Top Dog Friendly Trails Worldwide

If your dog likes to ruff it, bring Fido hiking. Our dog friendly hiking section includes everything from easy one-hour walks to fantastic overnight trips that won’t be soon forgotten. Seriously, go take a hike!

Pet Friendly White Sands National Park
White Sands National Park Dogs are welcome to explore the extremely rare gypsum sand dunes at White Sands National Park in Alamogordo, NM, as long as they are on a leash no longer than six feet, cleaned up after, given lots of water, and never left unattended. Dogs are not allowed inside White Sands' visitor center. White Sands National Park is open daily, year-round, apart from Christmas Day. Hours of operation vary throughout the year, so dog owners should check its website before planning their outing. There is an entrance fee per vehicle. See Details
Pet Friendly Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Military Park Leashed dogs are allowed to visit the outside portions of the battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, PA. Probably the most famous American battlefield, Gettysburg marked the turning point in the Civil War. Later, President Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address here. The battlefield consists of Auto Touring, walking and you can get tapes or CDs to guide you on your tour. Please note that dogs are not allowed into buildings or the cemetery. See Details
Gateway Arch National Park Gateway Arch National Park is a pet-friendly trail and national park in St. Louis, MO. Bring your dog for a walk on the trails around this park and enjoy views of the Gateway Arch. Dogs are welcome, as long as they are well-behaved and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Northside Park North Side Park is a beautiful park in Ocean City, MD, with dog-friendly walking trails throughout the park. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
O'Leno State Park O'Leno State Park in High Springs, FL, features dog-friendly trails and picnic areas. Fido must be kept on leash. There is a small admission fee to use the park. See Details
Acadia National Park Acadia National Park has been a popular destination for dog owners for generations. Whatever you love to do in the great outdoors, you'll find an opportunity at this stunning, dog-friendly park in Bar Harbor, ME. Whether you are into camping, hiking, or kayaking, Acadia is the place for you and Fido! You can even get involved in geocache, check out the wildlife, fish, skijor, and more. With over 158 miles of hiking trails, 45 miles of carriage roads, and three campgrounds open to pets, you may never have enough time to explore every corner of this park, but even a glimpse will last in your mind for a lifetime. See Details
Washington Park Arboretum Washington Park Arboretum is a dog-friendly park in Seattle, WA. Leashed pets welcome on the extensive trails of this beautiful Seattle park with plenty of benches for resting and lots of local wildlife. Please note that dogs are not permitted inside buildings. See Details
Garden of the Gods Dog-friendly Garden of the Gods Park is a Registered National Natural Landmark in Colorado Springs, CO. Admission is free, and your leashed pup is welcome to join you as you hike along the beautiful trails through the red rock formations. Fido can also join you for a bite to eat on the terrace of Bean Sprouts Cafe. See Details
Bonaventure Cemetery While a cemetery might not be the first place you think of to visit with your dog, Bonaventure Cemetery is considered a must-see by Savannah locals and visitors alike. This beautiful final resting place is open daily and there is no admission fee to stroll the grounds. Keep your dogs leashed at all times and make sure to clean up any doggie messes. The dog-friendly Bonaventure Cemetery is over 170 years old, and features few modern amenities. Comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and bug spray are recommended. See Details
Custer State Park Custer State Park offers 71,000 acres of amazing views and outdoor experiences in Custer, SD. Leashed dogs are welcome throughout the park. The 18-mile Wildlife Loop allows pets and humans to explore the park and view the indigenous wildlife from the comfort of the car. There are also many dog-friendly hiking trails where pets are welcome to join the hiking fun. The only places where pets are not allowed are designated swimming beaches and in any park buildings (including camping cabins, lodges, and comfort stations). See Details
Falls Park on the Reedy Dog-friendly Falls Park on the Reedy is located in the center of downtown Greenville, SC, and is the perfect spot for a morning walk, an afternoon picnic, or an evening stroll with your favorite four-legged friend. The park has plenty of open space for Fido to roam, but dogs must be leashed at all times and owners must clean up after their pets. Poop bag dispensers are located throughout the park. On warm weekends, your dog will meet plenty of furry friends. See Details
Minnewaska State Park Preserve Minnewaska State Park Preserve in Kerhonkson, NY, is dog-friendly! Leashed pets are welcome to join their owners as they explore the area, which is situated on the dramatic Shawangunk Mountain ridge, and features numerous waterfalls, crystalline sky lakes, dense forests, sheer cliffs, streams, and fifty miles of footpaths. Dogs are not allowed in buildings, camping, picnic or bathing areas or on walkways. They are not permitted on the cross-country ski trails when they are groomed and open for cross-country skiing only. Minnewaska State Park Preserve's hours vary seasonally, so dog owners should call ahead or check its website before planning their outing. See Details
