Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Arizona

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

Pet Friendly McDowell Sonoran Preserve
McDowell Sonoran Preserve You and Fido are sure to enjoy McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale, AZ, which provides plenty of dog-friendly activities. Popular hiking trails include Lost Dog Wash Trailhead and Kovach Family Nature Trail, each one a short half mile walk amongst towering saguaros and barrel cactuses. More adventurous hikers can explore Sunrise Trail East, a steep, rocky trail from which you can enjoy expansive views of Sunrise Peak. Please clean up after your dog and keep them on a leash at all times. See Details
Pet Friendly Cattail Cove State Park
Cattail Cove State Park More than 2,000 dog-friendly acres of natural wonderland await you and your pup at Cattail Cove State Park in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Relax, hike, bird-watch, enjoy the dog park, or have a picnic at this beautiful park on Lake Havasu. Fido must be leashed at all times on the trails, but may be off-leash at the designated dog beach. Please note that dogs are not allowed on the developed beaches for human use. See Details
Montezuma Castle National Monument Montezuma Castle National Monument is a pet-friendly attraction in Camp Verde, AZ. Pets are welcome on the paved trails but must remain on a leash under six feet. Please pack accordingly, as the park hits extreme temperatures. Never leave your pup in the car or tied up anywhere when visiting, but be sure to sign Fido up to be a Bark Ranger! See Details
Thunderbird Conservation Park Thunderbird Conservation Park, a 1,185-acre park in the Hedgpeth Hills, is a conservation area dedicated to preserving the desert environment in Glendale, AZ. It is pet-friendly and park activities include picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, jogging and bird watching. About 15 miles of multi-use, dog-friendly trails have been constructed, thanks to the efforts of many volunteer groups. See Details
Buckskin Mountain State Park Buckskin Mountain State Park is a dog-friendly recreation area in Parker, AZ. Bring Fido along to see the stunning views of the Colorado River along the Parker strip, an 18-mile stretch between Parker Dam and Headgate Dam. Mountains line the river on both the Arizona and California sides, and the wildlife is as varied as the recreational opportunities along the river. Dogs must be leashed at all times and are welcome on the campgrounds for no additional fee. See Details
Papago Park Dogs are welcome to join you on the trails at the pet-friendly Papago Park in Phoenix. AZ. Enjoy the Sonoran Desert habitat and the sandstone buttes that set this park apart from the other natural attractions in the area. The trails are generally known to be easy treks with little elevation gain, making it the perfect place for families or beginner hikers. Pets must be leashed at all times. See Details
Lost Dutchman State Park With a variety of trails to choose from, several of which lead into the Superstition Wilderness, you and your pup will find plenty of dog-friendly hiking trails to enjoy at Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction, AZ. Some of the guided hikes also permit dogs to join the fun. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Petrified Forest National Park Get a glimpse of ancient history at the Petrified Forest National Park. Hike the many trails, enjoy the vistas provided by scenic overlooks, or go backpacking in the wilderness area with your favorite furry friend. Pets must be leashed whenever they are outside of a vehicle. They are permitted in all areas of the park except for buildings and areas closed to the public. Park officials do ask that pets not be permitted to interact with wildlife or investigate dead animals, nests, or burrows. See Details
Little Horse Trail No. 61 Bring Fido to the dog-friendly Little Horse Trail No. 61 in Sedona, AZ. Leashed pups are welcome to join you on this trail, where you'll both be surrounded by the familiar red rock that Arizona is famed for. This 3.4-mile out-and-back trail is for all levels of hiker. Red Rock Pass or America the Beautiful Pass is required to park at the trailhead. See Details
West Fork Oak Creek Trailhead West Fork Oak Creek Trailhead is a dog-friendly, well-maintained three mile trail in the Coconino National Forest. The trail goes through the Oak Creek canyon with many different plants for your pooch to see and sniff, and in several places the trail crosses a beautiful creek. Your dog must remain on leash at all times, and you may be subject to ticketing and fines if you do not comply. Please contact the USDA Forest Service for current rates and fees regarding use of the trail, as well as fire danger level. See Details
