Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Charleston, SC

There are 3 dog-friendly hiking trails in Charleston, and 12 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 Charleston.

Pet Friendly Charleston Waterfront Park
Charleston Waterfront Park Charleston Waterfront Park is dog friendly and attracts many visitors who come to admire the impressive multi-tiered Pineapple Fountain. Dozens of benches are stationed within the park, both along the river and in the well-tended green spaces just offshore. Tall palmetto trees create a slightly shaded barrier just yards away from the water's edge. Dogs must remain leashed during your visit. See Details
Pet Friendly West Ashley Greenway
West Ashley Greenway The West Ashley 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 "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Charleston! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the West Ashley 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 See Details
Hampton Park Hampton Park is a pet-friendly recreation area in Charleston, SC, welcoming leashed pups to join their owners. As one of the city's largest parks, it boasts the most extensive floral displays, walking trails, playgrounds, picnic tables and more. This neighborhood park has a rich history documented through a project of the Charleston Horticultural Society, an audio walking tour called Layers of the Landscape See Details
Pitt Street Railroad Bridge Pitt Street Railroad Bridge in Mount Pleasant, SC, is an old railroad causeway that used to connect Mount Pleasant to Sullivan's Island. The city planted grass and palm trees, and it is a beautiful pet-friendly place to walk your dog and watch the sunset. There are pet waste stations and a water fountain for people and dogs. A must-do when in Charleston! See Details
Stono River County Park Stono River County Park in Johns Island, SC, is pet friendly. Located at the foot of the Limehouse Bridge, this recreation area offers river views from 1.5 miles of wooded trails and marsh boardwalks for walkers, runners and cyclists. The park spans 85.5 acres, which includes highland, marsh island and 48 acres of marsh adjoining the Stono River. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
Shem Creek Boardwalk The Shem Creek Boardwalk in Mount Pleasant, SC is dog friendly. This 10-foot wide boardwalk is 2,200 feet long and offers panoramic views of a marsh and Charleston Harbor. You and Fido can start the walk together from the nearby parking area of Shrimp Boat Lane. Keep a lookout for the coastal wildlife in the marsh and creek! Dogs must stay leashed during the visit. See Details
Palmetto Islands County Park Leashed dogs are welcome to explore the lovely, tropical, 943-acre Palmetto Islands County Park in Mount Pleasant, SC. This pet-friendly public recreation space features many amenities for parkgoers, including bicycle paths, a seasonal waterpark, boardwalks, picnic areas, an off-leash dog park and more. See Details
Park West Recreation Complex Dogs are welcome at Park West Recreation Complex in Mount Pleasant, SC. This pet-friendly park features a variety of amenities for visitors, including recreational fields, walking trails, picnic areas, a pond for fishing and a pool. Ensure Fido remains leashed during the entirety of his visit. See Details
Rosebrock Park Rosebrock Park is a pet-friendly community park in Summerville, SC. It boasts a diverse range of amenities, including a network of short trails spanning 1.5 miles that guide visitors and their pets through the serene 70-acre protected bottomland forest and wetlands, and along the banks of the Ashley River. The park also features two covered picnic shelters and restroom facilities. Environmental markers are thoughtfully placed throughout the park, along with convenient dog waste stations for you and your pup's convenience. See Details
Cypress Gardens Cypress Gardens in Moncks Corner, SC, is pet friendly from November through February. No pets are allowed from March through October. Featured in the hit movies The Notebook and The Patriot, this garden is home to 3.5 miles of walking paths that loop through the swamp and grasslands. Leashed dogs are welcome during the specified dates as long as they are cleaned up after. A fee into the garden does apply. See Details
Johns Island County Park Johns Island County Park is pet-friendly. This 738-acre public park offers miles of wooded trails for equestrians, walkers, and dog walkers to enjoy. Visitors will also discover archery and disc golf along the way. Leashed dogs are welcome on the walking trails, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. Johns Island County Park is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Wannamaker County Park Wannamaker County Park is a pet-friendly recreation space in North Charleston, SC. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners for a stroll within the park. Amenities of this site include a dog park, playgrounds, disc golf, boat and bike rentals, walking paths, nature trails and more. There is a fee to enter Wannamaker County Park. See Details
Wescott Park Wescott Park is a pet-friendly outdoor recreation area in North Charleston, SC. Leashed dogs may join their owners at this local hang-out, which features a variety of activities for the whole family. Amenities include a dog park, baseball and softball fields, playgrounds, a five-station fitness area, and more. See Details
Sullivan's Island Nature Trail Sullivan's Island Nature Trail is a pet-friendly recreation area in Sullivan's Island, SC. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners along this 650-foot-long natural vegetative boardwalk that begins at a parking area and leads you past plant and animal life and to a beautiful beach view near a lighthouse. See Details
Marsh View Trail Dogs are invited to join their owners along the pet-friendly Marsh View Trail in Mount Pleasant, SC. Here, visitors can enjoy an easy and shady walk to the marsh and pollinator garden. Fido can even enjoy some off-leash play at the Rifle Range Dog Park along the way. Once you reach the end of the out-and-back path, there is a bench where you can unwind with Fido while taking in the views of the marsh. See Details