Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Mississippi

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

Pet Friendly Olive Branch City Park
Olive Branch City Park Your pet will love this fun community park, which includes lakes, tennis courts, sports fields, and extensive walking trails. See Details
Pet Friendly Riverfront Park
Riverfront Park This lovely park is set on the banks of the Mississippi, and includes picnic tables, barbecue areas, and playgrounds. Your pet is welcome on-leash. See Details
Gulf Islands National Seashore Certain areas of Gulf Islands National Seashore are dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are allowed on trails, multi-use paths, and on park roads. They are also allowed to be tied to fixed objects in the Davis Bayou and Fort Pickens Campgrounds, if their leash is less than six feet long, the pet is quiet, and out of harm's way. Pets must be cleaned up after during their visit. Dog owners can check out Gulf Islands National Seashore's official website to find operating hours and entrance fees for specific areas of the Seashore. Dogs are NOT allowed on all park beaches and in water less than five feet in Florida; on all beaches of the Mississippi barrier islands and in water less than five feet surrounding the islands; and in the forts or visitor use facilities, such as pavilions, fishing and ferry piers, and visitor centers. See Details
Longleaf Trace The Longleaf Trace 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 Hattiesburg! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Longleaf Trace. 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
Thacker Mountain Rail-Trail The Thacker Mountain 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 Oxford! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Thacker Mountain 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
Kitty Bryan Dill Memorial Parkway National Recreation Trail The Kitty Bryan Dill Memorial Parkway National Recreation 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 West Point! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Kitty Bryan Dill Memorial Parkway National Recreation Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to BringFido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Oxford Depot Trail The Oxford Depot 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 Oxford! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Oxford Depot 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
Columbus Riverwalk and Trail Bring Fido for a walk on the Columbus Riverwalk and trail that begins at Main Street and winds along the Tombigbee River. The trail offers two pavilions, bathrooms, benches, bike racks, and picnic tables. Dogs should be leashed at all times along the trail and riverwalk. See Details
Longleaf Trace The Longleaf Trace 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 Carson! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Longleaf Trace. 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
Longleaf Trace The Longleaf Trace 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 Prentiss! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Longleaf Trace. 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
Longleaf Trace The Longleaf Trace 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 Sumrall! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Longleaf Trace. 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
Longleaf Trace The Longleaf Trace 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 Bassfield! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Longleaf Trace. 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
Plymouth Bluff Environmental Center Dogs are welcome at Plymouth Bluff Environmental Center, where you and Fido will discover a pet-friendly four mile nature trail system. All of the trails allow Fido to wander on a leash with their owners. The Lake Trail is the shortest path in the area at well under a mile in length that loops around the lake. From the Lake Trail, you can access the Bluff Trail through a gap in the fence. This crushed limestone pathway winds through upland woods and along the top of a 70-foot-high bluff, providing views of the old Tombigbee River channel. Starting at the observation deck, the Old Channel Trail gives you the chance to go full Indiana Jones and hunt for fossils. The River and Scout Trails form a loop together, sloping up through woodlands. Plymouth Bluff Environmental Center is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. See Details
Lighthouse Park Lighthouse Park is a pet-friendly park next to the famous Biloxi Lighthouse. This park has a nice nature trail lined with native plants to explore with Fido. The park is 5 acres in total and also offers a children’s playground, native plants and flowers, and a covered pavilion as an events venue. Leashed pups are allowed to join in the fun, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Vicksburg National Military Park Vicksburg National Military Park is pet-friendly. This park preserves the site of the American Civil War Battle of Vicksburg and commemorates the greater Vicksburg Campaign which led up to the battle. Leashed dogs are welcome in the outdoor areas on the trails, as long as they are leashed and all mess is cleaned up after them. They are open every day of the week from 8:30am to 5:00pm. See Details
Elvis Presley Birthplace Elvis Presley Birthplace is home to a pet-friendly trail. This historic museum site in Tupelo, Mississippi is dedicated to the preservation of the birthplace of American musician Elvis Presley. It is listed on the Mississippi Blues Trail. Leashed dogs are welcome on the outdoor sections of this historic site to marvel at the tiny home that was the birthplace of the King of Rock and Roll. Elvis Presley Birthplace is open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. See Details
Homochitto National Forest Homochitto National Forest is pet-friendly. The Homochitto National Forest was named for the Homochitto River, a Native American name for the "Big Red River." The area of land around what is now the Homochitto National Forest was strongly influenced by France, England and Spain. Bring your pooch to explore some of the trails in the protected area, as long as they are leashed and cleaned up after during their visit. See Details
Jeff Busby Park Jeff Busby Park is pet-friendly. Located on the Natchez Trace Parkway, this campsite and trailhead is a must-visit if you're enjoying a road trip on the historic road. One of the highlights is the Little Mountain Trail that leads to a great view across the state and one of the highest elevations. The park is open every day of the week from 9am to 10pm. See Details
Natchez National Historical Park Natchez National Historical Park is home to pet-friendly trails. Bring your dog along to learn about the history of Natchez and Mississippi, as well as experiencing the architecture of the area. The outdoor areas welcome dogs to explore on a leash, as long as they are well-behaved and cleaned up after. The area is open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. See Details
Natchez Trace Parkway Natchez Trace Parkway is pet-friendly. This 444-mile recreational road and scenic drive takes visitors through three states. It roughly follows the "Old Natchez Trace" a historic travel corridor used by American Indians, "Kaintucks," European settlers, slave traders, soldiers, and future presidents. Stop along the way to hike and explore the beautiful natural areas with your leashed pooch. See Details
Natchez Bluff Trail Natchez Bluff Trail is pet-friendly. Take a walk to one of the best views of the Mississippi River around with your leashed pooch. The best time to visit is at sunset, where you can admire the sun going down over neighboring Louisiana. When you're finished admiring the view, walk down a 200 feet staircase down into the base of the bluff and enjoy a walk alongside some architectural beauties on display. See Details
Little Mountain Trail Little Mountain Trail is a pet-friendly trail located in Jeff Busby Park. One of the highest points in Mississippi, this half-mile pathway is worth a hike if you're passing through on Natchez Trace Parkway. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. The trail can be accessed every day of the week from 9am to 10pm. See Details
Cypress Swamp Trail Cypress Swamp Trail is pet-friendly. Bring your dog on a walk across the boardwalk on this popular boardwalk trail that leads you through Cypress Swamp at milepost 122 on the Natchez Trace Parkway. The best time of year to visit is during fall, when the trees turn a variety of stunning colors. The swamp is home to dozens of tupelo and bald cypress trees. Unlike many other species of trees, tupelo and bald cypress trees love watery bogs. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on the boardwalk, as long as they are well-behaved and cleaned up after. Cypress Swamp is open daily from sunrise to sunset. See Details