Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Fort Myers Beach, FL

There are 2 dog friendly hiking trails in Fort Myers Beach, and 7 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 Fort Myers Beach.

Pet Friendly Black Island Trail at Lover's Key State Park
Black Island Trail at Lover's Key State Park Pets are not allowed on the beach, but they are permitted in other areas such as on the trails and paths that wind through the park. For safety of other visitors & wildlife, dogs need to be well-behave and on a six foot, hand-held leash at all times. The Black Island Trail is 2.5 miles of hiking or biking adventure through a maritime hammock along the canal banks of Black Island. See Details
Pet Friendly Lover’s Key State Park
Lover’s Key State Park Lover’s Key State Park is a dog-friendly park, where you and Fido can discover manatees, dolphins, alligators, ospreys and much more on a rented kayak. The mangrove-protected trail is certainly a sight to witness for any visitors to the area. Lover's Key State Park is open every day of the week from 8am to 8pm. See Details
Barkingham Dog Park This fenced, off-leash dog park includes separate areas for large and small pets, doggie water fountains, agility equipment, and a dog rinsing station. See Details
J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge Explore part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystems with your pup on the Wildlife Drive through the J.N. Ding Darling. Dogs are welcome on the Wildlife Drive when kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. See Details
John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail is a great place to walk your dog. The trail is well shaded on the southern-most section. The trail can be accessed by sidewalk or paths at: Six Mile Cypress Slough Parkway, Daniels Parkway, Crystal Drive, and Colonial Boulevard. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Public parking is available at several nearby recreational facilities (parking fees may apply): Lakes Regional Park (1.5 mi.), the Lee County Sports Complex (1 mi.) and the City of Fort Myers Neighborhood Trailhead Park (2.1 mi.). See Details
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Estero Bay Preserve State Park is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch on an adventure on 4 miles of trails through a large area of undeveloped conservation land. The longest trail is 4.4 miles and meanders through flatwoods and tidal swamps. Exploring in the drier months is recommended as some of the trails are flooded during the rainy summer months. See Details
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is dog-friendly! Well-behaved pets are welcome to explore the park on a six-foot, hand-held leash. Dogs are not allowed on the beaches and owners must bring bags to clean up after their pets. The Park features a nature trail, a picnic pavilion, restroom facilities, wildlife viewing, and geo-seeking. Delnor-Wiggins State Park is open from 8am to sundown, year-round. Admission varies. See Details
Galt Preserve Galt Preserve offers 2.5 miles of hiking trails and boardwalks where you can walk Fido on-leash. Please be courteous and pick up after your pet. See Details
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve (East) Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve is home to a number of pet-friendly trails through varied plant life native to the area and some flora that thrives in the area. The trails vary between boardwalk, paved, and natural trails. Dogs are welcome to join you, as long as they are leashed and well-behaved on the trail. The trail can be accessed every day of the week from 6am to 7pm. See Details