Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Florida

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

Pet Friendly Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens is pet-friendly. This 120-acre urban woodland is full of trails for you to explore and enjoy with your pooch. In addition, over three miles of rustic hiking trails wind quietly through a series of distinct ecological habitats. Chill out on one of the benches around the park, have a picnic and enjoy a day outside with your pup. The park is open every day of the week from 8am to 5pm. See Details
Pet Friendly O'Leno State Park
O'Leno State Park O'Leno State Park in High Springs, FL, features dog-friendly trails and picnic areas. Fido must be kept on leash. There is a small admission fee to use the park. See Details
Silver Springs State Park Dogs are welcome on the hiking trails and in the picnic areas at Silver Springs State Park in Florida. One of America's largest springs, the sparkling water is surrounded by beautiful gardens and historic buildings that have stood for generations. There are a number of pet-friendly trails dotted around, including the Sandhill trail, a 1.7 mile loop trail; the Sinkhole trail, traversing up through the uplands; and the Swamp trail, a boardwalk trail that will keep your feet dry while you explore. There is an entrance fee per vehicle and the park is open daily. See Details
Red Bug Slough Preserve Red Bug Slough Preserve is a dog-friendly nature preserve in Sarasota, FL. There are several trails that you can enjoy with your pup, some of which afford views of a small lake. There are two picnic shelters were you can share a snack with Fido. Be aware that you may encounter alligators during your visit, so keeping your dog leashed is imperative. Please clean up after your pets to help protect the flora and fauna. See Details
Eureka Springs Conservation Park Eureka Springs Conservation Park in Tampa, FL, is a small park with an awesome boardwalk through a marsh, small garden areas, walking trails, and picnic areas. Dogs must leashed. See Details
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Explore part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystems with your pup on the Wildlife Drive through J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel, FL. Dogs are allowed on the Wildlife Drive, Indigo Trail and the Bailey Tract as long as they are kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times. See Details
Oleta River State Park Oleta River State Park is pet-friendly. Located 30 minutes from downtown Miami, this park is bisected by the Oleta River and is home to a lovely natural oasis of hardwood hammocks and mangroves. Escaping the hustle and bustle of Miami isn't difficult with this place on your doorstep. The area is actually Florida’s largest urban park, containing trails for mountain bikers, water sections for paddlers, anglers, and swimmers. Pets are not allowed at the beach, but leashed dogs are welcome to join you on the trails. Alternatively, you can bring Fido for a picnic at Biscayne Bay. Oleta River State Park is open every day of the week from 8am to 8pm. See Details
T.Y. Park T.Y. Park is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pup to this park in Hollywood, FL. Just minutes from busy I-95, this park named from a Seminole term for “meeting or gathering place” attracts dog walkers, picnickers, families and more. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until 6pm. See Details
Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, a former WWII gunnery and bombing practice range, is a dog-friendly natural area. Longleaf pines, some of which are over 300 years old, surround a number of the trails in the area, including the Red Cedar Trail that is lined with stunning red cedars; the Sand Pine Trail that follows the Eastern Shore of Puddin Head Stream; and the Rocky Bayou Trail that runs along the shoreline of the Bayou. Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
North Straub Park North Straub Park is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome to explore this pretty Saint Pete park. Located in St. Petersburg's downtown, the park offers beautiful scenic views of the bay and recreation trails for dogs to wander on. The park is open 30 minutes before sunrise until 11pm. See Details
Koreshan State Park Koreshan State Park is a vast dog-friendly open area in Estero, FL. The park is an ideal place to enjoy a picnic, take advantage of the camping facilities, explore trails or gain access to the Estero River for canoeing. The Koreshan State Historic Site is also situated within the state park grounds. Pet owners should note that there are alligators in the area and dogs should be leashed near the water's edge. See Details
