Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Minnesota

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

Pet Friendly Minnehaha Park
Minnehaha Park Bring your dog for a hike along the gorgeous waterfalls in this Minneapolis park. This park has hiking trails through the woods and doggy access to the Mississippi River. An off-leash permit is required to gain admittance. Bring quarters for parking meters. See Details
Pet Friendly Luce Line State Trail
Luce Line State Trail The Luce Line State 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 Minneapolis! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Luce Line State 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
Dale Road Dog Park Locals love this beautiful, fenced, off-leash dog park with extensive walking trails, benches, forests, and running water. Be careful as the area is not fully fenced. See Details
Black Dog Park Black Dog Park is pet-friendly for leashed pups. Dogs are allowed to play on-leash in a designated area of this park, located near Blackdog Lake in Burnsville. See Details
Plymouth Dog Park There's plenty of room for your pet to run in this large, designated off-leash area, which includes mowed trails and fields. Bring water, and be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
Bruce Vento Trail The Bruce Vento 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 Saint Paul! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Bruce Vento 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
Locke Dog Park Your pet will thank you for a chance to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which features mulched ground cover, picnic tables, and lovely wooded areas. Bring water with you. See Details
Willard Munger State Trail (Alex Laveau Memorial Trail) The Willard Munger State Trail (Alex Laveau Memorial 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 Duluth! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Willard Munger State Trail (Alex Laveau Memorial 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
Gateway Segment of the Willard Munger Trail The Gateway Segment of the Willard Munger 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 Saint Paul! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Gateway Segment of the Willard Munger 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
Southwest Regional LRT - North Corridor and South Corridor The Southwest Regional LRT - North Corridor and South Corridor 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 Chaska! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Southwest Regional LRT - North Corridor and South Corridor. 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 Rivers Regional Trail The Big Rivers Regional 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 Saint Paul! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Big Rivers Regional 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
Gateway Segment of the Willard Munger Trail The Gateway Segment of the Willard Munger 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 Stillwater! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Gateway Segment of the Willard Munger 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
Montissippi County Park This attractive picnic area on the river features 170 acres of hardwoods and pine plantings. Two miles of paved hiking/walking/biking trails for all-season. Now has access to other pathways with the new Great River Trailhead users can go thru the underpass at CSAH 75. See Details
Afton to Lakeland Trail The Afton to Lakeland 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 Lakeland! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Afton to Lakeland 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
Maplewood State Park Maplewood State Park is a beautiful state park in western Minnesota. Dogs and horses are welcome to enjoy the hiking trails and lakes. See Details
Douglas State Trail The Douglas State 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 Rochester! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Douglas State 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
Lakewalk Duluth’s Lakewalk consists of nearly eight miles of paved pedestrian and bicycle trail stretching from Bayfront Park to Brighton Beach (Kitchi Gammi Park), much of it along the Lake Superior Shore. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Mutt Mitts are provided at regular intervals. Please always clean up after your dog. See Details
Sunrise Prairie Trail The Sunrise Prairie 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 North Branch! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Sunrise Prairie 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
Dakota Rail Regional Trail The Dakota Rail Regional 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 Wayzata! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Dakota Rail Regional 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
Red Jacket Trail The Red Jacket 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 Mankato! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Red Jacket 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
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park Split Rock Lighthouse State Park is pet-friendly. Located on the North Shore of Lake Superior, this popular park is best known for the historic lighthouse that sits atop a cliff, warning boaters that they are nearing the coastline. There are a number of pet-friendly trails around the park for you to enjoy, each more scenic than the last. Some of the trails you may end up on will lead you to the Superior Hiking Trail. Dogs are welcome throughout the park, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. Split Rock Lighthouse State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until 10pm. See Details
Mill Ruins Park The centerpiece of the revitalization of Minneapolis' historic West Side Milling District, Mill Ruins Park is dog-friendly! The Park is situated on the water and features grassy areas, a walking path, a drinking fountain, and a paid parking lot. Dogs must be on a leash for the entirety of their visit to Mill Ruins Park. The Park is open from 6am to midnight in developed areas and from 6am to 10pm in undeveloped areas. See Details
Nerstrand Big Woods State Park Nerstrand Big Woods State Park is pet-friendly! The State Park is comprised of the largest remnant of Big Woods vegetation in Minnesota and features picturesque waterfalls, over one hundred varieties of wildflowers, hiking trails and more. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than six feet at all times during their visit. Nerstrand Big Woods State Park is open daily from 8am to 10pm. See Details
Root River State Trail The Root River State 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 Lanesboro! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Root River State 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