Whether you are training for a marathon or perhaps just love running in general, Perth’s north is home to many great running trails that are all ready for you to conquer. Are you up for the challenge? If so, then read away below!
Lake Monger Reserve
With glistening lake views out to Perth city, Lake Monger features one of the most scenic running routes by far – especially during sunrise and sunset. The 3.5km loop circles the lake with plenty of shade and stunning nature to admire. For animal lovers, there’s plenty of bird and wildlife spotting to do along the way.
Located in Bold Park, Reabold Hill is a real treasure in Perth’s outer city suburbs. Filled with a good dose of flora, the Zamia trail stretches 5km and takes you up to 85 metres above sea level. Once you make it to the top, the Reabold Hill Summit Lookout provides scenic views of the Indian Ocean, Perth and even the Swan River.
Carine Regional Open Space
With loads of luscious greenery and plenty of ground to cover, Carine Regional Open Space is an ideal place to train if you are after relatively painless terrain. Its relaxing nature paths and open field allow for a diverse running route no matter your fitness levels. Let’s not forget, this area is dog-friendly as well!
Trailing 7km along the beautiful ocean, Marine Parade offers a picturesque running route from Swanbourne Beach spanning all the way to Port Beach. If you’re someone who might like a post-run dip at the beach, this may be the most appealing option. So put on your running shoes, as the coast is calling!
Lake Joondalup Circuit
Within the Yellagonga Regional Park lies the famous Lake Joondalup, with a 16km circuit to keep you on your toes! The best part? You’re sure to come across the many natural wonders of this expansive freshwater lake including turtles, dugites, tiger snakes, ducks, other birdlife and even kangaroos. Make your start at Neil Hawkins Park – and if you can stay determined enough, completing the entire route is one victorious feeling.
Similar to Lake Monger, Herdsman Lake is a thriving wetland that promises spectacular views over open waters, alongside native flora and fauna. While the Herdsman Lake loop is a straightforward running route to tackle, you can’t go past the Olive Seymour Boardwalk. Pop in during your run to walk amongst the paperbark trees.
Scarborough-Trigg Heritage Trail
The Scarborough-Trigg Heritage trail is another great option for bushland runners. With approximately 7.2km to scale, there are three different trails tracing the coastline – so you can savour the sea breeze as you smash out all your running goals.
Switch It Up Indoors
For those who fancy a change of scenery, there’s certainly no shame in training indoors at one of the many gyms in Perth’s north. With Surge Fitness health clubs situated in Clarkson and Wanneroo, as well as Kings Square Perth CBD and Two Forty Perth CBD, it’s never been easier to keep training.