Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Missouri

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

Pet Friendly Table Rock State Park
Table Rock State Park Leashed dogs are welcome. Dogs are not allowed in the park or historic buildings or public swimming areas and beaches. Guests staying at the campgrounds are limited to having two dogs per campsite unless an exemption is obtained in advance from the park service. Table Rock State Park in Branson, Missouri offers visitors to Branson and their pets an opportunity to explore the many nature trails that the park has to offer. In addition to hiking, guests can go boating, camping, fishing, swimming, biking, and picnicking. See Details
Pet Friendly Trolley Track Trail (Kansas City, MO)
Trolley Track Trail (Kansas City, MO) The Trolley Track Trail (Kansas City, MO) 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 Kansas City! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Trolley Track Trail (Kansas City, MO). 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
James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area Your pet is welcome to join you on-leash at this beautiful wildlife area full of trails and ponds. Hunting dogs may be let off-leash to train with special arrangements. See Details
Jefferson Barracks Historical Park Activities that take place on the 405-acre park include picnics, softball games, meetings, concerts and more. Your pet can join you on-leash on the walking trails of this lovely historic site. There's plenty of wildlife to watch as well! See Details
Frisco Highline Trail The Frisco Highline 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 Springfield! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Frisco Highline 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
Arnold City Park Arnold City Park is home to pet-friendly trails to walk your leashed dog around. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess left behind by pups and to enjoy the water, too! See Details
Forest Park Your pet is welcome to join you on-leash on the walking trails of this spacious, beautiful park, located in the heart of St. Louis. See Details
Jacob Loose Memorial Park Enjoy the great outdoors with your four-legged friend at this fun public park. Pets welcome as long as they remain on-leash. See Details
Grindstone Nature Area Dogs welcome off-leash on the hiking trails of this 200 acre park with lovely creeks and scenery. See Details
Little Blue Trace Trail The Little Blue Trace Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Independence! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Little Blue Trace 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
Grant's Trail The Grant's 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 Louis! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Grant's 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
Ha Ha Tonka State Park Leashed dogs are welcome. Dogs are not allowed in the park or historic buildings or public swimming areas and beaches. Ha Ha Tonka State Park is a state park that should not be missed. The park is a geologic wonderland with sinkholes, caves, a huge natural bridge, sheer bluffs and Missouri’s 12th largest spring. The ruins of a turn-of-the-century stone castle overlook these wonders and offer impressive views of the Lake of the Ozarks and Ha Ha Tonka Spring. A series of trails and boardwalks make it easy for visitors to experience all the park has to offer from its historic castle and geologic wonders to its wooded areas and open rocky glades. The Turkey Pen Hollow Trail is a 6.5 mile loop. See Details
Ritter Springs Park Many streams, ponds, and trails to take your dog to! All dogs must be leashed. This is a great location for urban mushing because the paths are wide and there are many grassy spots. See Details
Castlewood State Park Leashed pets are allowed in the park but they are not allowed in any buildings, or public swimming areas and beaches. In the early 1900s, the area that’s now Castlewood State Park was a popular retreat for partying St. Louisans. The dance clubs are gone, but the winding Meramec River and the lush valley that surrounds it remain. The park has hiking and mountain biking trails that range from those great for first-time riders to ones that even the most experienced will return to time after time. The park is considered one of the best mountain biking locations in the St. Louis area. Good fishing, broad meadows filled with wildlife, and plenty of recreational facilities make the park a favorite for people who want an adventure or just to get away. See Details
Old Chain of Rocks Bridge The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Saint Louis! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge. 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
Capen Park Go to intersection of Stadium Blvd and College on N. Side of Stadium and Rock Quarry Rd on South side of S. side of Stadium. Go South on Rock Quarry Rd and take first Left onto Capen Park Drive to lot at end. I took my dog walking on the trails, met a lot of runners, bike riders and dog walkers. Feels remote, high rock climbing cliffs, woods, field and creeks with 3-6 miles of trails connecting to old MO, R.R. trail system. The Grindstone-Capen Park area is located about a quarter of a mile south of the Stadium Blvd. - Old Hwy 63 intersection in southeast Columbia. You can access the trails from the Grindstone (east) side on Old 63, or from the Capen Park (west) side on Rock Quarry Road. The singletrack here connects to the Hinkson rail-trail which runs through Grindstone and a few miles west to the MKT rail-trail which then goes southwest to the Katy Trail. See Details
Frisco Greenway The Frisco 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 Joplin! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Frisco 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
Katy Trail State Park The Katy Trail State 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 Saint Charles! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Katy Trail State 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
Don Robinson State Park Leashed dogs are welcome. Dogs are not allowed in the park or historic buildings or public swimming areas and beaches. Inside the quiet shady sanctuary of Don Robinson State Park, it’s hard to believe that the bustling metropolitan area of St. Louis is not far away. Its wooded hillsides buffer any outside noise and its interesting sandstone canyons make it easy to forget there is a world outside. That’s just what Don Robinson intended when he purchased the property as his personal home and sanctuary. The area is located in the upper watershed of the LaBarque Creek and features sandstone box canyons, shelter caves, cliffs, glades and upland and bottomland forests. It was Robinson’s wish that upon his death, his personal sanctuary would become part of the Missouri state park system. Today, Don Robinson State Park offers visitors to chance to experience and explore this amazing landscape that is not far from St. Louis but still a world away. See Details
Hinkson Woods Conservation Area Off Leash Area Bring your pet for some off-leash exercise in the designated area of this lovely hiking preserve. Be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
Lake of the Ozarks State Park Leashed dogs are welcome. Dogs are not allowed in the park or historic buildings or public swimming areas and beaches. Enjoy the solitude of an undeveloped cove hidden along the shorelines of one of Missouri’s largest lakes. Swim, fish, boat or simply take in the view from a shady campsite or picnic area overlooking the Lake of the Ozarks. The park offers the opportunity to enjoy a variety of recreational activities on the lake or on shore. Lake of the Ozarks has 12 loop trails of various lengths. See Details
St. Louis Riverfront Trail (partially constructed) The St. Louis Riverfront Trail (partially constructed) is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Saint Louis! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the St. Louis Riverfront Trail (partially constructed). 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
Weston Bend State Park Leashed dogs are welcome. Dogs are not allowed in the park or historic buildings or public swimming areas and beaches. Not far from the hustle and bustle of Kansas City, Weston Bend State Park offers secluded picnic sites, a campground and sweeping views of the Missouri River from trails and a scenic overlook accessible to persons with disabilities. A three-mile paved loop trail takes hikers and bikers through the park's woody terrain. See Details
Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area is pet-friendly. This area of land is covered in steep hills, typical upland oak and hickory forest. The forest is interrupted by vast glades to be explored with pooches on a leash. These glades make up the White River Balds Natural Area. You'll also discover a bottomland forest along a one-half mile stretch of Roark Creek. See Details