Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Louisville, KY

There are 3 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 Garvin Brown Preserve and Dog Exercise Area
Garvin Brown Preserve and Dog Exercise Area Garvin Brown Preserve is a 46-acre nature preserve that is owned and preserved by River Fields. Garvin Brown Preserve is open to the public.

Directions to Garvin Brown Preserve
To access Garvin Brown Preserve, take River Road to Bass Road. Continue to Bass Road to Park Road. Park in the paved parking lot near Hays Kennedy Park's soccer field. Cross Hays Kennedy land for about 800 feet until you come to the small gate at the entrance of the preserve.
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Pet Friendly Louisville Riverwalk
Louisville Riverwalk The Louisville Riverwalk 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 the Louisville Riverwalk. 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
Central Park Central Park is dog-friendly! The Park is nearly seventeen acres and features an amphitheater, arbor, memorial, picnic area, playground, restrooms, sports facilities and more. Dogs must be cleaned up after and on a leash during their visit. Central Park is open daily from 6am to 11pm. See Details
Falls of the Ohio State Park 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 at Falls of the Ohio State Park. 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
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