Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Washington

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

Pet Friendly Washington Park Arboretum
Washington Park Arboretum Washington Park Arboretum is a dog-friendly park in Seattle, WA. Leashed pets welcome on the extensive trails of this beautiful Seattle park with plenty of benches for resting and lots of local wildlife. Please note that dogs are not permitted inside buildings. See Details
Pet Friendly Fort Ebey State Park
Fort Ebey State Park Fort Ebey State Park is pet-friendly. Located on the western side of Whidbey Island, the area was built as a coastal defense fort during the Second World War. There are 25 miles of trails around the park to enjoy and a two-mile stretch of pet-friendly beach too. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until dusk. See Details
Olympic National Forest Olympic National Forest is a beautiful dog-friendly forest in Olympia, WA. With the Olympic Mountains nestled in the center, the Olympic National Forest offers the unique opportunity to explore the only temperate rainforest in the lower 48. Visitors have the opportunity to experience the rushing rivers, coastal rain forests, alpine wildflowers and stunning views of the Puget Sound from mountain peaks. Lower Lena Lake Trail is a 7 mile out-and-back trail which attracts backpackers, campers, and day hikers. This beautiful trail takes hikers on a climb to Lake Lena. Dogs should be leashed on this busy route, and hikers can expect moderate switchbacks at this start of this trail. A recreation pass is required to park at the trailhead. Pet owners should note that dogs are not permitted on the trail to Upper Lake Lena. See Details
Griffiths-Priday State Park Dog-friendly Grifiths-Priday Ocean State Park in Ocean Shores, WA, is the perfect place for you and your beach-loving pup to spend the day. Explore the more than 8,300 feet of saltwater shoreline and 9,950 feet of freshwater shoreline in this 364-acre marine park. Walk along the beach, hike the dunes, and stroll along the river. You'll also be able to see the Copalis Spit, a designated wildlife refuge, in this park. See Details
Dog Mountain Trail Hiking the dog-friendly, 6-mile Dog Mountain Trail in Cook, WA, is a great way to spend some quality time with your pup. There is also a 1-mile loop trail to the summit that provides an excellent opportunity to view the western portion of the Columbia River Gorge. Choose the eastern trail for an easier climb through wildflower fields or the western trail for a more strenuous climb through dense forests. Permits are required during the wildflower season and can be obtained in advance online at recreation.gov. The trail is open from March until December. See Details
Lake Padden Park Lake Padden Park in Bellingham, WA, is a lovely public park that includes both a fenced off-leash dog run and unfenced areas where off-leash pets are permitted, including one with lake access. See Details
Howe Farm County Dog Park Howe Farm County Dog Park, located inside Howe Farm Park in Port Orchard, WA, is a 3-4, fully fenced area for dogs to play. There are also walking trails inside the park. See Details
Liberty Lake Regional Park Liberty Lake Regional Park is one of the largest county parks in the State of Washington with nearly 3,000 acres wetlands, lakeshore, montane forest, and irrigated turf. The park has a designated swimming beach, play equipment, shelters, a BBQ area, campground and seven miles of trail. The Liberty Lake Loop Trail, specifically, is a 6.5 mile hike that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. However, dogs are not allowed on the actual beach. See Details
Seward Park This Seattle secret includes a lovely paved waterfront trail, quiet forested areas, and tennis courts. Leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Cedar River Trail The Cedar River 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 Renton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Cedar River 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
Tommy Thompson Trail The Tommy Thompson 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 Anacortes! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Tommy Thompson 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
Grayland Beach State Park Camp out on the beach at this gorgeous oceanside state park. Pets are welcome to join you as long as they remain on-leash. See Details
Crystal Mountain Enjoy the views of Mount Rainier with Fido from the the top of Crystal Mountain. Get there by hiking trails or the gondola. Both are pet friendly! Ascending the mountain can work up quite an appetite. The Summit House restaurant at the top of Crystal Mountain is pet friendly, too! See Details
Marguerite Brons Memorial Park This fenced, off-leash dog park is a great place to bring your pet to socialize and play. Includes covered picnic shelter and water station. See Details
Purple Haze Lavender Farm & Gift Shop Pets are welcome as long as they are on a leash. Being a 12-acre farm there are lots of places to take a walk and enjoy the farm. They always have water available and shade as well as doggie bags to pick up after your pet. See Details
Twin Harbors State Park Soak up the beautiful water views of this lovely Westport state park, where your pet is welcome to join you on-leash. See Details
Monument Park Monument Park is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch to this obelisk that marks the US / Canada Boundary and wander the path through the giant trees to a quiet beach with great views of the Strait of Georgia. Monument Park can be accessed every day of the week from 7:00am to 7:30pm. See Details
Cowiche Canyon Trail The Cowiche Canyon Trail in Yakima, WA, 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 dog-friendly "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Yakima! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Cowiche Canyon Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. See Details
Lake Wenatchee State Park This lovely state park is known for its forests, rivers and gorgeous glacier-fed lake. Take your pet for an on-leash hike on the extensive trails. See Details
Green Lake Park Dogs are welcome as long as they are leashed. Most often, locals use this park to jog with their pup See Details
Sammamish River Trail The Sammamish River 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 Bothell! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Sammamish River 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
Little Squalicum Park Your pet is welcome to join you off-leash on the trails of this park, though keep them away from the creek as it may be polluted. Pets must be leashed on the beach. See Details
Vance Creek Park Lovely trail around a pond with swimming and picnic areas. See Details
Fish Lake Trail The Fish Lake 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 Spokane! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Fish Lake 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