Tracks and trails in Western Australia
Trails connect people with places and provide a wonderful way to discover Western Australia’s unique landscapes and explore our heritage. You can hike in our national parks and see spectacular wildflowers, paddle downstream through the tranquil forests or head off on an exhilarating mountain bike adventure.
Our mission is to facilitate an integrated network of trails throughout WA for recreation, conservation, education and tourism, and to preserve trail/transport corridors for the future.
We provide an integrated consultative link between local government agencies and the community to develop a state-wide recreational trail network. We are a key advocate in WA for the following key recreation trail users:
- Bush walkers
- Horse riders
- Mountain bikers
The department's vision is to have:
- a well used system of quality recreation trails throughout Western Australia;
- an effective network of regional and local trail groups to capably plan, develop and manage an evolving state-wide trails network; and
- skilled people managing trails at a state, regional and local basis.
- Providing an environment to assist the coordination and planning of an integrated trails network in Western Australia.
- Developing trails related policies.
- Providing guidelines for trail development.
- Providing information, education, training and advice of trail related matters.
- Advocating and promoting trail development and usage.
- Advocating for peak user groups (walkers/bikers/riders).
- Managing the Lotterywest Trails Grants Program.
Contact details for trails
Recreation Development Leader
246 Vincent Street, LEEDERVILLE WA 6007
PO Box 329, LEEDERVILLE WA 6903
Telephone (08) 9492 9732
Facsimile (08) 9492 9711