Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Alabama

If your dog likes to ruff it, bring Fido hiking in Alabama. Our dog friendly hiking section includes everything from easy one-hour walks to fantastic overnight trips in Alabama that won’t be soon forgotten. Seriously, go take a hike!

Pet Friendly Moss Rock Preserve
Moss Rock Preserve Moss Rock Preserve is a beautiful 250 acre nature preserve abundant with trees and plants, rock outcroppings, streams, waterfalls, wildlife and other unique natural features. There are nearly 10 miles of hiking footpaths within Moss Rock Preserve, as well as "Boulder Field" which is a favorite among rock climbers. Dogs are allowed throughout the park; they must be on no more than a 6 foot leash and under their owner's control at all times. See Details
Pet Friendly Gulf State Park
Gulf State Park Dogs are welcome in most parks as long as the dog is on a leash. Bike and horseback riding trails may not allow dogs for safety reasons. Dogs are not allowed in stores, food service areas, bathhouse, pool or swimming areas. Dogs can not be left unattended and will be confiscated if left in a hot car more than 30 minutes. Gulf State Park’s two miles of beaches greet you with plenty of white sun-kissed sand, surging surf, seagulls, and seashells, but there is more than sand and surf to sink your toes into. Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail- 25 miles of paved trails for walking or biking. Rent a bike from the camp store. See Details
Ruffner Mountain At over 1,000 acres in size, Ruffner Mountain provides visitors with over 11 miles of scenic hiking trails in a protected urban area. The center offers educational programs, weekend activities, and ample opportunities to view wildlife. The best part for dog owners is that the park is pet-friendly. Just remember that all dogs must be on a leash at all times, and owners must clean up after their pets. See Details
Red Mountain Park Red Mountain Park, a nonprofit organization, offers 1,500 wooded acres located in Birmingham, 3 miles west of I-65 (Lakeshore Parkway Exit #255). Visitors enjoy 12 miles of walking, hiking and mountain biking trails, Remy’s Dog Park and four unique outdoor adventures: the Red Ore Zip Tour (a 1 ½ hour zip line adventure), the Hugh Kaul Beanstalk Forest (20 unique rope and cable treetop challenges), the 80-foot climbing/rappelling Kaul Adventure Tower and the 1,000 foot Mega Zip. Beautiful destination sites – the historic ‘Redding Hoist House,’ three Treehouse views (SkyHy, Riley’s Roost, & Rushing Rendezvous) and glimpses of iron ore mine entrances – both surprise and delight Park guests. Upon completion of Phase 2 Development in 2016, the Park will deliver trails totaling 20 miles; picnic pavilions; event facility; two formal entries and parking; and the Robert R. Meyer Activity Center. Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day See Details
Little River Canyon National Preserve Little River Canyon National Preserve provides visitors with abundant outdoor recreational opportunties. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, rock climbing and more are possible in this relatively new national park. The park is pet friendly, but Fido must be kept on a leash at all times. See Details
Talladega National Forest The Talladega National Forest provides visitors with numerous trails to explore, as well as picnicking and campground facilities. Fish at Lake Chinnabee or hone your archery skills at the Shepard Branch Shooting/Archery Trail. Fido can join in on the fun because Talladega National Forest is pet friendly. Be sure to obey park rules regarding keeping Fido on a leash and cleaning up after your pets. See Details
Vulcan Trail The Vulcan 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 Birmingham! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Vulcan 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
Oak Mountain State Park Dogs are welcome in most parks as long as the dog is on a leash. Bike and horseback riding trails may not allow dogs for safety reasons. Dogs are not allowed in stores, food service areas, bathhouse, pool or swimming areas. Dogs can not be left unattended and will be confiscated if left in a hot car more than 30 minutes. Mountain biking and hiking are two of the most popular activities at the park. With more than 50 miles of trails, visitors have plenty of options to choose from be it a short loop or an overnight trip. See Details
Old Railroad Bed Trail The Old Railroad Bed 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 Huntsville! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Old Railroad Bed 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
Cheaha State Park Dogs are welcome in most parks as long as the dog is on a leash. Bike and horseback riding trails may not allow dogs for safety reasons. Dogs are not allowed in stores, food service areas, bathhouse, pool or swimming areas. Dogs can not be left unattended and will be confiscated if left in a hot car more than 30 minutes. Surrounded completely by the Talladega National Forest, Cheaha State Park is ideal for access to the Kentuck ORV-ATV Trail. Additionally, the park is home to the Cheaha Trailhead of the Pinhoti Trail, which connects with the Appalachian Trail and accesses the Odum Scout Trail, and the Chinnabee Silent Trail. Here hikers can experience tranquility, native wildlife and beautiful waterfalls. See Details
Blount Cultural Park Blount Cultural Park features over 3.5 miles of paved walking trails several ponds, and exquisite statuary throughout the property. Dogs are required to be on leash. Serving as a regional destination for park users, this 77 acre park is also home to the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. See Details
