Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Kansas

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

Pet Friendly Shawnee Mission Park
Shawnee Mission Park Shawnee Mission Park, a multi-use, 1,600-acre park is located at 79th and Renner Road in Shawnee, Kansas. It is the largest park in the county and the most visited park in the entire state of Kansas. Its 53-acre off-leash dog park, one of the largest in the country, has hiking trails, large open spaces and a 200-foot dog beach. The park is also home to a number of fantastic amenities such as a beautiful 120-acre lake that's great for boating, fishing, sail boarding, and much more. There are 11 spacious shelters, numerous picnic areas, nature trails, play areas, an archery range, a disc golf course, and trails to enjoy mountain biking and horseback riding. The park is also home to The Theatre in the Park, Shawnee Mission Park Beach, and Shawnee Mission Park Marina. In season, there are canoes, pedal boats, and fishing boats available for rent at the marina. See Details
Pet Friendly Wyandotte County Lake Park Trails
Wyandotte County Lake Park Trails Starting right before Shelter 9 in a large wooded area on the east side of the lake, you will find the trailhead for the WyCo Single Track Trail. From the trailhead there are several options for trails, all interconnect with each other at points along the way and eventually loop back to the beginning. The trails are well marked and you'll find multiple maps along the way so you don't get lost. This is a popular fishing, picnic, and biking area so you will encounter much of this as you walk the trail around the lake. Most of the trails are hard-packed dirt, but several sections are gravel and/or rocks. On the West side of the park there is an area for dogs. See Details
Mill Creek Streamway Park The Mill Creek Streamway Park 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 Lenexa! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Mill Creek Streamway Park. 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
Mill Creek Streamway Park The Mill Creek Streamway Park 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 Olathe! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Mill Creek Streamway Park. 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
Haskell Rail-Trail (formerly Lawrence Rail-Trail) The Haskell Rail-Trail (formerly Lawrence 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 Lawrence! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Haskell Rail-Trail (formerly Lawrence 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
Iliff Commons Iliff Commons is dog-friendly. This secluded spot has a great nature trail with a pond, stream, woods and grass land areas to explore. There are lots of benches and areas to rest during your trip. If you're bringing the smaller members of the family, there's a fort and a replica of a cabin, and swings to discover. Elsewhere, there are a number of other trails for leashed pups and their owners to enjoy. The park is open every day of the week from 5am to 9pm. See Details
Lakewood Discovery Center Lakewood Discovery Center is a wonderful place to take your dog for a nice walk along a trail around a beautiful pond. You can also fish and there is wonderful nature center inside. For more information just visit their website at http://www.salina-ks.gov/LakewoodDiscoveryCenter See Details
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Most of the remaining tall grass prairie in the United States exists in this preserve. Dogs, on leashes six feet or less, are allowed on Fox Creek Trail, Southwind Nature Trail, Z Bar Spur, and Bottomland Nature Trail all year. See Details
City Park This city park includes a 1-mile walking trail which is perfect for your pet's daily exercise. Dogs are welcome on-leash. See Details
Whistle Stop Park The Whistle Stop Park 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 Elkhart! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Whistle Stop Park. 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
Valkommen Trail The Valkommen 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 Lindsborg! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Valkommen 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
MacLennan Park Trails MacLennan Park Trails are pet-friendly. Located in northwest Topeka along the hills overlooking the Kansas River, the trailhead and parking lots may be found on the south side of the park on 6th Street west of Fairlawn Road and on the north side of the park on the west side of the Governor’s Mansion. The park has two types of trails – a wide limestone loop and a series of dirt single track hiking and biking trails. Dogs are welcome, as long as they are leashed and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Prairie Spirit Rail-Trail The Prairie Spirit 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 Ottawa! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Prairie Spirit 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
Prairie Spirit Rail-Trail The Prairie Spirit 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 Garnett! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Prairie Spirit 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
Peter Pan Park Peter Pan Park is pet-friendly. Leashed pups can join their owners as you explore the winding pathways of the 50-acre park together. The centerpiece is a four-acre lake, but the 18-hole disc golf course is the most popular attraction in the park. Make sure Fido doesn't snap anybody's perfect throw out of the air. The park is open every day of the week from 6am to 11pm. See Details
Prairie Spirit Rail-Trail The Prairie Spirit 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 Richmond! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Prairie Spirit 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
Big Shunga Park Big Shunga Park is pet-friendly. This sizable green space features trails, a BMX track, a baseball field & play equipment. Shunga Trail winds through the park and is an awesome place to take your leashed pup for a nice walk. Big Shunga Park is accessible from 6am to 11pm. See Details
Prairie Spirit Rail-Trail The Prairie Spirit 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 Welda! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Prairie Spirit 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
Kansas Museum of History Nature Trails Kansas Museum of History Nature Trails is pet-friendly. This 2.5 mile trail winds throughout the Kansas Historical Society property in western Topeka and is divided into four sections. Signs interpret both the cultural and natural history of the area. Visitors can walk along the creek banks, through native grasslands, and into the woodlands area of the north trail. The west trail passes through the woodlands and crosses three bridges, including a rope bridge. The trail is open sunrise to sundown year-round. Dogs are welcome, as long as they are leashed and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Lake Shawnee Lake Shawnee is pet-friendly. This manmade lake is the perfect place to enjoy some fishing, boating and swimming. There are also areas where you can play some tennis, enjoy a round of golf, and stay the night, too. Dogs are welcome on a leash, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. The lake can be accessed every day of the week from 6am to 11pm. See Details
Campus Woods Campus Woods is a large wooded area with pet-friendly trails. You and your pooch can explore the streams and pathways together on the campus of the university. Many dog owners use this as an off-leash area, although this is not necessarily allowed and it's not fenced-in. See Details
International Forest of Friendship International Forest of Friendship is pet-friendly. This park stands in homage to those who have dedicated their time, efforts and service to the aerospace and aviation industry. See the honorary plaques that commemorate each individual, and the trees planted from special seeds, including seeds from George Washington's estate. Leashed dogs are welcome on the grounds, but they must be well-controlled and cleaned up after. See Details
Castle Rock Castle Rock is a dog-friendly hike in Kansas. These 70-foot towers were once a landmark for early travelers, but can now be accessed along a bluff. The area was once covered completely in water, a vast inland sea, giving it the stunning appearance that you'll see today. Dogs are welcome throughout the park, as long as they are on a leash and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Wilderness Park Wilderness Park is pet-friendly. Bring your pooch with you to stomp on the trails and explore the landscape of this pretty park. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details