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Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Indianapolis, IN

There are 18 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 Fort Harrison State Park
Fort Harrison State Park Fort Harrison State Park is dog-friendly. Formerly the site of Fort Benjamin Harrison, the park features a Citizen's Military Training Camp, Civilian Conservation Corps camp and a World War II prisoner of war camp. As well as being a wander back through time, there are plenty of trails you can actually wander with Fido to enjoy the natural beauty of the park. Pups are welcome on all of the trails, as long as they are on a leash under six feet and you clean up any mess after them. See Details
Holliday Park Bring Fido to hike the dog-friendly trail winding through Holliday Park in Indianapolis, IN. This beautiful 94-acre park gives access to the White River and is popular with families, photographers and walkers. See Details
The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park Bring Fido along for a bit of outdoor art and culture at The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park in Indianapolis, IN. At this dog-friendly park, you and your furry best friend can enjoy magnificent art, delight in a lakeside picnic lunch and walk the many trails through this beautiful oasis. Just remember to keep your pup leashed and clean up after him during your visit. See Details
Eagle Creek Park Dog-friendly Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, IN, is the 6th largest city park in the nation, devoted entirely to nature. The park encompasses 1,400 acres of water and 3,900 acres of forest, and leashed dogs are welcome to join you to explore numerous hiking trails. A minimal fee is required for entry. See Details
Central Canal Towpath The Central Canal Towpath 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 See Details
Indianapolis Art Center Artspark Leashed pups are welcome at Indianapolis Art Center Artspark in Indianapolis. This pet-friendly art space brings art, artists and the community together through interactive sculptures in an open–air setting. You and Fido can explore the 9.5-acres of interactive sculptures designed to stimulate all the senses. 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 Leashed dogs are welcome on the pet-friendly Indianapolis Cultural Trail in Indianapolis. The pathway seamlessly connects neighborhoods, cultural districts and entertainment amenities while serving as the downtown hub for central Indiana’s vast greenway system. Remember to clean up after Fido and watch out for bikers that also frequent the trail. 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
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
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
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
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
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
White River State Park White River State Park is a pet-friendly recreational area in Indianapolis, IN. These 250 acres include trails, greenspaces, waterways, a butterfly sanctuary and views of the downtown skyline. Fido is welcome to join you as you explore the Urban Wilderness Trail as long as he is leashed. See Details
Southwestway Park Southwestway Park is a pet-friendly recreational spot in Indianapolis, IN. Your leashed pup is welcome to tag along to the second-largest park in the community. Features include a picnic shelter and hiking trails with plenty of shade. See Details
Hummel Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Hummel Park, a pet-friendly outdoor space in Plainfield, IN. You and Fido can explore over 3-miles of paved trails, or head down to White Lick Creek or one of the other 5 bodies of water in the park so your pup can enjoy the water. 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