Dog Friendly Activities in Montana

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Montana, 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 Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park Pets are not allowed on any park trails. Pets are only allowed in drive-in campgrounds, along park roads open to motor vehicles, and in picnic areas. Pets must be on a leash no longer than six feet and under physical restraint or caged. They may not be left unattended for any length of time. Kennels are available in several towns surrounding the park. See Details
Pet Friendly Scheels
Scheels Scheels is a sporting store. All they ask is to keep your Dog on a leash and under control. See Details
Jacobs Island Bark Park The Jacobs Island Bark Park, 6 acres at the east end of Jacobs Island Park, has been fenced and double-gated to provide a secure place for owners and their dogs to romp, get the exercise they need and have fun off-leash. Pet owners can ensure the success of the Bark Park by following a few simple rules: 1. Owners must clean up after their pets immediately. 2. No aggressive dogs allowed. 3. Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated. See Details
Norm Schoenthal Island Norm Schoenthal Island is not a dog specific beach, but it does offer a 1.7-mile trail that allows leashed dogs. The Island has very nice scenery and easy walks in all directions. See Details
High Sierra Dog Park High Sierra is Billings first official dog park. Located in the heights behind the water tower across from the church and Skyview High School. This park has 14 developed acres with 7.5 of them being use for the High Sierra Dog Park. There is a fenced in area for small dogs as well. Call (406) 657-8371 for questions about the park. See Details
The Rims at Zimmerman Park Zimmerman Park features miles of trails along The Rims, from the bluffs above Billings. The actual Park is at the West end and it is not dog specific, but very dog friendly. Exquisite views. See Details
Bozeman Dog Park Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of the softball complex near Highland Blvd and Ellis Street. Dogs are allowed south of Field 4 only. See Details
Lake Elmo State Park Lake Elmo State Park is a dog friendly park that includes a fenced in dog park area. See Details
Photo Session in the Bridger Mtns 'Photo Session in the Bridger Mtns' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Jessica. Create some lasting memories with your well-behaved pooch on this photo hike. Your host will capture professional photos of you along the trail with the stunning Bridger Mountains in the background. Your photos will be delivered online within 3 days of the photo session. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 10 guests of all ages. Rates start at $65 per person. See Details
Canine Beach at Bozeman Pond Canine Beach at Bozeman Pond is fenced on three sides and borders the pond on the forth. The pond's beach allows swimming for dogs as well. See Details
Burke Park aka Peets Hill There's loads of room for your pet to play at this off-leash park with loads of trails and open space. Burke Park (also known as Peets Hill) is not fenced, and you'll want to bring water with you. See Details
Hugh Rogers WAG Park Pets will love to play off-leash at this 5-acre fenced dog park with paths, open play space, and both human and doggie drinking fountains. See Details
Hamilton Dog Park Hamilton Dog Park has two acres securely fenced, double gated off-leash dog park. As well as providing water, shade, benches, poop bags, and garbage cans. Smaller fenced area for smaller dogs planned for 2011. See Details
Pacific Steel & Recycling Trailside Dog Park Pet owners rave about this beautiful park on the River's Edge Trail, which is fully fenced with separate small dog area, water, shade, and obstacle course. See Details
Kim Williams Nature Trail The Kim Williams Nature 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 Missoula! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Kim Williams Nature 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
Stahl Peak Lookout Trail Stahl Peak Lookout Trail is a 7 mile hike in Kootenai National Forest that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. This trail lies in a beautiful 7,000 acre national forest that is surrounded by another 33,000 acres of high country. The whole area is being considered for inclusion into the federal wilderness system because of its alpine lakes, tall peaks, meadows, old-growth forest, and resident grizzly bears. See Details
Snowfill Recreation Area Snowfill Recreation Area is a spectacular 37-acre off-leash dog park with two miles of trails meandering through the park along with fencing, doggie drinking fountain, and vault toilet. Dogs and their humans enjoy the park throughout the year with hiking throughout all seasons and sledding in the winter. See Details
Diamond and Cliff Lakes Trail Diamond and Cliff Lakes Trail is a 3 mile hike in Lolo National Forest that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. Although the Bitterroot Divide between Idaho and Montana has many lakes, the most accessible are Diamond and Cliff. Despite the accessibility the lakes never see any huge crowds. See Details
Bluebird Lake Highline Trail Bluebird Lake - Highline Trail is a 5 mile hike in Kootenai National Forest that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. Luckily the beautiful Ten Lakes Scenic Area is an out of the way trip, otherwise it would be be taken over by crowds. Spending the night car camping at Big or Little Therriault Lakes will allow you to spend a full day enjoying the peaceful backcountry. See Details
Skyline Park Dog Park Bring Fido to the off-leash area in Skyline Park! It is fenced-in and features a large dog area and a small dog area, as well as drinking fountains for people and pets. Dogs must be cleaned up after and on a leash until they are inside Skyline Park Dog Park. See Details
Gallagator Linear Trail The Gallagator Linear 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 Bozeman! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Gallagator Linear 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
Swan River Trail This two-mile trail begins in Bigfork Village and follows Swan River. It's lovely year round for riding bikes, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and walking your pooch. See Details
TAIL WAGGERS This store was great! It is a pet shop/self grooming shop. You can wash your dog for $12 I believe and buy toys and treats as well. The prices were amazing and Archer loved the salmon skin rolls! We went back each day for new treats for the pup. He couldn't get enough! See Details
Yellowstone Dog Sports Yellowstone Dog Sports offers Summer Vacation Camp for dogs and their owners close to Yellowstone Park. Dogs can participate in hiking and swimming as well as receive instruction from top instructors in dock diving, obedience, herding, agility, and more. Yellowstone Dog Sports also offers training classes and events throughout the year. See Details