There are many opportunities in and around the City of Stirling to enjoy a brisk walk or a leisurely bike ride. Find out about places to walk and cycle for fun and recreation.

Walking and Cycling in the City of Stirling

 Whether you enjoy walking through bushland or in a park; or riding along the coast or around a lake, there are many options to choose from within the City of Stirling. With a few exceptions, all parks in the City of Stirling are dog-friendly so why not take your 4-legged friend for a walk with you too?
The following parks and reserves in the City of Stirling have dedicated walking trails:
• Stirling Civic Gardens, Stirling (dogs must be kept on leash)       
• Lake Gwelup, Gwelup* 
• Des Penman Reserve, Nollamara* 
• Dianella Regional Open Space
• Herdsman Lake Park is one of Perths larget wetlands and an important breeding ground for many birds.  
• Carine Regional Open Space
• Yokine Reserve
• The Bushlinks Walk Trail links major bushland areas within the City of Stirling. Read about the trail or download the map.  
The Scarborough-Trigg Heritage trail highlights significant events of the last 100 years in the Scarborough and Trigg area.
* denotes parks that are popular areas for exercising dogs.
The following parks are also great areas for a walk but maps are not currently available:
• Jackadder Lake, Woodlands
• Aintree Reserve, Hamersley
• Butlers Reserve, Scarborough,      
• Robinson Reserve, Tuart Hill
• Celebration Reserve, Balga,
• Woodchester Reserve, Nollamara
• Herb Graham Oval, Mirrabooka
The following parks and reserves in the City of Stirling have shared paths where you can enjoy a leisurely bike ride. Please note that a 10km/hr speed limit applies to all shared paths within City reserves.
Lake Gwelup, Gwelup
•  Jackadder Lake, Woodlands

Maps and brochures

Maps showing recreational walking and cycling paths within City of Stirling parks and reserves can be downloaded through the links above.
A range of maps and brochures showing recreational walking and cycling paths further afield can be downloaded from the following locations:  


 Getting around by bike

 Looking for information about safe cycling routes to your local shops, workplace or even the beach? Please see our ' Cycling and Walking to Get Around' page.

Sharing the path

Tips for walkers

• Many of the walking trails in the City of Stirling are shared use paths and are used by cyclists as well as walkers, so please keep dogs (and children!) are under control in these areas. 

• Please also remember to keep left to avoid blocking the path for other users, and if you listen to music to keep the volume low so that you can hear cyclists' bells.

• Remember, cyclists ring their bell behind you to warn you of their presence, not to tell you to get out of their way!

Tips for cyclists


Speed limits apply to cyclists! A 10 km/h speed limit applies to all vehicles travelling within City of Stirling parks - including bicycles! 10k m/h is about double walking speed.

Ride safely and courteously. When riding on shared paths, please behave courteously towards pedestrians and other path users:

  • Give way to pedestrians at all times
  • Keep left unless overtaking
  • Ring your bell well in advance of reaching a pedestrian to let them know you are behind them - don't wait until you are close or you will startle them
  • Watch out for dogs - they can be erratic.