Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Spencer, IN

There are 10 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Spencer. 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 Spencer.

Pet Friendly Clear Creek Trail
Clear Creek Trail The Clear Creek 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 Bloomington! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Clear Creek 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
Pet Friendly Griffy Lake Nature Preserve
Griffy Lake Nature Preserve Dogs are welcome on nature and hiking trails but must be leashed at all times. See Details
Bloomington Rail Trail The Bloomington Rail 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 Bloomington! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Bloomington Rail 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
Porter West Preserve Porter West Preserve is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch for a walk on the moderate mowed trail that winds around 2.5-miles of this preserve. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for sinkholes and a spring along the south edge of the woods. There's also a historic cemetery and wildlife ponds, plus wildflowers during spring. Porter West Preserve is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Burkhart Creek County Park Burkhart Creek County Park is pet-friendly. Pay a visit to this scenic wildlife park with your leashed pooch and enjoy native and improved wetland with winding, level trails, and one or two steep trails for additional exercise. The park includes shelter houses, parking areas, and hiking trails. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. Burkhart Creek County Park can be accessed from dawn until dusk. See Details
Leonard Springs Nature Park Leonard Springs Nature Park is pet-friendly. The two main trails in the park are the Leonard Springs Trail at just over a mile in length, rugged, wood chipped, natural trail that has steep slopes and stairs with views of a wetland, two caves, Shirley Springs, and several other natural wonders. The other trail is the much shorter Ridgetop Road that extends into the park. Leonard Springs Nature Park is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
The Cedars Preserve The Cedars Preserve is pet-friendly. Take a walk with your leashed dog on the 1.4-mile trail through the 20-acre stand of eastern red cedars on this public area. The Cedars Preserve is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Ghurye Arboretum Ghurye Arboretum is pet-friendly. Take a walk on the mowed path that leads for 1.4-miles through this natural area nestled in the Marlin Hills neighborhood on Bloomington’s far north side. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. Ghurye Arboretum is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Powell Preserve Powell Preserve is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch on the easy 1-mile trail that winds through this diverse mix of habitats that includes forested hills, bottomland woods, and a prairie planting with native wildflowers and grasses. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind to preserve the cleanliness of the area. Powell Preserve is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Canyon Forest Nature Preserve Canyon Forest Nature Preserve is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch on this moderate 1.5-mile trail that leads through a lovely forest. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. Canyon Forest Nature Preserve is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details