Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Houston, TX

There are 11 dog-friendly hiking trails in Houston. 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 Houston.

Pet Friendly Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Houston, TX's Arboretum & Nature Center offers a dog-friendly, 155-acre nature sanctuary with 5 miles of walking trails that wind through forest, meadow and wetland habitats. Please abide by all city ordinances including controlling your dog on the leash at all times and cleaning up after your pet while visiting the Arboretum. Dogs must be kept on the trails (no swimming in the ponds). Dogs are allowed in the building lobby – tiled areas only. Take a self-guided Habitat Hike - Each hike passes one of the educational Field Stations and features some of their Naturalist’s favorite stops like ponds teaming with wildlife, trees with interesting stories, insect houses, and other fun points of interest. See Details
Pet Friendly Memorial Park
Memorial Park Memorial Park, a municipal park in Houston, TX, is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. Opened in 1924, the park covers approximately 1,466 acres inside the 610 Loop, across from the neighborhood of Memorial. Leashed dogs are welcome. The park offers several dog-friendly trails ranging in distance and difficulty, but the 3-mile Seymour Lieberman Trail may be best for Fido as it is pedestrian-only with a crushed granite surface and drinking fountains. The park also hosts food trucks each day near Eastern Glades - a 5.5-acre area offering relaxing picnic areas next to Hines Lake. See Details
Dog Park at Atascocita Park Atascocita Park includes an off-leash dog park in Atascocita, TX. There are separate sections for small and large dogs, dog-friendly trails behind the dog park and several amenities including benches, agility obstacles, water access and waste stations. See Details
Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve is a pet-friendly place in Houston, TX. Bring your leashed pooch along with you to enjoy 80-acres of natural land that includes Marshall Lake, fishing piers, a canoe launch, paved trails and more. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Willow Waterhole Greenspace Willow Waterhole Greenspace is a pet-friendly place in Houston, TX. This large greenway is home to a series of ponds, walking trails and gazebos along the way. The natural surroundings create an ideal location for an abundance of wildlife to thrive. Leashed dogs are welcome in the area, as long as they are well-behaved, don't startle the wildlife and are cleaned up after. See Details
Oak Forest Park Oak Forest Park is a small pet-friendly park in the Shepherd Park Plaza neighborhood of Houston, TX. Bring Fido for a walk on the paved pathways, a picnic at one of many tables, or simply relax on the spacious, grassy lawn. Just remember to clean up after your pup! See Details
Tranquillity Park Bring Fido for a stroll at the pet-friendly Tranquility Park in downtown Houston, TX. Built to commemorate the Apollo 11 moon landing, this park includes walkways, pools, and cylindrical water fountains, offering an oasis of calm amid the hustle of downtown. The mounds and depressions on the park's surface represent a cratered lunar surface. Dogs are welcome as long as they're leashed. See Details
Sam Houston Park Sam Houston Park is a pet-friendly park right in downtown Houston, TX. Bring Fido for a stroll on the paved walkways through the 19-acre park. You'll see eight historic structures including a log cabin and the historic St. John Church. Fido must be leashed at all times in this park. See Details
Helen's Park Helen's Park in Houston, TX, is dog friendly. Bring your dog along with you to enjoy winding pathways along a meandering brook, colorful floral displays, a mosaic fountain and pretty trails covered in a trellis, the ideal spot for a canine photoshoot. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are well-behaved and cleaned up after. See Details
Exploration Green Houston, TX's Exploration Green is a 200-acre public green space located in the heart of Clear Lake, dedicated to conservation, recreation and flood control. There are pet-friendly paved hike and bike trails around wetland ponds, benches and dog waste stations. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on a leash, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Brays Bayou Greenway Trail Brays Bayou Greenway Trail is a pet-friendly path in Houston, TX. This trail begins in northern Fort Bend County and flows East for more than 30 miles along a canal past parks, zoos, museums and more! See Details
Oyster Creek Park Dogs are welcome on leash at Oyster Creek Park in Sugar Land, TX. The area is one the city's most scenic areas with its iconic rock-lined pond and water feature, along with a bridge overlooking the creek. The 111 acres includes a 3-mile hike & bike trail, the Greenbelt trail, restroom facilities, five picnic tables with grills, drinking fountain, benches, public art pieces throughout the park, and a parking lot. See Details
Cullinan Park The 754-acre pet-friendly Cullinan Park is located in Sugar Land, TX, and is open from dawn to dusk daily for hiking, fishing, picnicking, wildlife viewing and enjoying nature. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are well-behaved and cleaned up after. See Details
Challenger 7 Memorial Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans at Challenger 7 Memorial Park, a pet-friendly park in Webster, TX. The memorial park features trails, gardens, a gazebo and a Challenger 7 Memorial. See Details
Kingwood Greenbelt Trails Kingwood Greenbelt Trails is a pet-friendly trail system in Kingwood, TX. Bring Fido for a walk on one of the trails which combine to be over 75 miles! These pathways preserve the wildlife in the area and provide safe access to schools, parks and shopping without having to cross major roads. Residents can walk, ride bikes or roller blade through tunnels built along major streets. Leashed dogs welcome. See Details
Community Park Community Park is a pet-friendly recreation spot in Missouri City, TX. Bring Fido for a walk on the paved trails, a picnic on the lawn, or sit at a bench around the beautiful lake. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
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