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 Henderson Beach State Park
Henderson Beach State Park Henderson Beach State Park in Destin, FL, is home to pet-friendly trails that you can explore with your pooch. Leashed dogs are allowed on the nature trails, but not on the beach. Dogs in attendance do require a permit. More information can be found on their website or by calling the telephone number provided. Henderson Beach State Park can be accessed every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Pet Friendly Black Island Trail at Lover's Key State Park
Black Island Trail at Lover's Key State Park Pets are not allowed on the beach, but they are permitted in other areas such as on the trails and paths that wind through the park. For safety of other visitors & wildlife, dogs need to be well-behave and on a six foot, hand-held leash at all times. The Black Island Trail is 2.5 miles of hiking or biking adventure through a maritime hammock along the canal banks of Black Island. See Details
Turkey Lake Park Dogs are welcome at this Orlando campground, which also includes hiking trails, games, and butterfly garden. See Details
Rainbow Springs State Park Rainbow Springs State Park is pet-friendly. It has beautiful, shaded trails with 3 man-made waterfalls to explore with Fido. Pets are not allowed in the water in the swimming area. The park can be accessed from 8:00am to 5:30pm. See Details
Julington Creek Animal Walk This veterinarian facility includes a beautiful 9-acre off-leash dog park with wooded hillsides, agility course, doggie swimming pools, and more. You will need to purchase Fido a membership to gain access to the park. Julington Creek Animal Walk is open Monday through Friday from 7am to 7pm, Saturday from 8am to 3pm, and Sunday from 2pm to 6pm. See Details
Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park has 8,000 acres of nature trails that you can enjoy with Fido. There is also a bike trails that leads all of the way to Suncoast Parkway. Dogs are allowed only in day-use area only, and must be on leash no more than six feet in length. Owners are requested to pick up after dogs.
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Eureka Springs County Park A small park with an awesome boardwalk through a marsh, small garden areas, walking trails, and picnic areas. Dogs must leashed. See Details
Barkingham Dog Park This fenced, off-leash dog park includes separate areas for large and small pets, doggie water fountains, agility equipment, and a dog rinsing station. See Details
Upper Tampa Bay Trail The Upper Tampa Bay 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 Tampa! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Upper Tampa Bay 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
J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge Explore part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystems with your pup on the Wildlife Drive through the J.N. Ding Darling. Dogs are welcome on the Wildlife Drive when kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. 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
Red Bug Slough Reserve Lots of shaded trails and interesting smells for the dogs! My dogs loved it there. Great to see a city preserve natural beauty and not build condos etc on it. Big pond/lake in the middle of it so the dogs could go in and cool down. Didn't see any dog water fountains but there were poop bags at the entrance off Beneva Rd and lots of trash cans throughout. See Details
Fort Zachary Taylor State Park Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome on the trails and at the picnic area of Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. Dogs are not allowed at the fort, on the beaches or on the cafe deck. They may not be left unattended at any time. See Details
Cady Way Trail The Cady Way Trail, Phase I 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 Orlando! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Cady Way Trail, Phase I. 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
South Dade Trail The South Dade 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 Miami! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the South Dade 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
Rowlett Dog Park Enjoy the fenced, off-leash dog runs at this city park. They are separated for large and small pets, and each include agility equipment. See Details
John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail is a great place to walk your dog. The trail is well shaded on the southern-most section. The trail can be accessed by sidewalk or paths at: Six Mile Cypress Slough Parkway, Daniels Parkway, Crystal Drive, and Colonial Boulevard. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Public parking is available at several nearby recreational facilities (parking fees may apply): Lakes Regional Park (1.5 mi.), the Lee County Sports Complex (1 mi.) and the City of Fort Myers Neighborhood Trailhead Park (2.1 mi.). See Details
Palm Beach Lake Trail Popular with locals and visitors alike, the Palm Beach Lake Trail is the place to go when you want to enjoy some exercise with your pup. As you walk along this shaded, paved trail, you can spot beautiful Palm Beach mansions as well as the marvelous skyline reflected in the Lake Worth Lagoon. See Details
West Orange Trail The West Orange 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 Orlando! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the West Orange 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
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Estero Bay Preserve State Park is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch on an adventure on 4 miles of trails through a large area of undeveloped conservation land. The longest trail is 4.4 miles and meanders through flatwoods and tidal swamps. Exploring in the drier months is recommended as some of the trails are flooded during the rainy summer months. See Details
Oak Tree Nature Preserve Walking trails. Beautiful spot with around 1-mile worth of hiking trails. Dogs must be on-leash. There are several garbage cans throughout the trail. See Details
Robinson Preserve With a few trails to choose from, Robinson Preserve is a lovely nature walk bordering the Manatee River and Perico Bayou. The Preserve provides waste bags, water fountains, and hoses at the parking lot, but not within the park. Do take water for your pups - the trails can get hot and there isn't much shade. Make sure to check out the observation tower, which provides clear views to Tampa Bay. See Details
Lagoon Greenway This exciting 187-acre property is located at the corner of 8th Street and Indian River Boulevard. It boasts an ecologically diverse three- mile trail system for hiking, jogging or bike riding. Even four legged creatures on leashes are welcome on the property (with careful clean-up by their two legged companions). See Details
Waterfront Park Pet friendly walking trail along beautiful Lake Minneola. There is a beach, picnic tables, pavilion, basketball court, and sitting area. Disposable pick-up bags are available along the trail. See Details