Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Vero Beach, FL

There are 4 dog-friendly hiking trails in Vero Beach, 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 Vero Beach.

Pet Friendly Captain Forster Hammock Preserve
Captain Forster Hammock Preserve Captain Forster Hammock Preserve is a hidden gem on the Indian River in Vero Beach that goes from the river to the ocean. This 3/4 mile maintained trail passes through wonderful oak hammocks and wetland areas directly to the ocean. When you cross A1A the trail continues through another forested canopy ending under a stand of Australia pines with chairs and benches. Because this property is in the town of Indian River Shores, the beach is pet friendly for leashed dogs. Restrooms and water are at the trailhead but not at the beach. See Details
Pet Friendly Lagoon Greenway
Lagoon Greenway Lagoon Greenway in Vero Beach, FL, is an exciting 187-acre property that boasts an ecologically diverse, pet-friendly 3-mile trail system. Visitors can hike, jog or bike. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you, as long as you clean up after them. See Details
Historic Jungle Trail The Historic Jungle trail winds for nearly 8 miles along a sandy road through the hammock habitat of Florida's barrier islands north of Vero Beach. The trail—really a road—is on the National Register of Historic Places and was built in the 1920s so that citrus growers could haul their produce up and down the barrier island. Although cars do drive along the road, it's mostly used by cyclists, walkers, and joggers. The road is sandy but mostly hard packed and easy going for wide-tire bicycles. To reach the northern access point and parking: From the intersection of Wabasso Road (CR 510) and SR A1A, drive north 3.7 miles on A1A; you will see a sign on the right indicating Pelican Island Wildlife Refuge; turn left onto the road marked Historic Jungle Trail. See Details
Route A1A Trail The Route A1A Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Vero Beach! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Route 1A Trail - Indian River County. 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
Oxbow Eco-Center Leashed dogs are welcome at Oxbow Eco-Center, a pet-friendly ecological preserve in Port Saint Lucie, FL, allows visitors to experience native Florida flora and fauna while leaving it undisturbed. There are over 3-miles of hiking trails for you and Fido to explore. Other popular activities include birding, kayaking, canoeing and picnicking. Please note that dogs are not permitted inside any buildings, and they must be cleaned up after. Waste bags and receptacles are provided on the preserve. See Details
Indrio Savannahs Preserve Indrio Savannahs Preserve is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch to this nature preserve with easy to navigate, dog-friendly trails. Along the way, enjoy the variety of habitats and wildlife on display. If you bring your own boat, you can even get out on the water in the catch-and-release canoe pond. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. Indrio Savannahs Preserve is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Sebastian Inlet State Park Sebastian Inlet State Park in Melbourne Beach, FL, is dog friendly. You may only have heard of the name of this park followed by gnarly or radical, because it's truly a surfer's paradise, but it's way more than just hanging ten on the Monster Hole. There are also pretty picnic areas located on both sides of the inlet that can be enjoyed by dogs and their owners. If you want to work off those Scooby Snacks, you can take a wander along the Hammock Trail, a mile-long nature trail that meanders along the fringe of the mangroves. You can even learn about the plants that surround you by reading the various signs. Unfortunately, pets are not permitted on the beaches or playgrounds, or in bathing areas, cabins and park buildings. See Details
St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park in Fellsmere, FL, is dog friendly. A popular park for dogs who love to hike, there are over 60 miles of trails that span the area, mainly made up of grassy forests of longleaf pine. Dogs are welcome on the trails, where you're advised to bring water with you as it can get blisteringly hot in the sun. There's lots of wildlife that calls the park their home, including birds, deer, coyote, bobcat, wild turkey, quail, eastern indigo snakes, and gopher tortoises. Be aware that you may also run into alligators, who aren't always friendly to people or pets. See Details
Wildcat Cove Preserve Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy the pet-friendly trails at Wildcat Cove Preserve in Fort Pierce, FL. Walk along Wildcat Cove on unpaved trails that bring you close to natural Florida's beauty. Fishing and kayaking are also popular activities. Please note that alligators and other wildlife reside in the preserve, and dogs should be kept away from the water's edge. See Details