You can go hiking, rambling, trekking and tramping in our parks, but we don't use those terms. In Australia it's called bushwalking and it includes everything from short walks on flat, well-formed tracks to multi-day expeditions that should only be attempted by the fit, experienced and skilled.
To help you decide whether a walk trail is one that you can enjoy safely and whether it offers the experience that you're looking for we have classified many according to the Australian Walking Track Grading System. We have thousands of kilometres of trails and they have not yet all been classified to these standards, but they do have similar descriptive information.
You can find detailed information on trails, including those managed by Parks and Wildlife, at the TrailsWA website. You can also find information about our two longest walk trails on these pages: Bibbulmun Track and Cape to Cape Track. These long walks have shorter sections suitable for almost everyone along their nearly 1000km and 150km lengths respectively.
Minimise Your Impact
Reduce your environmental impact by sticking to established trails, and campgrounds if your bushwalk is overnight. You'll also be safer - you'll be less likely to get lost and if you should suffer an injury or illness, it will be easier for help to reach you.
A number of bushwalking clubs offer a wide range of walks with experienced leaders, as well as navigation and safety training. Find out more from the Federation of Western Australian Bushwalkers.
The Orienteering Association of Western Australia and the Western Australia Rogaining Association run various cross-country navigation events. Like all events that take place in our parks their likely impacts are assessed before they are given permission to proceed (see 'Conducting an event in a park').