Fain Park Fain Park is a pet-friendly spot in Prescott, AZ. This beautiful area is covered in lush green grass to wander around with your pooch. There's also a small lake with a waterfall and an easy trail running along a creek that dogs can wade in. The park also contains several other courses you can explore with your leashed pup. See Details
South Mountain Park and Preserve South Mountain Park and Preserve in Phoenix, AZ, has over 51 miles of dog-friendly trails for you and your pup to explore. Not a hiker? Take the Summit Road to Dobbins Lookout for amazing valley views or to Gila Lookout for a view of the Gila River Valley. Once a month, Silent Sunday is observed, a day in which the park's main access roads are reserved for non-motorized uses, and motorized vehicles are not allowed on the roads. Phoenix leash laws apply to all hiking trails, and pets must be leashed at all times. See Details
Tumbleweed Park Leashed dogs can enjoy the pet-friendly Tumbleweed Park in Chandler, AZ, with their humans. The park is an expansive area with many different features and activities to choose from. Stroll through the 2,000 square foot butterfly garden, featuring over forty different plant species. The garden is a Monarch way station, where Monarch butterflies come to breed and eat, and it has many informational signs throughout about the lifecycle of a butterfly. There is also a children's 2.5 acre playground as well as a picnic area to enjoy a meal. See Details
Sweetwater Preserve Trailhead Sweetwater Preserve Trailhead is a dog-friendly set of trails around the foothills of Tucson, AZ. There are a variety of trails 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. See Details
Hole-in-the-Rock Trail at Papago Park For a fun day trip only ten minutes from downtown Phoenix, AZ, take a hike on the pet-friendly Hole-in-the-Rock Trail at Papago Park. The hike to the rock is an easy one, suitable for dogs and families, and ends at a fantastic place for a photo opportunity. When you're finished, enjoy a picnic for the whole family by the park’s fishing lagoon. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Patagonia Lake State Park Patagonia Lake State Park is a dog-friendly recreation area in Nogales, AZ. You and your pup will find plenty of natural beauty. The park overlooks a 265-acre man-made lake for fishing. Your pup can hike along the creek trail with you, to see a variety of birds and wildlife. Dogs must be leashed at all times and are not permitted on developed beaches. See Details
Horseshoe Bend Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page in Arizona. Known as the east rim of the Grand Canyon, this stunning natural phenomenon will take any visitor's breath away. Leashed dogs are welcome to hike to viewing points with their owners to enjoy the sunning views. Don't forget to bring water for your pup to enjoy on hot days and clean up any mess left behind. Vehicle passes are $10 each. See Details
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Encompassing over 1.25 million acres, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Page, AZ, is dog friendly! Leashed pups are welcome to explore Glen Canyon and cool off in the lake. The Recreation Area is open 24 hours a day, year-round. Information on entrance fees for vehicles, motorcycles, individuals, and boats can be found on their official website. Fido is NOT allowed in archaeological sites; on marinas, docks, walkways, and launch ramps (except when proceeding directly to or from a boat); along the San Juan River from Clay Hills Crossing upstream to the Glen Canyon NRA boundary; in the Orange Cliffs particular permit area; on Rainbow Bridge NM (except for pets in vessels at the courtesy docks); on the Colorado River downstream from the dam to the boundary of the Grand Canyon NP; or in Coyote Gulch, within the limits of GCNRA. See Details
West Wetlands Park Leashed dogs are welcome at the 110-acre West Wetlands Park in Yuma, AZ. The 30 acres of the lower beach are restored with native trees and grasses, and an additional 30 acres of the upper beach are developed with a lake, picnic areas, parking, lighting and landscaping. The park is also home to the dog-friendly, 1.3-mile Charles Flynn Riverfront Trail. See Details
White Tank Mountain Regional Park White Tank Mountain Regional Park is dog friendly. Leashed pets are welcome at this stunningly beautiful public park. Take the hike out to a waterfall in the middle of the desert. Nearly 30,000 acres makes this the largest regional park in Maricopa County. Most of the park is made up of the rugged and beautiful White Tank Mountains on the Valleys west side. See Details