Albany has an amazing array of outdoor trails attractions, ranging from pristine bushwalks, to mountain bike tracks, to aquatic trails and everything in between.
The City has identified an opportunity to capitalise on our enormous potential as a trails destination by consolidating and upgrading existing trails and developing new trails as part of a comprehensive Trails Hub Strategy 2015-2025.
As part of this Strategy the City is also currently looking at updating maps and other information for many of the trails on City managed reserves and on the estate of other organisations such as the Dept. of Parks and Wildlife.
Safety first and always!
Escaping our everyday life for a bushwalk, Mountain Bike ride or kayak/canoe paddle in the natural environment can be enjoyable and health pastime.
However the unique environment around Albany can also be challenging and subject to rapid weather changes. Therefore you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of others in your group (especially children).
Planning and preparing before your trip is a key component to staying safe and having an enjoyable experience. The following are a few tips for planning your trip.
- Select a walk, ride or paddle suitable to your fitness level and experience.
- Allow plenty of time for unforseen difficulties (or to just stop and enjoy the sights)
- Take spare food, water, spare equipment and tools with you.
- Check the weather forecast and ensure you take waterproof/warm clothing, hats and sunscreen with you.
- Ensure you have informed a responsible person of where you are going and when you will return.
- Carry a first aid kit and mobile phone with you, but please be aware that mobile phone reception is not always reliable in all areas surrounding Albany.