Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Texas

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

Pet Friendly Barton Creek Greenbelt Preserve
Barton Creek Greenbelt Preserve Your leashed pet is welcome to join you as you explore this lovely space with hiking trails near the water. See Details
Pet Friendly Emma Long Metropolitan Park
Emma Long Metropolitan Park Your pet will love to explore the beautiful trail with gorgeous views of Lake Austin in this park. Pets must be leashed in all areas of the park. See Details
Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve Leashed pets are welcome on the hiking trails of this lovely Dallas park. The preserve offers 600 acres and features native trees, grasses, and wildflowers along with picnic areas and a butterfly gardens. See Details
Bull Creek District Park Bull Creek District Park welcomes leashed dogs to join their humans on a hike through its thirty-two miles of ecologically unique terrain. The Park is open daily from 5am to 10pm. See Details
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center offers a dog friendly, 155-acre nature sanctuary with five miles of walking trails that wind through forest, meadow and wetland habitats. Please abide by all city ordinances including controlling your dog on the leash at all times and cleaning up after your pet while visiting the Arboretum. Dogs must be kept on the trails at all times (no swimming in the ponds). Dogs are allowed in the building lobby – tiled areas only. Take a self-guided Habitat Hike - Each hike passes one of the educational Field Stations and features some of their Naturalists’s favorite stops like ponds teaming with wildlife, trees with interesting stories, insect houses, and other fun points of interest. See Details
Comanche Lookout Park 4.55 miles of nature hiking trail Playground Park toilet 14 picnic units Parking Nothing rentable Adjacent to Semmes Branch Library See Details
Brackenridge Park This San Antonio park is packed with jogging trails and picnic spots. Try feeding the ducks from the quaint bridge! Pets welcome. See Details
Turtle Creek Trail The Turtle Creek Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Dallas! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Turtle Creek 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
Katy Trail (Dallas) The Katy Trail (Dallas) 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 Dallas! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Katy Trail (Dallas). 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
Onion Creek District Park Your pet will love the chance to join you off-leash on the designated walking trail in this Austin park. Be careful, though, as the area is not fenced. See Details
Palo Duro Canyon State Park Palo Duro Canyon State Park opened on July 4, 1934 and contains 29,182 acres of the scenic, northern most portion of the Palo Duro Canyon. The Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930's constructed most of the buildings and roads still in use by park staff and visitors. The Canyon is 120 miles long, as much as 20 miles wide, and has a maximum depth of more than 800 feet. Its elevation at the rim is 3,500 feet above sea level. It is often claimed that Palo Duro Canyon is the second largest canyon in the United States. See Details
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area As one of the largest batholiths in the US, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is a popular spot for hiking, star gazing, picnicking, bird watching, rock climbing, and the thorough enjoyment of nature. Bring your pooch to join in on the fun as you explore this natural wonderland featuring diverse plant communities and animals such as armadillos, rabbits, rock and fox squirrels, lizards, turkey vultures, and white-tailed deer. During peak season, the park may temporarily close to new arrivals when the parking lot is filled to capacity. Peak season is September-May, so plan accordingly. See Details
Bachman Lake Park Loop Trail The Bachman Lake Park Loop Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Dallas! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Bachman Lake Park 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
Pedernales Falls State Park Spend the day with your furry best friend at Pedernales Falls State Park, where you can enjoy hiking along the 7-mile Wolf Mountain Trail as it winds along the canyons created by the Mescal and Tobacco creeks. There is also a duck pond, a quarter-mile nature trail to a scenic overlook, and a wheelchair-accessible wildlife viewing station. As in all Texas state parks, dogs must be kept leashed at all times on leashes no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Medina Natural Area Leashed pets are welcome in the Medina River Natural Area. Ten miles of hike and bike trails wind through a variety of landscapes from riversides with towering pecan and bald cypress trees to uplands lined with cactus and honey mesquite. The Medina River Greenway is an integral part of the natural area?s trail system: 2.91 miles of the Greenway trail lie within the natural area boundaries and an additional 3.73 miles traverse neighboring property managed by the non-profit Land Heritage Institute. The trails have varying levels of accessibility ranging from concrete to natural surfaces. Please see the trail maps section of this website for more information about our trail system. At Medina River Natural Area you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities! Ride your bike, walk your dog on a leash, or take a slow hike through the natural area?s serene habitat. Bird watchers enjoy excellent birding opportunities, with specialties such as green kingfisher and painted bunting. Excellent fishing opportunities are available at designated fishing sites along the Medina River. (A fishing license is required; fishing line recycling containers are provided at every fishing site). Swimming in the river is prohibited. Horses, skateboards, and motorized vehicles (excluding wheelchairs) are not allowed on the trails. A large covered pavilion, with six picnic tables, is available for use and may be reserved. The Natural Area also features a group campground with six tent pads, a large barbecue grill, potable water, and composting toilets. No electricity is available. There is a 0.52-mile trail to the river for campers (not available for use by the general public). The campground is available by reservation only. Reservations may be made in person at the Ron Darner Headquarters building (5800 Old Hwy 90 West). See Details
McKinney Falls State Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans at McKinney Falls State Park where there are more than five miles of pet-friendly trails to explore. Beyond hiking, other activities include geocaching, fishing, and picnicking. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Please clean up after your pet. See Details
McAllister Park 976 wooded acres with 15 miles of trails (hard and soft) for on leash walking. Also has dog park for off the leash play with separate areas for large and small dogs. Park has 4 pavilions, 197 picnic units, fitness station, 8 baseball fields, restrooms, off-street parking, 16 baseball fields (leased), 22 soccer/rugby fields (leased), and 6 multi-purpose fields. See Details
Trinity Park Pets are welcome on-leashes on the extensive walking trails of this Fort Worth park. Most of the trails are paved. See Details
Fort Worth Branch (Trinity Trails System) The Fort Worth Branch (Trinity Trails System) is a multi-use trail preserved from a historic canal towpath that's a great place to walk Fido in Fort Worth! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Fort Worth Branch (Trinity Trails System). 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
Griggs Park Leashed pets are welcome to join humans at this beautiful public park. This wide-open public park attracts a regular crowd of locals who love bringing their on-leash pets there for some fresh air. See Details
Purgatory Creek Natural Area Dog-friendly Purgatory Creek Natural Area is within the Edward Aquifer recharge zone, is home to purgatory creek and includes upland meadows, canyon buffs of forty-feet or more, dense juniper thickets, champion oaks, and a flood control dam. Great place to let your dog trail blaze on-leash. Purgatory Creek Natural Area features a pet mitt dispenser. See Details
Russell Creek Park Trail The Russell Creek Park Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Plano! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Russell Creek Park 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
Inks Lake State Park Bring Fido to this popular Texas state park where you both can enjoy backpacking and hiking in the beautiful Texas wilderness. Dogs must be leashed on leashes no longer than 6 feet at all times. See Details
Memorial Park Memorial Park, a municipal park in Houston, Texas, is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. Opened in 1924, the park covers approximately 1466-acres inside the 610 Loop, across from the neighborhood of Memorial. Pets are welcome as long as they remain on-leash. The park offers several trails ranging in distance and difficulty, but the 3-mile Seymour Lieberman Trail may be best for Fido as it is pedestrian-only with a crushed granite surface and drinking fountains. The park also hosts food trucks each day near Eastern Glades - a 5.5-acre area offering relaxing picnic areas next to Hines Lake. See Details