Dog Friendly Activities in Alaska

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Alaska, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly Denali National Park & Preserve
Denali National Park & Preserve Denali’s dynamic glaciated landscape supports a diversity of wildlife with grizzly bears, caribou, wolves, Dall sheep and moose. Summer slopes are graced with birds and wildflowers. Visitors enjoy sightseeing, backpacking and mountaineering. And don't forget North America’s highest peak -- the awe-inspiring 20,320-foot Mount McKinley. Pets are allowed in the park, but must be leashed at all times and are not allowed on trails, buses, riverbars or the backcountry. The park asks that owners dispose of feces in garbage cans and make sure to secure pet food inside a vehicle or food locker. See Details
Pet Friendly Sitka National Historical Park
Sitka National Historical Park This ancestral home of Kiks exists today as a site preserving a historic battle between Russian invaders and indigenous people. Dogs are allowed on all of the trails and the grounds of the park. As with all National Parks, however, your pet must be kept on a leash of six or less feet. See Details
Fairbanks Dog Park With plenty of space for dogs to run, Fairbanks Dog Park is the place to go for off-leash fun in Fairbanks. The park offers 20 acres of land (including 10 acres of natural area), a half-mile of walking trails, two fenced play areas, and a fenced lawn for training, demos, and events. See Details
Hiking Hidden Trails with Huskies 'Hiking Hidden Trails with Huskies' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Maliko. Tucked away on the backroads of Fairbanks, you'll find a gorgeous log cabin nestled in the woods. On five acres of wooded property and connected to trails all around, your host will take you through the beautiful boreal forests of Fairbanks, along with four legged guides, Earl and Tango. After the hike is over, check out the Alaskan log cabin in the woods and enjoy the pond on the property, a favorite watering hole for local moose. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 4 guests ages 10 and up. We will be hiking through some wet areas, with uneven footing. Please inform us of your normal physical activity level so we can plan accordingly. Rates start at $55 per person. See Details
Husky Hike & Homestead Tour 'Husky Hike & Homestead Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Lisbet. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests of all ages. A carry-backpack is recommended for parents with small children. Please let us know if you have any specific dietary preferences. This trip is easily customizable and suitable for all ages 0-99. Must love dogs! Rates start at $69 per person. See Details
Russian Jack Springs Park Dogs love to play off-leash in this park in the northeast corner of Russian Jack Springs Park, but they must be kept under control as the area is not fenced. See Details
University Lake Dog Park University Lake Dog Park in Anchorage, AK, features designated off-leash trails. Specific trails within this park may be closed to off-leash use on a seasonal basis. Such trails will be clearly posted. Be respectful of wildlife and other park users. Swimming by dogs and/or their people is prohibited to protect nesting birds and a very active beaver community. Beavers can be extremely aggressive during mating season and while protecting kits. See Details
Lake Lucille Dog Park Lake Lucile Dog Park is open year-round. It is a fenced-in area at the Lake Lucile Park entrance for dogs to run and is approximately 300 feet long by 60 feet wide. It has water available for the dogs during summer months. Parking is limited, but there is plenty of area to for Fido to run around, play fetch, and sniff to their hearts content. See Details
South Anchorage Sports Park The South Anchorage Sports Park features a dog park along with an American Legion baseball field, two little league fields, a RC track, and paintball fields. Dogs must be leashed in all areas of the park with the exception of the dog park. See Details
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve includes a national park, national preserve, wilderness, six wild rivers and two national natural landmarks, all affording visitors opportunities for solitude, wilderness travel and adventure. The maze of glaciated valleys and rugged mountains covered with boreal forest and arctic tundra vegetation are cut by wild rivers and inhabited by populations of caribou, Dall sheep, wolves, and bears. Dogs are allowed in the park, but must be on leash and must be cleaned up after. Dogs are allowed in the backcountry of the park but there are no man-made trails. Gates of the Arctic is a wilderness park, with no roads or trails into the park lands, so visitors must fly or hike into the park. See Details
Far North Bicentennial Park BringFido to Far North Bicentennial Park for some off-leash romping on designated off-leash trails. See Details