Robertsdale Trail The Robertsdale 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 Robertsdale! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Robertsdale 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
Chewacla State Park Chewacla State Park offers a variety of trails for you to explore with your pup. With loop trails that take less than 30 minutes to complete and out-and-back trails that take more than an hour, this park offers something for every hiking ability. Dogs are welcome in most parks as long as the dog is on a leash. Bike and horseback riding trails may not allow dogs for safety reasons. Dogs are not allowed in stores, food service areas, bathhouse, pool or swimming areas. Dogs can not be left unattended and will be confiscated if left in a hot car. See Details
Jemison Trail This 54-acre linear park designed for preservation as a green way, is used for walking, jogging, reading, bird watching, and enjoying a picnic. Visitors are able to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature while strolling along Shades Creek. Owls, hawks, raccoons, and fox are among the animals residing in the area, along with abundant native plant species. The natural beauty of the area makes Jemison Park one of the most popular walking attractions in Mountain Brook. The one mile concrete trail connects with the Nature Trail and the Watkins Trace Trail. Because it is tied in with the City’s sidewalk system, it is easily accessible to residents. There are also several parking spaces along Mountain Brook Parkway for parking. See Details
Tricentennial Park Tricentennial Park is a spacious park close to downtown with a paved trail that winds around a large pond. Has benches, a splash park, and playground. Leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Municipal (Langan) Park/Municipal Ball Park Spacious park with numerous paved walkways that welcomes leashed dogs. Plenty of shade, benches, swings, and many other amenities. Adjacent to the Mobile Museum of Art and close to the Mobile Botanical Gardens. See Details
Monte Sano State Park Offering more than 14 miles of trails, Monte Sano State Park offers plenty of hiking opportunities for you and your pup to enjoy. Just keep Fido on a leash. Dogs are welcome in the campsites and in two of the cabins for an additional fee. Dogs are welcome in most parks as long as the dog is on a leash. Bike and horseback riding trails may not allow dogs for safety reasons. Dogs are not allowed in stores, food service areas, bathhouse, pool or swimming areas. Dogs can not be left unattended and will be confiscated if left in a hot car. See Details
Public Safety Memorial Park Dogs are welcome to run off-leash at this dog park with separate small and large dog areas, fencing, benches, trash receptacles and dog drinking fountains. Public Safety Memorial Park Dog Park is open daily from dawn to dusk. See Details
McCallum Park McCallum Park is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome at this secluded park in a residential area featuring pavilions, trails, restrooms and a large, open green space. There are grills to cook over open flames (personal grills not allowed in parks), and Little Shades Creek meanders through the park. It is located at the end of Rosemary Lane (off of Rocky Ridge Road). See Details
5 Rivers Delta Resource Center 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center is located on the Mobile Bay Causeway (US Highway 90/98) in Spanish Fort. You can see the backside of the 5 Rivers Gift Shop from the Causeway. The venue is located where the Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee and Blakeley rivers flow into Mobile Bay, with an exhibit hall, learning center, theater, gift shop and welcome center, walking trails, picnic areas, conference center and reception hall. In front of the gift shop there are marked walking trails identifying different plant and tree species. Perfect for a leisurely walk in the woods with the pooch. See Details
Meaher State Park Dogs are welcome in most parks as long as the dog is on a leash. Bike and horseback riding trails may not allow dogs for safety reasons. Dogs are not allowed in stores, food service areas, bathhouse, pool or swimming areas. Dogs can not be left unattended and will be confiscated if left in a hot car more than 30 minutes. This 1,327-acre park is situated in the wetlands of Mobile Bay and is a day-use, picnicking and scenic park with modern camping hook-ups for overnight visitors. Meaher’s boat ramp and fishing pier will appeal to every fisherman. A self-guided walk on two nature trails includes a boardwalk with an up-close view of the beautiful Mobile Delta. See Details
Historic Blakeley State Park This pristine 2100-acre park preserves the sites of Alabama's largest Civil War battle and other historic sites. The park is a stop on the Alabama Gulf Coastal Birding Trail and the Civil War Discovery Trail. Leashed dogs are welcome on the 12 miles of trails. See Details
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve Five Miles of Hiking Trails (paved and unpaved) that wind up and down the level 1 whitewater beauty of Turkey Creek. Excellent swimming areas for Fido, however, be warned that their is a slight current so small dogs need to be watched closely in case they start getting pulled by the current. See Details
Desoto State Park Bring your dog to Desoto State Park and explore the more than 25 miles of trails together. As you hike on Lookout Mountain, you and your furry friend will enjoy rock formations, seasonal waterfalls, beautiful views of the west fork of Little River, abundant animal life, and diverse communities of flora. Trail difficulty ranges from easy to strenuous. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times. Desoto State Park also offers dog-friendly cabins and campsites. See Details