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 Sandy River Delta Park
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
Pet Friendly Powell Butte Nature Park
Powell Butte Nature Park You'll forget you're in the city at this quiet, peaceful nature park in the heart of Portland. Leashed pets are welcome. 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
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
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
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden Leashed dogs are welcome at this lovely botanical garden and park. Your dog will love all the new smells and watching the ducks. The garden is open April 1-September 30 from 6am-10pm and October 1-March 31 from 6am-6pm. Admission is free to all from October 1, through February 28. A $5 admission fee is charged between 10am-6pm, Tuesday through Sunday from March 1, through September 30. No admission fee on Mondays. See Details
Metolius River Trail Metolius River Trail is an easy, 12 mile hike in Deschutes National Forest that will take about 6 hours to complete with Fido. Hike along the river on this flat trail at the base of Black Butte. Mountain bikes and horses are not permitted on this trail, so you can enjoy the hike in peace. Please note that Northwest Forest Pass required. See Details
Todd Lake Trail Todd Lake Trail is a moderately easy, 5.6 mile hike that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. This wide trail leads to a walk-in campground as well as the very popular Todd Lake. A leash is highly recommended due to the heavy crowds during peak season. Please note that Northwest Forest Pass required. Directions: From Bend, OR: Travel 24.0 miles west on Cascade Lakes Highway (46), then 0.5 miles north on Forest Road 4600-370 to Todd Lake trailhead. It is a 1/4 mile hike to the lake. See Details
Multnomah Falls Travel to the breathtaking Multnomah Falls to enjoy the splendor of cool water cascading 611 feet to the base of the falls. Enjoy 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 hike with you as long as he remains leashed on the trail. See Details
Ecola State Park For a more secluded spot than Cannon Beach, head to Ecola State Park and stroll along the sand with your pup as you both enjoy the ocean breezes. If your pooch prefers trails to sand, you can walk the many miles of beautiful trails in the park, following the steps of Lewis and Clark to the unforgettable scenic overlooks. Dogs are always allowed throughout the park but must be leashed at all times. See Details
Oneonta Falls Leashed pets are welcome on the trails of this park. The falls are broken up into four different parts, and are located in the Gorge. See Details
Sisters Mirror Lake Trail Sisters Mirror Lake Trail is a moderately easy, 12 mile hike in Three Sisters Wilderness that will take about 6 hours to complete with Fido. Save your energy on this relatively flat hike for exploring the many little lakes and ponds in the area and playing in the heathered filled meadows with your dog. Please note that Northwest Forest Pass required. See Details
Springwater on the Willamette The Springwater on the Willamette 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 Portland! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Springwater on the Willamette. 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
Molalla River State Park Off-Leash Area Bring your pet with you as you enjoy the beautiful environs of this state park. See Details
Mirror Lake and Tom, Dick and Harry Mountain Trail Mirror Lake and Tom, Dick, and Harry Mountain Trail is an easy, 6.5 mile hike in Mount Hood National Forest that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. This hike is more of a nice easy stroll and is popular amongst all ages and abilities because of the beautiful Mirror Lake. It is important to keep your dog leashed and to be considerate of other hikers. Please note that Northwest Forest Pass required. See Details
Squaw Lakes Trail Squaw Lakes Trail is an easy, 3.4 mile hike in Rogue River National Forest that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. If you don't mind crowds than this is a lovely spot to bring your dog and let him swim. If you hang to the right at the lake you will come to a smaller beach that is a nice little swimming hole. Please note that Northwest Forest Pass required. 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
Mount Pisgah Trail Mount Pisgah Trail is a moderately easy, 7.8-mile hike that will take about 2.5 hours to complete with Fido. While hiking this scenic trail, please remember dogs must be leashed while on the main trail to the summit and under strict voice control on other trails. Park rules require you to clean up after your dogs waste, and harassing wildlife of any kind is strictly prohibited. See Details
Silver Falls State Park Silver Falls State Park is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome the rim trail, which is roughly 4.5 miles in length and leads to two different waterfall spots. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are well-behaved and cleaned up after to preserve the cleanliness of the area. See Details
Soapstone Lake Trail Pets are welcome on leashes on the rarely-crowded trails of this park. Enjoy the forty-minute walk around the lake. To get there from Portland, take US-26 west, then turn south on OR-53. The trailhead will be on the left after about 5 miles. See Details
Milo McIver State Park Off Leash Area Your pet will love to run off-leash in the designated area of this Estacada park, which includes grassy spaces and drinking water. Be careful as it is not fenced. See Details
Green Lakes to Soda Creek Trail Green Lakes to Soda Creek Trail is a moderately easy, 12 mile hike in Three Sisters Wilderness that will take about 7 hours to complete with Fido. Popular for a reason, this trail offers seemingly endless beauty with its alpine meadows, mountains views, waterfalls, and young volcanic rock. Not to mention stream access in several places for cooling off. Please note that Northwest Forest Pass required. See Details
Muir Creek Trail to Hummingbird Meadows Muir Creek Trail to Hummingbird Meadows is a moderately easy, 8.5 mile hike in Rogue River National Forest that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. Follow this trail into a white pine and Douglas fir forest, and then back down into the wetland meadows where you will see colorful wildflowers. Please note that Northwest Forest Pass required. See Details
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 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. See Details