Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Hendersonville, TN

There are 13 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Hendersonville. 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 Hendersonville.

Pet Friendly Centennial Park
Centennial Park Dog-friendly Centennial Park is one of Nashville's premier parks with a 132-acre area that includes the iconic Parthenon, a 1-mile walking trail, Lake Watauga, the Centennial Art Center, historical monuments, an arts activity center, a beautiful sunken garden, band shell, events shelter, sand volleyball courts, dog park and an exercise trail. See Details
Pet Friendly Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage Andrew Jackson's Hermitage is a pet-friendly national historic landmark in Tennessee. Dogs are welcome to explore the outdoor sections with a grounds pass. Walk together through Andrew Jackson’s life and home, explore a beautiful, historic Tennessee farm and experience an important piece of Nashville and America. They are open Thursday through Sunday from 9am to 5pm. See Details
The Trails at Fontanel Leash up your pup and head down The Trails at Fontanel for a delightful stroll along a well-maintained path. Enjoy the peaceful beauty of Whites Creek and views of the gorgeous Fontanel Mansion at this dog-friendly area in Nashville, TN. There are benches lined along the trail so you can take restful breaks alongside your hiking companion. See Details
Smith Springs Recreational Area Activities at the Smith Springs Recreational Area in Antioch, TN, range from fishing, hunting, picnicking, boating, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing. It's located on J.Percy Priest Lake, so the dogs can swim in the lake. The beach is rocky, so bring water shoes. There are also people fishing in the area, so you'll want to stay away from the lines, but there's plenty of beach for everyone. Picnic area is nice and shady. Open April 1st through Oct 29th. See Details
Stones River Greenway The dog-friendly Stones River Greenway is a 10-mile paved trail system in Nashville, TN. It connects Shelby Bottoms to Percy Priest Lake and linking to the YMCA on Lebanon Road, Heartland Park, Stones River Dog Park, and Two Rivers Park along the way. See Details
Shelby Bottoms Greenway The Shelby Bottoms Greenway is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Nashville! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Shelby Bottoms 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
Warner Parks Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, collectively known as “The Warner Parks,” are managed by the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation of Nashville and Davidson County. The Warner Parks are the largest municipally administered parks in Tennessee and together span 2684 acres of forest and field, 9 miles from downtown Nashville.

Over 500,000 people visit the Parks annually to utilize picnic areas, scenic roadways and overlooks, hiking trails, equestrian center and horse trails, cross country running courses, golf courses, athletic fields, and other areas of the park. Warner Parks is also an important historical community resource listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park Leash Fido up and explore the beautiful Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, located in downtown Nashville near the Capitol building. This 19-acre park includes a 200-foot granite map of the state, a 95-bell carillon, a WWII memorial, the Rivers of Tennessee fountains, and the Pathway of History, all telling the story of Tennessee in an interesting and unexpected way. There are also picnic tables and restrooms. Dogs must be leashed at all times, and you must clean up after your pet. See Details
Meadowbrook Park Meadowbrook Park is a country park with swings, picnic tables, a walking trail, and a fenced dog area in the back. Dogs must be on a leash until they are in the transitional fenced area where pets can be leashed and unleashed. See Details
Bledsoe Creek State Park Nestled among historic Native American hunting grounds, Bledsoe Creek State Park now offers a variety of recreation options for nature lovers. Visitors to the Gallatin area can enjoy fishing, hiking, camping and wildlife viewing at this state park. Fido is welcome to wander the six miles of paved and unpaved trails, but dogs must be kept on a leash. Please note that swimming is not permitted in Bledsoe Creek State Park. See Details
Richland Creek Greenway The Richland Creek Greenway follows along Richland Creek near Sylvan Park. The 3 mile loop connects Nashville Tech, Target and the Hillcrest Shopping Center with Sylvan Park and surrounds McCabe Park and Golf Course. Dogs are allowed on leash. See Details
White House Walking Trail Soak up some natural beauty with your four-legged friend at this lovely walking trail, where they're permitted as long as they remain on-leash. See Details
Cedars of Lebanon State Park Leashed dogs are welcome to visit Cedars of Lebanon State Park, a pet-friendly natural space in Lebanon, TN, where you can explore beautiful trails and other outdoor areas. Please note that pets are not permitted in park lodges, cabins, public eating places, food stores and on designated swimming beaches and pools. Please follow any signage posted in each area. See Details