Need some good walking trails to escape the bustle of the everyday and get back to nature? It’s much easier than you think! How many times have you driven down places like Karrinyup road and thought how nice the bush land is? Did you know that there are some amazing walking trails in these illustrious bush reserves?
Trigg Bushland Reserve
The Trigg bushland reserves run between West Coast Highway and Karrinyup road, there are three sections and a number of different trails. One of the larger ones being behind St Mary’s school and Millington reserve off Jeanes road. This trail provides a high view over Karrinyup Shopping Centre and surrounding suburbs. If you are looking for something a bit quieter away from the main roads try the trail between Elliott road and West Coast Highway. This provides a spectacular view of the ocean and surrounding bushland.
For maps of the walking trails see the Friends of Trigg Bushland website here
This amazing reserve provides spectacular walking trails with views of the city, ocean and even Kings Park! It offers a larger area to trek if you are up for something a bit more than a leisurely stroll. There are also smaller trails for those looking for a quick nature fix. The wildlife is more abound with plenty of bird life including owls for those wondering through at dusk or dawn. The reserve is located between West Coast Highway, Oceanic Drive (access point) and Rochdale Road (access point).
For more info and maps of the walking trails see the Botanic Gardens & Parks Authority website here
Herdsman Lake Regional Park
For a less strenuous walking trail that gives you access to water side walking Herdsman Lake is the perfect fit. Located between John Sanders Drive, Pearson Street and Herdsman Parade, this trail has a sealed path for prams and bikes. The wetlands provide a different variety of wildlife including our famous West Australian black swans. It also has open grass areas and a play ground if you are looking to take the little ones for a walk and play afterwards.