Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Nashville, TN

There are 7 dog friendly hiking trails in Nashville. 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 Nashville.

Pet Friendly The Trails at Fontanel
The Trails at Fontanel Leash up your pup and head down The Trails at Fontanel for a delightful stroll along a well-maintained path. Benches line the trail, and along the walk you can enjoy the peaceful beauty of Whites Creek and views of the gorgeous Fontanel Mansion.


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Pet Friendly Stones River Greenway
Stones River Greenway Ten-mile paved trail system connecting Shelby Bottoms to Percy Priest Lake and linking to the YMCA on Lebanon Road, Heartland Park, and Two Rivers Park along the way. See Details
Shelby Bottoms Greenway The Shelby Bottoms Greenway is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Nashville! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Shelby Bottoms Greenway. 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
Warner Parks Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, collectively known as “The Warner Parks,” are managed by the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation of Nashville and Davidson County. The Warner Parks are the largest municipally administered parks in Tennessee and together span 2684 acres of forest and field, 9 miles from downtown Nashville.

Over 500,000 people visit the Parks annually to utilize picnic areas, scenic roadways and overlooks, hiking trails, equestrian center and horse trails, cross country running courses, golf courses, athletic fields, and other areas of the park. Warner Parks is also an important historical community resource listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park Leash Fido up and explore the beautiful Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, located in downtown Nashville near the Capitol building. This 19-acre park includes a 200-foot granite map of the state, a 95-bell carillon, a WWII memorial, the Rivers of Tennessee fountains, and the Pathway of History, all telling the story of Tennessee in an interesting and unexpected way. There are also picnic tables and restrooms. Dogs must be leashed at all times, and you must clean up after your pet.
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Richland Creek Greenway The Richland Creek Greenway follows along Richland Creek near Sylvan Park. The 3 mile loop connects Nashville Tech, Target and the Hillcrest Shopping Center with Sylvan Park and surrounds McCabe Park and Golf Course. Dogs are allowed on leash. See Details
Centennial Park Centennial Park is pet-friendly. One of Nashville's premier parks, the 132-acre area includes the iconic Parthenon, a one-mile walking trail, Lake Watauga, the Centennial Art Center, historical monuments, an arts activity center, a beautiful sunken garden, a band shell, an events shelter, sand volleyball courts, dog park, and an exercise trail. See Details
Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail The Cumberland River Bicentennial 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 Ashland City! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Cumberland River Bicentennial 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
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage Andrew Jackson's Hermitage is a pet-friendly national historic landmark in Tennessee. Dogs are welcome to explore the outdoor sections with a grounds pass. Walk together through Andrew Jackson’s life and home, explore a beautiful, historic Tennessee farm and experience an important piece of Nashville and America. They are open Thursday through Sunday from 9am to 5pm. See Details