Walking trails and outdoor gyms

Walking trails and outdoor gyms

Penrith has many places where you can walk, cycle or be active. Whether you want to trim, tone or strengthen your body or just enjoy the scenic local environment along a creek or river there is something suitable for people of all ages, fitness levels and abilities. 

Walking, Cycle and Fitness Trails Map shows 30 locations to visit with some details on what you might see.

If you're looking for a running partner, check out Penrith Lakes Parkrun and Nepean River Parkrun for a free timed 5km run starting at 8am every Saturday morning. 

The Heart Foundation and Council are partnering together to bring to the community Penrith Heart Foundation Walks, a free community-based network of walking groups that help make walking fun, social and is an easy way to get active!

Looking for something fun to do with the kids while you're walking along one of our trails? Download our Nature Hunt Walk activity sheet and see what you can find on your day out. Check out The Great West Walk as well!

The Great West Walk

The Great West Walk is a 65km walking route stretching from Parramatta to the foot of the Blue Mountains. Officially opened in October 2019, the walk traverses a varied landscape across the Cumberland Plain and includes , local river systems, public parklands, heritage architecture and some of Western Sydney’s most iconic urban landscapes.

The Penrith portion of the walk contains many highlights, including:

The route meanders through parks, streetscapes, footpaths, and bush trails and is a great way to explore Penrith on foot.

Click here to view a guide on how to download and use the map on the go, prepared by the Walking Volunteers Inc.