Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Louisville, KY

There are 6 dog-friendly hiking trails in Louisville. 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 Louisville.

Pet Friendly Louisville Loop
Louisville Loop Louisville Loop 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 Louisville! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to Louisville Loop. 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
Pet Friendly McNeely Lake Park
McNeely Lake Park McNeely Lake Park in Louisville, KY is dog friendly! This large recreation area has a 46-acre fishing lake with a pier and boat ramp. Other amenities include picnic areas, a playground, and tennis courts. There is a 1.9-mile hiking trail that Fido can join you on as well. Please keep your pup leashed during your visit. See Details
E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park Bring your leashed pup for some exercise and fresh air at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park, a dog-friendly recreation area in Louisville, KY. Enjoy a walk with Fido on their 1-mile fitness trail or explore the 1.25-mile Goose Creek Trail, a loop that runs through grassy meadows and forested woodlands. Park amenities also include picnic areas and Sawyer Dog Park, where canines can play off leash with a park permit. See Details
Broad Run Park Louisville, KY is home to the pet-friendly Broad Run Park. This 600-acre recreation area welcomes leashed dogs to explore with their owners. Park amenities include waterfalls, picnic tables, a playground, lookout points and more. Enjoy some outdoor time with Fido while exploring hiking trails like Karst Climb, Lowland Plain or Leatherwood. See Details
Strand Outdoor enthusiasts and their four-legged companions are invited to explore the Strand in Louisville, KY. This pet-friendly outdoor recreation area connects and encompasses a range of loops, trails and fields that visitors can traverse. Whether you're looking to jog a piece of the Louisville Loop or launch your canoe down the river to fish, this spot has just what you're looking for. See Details
Seneca Park Furry companions are invited to explore the pet-friendly Seneca Park in Louisville, KY with their owners. This 531-acre recreation space features an array of amenities for visitors, including walking paths, ballfields, a playground, sports courts and more. Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy some exercise along the walking trails. See Details
Garvin Brown Nature Preserve Leashed dogs are welcome at Garvin Brown Nature Preserve, a 46-acre pet-friendly preserve in Prospect, KY. Explore this scenic area which lies next to the Ohio River on the boarder of Indiana and Kentucky. See Details
Charlestown State Park Located in southern Indiana, the dog-friendly Charlestown State Park boasts stunning vistas of the Fourteenmile Creek valley and the Ohio River, featuring rugged hills and deep ravines. Hikers can explore Devonian fossil outcrops and karst sinkhole topography while observing 72 species of birds, including bluebirds, black vultures, and occasional bald eagles. The park offers eight hiking trails, picnic areas with shelters, fishing lakes, a children's playground, and a campground. Please remember to keep your pet on a 6-foot leash and clean up after them. See Details
Falls of the Ohio State Park Falls of the Ohio State Park in Clarksville, IN is dog friendly. Visit fossil beds dating from the Devonian period, walk the trails, visit the gardens surrounding the Interpretive Center, and enjoy a picnic surrounded by nature in the company of Fido. Dogs are permitted throughout the park and in the camping areas. Your pup must be on a six-foot leash at all times in the park. See Details
Silver Creek Township Park Silver Creek Township Park is a pet-friendly community park in Sellersburg, IN. Take Fido on stroll along the tree-lined path or pay a visit to Sellersburg Dog Park situated at the east end of the park. See Details
Deam Lake State Recreation Area Leashed dogs are welcome at Deam Lake State Recreation Area. Deam Lake offers recreational activities such as fishing, boating, swimming, camping, picnicking, and hiking in designated areas. The 194-acre lake was constructed in 1965 and was named in honor of Charles Deam, Indiana's first state forester. Deam is best known for his book, Trees of Indiana, a comprehensive study of trees throughout the state. He was also instrumental in setting aside land for what is now the Department of Natural Resources. See Details
Silver Hills Historical Nature Trail & Wildlife Sanctuary Silver Hills Historical Nature Trail & Wildlife Sanctuary is a dog-friendly trail and wildlife sanctuary in New Albany, IN. Your leashed dog is welcome to join you on the one mile walking-only trail through 16.5 acres of beautiful, dense forest. The trail is along the old Highland Railway trolley car line that ran from 1891 to 1932. Illustrative displays are available to look at and read through along the trail, documenting the history of the trail. See Details
Nine Penny Branch State Nature Preserve Nine Penny Branch State Nature Preserve offers a 1-mile, dog-friendly walking trail in Charlestown, IN. A historic stagecoach route runs along the stream corridor. Visitors should note that there is currently no bridge across the shallow stream, so during spring or after heavy rains one may need waterproof boots to cross. See Details
Rose Island Abandoned Theme Park Hike the dog-friendly trail through Rose Island Abandoned Theme Park, located within Charlestown State Park in Charlestown, IN. Visitors can explore the ruins of the park on Trail #7. Helpful signs identify the remains. See Details
Clark State Forest Clark State Forest in Henryville, IN, features dog-friendly hiking trails throughout its 24,000 acres. It's also home to two nature preserves: White Oak and Chestnut Oak/Virginia Pine. Please keep Fido on a leash. See Details
Teeple Glade Nature Preserve Teeple Glade Nature Preserve offers dog-friendly trails in Elizabeth, IN. Fido must remain leashed. Please note that deer hunting is permitted in season on this preserve. See Details
Fourteen Mile Creek Nature Preserve Visit Fourteen Mile Creek Nature Preserve with Fido inside Charlestown State Park in Charlestown, IN. State Park trails 1 through 5 all go through the dog-friendly nature preserve. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash. See Details
Knobstone Trail Knobstone Trail is located at Jackson-Washington State Forest in Borden, IN. Leashed dogs experienced in hiking are welcome on this pet-friendly trail which is considered highly challenging and more than 40 miles in total length. The area is also ideal for backpacking, birding and camping. See Details
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