Hocking Hills State Park With more than 2,300 acres of natural area to explore along with miles of dog-friendly trails, Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, OH, is a perfect place to spend a day in the great outdoors with your pup. Natural features include towering cliffs, deep gorges, caves, and waterfalls, while man-made features include picnic areas, restrooms, campgrounds, and more. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans in most of the areas of the park. Dogs must be leashed at all times, and you must clean up after your pet. See Details
Fort Pulaski National Monument Fort Pulaski National Monument offers dog owners the chance to experience many interesting and exciting activities year-round. Fort Pulaski itself is a large-scale outdoor exhibit. The main structure, together with outlying works including demilune, drawbridges, ditches, and dikes, is a fine example of historic military architecture. Leashed pets are welcome to enter the fort and explore the hiking trails within the monument. Leashed dogs are also are allowed to walk along the shoreline; however, they should not enter the water, as there is always a very strong current. Pets are not allowed in public buildings. Fort Pulaski National Monument is open year round. See Details
Chimney Rock State Park Chimney Rock State Park is a 1,000 acre scenic attraction located in Hickory Nut Gorge, just 25 miles from Asheville. The park features dog-friendly hiking trails and amazing 75-mile views. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the elevator because it opens into a food service area (state health laws). See Details
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center offers a dog-friendly, 155-acre nature sanctuary with 5 miles of walking trails that wind through forest, meadow and wetland habitats. Please abide by all city ordinances including controlling your dog on the leash at all times and cleaning up after your pet while visiting the Arboretum. Dogs must be kept on the trails (no swimming in the ponds). Dogs are allowed in the building lobby – tiled areas only. Take a self-guided Habitat Hike - Each hike passes one of the educational Field Stations and features some of their Naturalist’s favorite stops like ponds teaming with wildlife, trees with interesting stories, insect houses, and other fun points of interest. See Details
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve This trail is beautiful and very dog friendly. This 440 acre preserve stretches along one stunning mile of oceanfront. Dogs are allowed to be on leash on most trails. The Bluff trail is even ADA accessible. This is a beautiful and fun place to come for a hike with your dog. See Details
Cliff Walk The Cliff Walk in Newport is a dog-friendly public trail with beautiful views of the Newport shoreline and historic Newport. The trail is roughly 3.5 miles in length and is a great way to see the landscape of the area. Leashed dogs are allowed on the trail as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
Palo Duro Canyon State Park Readily accessible by car, motorhome, or fifth wheel and only 25 miles from downtown Amarillo and 14 miles from the town of Canyon, Palo Duro Canyon State Park is a spectacular dog-friendly attraction in the Texas Panhandle. It was formed by millions of years of water erosion, is 120 miles long, as much as 20 miles wide, and has a maximum depth of more than 800 feet. Its elevation at the rim is 3,500 feet above sea level. It is often claimed that Palo Duro Canyon is the second largest canyon in the United States. Fido must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times. Pets are not permitted in any buildings at Texas State Parks. See Details
Red Bug Slough Preserve Red Bug Slough Preserve is a dog-friendly nature preserve in Sarasota, FL. There are several trails that you can enjoy with your pup, some of which afford views of a small lake. There are two picnic shelters were you can share a snack with Fido. Be aware that you may encounter alligators during your visit, so keeping your dog leashed is imperative. Please clean up after your pets to help protect the flora and fauna. See Details
Pitt Street Railroad Bridge Pitt Street Railroad Bridge in Mount Pleasant is an old railroad causeway that used to connect Mt. Pleasant to Sullivan's island. The city planted grass and palm trees and it is a beautiful place to walk your dog and watch the sunset. There are pet waste stations and a water fountain for people and for dogs. A must do when in Charleston! See Details
Lake Norman State Park Dog-friendly Lake Norman State Park is great place to hike and explore with Fido in Troutman, NC. There are a total of four trails to hike on and three picnic areas throughout the park. Boating, swimming, and fishing are allowed at the state park as well. Dogs are not allowed in swimming areas, but are allowed everywhere else as long as they remained leashed. See Details
Mount Royal Park Mount Royal Park in Montreal is dog-friendly. The park features a popular trail that's a perfect nature escape from city life. The trail stretches for miles around the area, giving you and your pooch plenty to explore. Dogs must be on leash at all times, and owners must pick up after their pet. See Details
Oregon Garden Oregon Garden is pet-friendly. This Silverton Gardens contains a special pet-friendly space that educates visiting dogs and their owners on what local plants can be harmful and helpful to the canine community. Don't forget to snap a picture next to the statue of Bobbie the Wonder Dog, the amazing pooch who traveled more than 2,500 miles to be reunited with his owners in Silverton. There is an admission price and the garden is open daily. See Details