Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Richmond, VA

There are 5 dog-friendly hiking trails in Richmond, and 5 more nearby. 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 Richmond.

Pet Friendly James River Park
James River Park James River Park is a pet-friendly natural playground in Richmond, VA. Your furry friend is welcome to explore the multi-surface trails and visit the historic sites from the outside. Please keep Fido on a leash at all times during your visit. See Details
Pet Friendly Bryan Park
Bryan Park Joseph Bryan Park, also known as Bryan Park, is a pet-friendly public park in the city of Richmond. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the park is a memorial to Joseph Bryan, the founder and publisher of the Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails within the park. Joseph Bryan Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Buttermilk Trail Buttermilk Trail is a 2.5 mile dog-friendly route which parallels the south side of the James River in Richmond, VA. The trail was aptly named after milkman would store buttermilk in a cool well while delivering milk to our doorsteps. The well in question is still located on the side of the trail. One of the most beloved trails in the Richmond area, take Fido along this narrow, curvy path dotted with small rocks and an abundance of wildflowers. Buttermilk Trail can be accessed by following directions to 42nd Street Entrance or through the Reedy Creek Trail parking lot. The trail is popular with walkers and cyclists so please keep dogs leashed. See Details
Three Lakes Park Three Lakes Park is a dog-friendly attraction in Richmond, VA. Walk the trails with your pup, spend the day fishing or have a picnic! Please note dogs must remain leashed at all times. See Details
Rockwood Park Rockwood Park is a pet-friendly recreational spot in Richmond, VA. Your leashed pup is welcome to tag along as you explore the County's oldest park, totaling 171 acres. Amenities include a fitness path, nature trails, picnic shelters and a dog park. See Details
Pocahontas State Park Leashed dogs are welcome at pet-friendly Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield, VA. Virginia's largest state park offers miles of beautiful wooded trails to explore. Pups are even allowed in the stores and on-site museum. See Details
Chester Linear Park The Chester Linear Park 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 dog-friendly "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Chester! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Chester Linear Park. 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
Ashland Trolley Line The Ashland Trolley Line 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 dog-friendly "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Ashland! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Ashland Trolley Line. 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
Appomattox River Regional Park Appomattox River Regional Park is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch for a walk along 3 mils of trails that wind through more than 65 acres of pristine woods on the Appomattox River. Along the way, pause for a moment at the fishing pier, try your paw at birdwatching, enjoy a bite to eat in one of the picnic pavilions, hop in your canoe or kayak together, and hang out on an observation pier. Appomattox River Regional Park is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Dorey Park Dorey Park is a pet-friendly community hub in Henrico, VA. Fido is welcome to join you as you walk on various multi-surface paths, play at the dog park and enjoy the open space or gazebos. This park connects to a portion of the Virginia Capital Trail. See Details