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 Olympic National Forest
Olympic National Forest Your pet will love to join you as you explore this gorgeous national forest. Pets are welcome on the trails, but it's recommended (not required) to keep them on-leash. See Details
Pet Friendly Washington Park Arboretum
Washington Park Arboretum Leashed pets welcome on the extensive trails of this beautiful Seattle park with plenty of benches for resting and lots of local wildlife. 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
Carkeek Park Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this Seattle public park. Leashed dogs are allowed on trails; however, they are not allowed on the beaches. See Details
Discovery Park Leashed dogs are welcome in Discovery Park, which offers spectacular view of both the Cascade and the Olympic Mountain ranges, along with open meadows and lush forest groves. See Details
Iller Creek Conservation Area Trail Iller Creek Conservation Area Trail is a 2 mile hike that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. You and your dog will enjoy the thinner crowds here in this brand new conservation area, compared to its northern neighbor, Dishman Hills. It is even larger than the overcrowded NRCA and lies within the same ecosystem. See Details
Browns Point Lighthouse Your four-legged friend will love joining you on-leash at this beautiful beach park, which includes a historic lighthouse and lovely picnic areas. See Details
Lake Padden Park This lovely public park includes both a fenced off-leash dog run and unfenced areas where off-leash pets are permitted, including one with lake access. See Details
Flaming Geyser State Park Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this gorgeous park with miles of freshwater shorelines and stunning, unique methane seep "geysers". This park is equipped with an automated pay station for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass. See Details
Spruce Railroad Trail (Olympic Discovery Trail) The Spruce Railroad Trail (Olympic Discovery 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 Port Angeles! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Spruce Railroad Trail (Olympic Discovery 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
Gas Works Park This peaceful public park is built around a former gasworks, and is a beautiful place to bring your leashed pet for a bit of fresh air. See Details
Howe Farm County Dog Park Howe could you pet not love this wonderful off-leash dog park? The 3-4 acres are fully fenced with loads of walking trails to explore. 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
Griffiths-Priday State Park Grifiths-Priday Ocean State Park 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
Lake Killarny Park This little-known park is a beautiful place to bring dogs for a stroll. Included are extensive walking trails and a lake for swimming. 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
Columbia River Renaissance Trail Columbia River Renaissance Trail is pet friendly! This Waterfront Renaissance Trail is a 5 mile long, 14-foot-wide concrete path stretching along the Columbia River shoreline. There are various shops and restaurants along the trail, but the main attraction is the beauty and natural setting of the trails. See Details
Snoquera Falls Snoquera Falls is a 5 mile hike that will take about 3 hours to complete. This short loop trail is a great way to enjoy the rainforest surroundings that make a great home for plant and animal life. Dogs are welcome on the trail. Entrance fees are $20 for private, non-commercial vehicles with a seating capacity of less than 15, and $10 for individuals. Permits are valid for seven consecutive days inside Mount Rainier Park. See Details
Sheep Lake to Sourdough Gap Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on this hike! Sourdough Gap (Sheep Lake) is a 7 mile hike in Wenatchee National Forest that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. Grab the kids and dog, then head to this beautiful trail. They will love swimming in the lake, picking ripe huckleberries, and running in the colorful meadows. The area is teaming with wildlife including deer, bear, mountain goats, hawks, falcons, and gray jays. See Details
Dash Point State Park This beach just outside the city is a great place for a daytrip or an overnight camp-out with your pet, who is welcome to join you on-leash. See Details
Damon Point Your pet will love to join you on-leash as you enjoy the natural beauty of this gorgeous former state park. See Details
Woodland Trail (Olympia) The Woodland Trail (Olympia) 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 Olympia! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Woodland Trail (Olympia). 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
Esmeralda Basin / Fortune Pass Esmeralda Basin / Fortune Pass is a 7 mile hike in Wenatchee National Forest that will take about 5 hours to complete with Fido. Hikers of all abilities can appreciate this trail that will have you surrounded by colorful meadows and mountain peaks. See Details
Tubal Cain Mine Meadows (Buckhorn Lake) Tubal Cain Mine Meadows / Buckhorn Lake Trail is a 14 mile hike in Olympic National Forest that will take about 6 to 7 hours (day hike or backpack) to complete with Fido. If making this hike in the spring, you will see blooming evergreen shrubs and lots of pink rhododendron blossoms. Year round, you can spot the various birds and wildlife. Directions: From the west end of the Hood Canal Bridge, drive State Route 104 to its end and veer north onto US 101. Proceed 16 miles and turn left onto Louella Road (just before reaching the Sequim Bay State Park entrance). In 1 mile turn left on Palo Alto Road, continuing for 6 miles. Bear right at a junction onto Forest Road 2880. The road descends and crosses the Dungeness River, coming to another junction in 1.7 miles, where you turn left on FR 2870. In 2.6 miles bear right at a junction to continue on FR 2870 (formerly called FR 2860). Continue 10 miles to the trailhead. See Details