Rainbow Springs State Park Rainbow Springs State Park in Dunnellon, FL is dog-friendly. You're welcome to bring your leashed dog to enjoy the reserve and the numerous trails in the area. Explore 14 miles of hiking trails through varied scenery, including sand pine scrub, pine flatwoods, bayheads, oak hammocks, swamps and 3 man-made waterfalls. Appreciate the eco-diversity and stunning views by taking Fido along Rainbow Springs Yellow Trail, a short waterfront hike through lush tropical plants which leads to the waterfalls. Please note that dogs are not permitted in the swimming area. See Details
Edward Medard Park One of the largest regional parks in the county, Edward Medard Park in Plant City, FL, is a dog-friendly area where Fido is welcome on a leash to explore. The park features both paved and unpaved trails, picnic pavilions, fishing, boating, and a campground. See Details
Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park is pet-friendly. This is a wonderful place to take kids and dogs alike. The unpaved trails with many different routes are fun to explore. This varied park also has two off-leash dog areas, one for large dogs and one for small dogs. The park can be accessed from 5am to 9pm. See Details
Lake Kissimmee State Park You and your leashed pup will love the natural beauty of Florida's dog-friendly Lake Kissimmee State Park in Lake Wales, FL, as you explore 13 miles of hiking trails. The park is home to bald eagles, sandhill cranes, white-tailed deer, turkey, and a variety of other animals and birds. Dogs must be leashed at all times and are not permitted on beaches or playgrounds or in any park building, including cabins. There is a fee per vehicle to enter the park. See Details
Lower Green Swamp Preserve Lower Green Swamp Preserve is pet-friendly. You and your pooch have many different trails to choose from, both short and long. Keep your dog leashed around other trail users. You may run into other dogs and horses on certain trails. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind by pups. This preserve is open every day of the week from sunrise until sunset. See Details
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve (East) Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve is home to a number of pet-friendly trails in North Fort Myers, FL, through varied plant life native to the area and some flora that thrives in the area. The trails vary between boardwalk, paved, and natural trails. Dogs are welcome to join you, as long as they are leashed and well-behaved on the trail. See Details
Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park in Port Richey, FL is pet friendly. Walk with your leashed pooch through typical Florida backcountry and admire the Salt Spring. This natural phenomenon is more than 350-ft deep and offers a habitat for plenty of wildlife that includes tortoises and dolphins. There is an entrance fee per vehicle. See Details
Halpatiokee Regional Park Halpatiokee Regional Park is a dog-friendly outdoor recreation area in Stuart, FL. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on the hiking trails of this 65 acre park. The park is surrounded by a wetland preserve, so be on the lookout for alligators. See Details
Miccosukee Canopy Road Greenway Miccosukee Canopy Road Greenway is a dog-friendly trail and park in Tallahassee, FL where your leashed dog is welcome to join you. Take Fido on the acres of trails, and prepare for a picnic in the grassy areas for picnics or the pavilions. Restrooms are available on site. See Details
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park is a dog-friendly outdoor recreation area in Key Largo, FL. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you in the picnic areas, along the sea wall, and on the bike and hiking trails. There is a self-guided nature trail which includes a native plant butterfly garden. With a permit from the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Ranger Station, you can continue the adventure on 6 miles of backcountry trails. See Details
Conservation Park Conservation Park offers 24 miles of trails and over a mile of boardwalks on 2900 acres, perfect for hikers, bikers, and nature lovers. Trails range from less than one mile up to 11 miles, and there are 12 trails to choose from. Parking, picnic tables, and restrooms are available at the trail head. Pets must be kept on a leash at all times. Humans should always clean up after their canine companions. See Details
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Matanzas River, the dog-friendly Washington Oaks Gardens State Park preserves 425 acres of coastal scenery along State Road A1A in Palm Coast, Florida. The park's eastern boundary holds one of the largest outcroppings of coquina rock on the Atlantic Ocean, creating a picturesque boulder-strewn beach. Pets may be on the walking and hiking trails only. Pets may not be in the formal gardens or on the beach side of the park. See Details
Oak Hammock Park Park that offers a number of amenities including dog walking on leash in designated areas along C-24 canal. See Details