Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Ocala, FL

There are 3 dog friendly hiking trails in Ocala. 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 Ocala.

Pet Friendly Tuscawilla Park
Tuscawilla Park Situated just northeast of the Historic Downtown Ocala, Tuscawilla Park is a beautiful secret right in the heart of Marion County set on a calm lake with diverse birds. The trails are dog friendly. A favorite addition to the park is the Art Park, where you can explore larger than life art sculptures while still enjoying the fresh air. Please note that dogs are not permitted on playground area. See Details
Pet Friendly Ocala National Forest
Ocala National Forest Ocala National Forest is dog friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome in most areas of the forest. Dogs are not allowed on the beach at swimming areas. For more information on the Ocala National Forest pet policy please call the Lake George Ranger District Office at (352) 625-2520. See Details
Silver Springs Conservation Area Leashed dogs are welcome at Silver Springs Conservation Area in Ocala, FL. This park offers pet-friendly nature trails to explore and see what wildlife you can spot. Please be sure to clean up after your dog, and to respect the many wild animals that call this area home. See Details
Silver Springs State Park Dogs are welcome on the hiking trails and in the picnic areas at Silver Springs State Park in Florida. One of America's largest springs, the sparkling water is surrounded by beautiful gardens and historic buildings that have stood for generations. There are a number of pet-friendly trails dotted around, including the Sandhill trail, a 1.7 mile loop trail; the Sinkhole trail, traversing up through the uplands; and the Swamp trail, a boardwalk trail that will keep your feet dry while you explore. There is an entrance fee per vehicle and the park is open daily. See Details
Rainbow Springs State Park Rainbow Springs State Park in Dunnellon, FL is dog-friendly. You're welcome to bring your leashed dog to enjoy the reserve and the numerous trails in the area. Explore 14 miles of hiking trails through varied scenery, including sand pine scrub, pine flatwoods, bayheads, oak hammocks, swamps and 3 man-made waterfalls. Appreciate the eco-diversity and stunning views by taking Fido along Rainbow Springs Yellow Trail, a short waterfront hike through lush tropical plants which leads to the waterfalls. Please note that dogs are not permitted in the swimming area. See Details
Johnson Pond Recreational Trailhead Johnson Pond Recreational Trailhead is a dog-friendly hiking area in Dunnellon, FL. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on the 2.6 mile loop. The trail is sandy and can make for a difficult walk, but hikers are rewarded with views of a tranquil pond. See Details
Ocklawaha Prairie Restoration Area Dogs are welcome on this trail located five miles east of Ocala in Marion County, southwest of County Road (CR) 314A and south of the Silver River State Park, southwest of the Ocala National Forest. Please respect Florida’s wildlife and use caution while visiting district lands. These are wild animals. For your safety, do not approach or feed any wild animal. The diversity of natural systems provides habitat and feeding areas for wildlife such as gopher tortoise, gray fox, bobcat, black bear, sandhill crane, heron and egret. See Details