Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Brookline, MA

There are 41 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Brookline. 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 Brookline.

Pet Friendly Boston Public Garden
Boston Public Garden The dog-friendly Boston Public Garden is a famous botanical garden in the center of Boston known for its swan boats and sculptures. It is the first botanical garden in American. Leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Pet Friendly Borderland State Park
Borderland State Park Borderland State Park in Easton, MA, features a designated, dog-friendly field near the historic Smith Farmhouse for off-leash fun with Fido. The park also offers over 20 miles of hiking trails to explore on leash and many ponds that dogs can swim in. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Middlesex Fells Reservation Middlesex Fells Reservation is a dog-friendly, 2,500-acre park on the outskirts of Boston. With a diverse landscape of rocky hills, meadows, wetlands, forests, ponds, and panoramic vistas, the park is a favorite spot for mountain bikers. This area welcomes pets as long as they are kept on leash. There is an area where it is acceptable to let your dog off leash and it is indicated by signage. Those seeking a moderately challenging hike with Fido can descend upon the Skyline Outer Reservoir Loop. This 7 mile route across a great variety of terrain guides hikers past countless rugged rocky outcrops and winds through typically suburban neighborhoods. See Details
F. Gilbert Hills State Forest F. Gilbert Hills State Forest is dog-friendly. You are welcome to bring Fido with you to enjoy this 1000-acre state forest, home to 23 miles of trails that weave through the towering pine and oak trees. The park is also part of the 30-mile Warner Trail, stretching from Sharon, Mass to Diamond Hill State Park in Rhode Island. Other than the pretty paved picnic area in the forest, the park is basically made up of under-developed, woodland trails for you and your pooch to explore. F. Gilbert Hills State Forest is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Blue Hills Reservation There are over 125 miles of hiking and biking trails with scenic views and differing levels of terrain at the dog-friendly Blue Hills Reservation in Milton, MA. Parking is available at Houghton Pond or in limited spots along the road. Leashed dogs are welcome, unless it's a restricted area. See Details
Cat Rock Park Your pet will love to frolic and play off-leash in this park with wooded trails and a swimming pond. Be careful as the park is unfenced. See Details
Southern New England Trunkline Trail The Southern New England Trunkline 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 dog-friendly "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Franklin! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Southern New England Trunkline 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
Bare Cove Park Enjoy soaking up the beauty of this scenic walk through the woods with your leashed pet at Bare Cove Park in Hingham, MA. The park features 484 acres located along the banks of the Weymouth Back River, with several riverside and woodland trails, as well as paved roadways. See Details
Horn Pond Public Pond/park/trail. Many dog owners walk their dogs here. There are benches to sit, and a trail for bikes and walks. Very family oriented. See Details
Deer Island The HarborWalk at Deer Island includes a 2.6-mile perimeter pathway lined with interpretive exhibits and is perfect for walking, jogging, fishing, picnicking or simply relaxing. From Deer Island's highest vantage point, there are sweeping views of the Harbor and downtown Boston. See Details
Wompatuck State Park Wompatuck State Park is a pet-friendly park in Hingham. This 3,500-acre state recreation area that offers 12 miles of paved bicycle trails, and many miles of wooded bridle paths and hiking trails. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails, as long as they are well-behaved and mess is cleaned up after them. The park is open every day of the week from 6:30am to 8:00pm. See Details
Noanet Woodlands This Dover public park is wildly popular with local dog-owners. Noanet Woodlands welcomes up to two dogs per person, and pets must remain on-leash. The Lower Mill Pond is not pet friendly, and guests are asked to not allow their dogs to approach others. The adjacent Powisset Farm does not allow pets. See Details
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University This beautiful park is a Boston favorite with its wooded walkways and trails. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Owners are responsible for removal and disposal of their dogs’ wastes. The Arnold Arboretum’s 281-acre landscape is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year. There is no admission charge, but donations are appreciated. See Details
The Esplanade You and your pup can spend a day of adventure along the banks of the Charles River as you explore the Charles River Esplanade. There are plenty of benches to sit for a rest, abundant green space for picnics, and even pet-friendly canoe and kayak rentals at Charles River Canoe & Kayak. See Details
Rose Kennedy Greenway Rose Kennedy Greenway is a linear green space with five parks nestled in the mile-long ribbon. Dogs are welcome to join their humans as they explore the parks, enjoy the sculptures and public art, picnic, relax on the grass, enjoy a meal from a food truck or vendor, and spend the day or evening in the great outdoors. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
The Reservoir The 65 acre park is home to a 28 acre Reservoir. There is a 1 mile walking trail around the water and parts of this path connect with Hurd Park (bordered by the Minuteman Trail). Dogs are not welcome on Reservoir Beach from June - August, but are permitted on-leash during the offseason. See Details
National Fireworks Property Lengthy trail that goes deep into the woods behind the houses of King Street where the old fireworks factory once stood. There is a beautiful secluded pond. Entrance is located across the street from Forge Pond Park. Parking is very limited but you can always park across the street and walk over. Leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Mt. Misery Area Trails Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails at Mt. Misery. Bring Fido for a fun hike around Farrar Pond. See Details
Camp Acton Bring your dog to walk on Camp Acton's trails in Acton, MA. Leashed pets are welcome. See Details
Beaver Brook Reservation Pets are welcome on-leash on the trails at this lovely Waltham reservation, which includes ponds and a cascading waterfall. See Details
Neponset Trail The Neponset 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 Boston! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Neponset 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
Wrentham State Forest Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Wrentham State Forest, a pet-friendly park in Wrentham, MA. The park covers 1,000 acres, and is home to numerous weaving trails through the woodland that can be accessed from the car park. One of the other perks of this park is the links to the Warner Trail, a 30-mile hiking trail through Norfolk County down to Rhode Island. Visitors should keep their pets on a leash for the duration of their visit and clean up any mess after them. The park is open daily. See Details
Reformatory Branch Trail The Reformatory Branch 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 Concord! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Reformatory Branch 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
Breakheart Reservation Let your pet run free in the fenced dog park at this beautiful, woodland reservation area. See Details