Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Indianapolis, IN

There are 15 dog friendly hiking trails in Indianapolis. 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 Indianapolis.

Pet Friendly Monon Trail
Monon Trail Bring your dog along to explore the Monon Trail, a converted railway that winds for 26 miles through Indianapolis, connecting Sheridan, Carmel and other smaller communities along the way. The paved, dog-friendly trail welcomes Fido on a leash, as long as they are cleaned up after. The trail can be accessed from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Pet Friendly Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres at Newfields
Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres at Newfields Bring Fido along for a bit of outdoor art and culture at the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres at Newfields in Indianapolis, IN. At this dog-friendly park, you and your furry best friend can enjoy magnificent art, enjoy a lakeside picnic lunch, and walk the many trails through this beautiful oasis. Just keep your pup leashed and clean up after him while in the park. See Details
Holliday Park Holliday Park is a great park with an amazing trail in a forest. It's not easy to get lost, and there is wonderful scenery as it's close to the White River. The only place you cannot go with your dog is into the nature center. See Details
Wheel Fun Rentals Rent a pedal boat with your pup at dog-friendly Indianapolis, IN, boat rental Wheel Fun Rentals. Hop on board at the Canal Walk and enjoy a day on the water with your four-legged first mate. See Details
Eagle Creek Park Eagle Creek Park is the 6th largest city park in the nation, devoted entirely to nature. Leashed dogs are welcome on its many hiking trails. See Details
Central Canal Towpath (IWC Canal Greenway) The Central Canal Towpath (IWC Canal Greenway) is a multi-use trail preserved from a historic canal towpath that's a great place to walk Fido in Indianapolis! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the trail. 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
Glenns Valley Nature Park Glenns Valley Nature Park is pet-friendly. Originally named Bluff Road Estates, the name was changed when the park became public in 1992. The space has since been converted into a pleasant nature area and is being maintained to encourage the growth of native Indiana plants. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails, as long as they are well-behaved and all mess is cleaned up after them. Glenns Valley Nature Park is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Indianapolis Cultural Trail Indianapolis Cultural Trail is pet-friendly. The pathway seamlessly connects neighborhoods, cultural districts and entertainment amenities while serving as the downtown hub for central Indiana’s vast greenway system. Leashed dogs are allowed to explore it, too. Don't forget to clean up after your pup and watch out for bikers. See Details
Warbler Woods Nature Preserve Warbler Woods Nature Preserve, located within Fort Harrison State Park in Indianapolis, IN, offers two dog-friendly walking trails. Once you enter the park, follow signs to Delaware Lake Picnic Area parking lot. You can take the Fall Creek trail or the Harrison Trace trail in order to reach and walk within the preserve. The Harrison Trace is a multiuse, 2.5 mile-loop trail with an asphalt surface. See Details
Eagles Crest Nature Preserve Eagles Crest Nature Preserve in Indianapolis, IN, offers a moderately challenging, dog-friendly loop trail. To find the trail, park near the Eagle’s Crest rental house and walk east past it toward the edge of the woods. The trail is open year round. See Details
Marott Woods Nature Preserve Visitors can experience a protected piece of nature in an urban environment at Marott Woods Nature Preserve in Indianapolis, IN. The preserve offers unpaved, dog-friendly walking trails through its 99.2 acres of old-growth hardwoods and wildflowers. See Details
Lawrence Creek Nature Preserve Lawrence Creek Nature Preserve, located within Fort Harrison State Park in Indianapolis, IN, offers dog-friendly walking trails. Follow park’s signs to Lawrence Creek or Walnut trailhead parking areas. Both trails go through the preserve; Walnut is a multi-use trail, and Lawrence Creek is a hiking trail. See Details
Spring Pond Nature Preserve Spring Pond Nature Preserve, located within Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, IN, offers a dog-friendly walking trail. Dogs must be leashed at all times while visiting. See Details
Wallace F Holladay Nature Preserve You and Fido can spend a day exploring the more than 50 acres that make up Wallace F Holladay Nature Preserve in Indianapolis, IN. The area has a dog-friendly walking path and offers a few water features with a couple of ponds and access to Flynn Creek. The land at Wallace F Holladay Nature Preserve helps protect the endangered Indiana bat. See Details
Oliver's Woods Nature Preserve You and Fido can escape the hustle and bustle of the city without having to take a road trip. Oliver's Woods Nature Preserve is a 50-acre nature preserve located in Indianapolis, IN. The preserve features a dog-friendly hiking trail that meanders through a variety of native plant life and offers views of White River. See Details
Pioneer Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Pioneer Park in Mooresville, IN. This pet-friendly, 152-acre community park is the main park in the area. Features include a covered bridge over a creek, rentable picnic shelters, horseshoe courts and more. Enjoy exploring the over 3-miles of multiuse trails with your pup. See Details
Hummel Park Park with trails and access to creek. See Details
Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve is pet-friendly. This clean, quiet park has nice trails to explore with your pooch. Dog owners are reminded to clean up after their pups to preserve the cleanliness of the park. See Details
Cool Creek Park Nature Center Cool Creek Park Nature Center is pet-friendly. This natural-science center offers seasonal exhibits on habitat preservation and local wildlife. You're welcome to bring your pooch on the nature trails that wind around this outdoor area. Keep your dog leashed and clean up any mess that is left behind. Cool Creek Park is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. See Details
Sodalis Nature Park Sodalis Nature Park is pet-friendly. This beautiful park invites you and your pooch to enjoy a nice walk around its catch and release pond. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after to preserve the cleanliness of the water. See Details
Zionsville Rail Trail The Zionsville Rail Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Zionsville! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Zionsville Rail Trail/Nancy Burton Memorial Park/Dave Brown Rail Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to BringFido for informational purposes only. See Details
Animal Den Indy We have over 10 acres of nature dog walking trails. We are located in Whitestown , Right off of Interstate 65. Beautiful scenery from this pet boarding Indianapolis Facility. See Details
Tracy Trail The Tracy Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Greenwood! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Tracy Trail. 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
White River Greenway-Noblesville The White River Greenway-Noblesville is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Noblesville! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the White River Greenway-Noblesville. 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