Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Nevada

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

Pet Friendly Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is less than a half-hour drive from the Strip in Las Vegas. Leashed pets are allowed on dog-friendly trails. Owners are required to clean up after their dogs. Baggies for waste disposal are available in the campground and at the Scenic Drive fee station. Fido must be leashed at all times in the campground areas, and at other developed facilities such as the visitor center, Willow Springs picnic area and Red Rock overlook. Due to the extreme temperatures in the Canyon, pet owners should never leave their pets unattended inside their vehicles, and you should bring plenty of water for your pet as well. There is a fee per vehicle to enter. See Details
Pet Friendly Valley of Fire State Park
Valley of Fire State Park The dog-friendly Valley of Fire State Park is located in the Mojave Desert of southern Nevada, about 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas.The park lies in a basin 4 miles wide by 6 miles long, 15 miles southwest of Overton, Nevada. Its elevation varies between 2,000 and 2,600 feet. You'll see petrified trees dating back more than 2,000 years! Pets are welcome, but they must be kept on a leash of not more than six feet in length. They are not allowed in the Visitor Centers. See Details
Carson River Park Bring Fido to this 40-acre park area along the Carson River where dogs are allowed off-leash at all times. The dog-friendly park features picnic tables, an ADA accessible fishing pier, river ramp for non-motorized watercraft, decomposed granite walking paths, a trailhead parking lot, and enclosed portable toilets. See Details
Historic Railroad Hiking Trail The Historic Railroad Hiking 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 Boulder City! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Historic Railroad Hiking 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
River Mountains Loop Trail River Mountains Loop Trail is dog-friendly. Dogs are welcome to join their owners, as long as they are leashed and all mess is cleaned up after them. This pathway is approximately 34 miles in length and surrounds the River Mountains connecting Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam, Henderson, Boulder City and the rest of the Las Vegas Valley. There are trailheads in Boulder City, Henderson, and Lake Mead. See Details
Mount Charleston Pet owners looking to escape the desert heat with Fido should check out the dog-friendly Mount Charleston. Located just an hour away from downtown Las Vegas, Mount Charleston has 50 miles of hiking trails in a climate with temperatures averaging 20 degrees lower than Sin City. One of the most popular hikes from November is the Bristlecone Trail, perfect for sledding, snowman building, and playing fetch with snowballs. The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area offers opportunities for year-round fun. See Details
Clark County Wetlands Park Trails Clark County Wetlands Park is pet-friendly. The largest park in the Las Vegas park system, leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on trails and trailheads outside the Nature Preserve. It's a hidden getaway for urban pups to explore some wetlands. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that dogs leave behind. See Details
Fossil Ridge Loop Fossil Ridge Loop is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Blue Diamond, Nevada that offers the chance to see the local wildlife. The trail is used for hiking, walking, running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Leashed dogs are allowed. See Details
Foxtail Picnic & Winter Snowplay Area Foxtail Picnic & Winter Snowplay Area is a recreation area in Las Vegas with access to dog-friendly, year-round fun! Visitors enjoy hiking, mountain biking, scenic driving and winter snowplay in this forested desert oasis. During the winter season, you and Fido can enjoy hillside snowplay, snowshoeing, sledding, building snowmen and making snow angels Parking and space is limited, so they operate on a first come, first served basis. There is a fee per vehicle to enter. Hours may vary depending on conditions, closures may occur at any time. Foxtail is required to have 12" of snow for sledding and may close due to conditions. See Details
Bristlecone Trail The Bristlecone Trail is dog-friendly. From November onwards, this trail is perfect for sledding, snowman building, and playing fetch with snowballs. See Details
Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway is dog friendly. Known as the "Grand Canyon" of Nevada, Lamoille Canyon should be a must-see for anyone zooming by Elko on Interstate 80 with their dog. The scenery is fabulous, the drive easy, and by visiting Lamoille Canyon a traveler will be seeing a part of Nevada that only the locals ever really visit. The Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway is one of the most scenic in Nevada and is just twelve miles one-way. The road is also paved and in very good condition. See Details
South Fork Recreation Area Dogs are welcome to join their owners at South Fork Recreation Area in Nevada, as long as they are on a leash under 6 feet. Located near the Ruby Mountains, this stunning area is famed for meadows, rolling hills, and for lots of different wildlife sightings. The park is always open and the entrance fee is $5 per vehicle. See Details
Lovell Canyon Trail Lovell Canyon Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail. This is an easy hike that takes you through some beautiful wooded area. See Details
Cathedral Rock Trail Cathedral Rock Trail is pet-friendly. At nearly three miles, this out-and-back trail is rated moderate as it can get a little steep at times. Bring your leashed pooch with you to wander up from Mazie Canyon, enjoying wildflowers and butterflies during the spring. You can pause for a moment at the waterfall around halfway up the pathway which has an old road leading to it. The trail climbs a few short, steep switchbacks before reaching the summit, with a spectacular view of Kyle Canyon. Be careful of wintery hikes as this spot is a major avalanche zone and clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Bruce Trent Park Your leashed dog will love to romp and play at this Las Vegas park. See Details
Carson City Trail (V&T Rail-Trail) The Carson City Trail (V&T 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 Carson City! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Carson City Trail (V&T 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
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Bring your pet to explore the raw, natural beauty of these desert trails, some of which are designated friendly to off-leash pets. Be careful of hot sand in warm weather. See Details
Mayberry Park Mayberry Park is dog-friendly! The river park is a day-use facility with water access, various individual picnic sites, a group picnic site, hiking trails, a paved bike path and more. Dogs must be cleaned up after and on a leash during their visit to Mayberry Park. The Park is open seven days a week from 8am to 9pm. See Details
White Rock Canyon Wash White Rock Canyon Wash is a nice trail to enjoy with Fido. The trailhead is located on 93 Northbound. To get there from Las Vegas, you take 93 Southbound past the Hoover Dam about 4 miles. You will then need to use the crossover to get to 93 Northbound. You will actually pass the trailhead and need to backtrack. The trailhead is clearly marked. Make sure to bring plenty of water for you and your pup. See Details
Flume Trail The Flume Trail Mountain Bike Ride is pet-friendly. This moderately difficult one way 14 mile ride includes over a 1000′ of climbing in the first four miles and 4.5 miles of single track. Traversing above several steep sections, those afraid of heights should give this one a miss. See Details
Grapevine Canyon Trail Grapevine Canyon Trail is a 3.3 mile hiking trail located near Laughlin, Nevada that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is accessible year-round, and leashed dogs are permitted explore the desert landscape and investigate the Native American Indian Petroglyphs carved on the rock formations and canyon walls. See Details
Walker River State Recreation Area Walker River State Recreation Area is pet-friendly. This little gem is a great spot to take your pooch to if you're looking to explore the river and the surrounding area. There aren't many hiking trails around the river, but keen floaters can hop on the water in their kayak. Dogs are welcome to join their owners, as long as they are on a leash under six feet and all mess is cleaned up after them. Walker River can be accessed seven days a week, 365 days a year. See Details
Lake Mead National Recreation Area Leashed pets are welcome to join their humans throughout many areas of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Dogs must be on a leash not exceeding six feet at all times, and humans must clean up after their pets. See Details
Bob Baskin Park This nearly 6-acre park features a variety of activities, including a playground, picnic facilities, basketball courts. Just keep Fido on a leash while enjoying the park activities. See Details