We have done this walk several times now, both with friends and with the Young Perth Hikers Meetup group. The gravel path doesn’t make it as exciting as some of the other Perth metro hikes, but it still affords great views of both the ocean and the City at various points. It is a classic loop trail and can be accessed from multiple carparks within Bold Park, noting that Reabold Hill is the one least likely to have parking spots available. The Zamia trail is the longest walk trail within Bold Park, with several side trails and short-cuts available for those looking for longer or shorter options. The native vegetation attracts diverse birdlife including parrots and black cockatoos. Interestingly, it is the largest remaining bushland remnant in the urban area of the Swan Coastal Plain. Significant effort is going into regenerating the bushland so it’s important to make sure that your dog remains on leash.
There are a few sloping hills for those looking for a minor challenge. When doing this walk on a hot day, I ended up carrying Zena for some of the longer hill sections (which isn’t typical for her). There’s lots of opportunities to meet other dogs with many other dog walkers doing the trail.
We often enjoy a post walk brunch at Odyssea at City Beach, which is extremely dog friendly with a separate dog entrance to their large balcony overlooking the ocean.