Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Boston, MA

There are 15 dog-friendly hiking trails in Boston. 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 Boston.

Pet Friendly Boston Public Garden
Boston Public Garden Leashed dogs are welcome at Boston Public Garden, a famous, pet-friendly botanical garden in the center of Boston known for its swan boats, walking paths and sculptures. See Details
Pet Friendly Jamaica Pond
Jamaica Pond Leashed dogs are welcome at Jamaica Pond, a pet-friendly park in Boston, MA. You and Fido can wander the 1.5-mile path that surrounds the pond. If you're coming by car, you can find parking on Perkins Street, located on the pond's west side. See Details
Boston Common Leashed dogs are welcome to join you at Boston Common, a pet-friendly recreation space in Boston, MA. Enjoy the beautiful walking trails, monuments and shady picnic spaces throughout the year at this popular city park. See Details
Belle Isle Marsh Reservation Leashed dogs are welcome at Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, the city's last remaining salt marsh in Boston, MA. You and Fido can wander this scenic park's dog-friendly pathways as you look out for marsh birds and other wildlife. See Details
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is a Boston favorite with its pet-friendly wooded walkways and trails. Leashed dogs are welcome to explore The Arnold Arboretum’s 281-acre landscape with you, just remember to clean up after Fido. See Details
Pope John Paul II Park Reservation Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy the pet-friendly trails and picnic spots at Pope John Paul II Park Reservation in Boston, MA. This scenic park offers paved trails adjacent to the water in the park. See Details
Charles River Esplanade You and your leashed dog can spend a day of adventure along the banks of the river as you explore the Charles River Esplanade, a pet-friendly park in Boston, MA. Enjoy the park's paved pathways, scenic views, benches and abundant open space. See Details
Rose Kennedy Greenway Rose Kennedy Greenway is a pet-friendly, linear green space with five parks nestled in a mile-long ribbon in Boston, MA. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans as they explore the parks, enjoy the sculptures and public art, picnic, relax on the grass, grab a meal from a food truck or vendor and spend the day or evening in the great outdoors. See Details
Neponset River Greenway The Neponset River Greenway 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 dog-friendly "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Boston! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Neponset River Greenway. 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
Paul Revere Park Leashed dogs are welcome to explore Paul Revere Park Dog Park, a pet-friendly urban park in Boston, MA. This park offers paved walkways, scenic city views, picnic spaces and more. While this space is not fenced like a typical dog park, pups are also allowed to romp off-leash in designated areas throughout this waterfront location. See Details
Southwest Corridor Park Leashed dogs are allowed at Southwest Corridor Park, a popular, pet-friendly urban park in Boston that stretches over four miles from Back Bay to Forest Hills. The paved pathways offer over 6 miles of walking, jogging and cycling area. See Details
Chestnut Hill Reservation Leashed dogs can join their humans at Chestnut Hill Reservation, a pet-friendly park in Boston, MA. You and Fido can enjoy the paved 1.5-mile walking trail that meanders around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. See Details
Francis D. Martini Memorial Shell Park and Moynihan Recreation Area Francis D. Martini Memorial Shell Park and Moynihan Recreation Area is a pet-friendly area in Boston, MA. Previously an outdoor theater, you and your leashed pup can explore the park's pathways, open spaces and picnic areas. See Details
Lower Neponset River Trail Lower Neponset River Trail is a 5-mile, pet-friendly trail that goes from Dorchester, MA into Milton, MA. You and your leashed pup can wander along this paved pathway that hugs the Neponset River, offering great views of the water stretching out beside the path. See Details
Victory Road Park Victory Road Park is a dog-friendly park in Dorchester, MA, that's known for its popularity with canine visitors. Leashed pups can enjoy this waterfront park and the short loop trail. See Details
Bradley Palmer State Park Leashed dogs can join you at Bradley Palmer State Park, a pet-friendly park in Topsfield, MA. Explore over 721 acres of meadows and forests along the park's scenic, wooded trails. Please note that pets are not permitted inside any of the buildings located at the park. See Details
Middlesex Fells Reservation Leashed dogs are welcome at Middlesex Fells Reservation, a pet-friendly, 2,500-acre woodland park that ranges through multiple towns, including Medford, Malden and Stoneham, MA. You and Fido can explore a multitude of different trails and landscapes, including ponds, forests, streams and scenic views. There are even some off-leash areas that are clearly posted throughout the park. See Details
World's End Leashed dogs are welcome at World's End, a pet-friendly, hidden gem seaside park in Hingham, MA, with plenty of hiking and walking trails. While there is little to no beach access, the trails are well-groomed and offer gorgeous views of Boston Harbor. See Details
Great Brook Farm State Park Great Brook Farm State Park is a pet-friendly park in Carlisle, MA. Leashed dogs can join their humans in exploring the 20 miles of trails together. The trails are popular for cross-country skiing in the winter. There is also a working dairy farm, complete with resident farm animals, on the property. See Details
Ames Nowell State Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Ames Nowell State Park in Abington, MA. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy over ten miles of pet-friendly trails that weave around the woodland adjacent to Cleveland Pond, which is popular for fishing and boating. See Details