Connor's Bog Dog Park This lovely, off-leash dog park is located near the airport. There's even a place for your pet to take a dip! Off-leash activity shall be restricted to the designated area once ski-joring trails are groomed. Areas designated for off-leash dog use are shared by many park users, including skiers, walkers, runners, bikers, and other members of the community. Please practice courteous behavior and good "petiquette”. See Details
Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, once a historic dairy farm, is a 2,000-acre wildlife refuge located just north of the city center. Leashed dogs and their humans will enjoy the miles of maintained walking and multi-use trails and the pastoral scenes of farm fields and historic dairy buildings. In addition to the trails, visitors can enjoy seasonal guided hikes, viewing platforms, and a visitor center and gift shop within the farmhouse. Dogs must remain leashed at all times, and humans must clean up after their dogs. See Details
Pioneer Park Leashed pets are welcome to join their humans on the grounds of historic Pioneer Park. This 44-acre park showcases the history of Fairbanks and offers museums, restaurants, shopping, activities, and events. See Details
Glacier Blue Kayak and Grandview Tour 'Glacier Blue Kayak and Grandview Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Ari. Paddle around magnificent icebergs and up close to the Spencer glacier terminus face on this adventure experience. Dogs may be allowed with advance notice in rafts instead of kayaks depending on size of dog and date of trip. The experience lasts 12.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 6 and up. Rates start at $355 per person. See Details
Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge The 4,000-acre Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge is a vast wildlife sanctuary located along the shores of Gastineau Channel near Juneau, Alaska. Visitors are presented with a variety of recreational opportunities, including hiking, boating, and wildlife viewing. The refuge also boasts great fishing and waterfowl hunting. Fido is allowed to tag along on your journey, but be sure to observe the Refuge policies, which include keeping man's best friend on a leash and always cleaning up after your pet. See Details
Chugach State Park With nearly 500,000 acres, Chugach State Park is one of the four largest state parks in the country. You and your pup will find plenty of trails to explore. You can also head off the beaten path and explore the backcountry. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times except when in the backcountry when dogs must be under voice control at all times. See Details
Tongass National Forest - Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Tongass National Forest is the largest national forest in the United States, roughly the size of West Virginia. Given its immense size, recreational opportunities abound, including hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, scenic driving, kayaking, canoeing and wildlife viewing. The park covers much of southern Alaska, and there are numerous trails that welcome visitors and their dogs. Dogs should be kept on a leash, and owners should be sure to clean up after their pets to comply with park rules. See Details
Arctic/Benson Park Arctic/Benson Park in Anchorage, AK, is a a fenced dog park with a designated off-leash area and street parking. Areas designated for off-leash dog use are shared by many park users, including skiers, walkers, runners, bikers, and other members of the community. Please practice courteous behavior and good "petiquette”. See Details
Chase Trail The Chase 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 Talkeetna! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Chase 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
Bird to Gird Pathway The Bird to Gird Pathway 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 Indian! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Bird to Gird Pathway. 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
Bird to Gird Pathway The Bird to Gird Pathway 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 E Mncplty of Anchorage! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Bird to Gird Pathway. 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
Totem Bight State Historical Park Totem Bight State Historical Park, located in Ketchikan, Alaska, offers visitors a chance to view monuments from Alaska's past. The park consists of a community house and 15 totem poles, each carefully reconstructed or replicated from large cedar carvings created by Native Alaskans. This pet-friendly park welcomes dogs, but Fido should remain on a leash at all times. See Details
Comet Heli Hiking & Raft/Kayak Tour 'Comet Heli Hiking & Raft/Kayak Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Ari. Join your host on a memorable Heli Hiking Alaska Chugach Adventure, which is a true Alaskan full day adventure on foot and in the sky. Dogs are welcome with prior approval. Contact the host for more details. The experience lasts 9.5 hours and can accommodate up to 5 guests ages 8 and up. No Prior Hiking, kayaking, or rafting experience necessary. This trip is private per booking group and will be customized for your party. Minimum of 2 Guests needed to book this trip. Rates start at $655 per person. See Details