Dog Friendly Activities in Herod, IL

There’s 1 dog friendly activity in Herod, and 10 more nearby. 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 Herod.

Pet Friendly Garden of the Gods Recreation Area
Garden of the Gods Recreation Area The Garden of the Gods Recreation Area are 320 million years old and are made of sandstone. Pets must be on leash while visiting the Shawnee National Forest. The Observation Trail is a .25 mile long interpretive trail that allows you to encounter many unique rock formations, as well as the beautiful view of the Shawnee Hills. If you plan on spending more time in the area, there is great access to the River-to-River Trail from the Garden of the Gods Recreation Area. See Details
Pet Friendly Shawnee National Forest
Shawnee National Forest The Shawnee National Forest covers more than 270,000 acres in parts of ten counties in southern Illinois. The National Forest Service and Illinois Department of Natural Resources maintain dozens of natural areas for recreational use and several wilderness areas. From the 90 foot Pomona Natural Bridge to the remains of a Mississippian Native American village at Millstone Bluff, there are hundreds of miles of hiking trails to choose from. Trails range in length from the 150+ mile River to River Trail that runs between Battery Rock on the Ohio River and Devil's Backbone on the Mississippi River, to the easy one-fourth mile Observation Trail at Garden of the Gods. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Rim Rock National Recreation Trail Rim Rock Trail is a wonderful trail for a hike with your pup. This popular trail winds through massive rock formations around the rim of a rock escarpment. You'll enjoy the beautiful views while your pup enjoys the exercise. Just keep Fido leashed on the trail. See Details
Tunnel Hill State Trail The Tunnel Hill State 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 Harrisburg! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Tunnel Hill State 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Tunnel Hill State Trail The Tunnel Hill State 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 Carrier Mills! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Tunnel Hill State 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Tunnel Hill State Trail The Tunnel Hill State 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 Stonefort! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Tunnel Hill State 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Dixon Springs State Park Dixon Springs State Park is dog-friendly. This hilly park is home to stunning cliffs that overhang a babbling brook and large boulders overgrown with ferns, ivy, lichen, and moss. At 786-acres, there's plenty to explore and it's a great spot to enjoy some food with Fido at one of the three picnic areas in the park and look out over the water as it falls over the rocks. The main attraction for dogs and their owners is the 1.7-mile nature trail and 1-mile trail through Ghost Dance Canyon. See Details
Cave-in-Rock State Park Dogs are welcome at Cave-in-Rock State Park, where a 55-foot-wide cave is the main attraction. You can bring your leashed pup with you to enjoy the natural beauty of this park. The cave is a stunning naturally occurring landmark to explore with Fido, but you can also stretch your legs on the trails that weave inland through the heavily wooded area near the cave. Some of them are marked, some of them unmarked, but all are challenging and lead to stunning views. There are a number of picnic areas that overlook the water as well. See Details
Burden Falls Trailhead Burden Falls Trailhead is pet-friendly. This great little waterfall is for pups who don't mind hiking and climbing, too. The payoff at the end of this trail is a great waterfall. See Details
Saline County State Fish and Wildlife Area Dogs are welcome at Saline County State Fish and Wildlife Area. There are four designated hiking trails; Lake, Cave Hill, River, and Wildlife Nature Trail that offer nine miles of scenic tours of the woodland areas. The 105-acre lake in the center of the park is popular with anglers and recreational boat users alike. Fido can join you if they are on a leash under six feet and you clean up after them. See Details
River to River Trail Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the River to River Trail in Illinois. Spanning 160 miles of trails, including upland forests, wetlands, grasslands and bluffs, this trail is well worth a visit with your pooch. There are lots of lakes, forests, and streams to check out alongside the rivers. See Details