the mind or out to raise the heart rate – Perth’s northern suburbs are blessed with stunning walking trails. One of the greatest assets of this area’s real estate is being central to some of the very best tracks. So next time you are looking for a new spot to stroll, try one of these.

Scarborough-Trigg Heritage Trail

A great route both for fitness or gentle leisure. The Scarborough-Trigg Heritage Walk Trail is lined with signage to explain the story of the unique natural and human history of the area. Totalling 7.3 km and made up of 3 different loops – the trails wind through the Scarborough and Trigg bushland. Why not take a break mid way? The strip is laden with great coffee stores and blessed with stunning ocean views.

Zamia Trail – Bold Park, City Beach

The Zamia trail combines the soaring city skyline and a stunning coastal view. This epic trail starts and finishes upon Realbolt Hill – the highest natural point along the metropolitan coastline. This is a view worth getting sweaty for and the perfect way to take in a classic Perth sunset.

Lake Monger – Wembley

A favourite with all ages and fitness levels. The 4km Lake Monger track circles a beautiful lake and the paved path allows for foot or peddle power. It makes for a leisurely hour long walk or a great spot to test your athleticism. The tranquil path is flanked by bbq facilities and playgrounds along the way. With beautiful Wembley being popular with families and young professionals alike – the track is a bustling hive of activity.

Allen Park Bushland – Swanbourne

Take in some salty air and start this loop off on the beautiful shores of Swanbourne. Be ready to be stunned by the 360 degree views afforded by Melon Hill – the centrepiece of the trail. Even the most focused runner won’t be able resist pausing to admire the panorama that extends across Rottnest Island to the city skyline.

Herdsman Lake – Herdsman

Just 6km away from the Perth city centre lies the largest wetland in the inner metropolitan area. The Herdsman Lake is home to a stunning array of wildlife which can be admired through extensive walking and cycling tracks. This beautiful setting is the perfect break from the city life. It offers playgrounds, a wildlife viewing centre and grassed parklands to enjoy for those not looking to pound the pavement.

The Northern Suburbs of Perth are the perfect home for those city dwellers who love the outdoors. A stunning combination of coastal and bush tracks means there is never a shortage of choice to walk, run or ride. Talk to the knowledgeable team at Acton North about finding your dream northern suburbs home today!