Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in St. Petersburg, FL

There are 6 dog-friendly hiking trails in St. Petersburg. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in St. Petersburg.

Pet Friendly North Straub Park
North Straub Park North Straub Park is 4.8-acre waterfront park in St. Petersburg, FL, where leashed dogs are welcome to join you on the recreation trail. Conveniently located in the downtown area, this pet-friendly park offers scenic views of the bay for you and Fido to enjoy while getting some exercise. See Details
Pet Friendly Vinoy Park
Vinoy Park Vinoy Park, located on the waterfront in St. Petersburg, FL, is a popular, pet-friendly destination named after the Vinoy Park Hotel, which once sat adjacent to the park. Visitors can enjoy scenic views, events, festivals and concerts. The recreation trails along the waterfront are a great place to bring your pooch for a stroll, but dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after. See Details
Gizella Kopsick Arboretum Fido is welcome to join you for a walk through the palms at Gizella Kopsick Arboretum in St. Petersburg, FL. This pet-friendly arboretum is home to over 500 palms and cycads representing some 150 species from around the world. It offers a unique educational experience while at the same time providing a peaceful setting to relax and enjoy nature. See Details
South Straub Park Leashed dogs are welcome at South Straub Park in St. Petersburg, FL. This pet-friendly park is located along the waterfront and offers recreation trails with a scenic view of the bay to explore with your pooch. Take a walk with Fido past the beautiful water fountain and enjoy 7.3 acres of grassy areas and paved trails with a mix of sun and shade. See Details
Sawgrass Lake Park Leashed dogs are welcome at the pet-friendly Sawgrass Lake Park in St. Petersburg, FL. This 400-acre public recreation space offers walking trails with beautiful scenery that Fido can explore with you. Amenities for two-legged visitors include an observation tower, boardwalks, a picnic shelter, wildlife viewing, and shaded spots throughout the trail to keep cool in the Florida heat. See Details
Maximo Park Maximo Park, a pet-friendly waterfront recreation area in St. Petersburg, FL, spans 70 acres and is the largest of the city's four archaeological sites. Located at the junction of Boca Ciega Bay and Tampa Bay, it offers educational insights into indigenous tribes. Amenities include a 1.2-mile loop trail, fishing spots, boat ramps, disc golf, a playground, picnic shelters, and more. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on a leash. See Details
Fort de Soto County Park Fort De Soto County Park is a dog-friendly state park in Tierra Verde, FL. Escape to the white sands and crystal clear waters of this popular 1,136 acre park. There are 15 picnic shelters, restrooms, fishing piers, playgrounds, and several trails to enjoy with your leashed pup. There's also a fenced dog park and a designated dog beach area. A nominal fee is required to enter the park. See Details
Eureka Springs Conservation Park Eureka Springs Conservation Park in Tampa, FL is a dog-friendly park on 31 acres featuring scenic boardwalks through a floodplain forest, walking trails, a rose garden and picnic areas. Dogs must leashed, and there is an entrance fee per vehicle. See Details
Hammock Park Hammock Park is a dog-friendly park in Dunedin, FL, that contains pretty boardwalks that weave through the woods, a butterfly garden, a disc golf course, a comfortable picnic area, and a playground. Fido can join you on the boardwalks if they are on a leash under six feet and owners clean up any mess that they leave behind. There are pet waste stations provided and spots for Fido to have a drink, too. See Details
Robinson Preserve With a few trails to choose from, Robinson Preserve is a lovely nature walk bordering the Manatee River and Perico Bayou in Bradenton, FL. This pet-friendly preserve provides waste bags, water fountains, and hoses at the parking lot, but not within the park. Do take water for your pups - the trails can get hot and there isn't much shade. See Details
John S. Taylor Park John S. Taylor Park is a pet-friendly destination situated on 156.5 acres in Largo, FL. Connected to the Pinellas Trail and tucked next to a 53-acre freshwater lake, this county park is a great spot for leashed dogs and pet parents to explore the trails and enjoy some exercise. The park also features a full disc golf course, a tree-lined shell trail, a boat ramp and fishing. See Details
Tampa Riverwalk Tampa Riverwalk is a unique 2.6-mile waterside walkway that welcomes well-behaved, leashed dogs to join their owners along the shores of downtown Tampa. It can get busy, so make sure to keep Fido close to you along the paved pathway. The dog-friendly trail connects downtown riverfront parks, museums, attractions and businesses. See Details
Eagle Lake Park Eagle Lake Park is a dog-friendly destination in Largo, FL, where leashed pups are welcome to explore the trails with you. This 163-acre park is home to fox squirrels, numerous bird species, gopher tortoises and water turtles as well as a restored wetlands section on the western side. Amenities include picnic shelters, restrooms, a playground, a paved recreation trail, numerous shell paths, boardwalks and a dog park for Fido to enjoy. See Details
Upper Tampa Bay Trail The Upper Tampa Bay Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Tampa! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Upper Tampa Bay Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit See Details
Philippe Park Philippe Park is a dog-friendly recreation area in Safety Harbor, FL. This 92-acre public park welcomes leashed dogs and their owners to explore together. Amenities include picnic shelters, fishing, playgrounds, softball fields, water fountains and walking trails. See Details
Pinellas Trail Running parallel to, and just steps away from the Gulf shore, the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail section in Dunedin, FL, welcomes leashed dogs. This pet-friendly rail trail offers a beautiful, paved view of Florida's cities from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs. Cycling, running and walking are all popular activities along the trail. See Details
Tampa Bypass Canal - Harney Park Boat Ramp Leashed dogs are welcome at Tampa Bypass Canal - Harney Park Boat Ramp in Tampa, FL. This outdoor space features a dog-friendly, paved walking trail. The trail runs alongside a 14-mile waterway that connects the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve with McKay Bay. Please note that there are no amenities at this location. See Details
Jefferson Equestrian Area Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy a walk through the woods at dog-friendly Jefferson Equestrian Area in Thonotosassa, FL. This 9-mile multiuse trail roughly parallels Cow House Creek, though caution should be exercised near water due to alligators in the area. Please note that there are no restrooms at this location. Also, please remember to bring your own water. See Details
Rosselli Park Rosselli Park is a pet-friendly spot in Treasure Island, FL. Fido is welcome to tag along for a day of exploring. The park features an off-leash area, open space and a trail-like sidewalk for a stroll. See Details
Tocobaga Temple Mound Tocobaga Temple Mound is a pet-friendly historical landmark and pet-friendly walking trail at Philippe Park in Safety Harbor, FL. This short-distance path leads you to stairs where you can climb to a waterfront lookout. Dogs must be leashed when visiting the park. See Details
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