Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Columbus, OH

There are 7 dog friendly hiking trails in Columbus. 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 Columbus.

Pet Friendly Scioto Greenway
Scioto Greenway Scioto Greenway is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch for a walk alongside the Scioto River on this paved pathway. The trail itself is just over 12 miles in length and is a great way to make it between five parks situated across the city. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind by their pups. See Details
Pet Friendly Interstate-670 Bikeway
Interstate-670 Bikeway The Interstate-670 Bikeway is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Columbus! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Interstate-670 Bikeway. 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
Olentangy Greenway The Olentangy Greenway is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Columbus! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Olentangy 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
Battelle Riverfront Park Located along the Scioto Greenway, Battelle Riverfront Park is pet-friendly. Bring your pooch along the trail in this 4.1-acre park in downtown Columbus near Columbus City Hall. Leashed dogs are welcome to explore the different monuments in the park by your side, which include one for firefighters and another for war veterans. The park is open every day of the week from 6am to 10pm. See Details
Scioto Audobon Metro Park Scioto Audobon Metro Park is pet-friendly. This unique park in the shadow of Columbus’ pretty skyline gives a whole new meaning to recycled. Situated along the Scioto River, the 120-acre recreation area was once a thriving industrial area, home to factories, warehouses, rail yards and more. Nowadays, it has been reimagined for use by the people of Columbus. Check out the dog park, climbing wall, awesome trails and obstacle course. The park is open every day of the week from 6:30am to 8:00pm. See Details
The Scioto Mile The Scioto Mile is pet-friendly. Stretching along the downtown Columbus riverfront from the vibrant Arena District on the north end to the natural beauty of the Whittier Peninsula on the south, the Scioto Mile is comprised of more than 145 acres of lush parkland, fountains, scenic overlooks and a riverfront promenade. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are well-behaved, avoid water features and are cleaned up after. See Details
Bicentennial Park Bicentennial Park is a pet-friendly park along the Scioto Mile in Columbus. Dogs are allowed on this paved trail that overlooks the river. The park features a one-of-a-kind fountain, park restaurant and an eye-catching performance pavilion. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. The park is open every day of the week from 7am to 11pm. See Details
Blendon Woods Metro Park This Westerville public park has its own designated dog trail, which includes a doggie drinking fountain. Be careful of ticks in warm weather. See Details
Companion Club Dog Park Pets love to play at this beautiful 12-acre fenced dog park, which includes an agility course, doggie washing station, wooded trails, and a swimming pond. Membership required. See Details
Canal Winchester Trail The Canal Winchester 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 Canal Winchester! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Canal Winchester 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
Gallant Woods Preserve Leashed pets are welcome on trails that wind through the woods, meadows and wetlands of this over two hundred acre natural-areas park. See Details
Northam Park Pets are welcome on-leash at this Upper Arlington park which is very popular with local dog owners. See Details
Heritage Rail-Trail The Heritage Rail-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 Hilliard! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Heritage Rail-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
Heritage Rail-Trail The Heritage Rail-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 Dublin! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Heritage Rail-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
Genoa Trail The Genoa 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 Westerville! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Genoa 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
Roberts Pass Trail The Roberts Pass 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 West Jefferson! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Roberts Pass 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
Westerville Bikeway The Westerville Bikeway 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 Westerville! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Westerville Bikeway. 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