Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Houston, TX

There are 6 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 The Houston 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
Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve is pet-friendly. 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. Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve is open every day of the week from 7:00am to 9:00pm. See Details
Helen's Park Helen's Park is pet-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
Willow Waterhole Greenspace Willow Waterhole Greenspace is pet-friendly. 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. The public can access Willow Waterhole from 6:30am to 7:00pm. See Details
Exploration Green 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 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
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
Cullinan Park Cullinan Park is pet-friendly. The 754-acre nature park is located in Sugar Land, TX and 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