Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Oregon

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

Pet Friendly Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor
Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor is a dog-friendly spot to enjoy seaside prairies, spectacular vistas, secluded cove beaches, rugged cliffs, and forested sea stacks. The Corridor features a somewhat easy, twelve-mile trail that takes about seven hours to complete with Fido. Pets must be leashed during their visit. Dog owners can start out from the trailhead at the north end of the picnic area and head down the paved path past the pit toilets. Those wanting to continue their trek should ignore the trail that goes left to the beach and keep going straight through a bit of brush before opening up to a nice trail on the other side. See Details
Pet Friendly Sahalie & Koosah Falls Trail
Sahalie & Koosah Falls Trail Enjoy the breathtaking wonder of two waterfalls as you hike along the dog-friendly loop trail that connects the Sahalie and Koosah Falls in McKenzie Bridge, OR. Created by ancient lava flows, these stunning waterfalls and the beauty of the surrounding nature provide the makings of a perfect day in the great outdoors with your furry best friend. Just keep your pup leashed on the trails. See Details
Oregon Garden Oregon Garden is pet-friendly. This Silverton Gardens contains a special pet-friendly space that educates visiting dogs and their owners on what local plants can be harmful and helpful to the canine community. Don't forget to snap a picture next to the statue of Bobbie the Wonder Dog, the amazing pooch who traveled more than 2,500 miles to be reunited with his owners in Silverton. There is an admission price and the garden is open daily. See Details
Sandy River Delta Park The Sandy River Delta Park trail system consists of a thousand acres of off leash trails that lead to the Sandy River where your dog can wade or swim. Walk or hike for hours. It can be muddy at times due to Portland's frequent rain. Take I-84 to exit 18, follow the road and cut back under 84, stay straight instead of getting on the on ramp and you will be in doggy heaven! Dogs must remain leashed on Confluence Trail. See Details
Smith Rock State Park Smith Rock State Park is dog-friendly! Fido can explore its six-hundred-and-fifty-acres but must be on a leash no longer than six feet at all times, and owners must clean up after their pet. Clean-up bags and a garbage can are located right before the bridge. Climbers and slackliners bringing dogs to a route or line must follow special rules, which can be found on Smith Rock's official website.

