Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Tampa, FL

There are 5 dog-friendly hiking trails in Tampa, and 17 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 Tampa.

Pet Friendly Lettuce Lake Conservation Park
Lettuce Lake Conservation Park Lettuce Lake Conservation Park is a pet-friendly destination in Tampa, FL. Leashed dogs are welcome to explore the hiking trails with you at this 240-acre site with wooded picnic areas, barbecue grills, playgrounds and restrooms. There is an admission fee, and pets are not permitted on the boardwalk. See Details
Pet Friendly Eureka Springs Conservation Park
Eureka Springs Conservation Park Eureka Springs Conservation Park in Tampa, FL is a dog-friendly park on 31 acres featuring scenic boardwalks through a floodplain forest, walking trails, a rose garden and picnic areas. Dogs must leashed, and there is an entrance fee per vehicle. See Details
Tampa Riverwalk Tampa Riverwalk is a unique 2.6-mile waterside walkway that welcomes well-behaved, leashed dogs to join their owners along the shores of downtown Tampa. It can get busy, so make sure to keep Fido close to you along the paved pathway. The dog-friendly trail connects downtown riverfront parks, museums, attractions and businesses. See Details
Upper Tampa Bay Trail The Upper Tampa Bay 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 Tampa! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Upper Tampa Bay 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
Tampa Bypass Canal - Harney Park Boat Ramp Leashed dogs are welcome at Tampa Bypass Canal - Harney Park Boat Ramp in Tampa, FL. This outdoor space features a dog-friendly, paved walking trail. The trail runs alongside a 14-mile waterway that connects the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve with McKay Bay. Please note that there are no amenities at this location. See Details
Hillsborough River State Park Located just a few minutes down the road from Tampa, Hillsborough River State Park in Thonotosassa seems a million miles away from the urban sprawl. This Florida state park has four pet-friendly hiking trails to choose from, which are over seven miles in length. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you in most outdoor areas, but they're not permitted inside buildings. The park is open daily, and there is an entrance fee. See Details
Edward Medard Conservation Park One of the largest regional parks in the county, Edward Medard Conservation Park in Plant City, FL is a dog-friendly area where leashed pups are welcome to explore. The park features both paved and unpaved trails, picnic pavilions, fishing, boating, and a campground. There is an entrance fee for visitors. See Details
North Straub Park North Straub Park is 4.8-acre waterfront park in St. Petersburg, FL, where leashed dogs are welcome to join you on the recreation trail. Conveniently located in the downtown area, this pet-friendly park offers scenic views of the bay for you and Fido to enjoy while getting some exercise. See Details
Maximo Park Maximo Park, a pet-friendly waterfront recreation area in St. Petersburg, FL, spans 70 acres and is the largest of the city's four archaeological sites. Located at the junction of Boca Ciega Bay and Tampa Bay, it offers educational insights into indigenous tribes. Amenities include a 1.2-mile loop trail, fishing spots, boat ramps, disc golf, a playground, picnic shelters, and more. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on a leash. See Details
Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, a pet-friendly natural space in New Port Richey, FL. The over 8,000 acre park offers miles of nature trails, both paved and unpaved, that you can enjoy with Fido. There is also a bike trails that leads all of the way to Suncoast Parkway. Dogs are allowed only in day-use area only, and must be on leash no more than six feet in length. Please remember to clean up after your pup. See Details
Vinoy Park Vinoy Park, located on the waterfront in St. Petersburg, FL, is a popular, pet-friendly destination named after the Vinoy Park Hotel, which once sat adjacent to the park. Visitors can enjoy scenic views, events, festivals and concerts. The recreation trails along the waterfront are a great place to bring your pooch for a stroll, but dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after. See Details
Upper Tampa Bay Trail The Upper Tampa Bay 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 Odessa! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Upper Tampa Bay 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
Gizella Kopsick Arboretum Fido is welcome to join you for a walk through the palms at Gizella Kopsick Arboretum in St. Petersburg, FL. This pet-friendly arboretum is home to over 500 palms and cycads representing some 150 species from around the world. It offers a unique educational experience while at the same time providing a peaceful setting to relax and enjoy nature. See Details
Jefferson Equestrian Area Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy a walk through the woods at dog-friendly Jefferson Equestrian Area in Thonotosassa, FL. This 9-mile multiuse trail roughly parallels Cow House Creek, though caution should be exercised near water due to alligators in the area. Please note that there are no restrooms at this location. Also, please remember to bring your own water. See Details
South Straub Park Leashed dogs are welcome at South Straub Park in St. Petersburg, FL. This pet-friendly park is located along the waterfront and offers recreation trails with a scenic view of the bay to explore with your pooch. Take a walk with Fido past the beautiful water fountain and enjoy 7.3 acres of grassy areas and paved trails with a mix of sun and shade. See Details
Sawgrass Lake Park Leashed dogs are welcome at the pet-friendly Sawgrass Lake Park in St. Petersburg, FL. This 400-acre public recreation space offers walking trails with beautiful scenery that Fido can explore with you. Amenities for two-legged visitors include an observation tower, boardwalks, a picnic shelter, wildlife viewing, and shaded spots throughout the trail to keep cool in the Florida heat. See Details
Philippe Park Philippe Park is a dog-friendly recreation area in Safety Harbor, FL. This 92-acre public park welcomes leashed dogs and their owners to explore together. Amenities include picnic shelters, fishing, playgrounds, softball fields, water fountains and walking trails. See Details
Suncoast Trail The Suncoast Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Land O Lakes! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Suncoast 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
Tocobaga Temple Mound Tocobaga Temple Mound is a pet-friendly historical landmark and pet-friendly walking trail at Philippe Park in Safety Harbor, FL. This short-distance path leads you to stairs where you can climb to a waterfront lookout. Dogs must be leashed when visiting the park. See Details
A.L. Anderson Park A.L. Anderson Park is a pet-friendly recreational spot in Tarpon Springs, FL. Your furry friend can tag along as you explore their 135 acres. The park provides nature trails, beautiful vistas, fishing opportunities, picnic shelters and a dog park. Restrooms are also on site. See Details
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