Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Ohio

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

Pet Friendly Blendon Woods Metro Park
Blendon Woods Metro Park This Westerville public park has its own designated dog trail, which includes a doggie drinking fountain. Be careful of ticks in warm weather. See Details
Pet Friendly Sharon Woods Park
Sharon Woods Park Pets will love to walk on-leash with you through these lovely trails, which include wooded and lakeside areas. Pets not permitted in playground. See Details
Hueston Woods State Park Located in western Ohio, Hueston Woods State Park offers diverse opportunities to enjoy the park's wooded setting. The park has nearly 3,500 acres of natural resources for outdoor recreation. Whether boating on Acton Lake, hiking along forested trails, searching for fossils, or relaxing poolside at the Lodge, visitors will enjoy their time at the park. In addition to the resort lodge and a variety of cabins, the park offers a large family campground for overnight stays. There is a dog park and beach swim area for the pooches. Bring your dog to splash and swim at the beach, which includes bathhouse and concession stand. Be mindful-- the area is not fenced. See Details
Caesar Creek State Park Dog Training Area Caesar Creek State Park has a designated off-leash dog training area. Just be aware that it is not fenced. See Details
Scioto Greenway Scioto Greenway is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch for a walk alongside the Scioto River on this paved pathway. The trail itself is just over 12 miles in length and is a great way to make it between five parks situated across the city. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind by their pups. See Details
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Cuyahoga Valley National Park allows leashed dogs on over 110 miles of hiking trails and 20 miles of the Towpath Trail. Pets are also welcome in the Stanford Campground. Pets must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet long at all times. Pets are not allowed in any buildings or on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Train. Bring extra water during the summer months as the area does get hot! See Details
Companion Club Dog Park Pets love to play at this beautiful 12-acre fenced dog park, which includes an agility course, doggie washing station, wooded trails, and a swimming pond. Membership required. See Details
Cooperation Station Dog Park at Mosquito Lake State Park This lovely dog park includes a separate small dog area, drinking water, and access to the beach where your dog can go for a dip in the lake. See Details
East Harbor State Park Recreation opportunities at East Harbor State Park include boating, fishing, swimming, camping, hiking, and picnicking. Dogs are welcome to join their humans at this more than 1800-acre park on the shores of Lake Erie. Just keep your pup on a leash at all times and always clean up after him. See Details
Scout Burnell-Garbrecht Dog Park Your pet will thank you for a trip to this fenced, two-acre, off-leash dog park, which includes separate areas for large and small pets as well as a water fountain. Part of Pierce Park. See Details
Ohio & Erie Canal - Cuyahoga Valley NRA The Ohio & Erie Canal - Cuyahoga Valley NRA is a multi-use trail preserved from a historic canal towpath that's a great place to walk Fido in Cleveland! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Ohio & Erie Canal - Cuyahoga Valley NRA. 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 Park This huge Youngstown park includes tons of trails with historic log cabins, a gorgeous rose garden, tons of wildlife and wide open spaces. Pets are welcome on-leash. See Details
Rocky River Reservation Dogs are welcome to join their humans on the trails which wind through Rocky River Reservation. Natural features of the park include shale cliffs, meadows, wetlands, and floodplain forests along with wildlife and many bird species. Dogs must be leashed at all times, and you must clean up after your pets. See Details
Winton Woods Your dog will thank you for the chance to join you on-leash at this lovely, paved woodland trail around the lake. See Details
Gallant Woods Preserve Leashed pets are welcome on trails that wind through the woods, meadows and wetlands of this over two hundred acre natural-areas park. See Details
Canal Winchester Trail The Canal Winchester 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 Canal Winchester! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Canal Winchester 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
Smale Riverfront Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans at Smale Riverfront Park. Park features include trails, a labyrinth, gardens, fountains, a carousel, an esplanade, benches, swings, and more. Dogs must be leashed at all times, and you must clean up after your pets. See Details
Swan Creek Metropark This city park is packed with a remarkable quantity of wildlife, from migratory bird to deer, fox, and raccoon. Pets welcome on-leash. See Details
Northam Park Pets are welcome on-leash at this Upper Arlington park which is very popular with local dog owners. See Details
Lima Rotary Riverwalk The Lima Rotary Riverwalk is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Lima! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Lima Rotary Riverwalk. 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
Fairfield Heritage Trail The Fairfield Heritage 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 Lancaster! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Fairfield Heritage 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
Sharon Woods Loop Trail The Sharon Woods Loop Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Cincinnati! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Sharon Woods Loop 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
International Park Rotary Trail The International Park Rotary 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 Toledo! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the International Park Rotary 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
Interstate-670 Bikeway The Interstate-670 Bikeway is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Columbus! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Interstate-670 Bikeway. 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