Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in San Antonio, TX

There are 9 dog friendly hiking trails in San Antonio. 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 San Antonio.

Pet Friendly Medina Natural Area
Medina Natural Area Leashed pets are welcome in the Medina River Natural Area. Ten miles of hike and bike trails wind through a variety of landscapes from riversides with towering pecan and bald cypress trees to uplands lined with cactus and honey mesquite.

The Medina River Greenway is an integral part of the natural area?s trail system: 2.91 miles of the Greenway trail lie within the natural area boundaries and an additional 3.73 miles traverse neighboring property managed by the non-profit Land Heritage Institute. The trails have varying levels of accessibility ranging from concrete to natural surfaces. Please see the trail maps section of this website for more information about our trail system.

At Medina River Natural Area you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities! Ride your bike, walk your dog on a leash, or take a slow hike through the natural area?s serene habitat. Bird watchers enjoy excellent birding opportunities, with specialties such as green kingfisher and painted bunting. Excellent fishing opportunities are available at designated fishing sites along the Medina River. (A fishing license is required; fishing line recycling containers are provided at every fishing site). Swimming in the river is prohibited. Horses, skateboards, and motorized vehicles (excluding wheelchairs) are not allowed on the trails.

A large covered pavilion, with six picnic tables, is available for use and may be reserved. The Natural Area also features a group campground with six tent pads, a large barbecue grill, potable water, and composting toilets. No electricity is available. There is a 0.52-mile trail to the river for campers (not available for use by the general public). The campground is available by reservation only. Reservations may be made in person at the Ron Darner Headquarters building (5800 Old Hwy 90 West).
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Pet Friendly McAllister Park
McAllister Park 976 wooded acres with 15 miles of trails (hard and soft) for on leash walking. Also has dog park for off the leash play with separate areas for large and small dogs. Park has 4 pavilions, 197 picnic units, fitness station, 8 baseball fields, restrooms, off-street parking, 16 baseball fields (leased), 22 soccer/rugby fields (leased), and 6 multi-purpose fields. See Details
Government Canyon State Natural Area Government Canyon State Natural Area allows pets on its Frontcountry trails. The Frontcountry has two loops, Savannah Loop and Lytle's Loop. Dogs must be cleaned up after and on a leash no longer than six feet during their hike. Three dog waste stations are placed in the Frontcountry and dog owners should bring along water for Fido.

Entrance fees are $6. Government Canyon State Natural Area is open from 7am to 10pm Friday through Monday. On major holidays and Spring Break, Government Canyon opens for additional dates, which can be found on its events page. Dog owners should call ahead to ensure trails are open and max capacity has not been reached.
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Brackenridge Park This San Antonio park is packed with jogging trails and picnic spots. Try feeding the ducks from the quaint bridge! Pets welcome. See Details
San Antonio Medical Foundation Trail San Antonio Medical Foundation Trail is a dog-friendly trail in San Antonio, TX where your leashed dog is welcome to join you on the unpaved walking trail in the Medical Center. The trail is open during daylight hours and is approximately 2.2 miles long. This is a walking and jogging trail only, and no bikes, skates, or skateboards are allowed. See Details
Dwight D. Eisenhower Park Always a great area to hike within the city! Has some elevation with a nice view from the tower and there's several shaded paths. Plenty of non paved trails with natural rock or soft mulch. Each loop is around 3 miles. Leashed dogs are welcome and they provide waste bags and trash cans. See Details
Hemisfair Bring Fido to Hemisfair for a day in the great outdoors. At Hemisfair, you will find ample green space, walking and jogging paths, game tables, play structures, art, and historic buildings. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Please always clean up after your pet. See Details
Leon Creek Greenway Trailhead Leon Creek Greenway is a pet-friendly tranquil oasis through western San Antonio, TX. Part of the city's Howard W. Peak Greenway Trails system, the main pathway begins in Eisenhower Park. The trail system also leads to Fox Park Dog Park at Fox Park. See Details
Fox Park Fox Park is a dog-friendly public park in San Antonio, TX. Take Fido for a walk on the 0.2-mile paved trail with a dog fountain, have a picnic lunch at a shaded pavilion, or let him run off-leash in the dog park. See Details