Hiking Club of Western Australia

What we do

The HIKING CLUB OF WA aims to provide recreational walking and associated activities in both suburban and country areas for exercise, for an appreciation of our natural surroundings and for social interaction with a friendly group of people.

New to walking?

Are you thinking of joining our group but a bit nervous about it? Maybe worried that you're not fit enough? That's ok ... with our mild summer over with, we look forward to pleasant walking conditions through autumn, so this is a good time to get into practice and start walking with us.

Next Saturday we have an easy walk along the Swan River from Maylands.

We just walked...

Last Saturday we had a social event: mini golf at Wanneroo.

Our walks

With summer behind us, even if it was a mild one, we look forward to good walking weather in the months ahead. So our planned walks gradually move out from the metropolitan area, towards the hills, where the greenery and open spaces beckon.

Our main walks are held on Saturdays throughout the year. These usually take place within 50 km of Perth and include National Parks such as John Forrest, Yanchep, the Avon Valley, Jarrahdale and Serpentine, as well as following little known pathways through suburban parks, along the banks of rivers and streams, beach areas (in summer) and historical suburbs such as Subiaco and Shenton Park. 

Our walks are graded from EASY to HARD and can cover distances from 8 km to 16+ km over a reasonable period of time. Throughout the year, we walk through many different types of terrain from FLAT to UNDULATING to STEEP HILLY AREAS.

Walks are always interesting, it's amazing how many beautiful spots there are to walk in, in Perth, that you have never been to! From experience, we know of all the great walks, many of which you wouldn't suspect! With us, you can discover a Perth you have never seen.

A friendly social air is maintained throughout our activities and occasionally a great coffee place, a meal at a cafe or a scenic picnic spot in the hills may be included in the activity.

About Us

The HIKING CLUB OF WA (Inc) - a member Club of the Bushwalking Federation of WA - was formed in September 2001 to meet the needs of those walkers who preferred to do their recreational activities on a Saturday.

We are a friendly group of walkers who are keen to welcome people from 18 years and onwards. 

Our membership ranges from those in their early 40's to those in their early 70's

We are a walk and talk group who prefer an easy to moderate walking pace and terrain, though we list more challenging walks at times. We are always keen to welcome new faces along on our Easy and Easy /Moderate walks, and Social activities whatever their level of fitness level may be.