Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Altoona, FL

There’s 1 dog friendly hiking trail in Altoona, and 9 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 Altoona.

Pet Friendly Alexander Springs Recreation Area
Alexander Springs Recreation Area Alexander Springs Recreation Area is a dog-friendly day use area located in Altoona, FL. A popular spot for backpacking, picnicking, nature viewing, swimming, and walking, Alexander Springs Recreation Area draws visitors who enjoy a range of outdoor pursuits. Day hikers can head to Timucuan Trail, a 0.9-mile interpretive loop or stroll along a paved path with leads you alongside the turquoise waters of Alexander Springs. Overnight campsites are available on a first come, first serve basis, and larger sites can be booked by reservation. There are restrooms on-site. See Details
Pet Friendly Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive
Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is a pet-friendly scenic route through Florida's backcountry. Administered by the local water board, this drive is open weekends & holidays for nature viewing. Check out the audio tour provided on their website to get an understanding of the ecology along the route. See Details
Venetian Gardens Park This 64-acre dog-friendly park, located in Leesburg on the west shore of Lake Harris, is one of the city's three boating and recreation access points to Central Florida's Harris Chain of Lakes. Venetian Gardens Park has several sidewalks to walk your dog in the park as well as a pavilion and benches for breaks. See Details
De Leon Springs State Park The dog-friendly, historic De Leon Springs State Park in Florida is home to cool clear waters that are popular with anglers and swimmers, and winding trails through a lush subtropical forest. You can even grab a bite to eat at Sugar Mill Restaurant and eat it at one the picnic tables in the park. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on the trails throughout the park, as long as they are cleaned up after. There is a fee per vehicle to enter the park. See Details
Rainbow Springs State Park Rainbow Springs State Park is dog-friendly. You're welcome to bring your pooch with you to enjoy the reserve and the numerous trails in the area. There are 14 miles of hiking trails to enjoy together that take in the varied scenery, including sand pine scrub, pine flatwoods, bayheads, oak hammocks, and swamps. The pretty spring that surrounds the reserve can be viewed from these hiking trails. The fee for entrance into the park is $3 per vehicle. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until 6pm. See Details
Lower Wekiva River State Preserve This is a wonderful park for canoeing and swimming, though it can be crowded in summer. Leashed dogs are welcome in the preserve and on the trails. Obey all posted signs regarding pets. See Details
Ocala National Forest Ocala National Forest is dog friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome in most areas of the forest. Dogs are not allowed on the beach at swimming areas. For more information on the Ocala National Forest pet policy please call the Lake George Ranger District Office at (352) 625-2520. See Details
Seminole Wekiva Trail The Seminole Wekiva 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 Lake Mary! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Seminole Wekiva 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
Ocklawaha Prairie Restoration Area Dogs are welcome on this trail located five miles east of Ocala in Marion County, southwest of County Road (CR) 314A and south of the Silver River State Park, southwest of the Ocala National Forest. Please respect Florida’s wildlife and use caution while visiting district lands. These are wild animals. For your safety, do not approach or feed any wild animal. The diversity of natural systems provides habitat and feeding areas for wildlife such as gopher tortoise, gray fox, bobcat, black bear, sandhill crane, heron and egret. See Details
West Orange Trail The West Orange 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 Apopka! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the West Orange 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