Dog Friendly Activities in Hawaii

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Hawaii, 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 Kailua Beach Park
Kailua Beach Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join you at this beach with gorgeous white sands and turquoise water. In order for the community to continue to support sharing the shoreline with dogs, great care must be taken to ensure responsibility and respect for all beach goers. Owners are responsible for their dog’s actions. The law requires that all dogs wear their county-issued license tag as identification and that pet waste must be disposed of. Violations can results in citations and fines issued by the police. See Details
Pet Friendly Moanalua Dog Park
Moanalua Dog Park This dog park is central to residents in the Honolulu and Leeward areas. It's minutes from the windward side of Oahu. It offers lots of running space for dogs and picnic tables for their owners. There is access to fresh water on site and several trash receptacles. The park is clean, cool and very well manicured. It is a great place for dogs to socialize as well as their owners. This park is 2 thumbs up! See Details
Mililani Dog Park This neighborhood off-leash dog park is fully fenced and includes benches, trees, and a doggie drinking fountain. See Details
Ka Iwi State Scenic Shoreline Leash Fido up for a hike along the gorgeous Ka Iwi State Scenic Shoreline. This two-mile round-trip hike is beautiful any time of the year, but migrating whales make the hike extra special in season. This paved trail can be hot, dry, and windy. Make sure to bring plenty of water for yourself and your pup. See Details
Kapa‘ele‘ele Trail Enjoy a gorgeous hike with your pooch on the Kapa'ele'ele Trail in the Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park. This 1.2-mile loop trail provides breathtaking views of the Kahana Bay and Huilua Fishpond while taking you past historic cultural sites. Your dog must be on a leash six-feet long or less. While much of the trail is canopied by trees, heat and humidity are a concern. Bring plenty of water for yourself and your pup. See Details
Ala Wai Dog Park Ala Wai Dog Park is an unofficial fenced dog park, making use of the second field at Ala Wai Park. The park is working on finding a permanent location by Ala Wai Elementary School. See Details
Diamond Head Dog Park This park, located by Diamond Head Crater, is a large park with plenty of room to run around. See Details
Hawaii Kai Dog Park This fenced dog run includes both human and doggie drinking fountains and separate small dog area. See Details
Manoa Valley District Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans in this semi-fenced park. See Details
Lilioukalani Gardens Beautiful Japanese gardens in Hilo Bay. This is the only canine friendly park in Hilo. Families, fishermen, students and joggers can be seen daily. During the week long Merrie Monarch Festival Hula dancers are there rehearsing for their traditional competition. Plenty of trash cans and clean bathrooms too! See Details
Freddie's Dog Park Freddie's Dog Park, located on the grounds of the Kauai Humane Society is the place to bring your pooch for some off-leash fun on the island of Kauai. This park features separate areas for large and small dogs and provides ample space for your four-legged friend to run and play. See Details
Aukai Beach Bring your pet with you as you relax on this gorgeous beach. They're welcome to join you as long as they remain on leash. See Details
Kona Shelter's Bark Park Kona Shelter is a humane society dog shelter. On their grounds, they have their very own Bark Park that is open to the public. This dog friendly recreation area provides open spaces for dogs to play and interact with other animals. Kona Shelter's Bark Park is open Tuesday from 9am to 12pm, Thursday from 9am to 12pm, and Saturday from 9am to 5:30pm. Check their website for any updates about closures on public holidays. See Details
Mahiku Farmers Market Bring your leashed pup to the Mahiku Farmers Market where you can browse for fresh local produce, flowers, plants, food, crafts, and artworks. With three weekly markets in Honolulu, you can enjoy fresh food throughout the week. See Details
Kauai Path (Kapa'a Bike Path) The Kauai Path (Kapa'a Bike Path) 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 Kapaa! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Kauai Path (Kapa'a Bike Path). 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
Weave a Hawaiian Coconut Hat 'Weave a Hawaiian Coconut Hat' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kekai. Your pup is welcome to come along with you to this workshop where you will learn to weave your own pāpale niu piko 'ole (open top coconut hat). Guests will also learn a bit of Hawaiian language, culture, and history during the workshop. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 12 and up. Rates start at $75 per person. See Details
Baldwin Beach Park Leashed dogs are welcome at H.A. Baldwin Beach Park. This dog-friendly, 17.2-acre park has recreational fields, picnic pavilions, and a lifeguard beach. See Details
Waikoloa Beach This is not a "dog beach" but leashed dogs are welcome on the south side (at Lava Lava Beach Club and the undeveloped south side portion) of the Bay. From Kona, take Highway 19 north toward the Waikoloa Beach Resort Area. Turn left at Waikoloa Beach Road (near Mile Marker #76). Turn left at the road across from Kings’ Shops (Follow the signs for “Lava Lava Beach Club.” Parking for the beach is at the end of this road. However, dogs are NOT allowed in the main beach parking lot, and security is strict.You can either drop off your dogs at Lava Lava Beach Club with a friend to hold them while you go back and park in the main parking lot OR you can park at Lava Lava Beach Club (LLBC) in the gravel overflow parking lot. Please stay on the south side (at Lava Lava Beach Club and the undeveloped south side portion) of the Bay See Details
Forest City Dog Park Forest City Dog Park is a private park reserved for Forest City residents. The park is fenced-in and grassy, about three-fourths of an acre. Forest City Dog Park features small and large dog areas, with double-fenced entry. Each section has a bench, water fountain, trash cans, and shaded areas. Random identification checks are performed to confirm residency. The Forest City Dog Park is open daily from dawn until dusk, except for the fourth Wednesday of each month when it is closed for maintenance. See Details
Haleakala National Park A subtropical rainforest featuring endangered species that exist nowhere else in the world, this park has strict rules about where Fido is and is not allowed. Dogs are welcome in parking lots and drive-up campgrounds. However, dogs are not permitted on trails anywhere in the park. See Details
Kea'au Shelter's Bark Park Kea'au Shelter's Bark Park is one of three dog parks operated by Hawaii Island Humane Society, the only public dog parks on the island. Members of the public over the age of 18 are invited to bring up to 3 dogs into the park at a time. There are two Bark Parks at the Kea'au shelter, one for large dogs and one for dogs under 30 lbs. Kea'au Shelter's Bark Park is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:30pm and Saturday from 7:30am to 4:00pm. See Details
Animal Community Center's Central Bark Park Animal Community Center's Central Bark Park is one of three dog parks operated by Hawaii Island Humane Society, the only public dog parks on the island. Members of the public over the age of 18 are invited to bring up to 3 dogs into the park at a time. The Central Bark Park is open Wednesday from 9am to 4pm, Saturday from 9am to 4pm, and Sunday from 9am to 4pm. See Details
Manoa Falls Manoa Falls is a pet-friendly hike near Honolulu, Hawaii. The trail is around 1.6-miles in a loop. After you've walked the muddy pathways, you'll find yourself at the 150-foot waterfall of the same name. Swimming in the pool beneath the falls is discouraged as the standing water sometimes carries a virus. Sundays and Wednesdays are reserved for off-leash pig hunting dogs, so you and Fido may want to choose a different day to visit. There is a fee of $5 for parking in the car park. You can access the trail from 8am to 4pm. See Details
Royal-Moana Beach Royal-Moana Beach is pet-friendly for leashed pups. This beach is surrounded by high rise buildings and lush green rolling hills. The area can get a little crowded, so shy pups may prefer a more secluded beach on the island. See Details