Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Tucson, AZ

There are 7 dog friendly hiking trails in Tucson. 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 Tucson.

Pet Friendly Rillito River Park
Rillito River Park The Rillito River Park, located in Tucson, AZ, provides a serene setting for a city stroll with Fido. A paved tree-lined path and surrounding desert landscape make this area perfect for your daily constitutional with man's best friend. It's best to go early in the morning or at sunset to avoid the heat, but if you are out during the day, be sure to bring a dish so that Fido can get a drink at the water fountains located at each intersection along the trail. See Details
Pet Friendly Agua Caliente Hill Trail
Agua Caliente Hill Trail Agua Caliente Hill Trail #46 in Coronado State Park is 9.25 miles (round trip) of a relatively strenuous trail (lots of climbing). This trail is too hot for summer hiking but perfect for a winter day. The trail offers beautiful views of the city. Although Cat Track Tank at 1.6 miles sometimes has water, it's best to bring a good supply for you and your dog. See Details
Roy P. Drachman Agua Caliente Regional Park Roy P. Drachman Agua Caliente Regional Park is a unique 101-acre park that features a perennial warm spring and pond that is home to an exceptionally rich mix of plants and animals. Stroll the network of accessible paved and gravel trails with interpretive signs that explain the geology and history of the warm spring and the natural and human history of the site or picnic in the shade of mature palm trees and native mesquite trees. See Details
Catalina State Park Catalina State Park sits at the base of the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains. With over 5,500 acres of foothills, canyons, and streams, Catalina State Park has plenty of hiking, biking, and birding trails for you to enjoy with your pup. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times. Park entrance fees start at $7 per vehicle. See Details
Sweetwater Preserve Trailhead Sweetwater Preserve Trailhead is a pet-friendly set of trails around the foothills of Tucson that are great for all levels of hikers. Although dogs are permitted on the trails, so are horses and mountain bikes which means you and Fido need to be extra careful and they must be on a leash. The trails are plentiful, allowing a lot of freedom for dogs to explore. The best time of year to check these trails out is from October until March. See Details
Saguaro National Park Leashed dogs are welcome in specific areas of Saguaro National Park. Saguaro features two districts separated by the city of Tucson. The Park's website states that "pets are allowed only on roadways, picnic areas (except Mam-A-Gah picnic area in the Tucson Mountain District-west) and paved trails (Desert Ecology Trail & Desert Discovery Trail)." Dogs are not allowed on trails, off-road or inside visitors centers. Dog owners should keep Fido on a leash no more than six feet and should watch out for cactus spines, thorny brush, snakes, open mine shafts, scorpions, and heat stroke in their pet. Visitors can check out Saguaro National Park's website for information on dog walks in each section of the park, and step by step directions to both districts. Saguaro National Park's hours vary depending on season and section, so guests should check its website before planning their outing. Weekly passes are $25 per vehicle. See Details
Painted Hills Trail Park Dogs are allowed in Painted Hills Trails Park, provided you keep them on a leash at all times. Make it a practice to always clean up after your dog. Painted Hills Trails Park is open from dawn until dusk, and has trailhead parking for 19 vehicles. The park has approximately 4 miles of trails that are open to all non-motorized trail users See Details
Dove Mountain More than 50 miles of hiking and biking trails wind through Dove Mountain and the surrounding Preserve ranging in elevation from 2,800 feet all the way up to 4,300 feet. While you could spend weeks discovering the wonders of the Sonoran Desert and never cover the same ground twice, returning to an old favorite never loses its thrill. The trails were well marked and well kept. Dogs must remain leashed at all times. See Details
Sahuarita Lake Park Sahuarita Lake Park is a 15-acre park with grassy areas and a pathway surrounding the lake. Please note that dogs must be on a leash during their visit and cannot swim in the lake. The Park is open from sunrise to sunset. See Details