Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Bend, OR

There are 9 dog friendly hiking trails in Bend. 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 Bend.

Pet Friendly Metolius River Trail
Metolius River Trail Metolius River Trail is an easy, 12 mile hike in Deschutes National Forest that will take about 6 hours to complete with Fido. Hike along the river on this flat trail at the base of Black Butte. Mountain bikes and horses are not permitted on this trail, so you can enjoy the hike in peace. Please note that Northwest Forest Pass required. See Details
Pet Friendly Todd Lake Trail
Todd Lake Trail Todd Lake Trail is a moderately easy, 5.6 mile hike that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. This wide trail leads to a walk-in campground as well as the very popular Todd Lake. A leash is highly recommended due to the heavy crowds during peak season. Please note that Northwest Forest Pass required. Directions: From Bend, OR: Travel 24.0 miles west on Cascade Lakes Highway (46), then 0.5 miles north on Forest Road 4600-370 to Todd Lake trailhead. It is a 1/4 mile hike to the lake. See Details
Deschutes River Trail Deschutes River Trail is an easy, 8.5 mile hike in Deschutes National Forest that will take about 5 hours to complete with Fido. Set out on the Benham Falls trail and go 0.7 mile to Benham Falls. Another 0.2 mile past the Falls you will connect with the Deschutes River Trail. Please note that dogs must be on leash. See Details
Green Lakes to Soda Creek Trail Green Lakes to Soda Creek Trail is a moderately easy, 12 mile hike in Three Sisters Wilderness that will take about 7 hours to complete with Fido. Popular for a reason, this trail offers seemingly endless beauty with its alpine meadows, mountains views, waterfalls, and young volcanic rock. Not to mention stream access in several places for cooling off. Please note that Northwest Forest Pass required. See Details
Big Sky Youth Sports Complex Dog Park Bring your dog for off-leash playtime at this fenced dog park with trails, grassy areas, water spigots, and picnic tables. See Details
Pine Nursery Loop Trail The Pine Nursery Loop Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Bend! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Pine Nursery Loop 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 See Details
Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort There are so many ways to have fun with your pup at the Mount Bachelor Ski Resort. Dogs are allowed on the Pine Marten chair lift during the summer months, as long as they are fitted with an owner-provided full body harness capable of safely supporting the animal’s weight in the event a lift evacuation is required. Dogs shall be allowed on approved hiking trails only and must remain under restricted length (8 feet or less) leash control. Mt. Bachelor does not offer an off-leash area in the summer due to protected wildlife and vegetation. Hiking tickets are available for a fee. During the winter months the resort provides an off-leash, Ruffwear Dog Park. The park has a snow-play area for dogs, as well as dog toys. The park can be found at the far west end of the West Village parking area. The Mt. Bachelor Base Area is a "Doggie Free Zone." Dogs must remain in the parking lot (on a leash) or supervised in the Ruffwear Dog Park. See Details
Deschutes National Forest Deschutes National Forest is pet friendly. The vast majority of the Deschutes National Forest accommodates off-leash opportunities for dogs. Over 95% of the 1,200 miles of trails in Deschutes National Forest trails are open to dogs off-leash in the summer. However, 54 miles of trails, as displayed in the maps do require dogs to be on-leash because of the intense recreational use. In winter, dogs are allowed off-leash on 99% of national forest lands managed by the Deschutes National Forest. See Details
Bend Ale Trail Bend Ale Trail is a pet-friendly activity in Bend, Oregon. It's a great excuse to have a drink, explore the town and hang out with your pooch. Grab a passport from participating breweries and receive a stamp from every dog-friendly brewery. The more stamps you get, the more beer you drink, but also the bigger your prize. Send your completed passport off to the Bend Visitor Center to receive it. The address listed is one of the taprooms on the jaunt, though there are many throughout the route. See Details
Smith Rock State Park Smith Rock State Park is dog-friendly! Fido can explore its six-hundred-and-fifty-acres but must be on a leash no longer than six feet at all times, and owners must clean up after their pet. Clean-up bags and a garbage can are located right before the bridge. Climbers and slackliners bringing dogs to a route or line must follow special rules, which can be found on Smith Rock's official website. Smith Rock State Park is open year-round from dusk until dawn, and quiet hours in the campground are between 10pm and 7am. Dog owners can park in designated areas only, with $5 day use permits. See Details
Peterson Ridge Trail Peterson Ridge Trail is a 14.8 mile loop trail located near Sisters, Oregon that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. See Details