Canning River Short Loop

1 h 30 min to 2 h

45 min to 1 h 15 min
1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min

7.1 km

↑ 68 m
↓ -69 m

Smooth & flat
Starting from the Mount Henry Bridge Reserve car park off The Esplanade, Mount Pleasant, this walk takes you on a circuit around the Canning River between Mount Henry Bridge and Canning River Bridge. Canning River serves as a safe haven from the busyness and loudness of daily city life, without the need to leave the city. This satisfyingly short 7km loop is perfect for anyone looking for a change in scenery from the iconic Swan River. You'll have a distant view of the city, constant water views and a path you can't miss. You'll see plenty of locals ambling along these quiet paths, kids scooting about completely carefree, and the odd fisherman quietly dipping in the waters for a meal. Be sure to keep a lookout for the variety of birds and wildlife that call the Canning River home. The loop starts by crossing the Canning River along a walkway under Mount Henry Bridge. On the other side of the river, you'll come across a sandy reserve with a gravel path loop on the western side of Mount Henry Peninsula. It is well worth the deviation off the main path as it provides some good views of the river. The loop continues north along a path between the Canning River and the Kwinana Freeway. After about 3km, the path crosses the river via Canning Bridge, passing the Swan River Rowing Club. From Canning Bridge, the path is straddled by the quiet, mansion lined Esplanade and the Canning River. The loop continues south, passing Deep Water Point Reserve, a picturesque river edge location with grassy picnic areas under majestic trees, a boat ramp, a jetty and beach access. The iconic Deep Water Point Jetty provides some spectacular views of the Canning Rivers calm blue waters and the Perth skyline in the background. Facilities at the reserve include barbecues, picnic tables, benches, toilets and showers, a playground and a cafe. From Deep Water Point, the path continues for about 1.5km back to the Mount Henry Bridge Reserve to complete the loop. This is a fairly easy loop, suitable for all ages and fitness levels. The path is well maintained and consistently flat, making it great for walking, running and cycling, and easily accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. The path is popular and family-friendly, and the western side can get crowded on weekends. The eastern side is more shady and natural, although close to the highway in places. Keep an eye out for snakes, especially in the warmer months of the year. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Map Notes Terrain Reviews Conditions More
Downloads GPX PDF
Some of the information and maps on this page was generated using data from the awesome © OpenStreetMap contributors.
Please see how you can embed some widgets, access data and other stuff to that might be helpful.