Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Glendale, AZ

There’s 1 dog friendly hiking trail in Glendale, and 21 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 Glendale.

Pet Friendly Thunderbird Conservation Park
Thunderbird Conservation Park Thunderbird Conservation Park, a 1,185-acre park in the Hedgpeth Hills, is a conservation park dedicated to preserving the desert environment. Park activities include picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, jogging and bird watching. About 15 miles of multi-use trails have been constructed, thanks to the efforts of many volunteer groups. See Details
Pet Friendly South Mountain Park and Preserve
South Mountain Park and Preserve South Mountain Park and Preserve has over 51 miles of primary trails for you and your pup to explore. Not a hiker? Take the Summit Road to Dobbins Lookout for amazing valley views or to Gila Lookout for a view of the Gila River Valley. Once a month, South Mountain Park offers Silent Sunday, a day in which the park's main access roads are reserved for non-motorized uses and motorized vehicles are not allowed on the roads. Phoenix leash laws apply to all hiking trails, and pets must be leashed at all times. See Details
Shaw Butte Trail Hikers are welcome to take their leashed dogs on hikes up Shaw Butte. Shaw Butte is a member of the Phoenix Mountain Preserves, and lies directly north of North Mountain. A hike on Shaw Butte offers great views of North Mountain, Piestewa Peak and Lookout Mountain as well as beautiful views of downtown Phoenix. Hikers can choose from a variety of trail difficulties. Phoenix leash laws apply on all hiking trails, and pets must be leashed at all times. See Details
Deem Hills Recreation Area Deem Hills offers a variety of hiking trails for you and your dog to enjoy. Composed of Precambrian granite and Tertiary age volcanic rocks, Deem Hills is ancient history waiting to be explored. The Deem Hills Circumference Trail is 5.73 miles long and traverses the entire recreation area, providing wonderful views of the Phoenix area as well as the opportunity to view the wild and varied Arizona Upland vegetation. There are many other trails to choose from as well, providing enjoyable hikes for a variety of fitness levels. Phoenix leash laws apply on all trails, and pets must be leashed at all times. See Details
Papago Park Dogs are welcome to join you on the trails at Papago Park. Enjoy the Sonoran Desert Habitat and the sandstone buttes that set Papago Park apart from the other natural attractions in the Phoenix area. The trails in Papago Park are generally known to be easy treks with little elevation gain making it the perfect place for families or beginner hikers. Phoenix leash laws apply to all trails in Papago Park, and pets must be leashed at all times. See Details
Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans at the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area as long as they remain on the asphalt trails. Rio Salado is a habitat restoration project. Enjoy the views of the river channel, ponds, rocks, flowers, and wildlife, but take away nothing but photos. Phoenix leash laws apply throughout the habitat restoration area, and pets must remain on a leash at all times. See Details
Phoenix Mountain Preserve - North Mountain Leashed dogs are welcome to join humans on a hike up North Mountain. North Mountain is one of the easily accessible mountains and is a member of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Choose a from a summit climb or an array of trails at all levels of difficulty. Hikers enjoy a great view of the downtown Phoenix skyline. Trail conditions vary from an easy paved road to the summit, to rocky, mildly steep grades. Phoenix leash laws apply on the hiking trails and pets must be kept on a leash at all times. Make sure to bring plenty of water both for yourself and for Fido. See Details
Lookout Mountain Enjoy hiking the variety of trails through the Lookout Mountain Preserve. Phoenix leash laws apply to all trails, so dogs must be leashed at all times. These mountains are smaller cousins to the more popular North Mountain area, located just to the south. Though lower in elevation than nearby summits, it provides a chance to hike to a peak and enjoy vistas without the crowds and steep elevation gains of nearby Piestewa Peak and North Mountain. See Details
Arizona Canal Path Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans along the Arizona Canal Trail. Some of the businesses along this paved trail from Scottsdale to Peoria also welcome dogs. See Details
Tres Rios Wetlands Tres Rios Wetlands provides approximately 480 acres of emergent wetland as a habitat for wildlife of many species while productively and naturally purifying water. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans on an exploration of this interesting and diverse area owned and operated by the City of Phoenix Water Services Department. You must have a permit to visit the wetlands. Permits are good for three months and can be obtained by contacting Heather Finden at the phone number provided. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times for their own protection and the protection of the wetlands. Because there is no shade, it is best to visit the wetlands in the early portion of the day during warm months, especially if bringing a dog. The trail surface is dirt with small pebbles. There are no drinking fountains onsite, so bring plenty of water for you and your pup. See Details