Smith Rock State Park is open year-round from dusk until dawn, and quiet hours in the campground are between 10pm and 7am. Dog owners can park in designated areas only, with $5 day use permits.
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Proxy Falls Trail Located in the Three Sisters Wildnerness area of Williamette National Forest, Proxy Falls Trail offers amazing views of open lava fields and dense forests. This one-way, dog-friendly loop trail brings hikers past the 226 foot veil waterfall that is Proxy Falls. Leashed pets are welcome to join you as you take in the breathtaking scenery along the hiking trail. From McKenzie Bridge, OR, travel east on Highway 126 to Highway 242. Travel east on Highway 242 for 9 miles to Proxy Falls Trailhead. See Details
Peavy Arboretum A popular gateway to the McDonald Forest, Peavy Arboretum is dog-friendly! The Arboretum provides a variety of outdoor recreation and educational opportunities. Dogs are welcome on the trails as long as they are under vocal command or on-leash. Dog owners must clean up after their pets. Peavy Arboretum is open daily from 5am to 9pm. See Details
William M. Tugman State Park Situated on Eel Lake in Lakeside, OR, the William M. Tugman State Park is a fantastic destination for a day outdoors with your pooch. The lake is perfect for fishing, swimming, canoeing, boating, and sailing. If you'd rather hike, there is a dog-friendly trail around the south end of the lake that will take you away from the developed area of the park so you can get even closer to the beauty of nature without distractions. Just ensure Fido is leashed while in the park. See Details
L.L. Stub Stewart State Park Located 30 miles west of Portland is L.L. Stub Stewart State Park where boundless hiking opportunities await you and Fido. Situated in Buxton, OR, this woodland park features rolling hills and over 25 miles of trails which are suited to any skill level. For a leisurely pace on gentle terrain, opt to follow Banks-Vernonia State Trail which is completely paved and passes through the park. Trails at Stub Stewart State Park are multi-use and frequented by hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. Dogs must remain leashed at the park with the exception of Hilltop Day Use Area which is fenced. With 1,800 acres to explore, stay a weekend and book into one of five dog-friendly cabins at Mountain Dale Cabin Village. See Details
Wildwood Trail, Forest Park The Wildwood Trail in Forest Park is a moderately easy, 30-mile hike that will take about 2 days to complete with Fido. Take a retreat to this wilderness hike that is within Portland city limits. Using road crossings as a turnaround point can shorten the trail. Please note that dogs must be on leash. See Details
Tamanawas Falls Tamanawas Falls is a wonderful pet-friendly hike whatever the time of year. Located off Oregon Highway 35 in the Mt. Hood National Forest, this snowy 3.5-mile loop takes in Tamanawas Falls, where the water forms a broad curtain from Cold Spring Creek that pours over a lava cliff near the eastern base of Mount Hood. Parking is limited and can be unsafe in extreme weather, so be careful if you decide to visit during winter months. See Details
Crater Lake National Park Leashed pets are allowed on The Godfrey Glen Trail, Lady of the Woods Trail, Grayback Drive, the famous Pacific Crest Trail, and the paved promenade at Rim Village. The leash should be 6 foot or less. See Details
Tryon Creek State Park Tryon Creek State Park has a nice and easy, 3.8-mile hike that takes about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This trail is heavily trafficked and allows bikers and horses, but it is a quick escape from Portland. Please note that dogs must be on leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Multnomah Falls Travel to the breathtaking Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil, OR, to enjoy the splendor of cool water cascading 611 feet to the base of the falls. The trail offers easy access to the base of the falls from the parking area, or hike up the paved trail to Benson Bridge for a closer view of the water. Your pup is welcome to enjoy the dog-friendly hike with you as long as he remains leashed on the trail. See Details
Wahkeena Trail Loop Wahkeena Trail Loop is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome to join their owners if they are leashed and well-behaved. This 4.6 has six officially named waterfalls on this trip and a number of cascades and intermittent falls. Start your hike at Multnomah Falls or the Wahkeena Trail head. If you have a harder time with elevation climbs, its recommended to start on the Multnomah side where the trail has more switch backs and is paved. The trail is rated as moderately difficult. See Details
Battle Rock Park Leashed dogs can explore Battle Rock Park in Port Orford, OR. Visit the area where a historic battle took place, hike to the top of the Rock, and romp on Battle Rock Beach. A city-maintained Visitor Center and restroom are both on the property. Dogs must be cleaned up after during their visit to Battle Rock Park. See Details
LaPine State Park LaPine State Park is a scenic dog-friendly area situated on the Upper Deschutes River in La Pine, OR. A quiet, shaded campground connects to over fourteen miles of multi-use trails. This centrally located park also provides access to Deschutes National Forest, Newberry Crater and Lava River Cave. Head to the "Big Tree" day-use area to marvel at Oregon's largest Ponderosa Pine tree which is thought to be 500 years old. Enjoy year-round camping or cozy up in one of five pet-friendly log cabins. A fenced, off-leash pet exercise area is a short walk from the campground. Visitors in winter can enjoy snowshoeing alongside Fido, while Spring and Fall are best for those hoping to see wildlife. See Details
Ramona Falls Trail Ramona Falls Trail is an easy, 7.2 mile hike that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. On your way to Ramona Falls you will be walking on the mudflows of Mount Hood's 1781 eruption. Please note that Northwest Forest Pass required. See Details
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden is a dog-friendly attraction in Portland, OR. Leashed dogs are welcome at this lovely botanical garden and park. Your dog will love all the new smells and watching the ducks. Discover unique plants, birds, and inspiring vistas. See Details
Deschutes River Trail Deschutes River Trail is an easy, 8.5 mile hike in Deschutes National Forest that will take about 5 hours to complete with Fido. Set out on the Benham Falls trail and go 0.7 mile to Benham Falls. Another 0.2 mile past the Falls you will connect with the Deschutes River Trail. Please note that dogs must be on leash. See Details
Molalla River State Park Off-Leash Area Bring your pet with you as you enjoy the beautiful environs of this state park. See Details
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Bring Fido to enjoy the beauty of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and take advantage of the OHV riding opportunities, hiking, wildlife viewing, camping, picnicking, or the chance to play in the sand. Dogs must be leashed in all developed areas including campgrounds and picnic areas and in Cape Perpetua Scenic Area and Marys Peak Scenic Botanical Area; dogs are not permitted in beach areas closed to dogs to protect Western Snowy Plovers; dog waste must always be cleaned up. Bring plenty of water for you and your dog. See Details
Big Sky Youth Sports Complex Dog Park Bring your dog for off-leash playtime at this fenced dog park with trails, grassy areas, water spigots, and picnic tables. See Details
Pine Nursery Loop Trail The Pine Nursery Loop Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Bend! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Pine Nursery 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 See Details