Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Georgia

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

Pet Friendly Skidaway Island State Park
Skidaway Island State Park Located near historic Savannah, this park borders Skidaway narrows, a part of Georgia’s intracoastal waterway. The park provides camping and picnicking surrounded by Spanish moss-draped live oaks. Trails wind through maritime forest and over salt marsh allowing visitors to watch for deer, fiddler crabs, raccoon, egrets and migrating birds such as colorful painted buntings. An observation tower provides another chance to watch for wildlife on this barrier island. A giant ground sloth replica, birding station, reptile room, and natural and cultural exhibits are featured in the interpretive center. Dogs must be leashed at all times and are not permitted in any buildings. See Details
Pet Friendly Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area
Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area Your leashed dog will love walking with you through this beautiful wooded recreation area with a river. See Details
Fort Pulaski National Monument Fort Pulaski National Monument offers dog owners the chance to experience many interesting and exciting activities year-round. Fort Pulaski itself is a large-scale outdoor exhibit. The main structure, together with outlying works including demilune, drawbridges, ditches, and dikes, is a fine example of historic military architecture. Leashed pets are welcome to enter the fort and explore the hiking trails within the monument. Leashed dogs are also are allowed to walk along the shoreline; however, they should not enter the water, as there is always a very strong current. Pets are not allowed in public buildings. Fort Pulaski National Monument is open year round. See Details
Bonaventure Cemetery While a cemetery might not be the first place you think of to visit with your dog, Bonaventure Cemetery is considered a must-see by Savannah locals and visitors alike. This beautiful final resting place is open daily and there is no admission fee to stroll the grounds. Keep your dogs leashed at all times and make sure to clean up any doggie messes. Bonaventure Cemetery is over 170 years old, and features few modern amenities. Comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and bug spray are recommended. Open daily, 8 AM to 5 PM. Visitor Center: Open Saturday and Sunday: 10 AM - 4 PM. See Details
Wormsloe State Historic Site A breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe, a colonial estate dating back to the 1700s. In the visitor center, tour a museum and watch a 13-minute film about the site. The interpretive nature trail (0.8 miles) leads past the tabby ruins along the marsh to the Colonial Life Area where, where during programs and special events, demonstrators in period dress exhibit the tools and skills of colonial Georgia. Many more nature trails are also accessible, ranging from 3 miles (Battery Trail) to 0.2 miles (Yellow Trail). To enter the visitor center with your pet, dog must be able to be carried. Dogs must be leashed on all trails. Please clean up after your pet. See Details
Red Top Mountain State Park Red Top Mountain State Park boasts 1,562 acres of land along the 12,000-acre Lake Allatoona, and allows leashed dogs for free! See Details
Muscogee County Flat Rock Park Lovely creek, mountain biking, frisbee golf, picnic tables/grills, playgrounds. The main trail is about 2.3 miles around. Lovely loop and scenery. You're not limited to the main trail, there are many smaller trails that break off to include a great bike trail that goes for miles. Lovely place to walk/run your dog. There are trash cans set up everywhere, so it's very clean. It's a nice hidden treasure in Columbus! See Details
Trolley Line Trail The Trolley Line 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 Atlanta! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Trolley Line 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
JF Gregory Park JF Gregory Park is pet-friendly. The scenic park features a playground, nature trails, an amphitheater, pavilions & meeting space. There are huge open fields for your dog to run, a 3 mile hike through a beautiful scenic route and more at this recreation area. See Details
UGA Recreational Sports Complex Pets are welcome to play off-leash in the designated zone of this lovely Athens public park. The area is located in the southern end of the park. There are also loads of jogging trails and a lake for swimming. See Details
Union County Recreation Center Dog Park Bring your dog to play off-leash in the designated area of this park, which includes lovely wooded trails bordering the water. See Details
East Palisades, Whitewater Creek Trail One of the East Palisades Trails, Whitewater Creek Trail is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on this hike along the Chattahoochee River. Owners and their dogs can wade in the water; however, they should be cautious as the water can rise and speed up quickly. Whitewater Creek Trail is open daily from dawn until dusk. Exact hours are posted at its trailhead. Parking is available. See Details
Ronald Reagan Dog Park Pets will love to play off-leash at this fenced, 2-acre dog park, which includes a separate area for smaller pets and puppies. See Details
Tallulah Falls Rail-Trail The Tallulah Falls Rail-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 Lakemont! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Tallulah Falls Rail-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
Crooked River State Park Located on southern tip of Georgia?s Colonial Coast, this park is the perfect spot for enjoying the intracoastal waterway and maritime forest. Campsites are surrounded by palmettos and Spanish moss-draped oaks, while cottages are set near the tidal river. A boat ramp is popular with anglers who often take to the water before sunrise. Just down the road is the ferry to famous Cumberland Island National Seashore known for secluded beaches and wild horses. The park's nature trail winds through forest and salt marsh, and hikers may see gopher tortoises, fiddler crabs, herons and other birds. A nature center features fish, snakes, turtles and other animals native to coastal Georgia. Visitors may venture to the nearby ruins of a tabby mill, built around 1825 and later used as a starch factory during the Civil War. Dogs are allowed on all trails, but must be kept on a 6-ft max leash. Dogs are not permitted in or around historic sites, lodges, group camps, or swimming areas. See Details
Ben Burton Park This beautiful park is a great place for a picnic or a quiet walk through the woods. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans. Just clean up after your pet at all times. See Details
Woodbine Riverwalk The Woodbine Riverwalk (part of the Coastal Georgia Greenway) 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 Woodbine! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Woodbine Riverwalk (part of the Coastal Georgia Greenway). 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
Wiggly Field This two-acre, fenced dog park includes a separate small dog area, and both doggie and human drinking fountains. There is also plenty of soft grass and shades. See Details
Augusta Canal Trail The Augusta Canal 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 Augusta! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Augusta Canal 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
Arabia Mountain Trail The Arabia Mountain 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 Lithonia! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Arabia Mountain 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
Arabia Mountain Trail The Arabia Mountain 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 Stockbridge! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Arabia Mountain 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
Unicoi State Park Fido is welcome to explore Unicoi State Park! The State Park features 1,029 acres of adventure activities, a 53-acre lake nestled between mountaintops, and gorgeous trails to Helen and Anna Ruby Falls. Visiting pets must be friendly and on a short, sturdy leash. Dog owners must be courteous to other patrons and clean up after their pets in all areas of the park. Unicoi is open from 7am to 10pm, and parking is $5 per vehicle. See Details
Chattahoochee Riverwalk (Columbus) The Chattahoochee Riverwalk (Columbus) 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 Columbus! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Chattahoochee Riverwalk (Columbus). 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
Allatoona Pass The Allatoona Pass 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 Cartersville! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Allatoona Pass. 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