Estrella Mountain Regional Park Leashed dogs are allowed inside the park to explore the desert and mountain trails. These 19,840 acres of desert and mountains became the first regional park in the Maricopa County Park System in 1954. Located near the meeting of the Gila and Agua Fria Rivers in the southwest Valley, the park includes seasonal wetland or riparian area during our winter and monsoon rains. The majority of the park remains pristine desert, very similar in appearance to the landscape seen by the first settlers and explorers. See Details
Dreamy Draw Recreation Area While dogs are not permitted at Piestewa Peak, leashed dogs are permitted on some of the trails within the Dreamy Draw Recreation Area including the Dreamy Draw Nature Trail. The diverse desert landscapes offers everything from fantastic views to secluded valleys. See Details
Desert Breeze Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans on the walking trail around the lake at Desert Breeze Park. Interpretive trail markers identify plants while area wildlife can be seen throughout the park. The park also includes a playground, ball fields, picnic areas, tennis courts, a splash pad, and restrooms. Dogs must be leashed at all times throughout the park. See Details
Mormon Trailhead at ​South Mountain Park For a moderately difficult hike, take Fido to Mormon Trailhead in Phoenix, Arizona. This trail forms a five mile loop with a 1,000 foot elevation gain that boasts great views of the desert all year long. Enjoy the wildflowers and local animal life along the trail or just go for the exercise. If you want a longer outing, try out one of the trails that connect to this one and explore the area. There is ample parking right at the trailhead. Make sure to bring plenty of water for yourself as well as for Fido. See Details
Rio Vista Community Park Rio Vista Park is pet-friendly. This 52-acre community park offers a wide variety of activities and amenities for the people who live locally. It is home to the Rio Vista Recreation Center, multiple athletic fields, playground and splash pad. The park is also home to Peoria's Veterans Memorial Wall. Leashed dogs are welcome in the park, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. Rio Vista Park is open every day of the week from 6:00am to 10:30pm. See Details
Desert Vista Trailhead at Sonoran Preserve Spend a day hiking the Desert Vista Trails in Phoenix, Arizona with your dog. There are several trails that branch off from the trailhead, ranging in distance of anywhere from one to six miles. The trail starts in a housing subdivision, but you quickly find yourself in what seems like the middle of nowhere, giving you the comfort of being near civilization while still feeling relatively secluded. Take photos of the owls that nest along the trails here, but make sure to watch out for more dangerous desert fauna, especially rattlesnakes. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Bring plenty of water both for yourself and for Fido. See Details
Apache Wash Trailhead at Sonoran Preserve From September until May, enjoy the dog-friendly Apache Wash Trails on the north side of Phoenix, Arizona. There are a number of different trails for you to choose from, ranging from easy to moderate level. The trailhead provides maps of the trails so that you can choose the best one for your skill level and needs. You can spend time here birdwatching, enjoying the local wildflowers, or simply getting exercise for you and your dog. This trail is also used by mountain bikers and horses, so keep a watchful eye out for those. Dogs must be leashed at all times while hiking, and make sure to bring lots of water for both yourself and Fido. See Details
Hole in the Rock at Papago Park For a fun day trip only ten minutes from downtown Phoenix, go to Hole in the Rock at Papago Park. The hike to the rock is an easy one, suitable for dogs and families, and ends at a fantastic place for a photo opportunity. Take a hike to Hole in the Rock with your dog and then enjoy a picnic for the whole family by the park’s fishing lagoon. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Dobbins Lookout & Holbert Trail at South Mountain Park See Phoenix from above by taking your dog to Dobbins Lookout. This lookout point is at a 2,330 foot elevation above the Phoenix Valley, and is only a fifteen minute drive from downtown Phoenix. You can either drive to the top or attempt to hike the difficult three mile Holbert Trail. Try going at sunset, when the light from the sun reflect onto the rocks and makes them look bright red. If you are hiking, make sure to bring plenty of water for yourself and for Fido. Dogs must be leashed at all times at Dobbins Lookout. See Details
Hayden Butte Preserve Leashed dogs are welcome to explore Hayden Butte Preserve with their humans. At this 25-acre park, you and Fido will enjoy the beauty of desert vegetation, rocky outcrops, wildlife, and historical sites. Hikers must stay on trails at all times and dogs must be leashed at all times to protect this fragile natural space. See Details
New River Trail New River Trail is pet-friendly. The multi-purpose trail is 13.5 miles in length. Dogs are welcome on the trail, as long as they are leashed and cleaned up after. The trail runs alongside the often dry, New River. Users can continue their journey along the Skunk Creek Trail. See Details
Ruth Hamilton Trail at Piestewa Peak Park Ruth Hamilton Trail is pet-friendly. This popular trail is just over 3 miles in length and intersects the Quartz Ridge Trail. There is a nice observation bench at the intersection. The western section of this trail offers a number of switchbacks and is moderately rocky. Once the hiker reaches the peak, the trail descends and levels out. Although short, it is moderately popular and offers tremendous views of the downtown corridor and the northern Sonoran mountains. Wildflowers are abundant during the spring. See Details